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Maharishi’s Total Knowledge 2.0


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi’s Total Knowledge 2.0
A New Journey Begins Into the Unmanifest and All Its Manifestations

This course offers a new level of exposition of Total Knowledge, based on profound discussions between Maharishi and Dr. Peter Warburton which are included in these class sessions. It is the first course of a fascinating new series. This course is followed by Emergence of the Veda. The third course is Revelations of the Flow of Atma, followed by Silence Speaks. And the next course is Dynamic Silence in the Total Knowledge Charts.

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This is an online self-study course. It consists of twelve 90-minute videos. Click here to view the introductory session.

Course Fee:

  • $125 general course fee
  • $75 discounted course fee for full-time students, TM organization staff & faculty, and low-income retirees.
  • Some countries might have a discounted course fee of $35 or $65. To find out about your country, please check the list in the sign-up form.

Prerequisite: Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness, Part 1 and Part 2 or equivalent. This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhi® course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM.

Course Description

When Maharishi designed the Total Knowledge courses with Dr. Peter Warburton in 2006-2007, he defined all aspects of the courses. These courses encapsulate — in the most lively, illustrated manner — the profound structure and fabrics of the unmanifest and its relationship to all manifestations. The courses were formulated to take participants from the experience of normal everyday existence to deep and deeper levels of understanding of the ultimate relationship between absolute silence and infinite dynamism, Gyan Shakti and Kriya Shakti.

At the same time, while developing the courses, Maharishi also outlined what would come out after these basic courses in Total Knowledge. He asked Dr. Warburton to record those discussions. This new course will go beyond the basic Total Knowledge courses and explore these deeper realms of knowledge that Maharishi outlined.

This special new course will include these and other talks of Maharishi, along with charts, exercises, stories, and all that we have come to know and appreciate in Raja Peter’s Total Knowledge courses.

Maharishi described this further development of knowledge in the historic talk on Raja Pater’s birthday in 2007, after completing the development of the basic Total Knowledge courses.

Maharishi explained that the courses expound Brahmavidya — knowledge of totality. “This is developing in the expression of the exposition of Total Knowledge through these graphs, through these charts, by Dr. Warburton,” Maharishi said, and which Raja Peter “is yet to express. What is further going to come out of him is BrahmBrahm, Total Knowledge in action, that is centered in ‘A,’ the first syllable of the Veda, which is the flow of Atma, the flow of the Self. Everything is there in the Atma.”

Course Leader

Peter Warburton

Dr. Peter Warburton

Peter Warburton, PhD

Dr. Peter Warburton currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace.

Dr. Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr. Warburton to offer courses in Total Knowledge, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique.

In more normal times, Dr. Warburton travels extensively to teach Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australasia, to Asia, Europe, and North America.


Five stars  “This is a required course in the curriculum of living, especially for anyone who is curious about how creation happens and how they can achieve greater happiness for themselves and for the world family.” —NK

Five stars  “Beautiful course that takes you to a deeper understanding of Total Knowledge.” —MM

Five stars  “The opportunity of many lifetimes is here. Just do Raja Peter’s TK 2.0 course.” —AW

Five stars  “These are gifts from the Guru (Guru Dev through Maharishi) to us, that illuminate the various bits of knowledge that Maharishi brought out over 50 years by bringing it altogether into a unified whole.” —LM

Five stars  “Direct and simple Maharishi discourse about the basics of his knowledge.” —AR

Five stars  “Absolutely necessary for resolving pragyaparadh.” —SL

Five stars  “Philosophy of the Veda and unity consciousness; an introduction to a hermeneutic study of the Veda.” —AM

Five stars  “Know yourself. Know the Veda through Total Knowledge.” —CK

Five stars  “The course explains the linguistics of consciousness, which manifests starting with the letter ‘A.’ “ —MM

Five stars  “Foundational, expansive, with deepest appreciation for: Guru Dev’s technique/technology; Maharishi’s exposition of Veda; and Raja Peter’s lovely, warm/inviting/inclusive, very interesting historical presentations.” —NC

Five stars  “A Treasure!” —BN

Five stars  “Interesting, fascinating, informative. A different approach from previous TK courses.” —SF

Five stars  “Quite extraordnary. It plumbs the boundlessness of the deepest thoughts and experiences I have ever had.” —JN

Five stars  “I have been telling all my friends that these courses are a must-do.” —SR

Five stars  “An opportunity to learn first hand from master teacher, Raja Peter, what the teachings and curriculum of Total Knowledge is and how it affects our lives today and for generations to come.” —CG

Five stars  “Maharishi instructs Raja Peter on how to teach the TK courses. You will not want to miss it!” —GH

Five stars  “We get an inside, more intimate view of Maharishi’s thinking and how he worked with Raja Peter to refine the presentation of this knowledge so that it could be given out to anyone in the world in an understandable way. If you haven’t already taken the first 4 Total Knowledge courses, then you might want to do that first. But even if you can’t do that first, be patient and focus well, and you will still get a lot out of this. Guaranteed!!!!” —VM

Five stars  “A truly enlightening journey, both subjectively and objectively, with an abundance of nature’s charm. (Thanks, Peter!) J.G.D.” —JM

Five stars  “It can help to refine one’s understanding of the mechanics of the field of Total Knowledge, both intellectually and experientially.” —MA

Five stars  “Well put together course which kept focus, and unique personal recollections from the last years of Maharishi’s life and teaching.” —RB

Five stars  “I am so thankful I signed up for this course – it exceeded all expectations.” —CB

Five stars  “This Total Knowledge course is the ultimate knowledge that Maharishi wanted to give before he would leave. At first I thought that the knowledge looked a bit “intellectual,” since I did not have the experiences that correspond to these fine fabrics of the mechanics of creation of Veda and of the universe. But I realized, with the fine tuning of Raja Peter’s talent, that Total Knowledge is my own experience now. I literally own it to some great degree unexpected before. The course presents the finest discovery of the process of creation. And what is marvelous about it is that each lesson is linked quite naturally, without pushing on this aspect, to our experience. One comes to recognize that the Veda, the Atma, the experience of the Swaras, of the gaps of silence and creativity, are functional within ‘oneself.’ Each session is an experience of true awakening of one’s Self, and this happens ‘after’ Meditation. It is wonderful. —RB

Five stars  “This course is so well structured, and we literally fly from one lesson to the next without noticing explicitly that it is so well structured. Every fine expression of Maharishi is looked at with great attention, and one becomes so much appreciative of Maharishi and of the great Peter Warburton, who Maharishi trained to explain the knowledge in fine details.” —RB

Five stars  “It is important to have had a little direct experience with subject matter to absorb.” —LW

Five stars  “If you want to know the answer to all questions you have about life and the whole rest, take this course.” —HB

Five stars  “A worthwhile essential continuation of Total knowledge, in order to eventually gain a complete understanding of Maharishi’s concepts.” —PM

Five stars  “It is a very deep dive into Maharishi’s Vedic Science with an expert teacher whom Maharishi spent considerable time preparing to structure and teach this course. The course expands one’s understanding and appreciation of all Maharishi’s teachings and technologies.” —SM

Five stars  “Really, really interesting! It’s a whole new experience in learning, to live the steps of expansion of Total Knowledge as Maharishi unfolds it IN TIME. Raja Peter led us from the inevitable wholeness — most succinctly and simply stated — through almost to creation, the mystery ‘ma to ka’ — over hill and dale, somersaults to deep dives, into fathomless gaps, only to emerge on the other side smarter and more evolved. And we’re all in it together! Endlessly fascinating, and endlessly fulfilling.” —CB

Five stars  “It is a very easy way to understand how creation works, how creation begins and creates again and again without physical formulas.” —ED

Five stars  “Full and satisfying. Detailed and precise. Illuminating and enlightening. One has to focus. It is not an idle entertainment to be done while dividing the mind, but I found it to be deeply fulfilling to follow the logical development from step to step.” —RB

Five stars  “As a deep dive into MVS from the perspective of Yoga and Vedanta. Very abstract and charming. This knowledge has a purifying influence on intellect and mind. Knowing this makes daily program and whole life more meaningful.” —DF

Five stars  “Such a wonderful course! It has been so inspiring to see how Total Knowledge unfolded and so fun to get to see Maharishi work on its development. My understanding of Total Knowledge expanded greatly. Can’t wait for the next iteration in the sequence!” —BW

Five stars  “[Take this course] if you want to learn of the nature and structure of your own consciousness at the deepest level, of how it is unity and diversity at the same time, that a lively nothingness within contains infinite variety, and when we merge fully with the totality of Being… [that] we can do anything that is noble, honorable and necessary, and all laws of nature will aid us in doing so.” —DJ

Five stars  “An examination of the mechanics of consciousness through the study of Veda and how it arises from the Field of Total Knowledge, the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature.” —AT

Five stars  “Total Knowledge Courses are a must for everyone to understand yourself and reality. There is always interconnection between teacher and pupils, so everyone can stay on the track. All course sessions can be reviewed many times. Everything is also documented with Maharishi’s original charts, explanations. Raja Peter, whom Maharishi chose to spread this knowledge, is a very nice and humorous person. I think all the course participants love him.” —EP

Five stars  “Understanding the structuring of knowledge and reality.” —DL

Five stars  “The course lays an infinitely helpful, also practically helpful basis for a life outside/in freedom ‘from narrow boxes’ of human life… As one’s awareness grows, the course helps so much to have ‘orientation’ on what is happening. This makes the course also a very practical course.” —RK

Five stars  “In-depth understanding of the unmanifest.” —JL

Four stars  “From what I had learnt, it was broken down carefully and then discussed. There is plenty of open discussion between presenter and participants.” —ME

Four stars  “This course goes into Maharishi’s vision of the Vedas, how Creation comes about, and how Natural Law supports and creates everything in the Relative Fields. As always, Raja Peter’s personal experiences and stories of Maharishi were charming.” —MW

Four stars  “Very detailed.” —EM

Four stars  “TK 2.0 deepens my understanding of all of the prior TK courses I have taken which increases the liveliness of the Veda within me providing greater satisfaction to both my intellect and ego, while creating many more provocative questions.” —JL

Four stars  “Friends outside TM would consider any description as fantasy but the value has been friendship with others online who share the same experiential understanding.” —AD

Four stars  “Good to attend this class.” —NZ

Four stars  “Quantum Veda Theory: Starting from Quantum Veda and building to the understanding of the Veda in Absolute and Relative terms and the sequential mechanics from “A” to “Ka”, including the gap.” —DR


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhi® course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi’s Total Knowledge.

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at ce@miu.edu. Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the third class.

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