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Arts for Enlightenment Master Series, Course One

Arts for Enlightenment


The Consciousness-Based Approach to Creativity and the Arts

Maharishi presents enlightening principles of creativity and artistic expression in twelve historic lectures, plus eight 75-minute talks are led by Dr. Anthony Miles and Dr. Elinor Wolfe with special guest, Lawrence Sheaff. Artists, designers, musicians, performers, writers, poets and all those interested in creativity, arts, and culture will find inspiration in this rich flow of consciousness-based knowledge presented by Maharishi.

This course also includes access to a private Facebook page to discuss, and share your insights and bliss with other artists, musicians, writers, and enjoyers of the arts.

Course Leaders: Dr. Elinor Wolfe and Dr. Anthony Miles.

Free Introductory Webinar

Course Fee:

  • $125 general tuition fee
  • $75 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.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“If the artist is really living eternity, if the artist is really living Being, infinity, his piece of art will speak of maximum value of life. Most enlivened will be that piece of art, and as such, it will last longer in time. So the artist, whereas he promotes life into the lifeless, he promotes eternity in time.”


Course Description

These 12 enlightening lectures by Maharishi are filled with his universal insights into creativity:

  • The Role of Imagination — Bringing the Abstract Conception of the Artist onto the Outer Level of Life: Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, USA, August 1, 1972 (24 minutes)
  • Ease in the Field of Achievement Marks the Steps of a Genius — Do Least and Accomplish Most.  Developing Skill in Action by Opening Our Awareness to the Field of Pure Creative Intelligence through Transcendental Meditation: First International Symposium on the Science of Creative Intelligence, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA July 19, 1971 (24 minutes)
  • A Wave of Creativity is a Wave of Happiness — A Wave of Life: Maharishi with Dr. William Peden, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing, University of Missouri, First International Symposium on the Science of Creative Intelligence, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, July 21, 1971 (42 minutes)
  • The Supreme Value of Art and Science: Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, USA, August 5, 1970 (24 minutes)
  • The Artist and the Scientist — Two Paths to Locate Infinity at the Basis of All Relativity: Mallorca, Spain, April 27, 1971 (1 hour 41 minutes)
  • Bringing Fulfillment to the Creative Arts through Transcendental Meditation: Training the Artist to Spontaneously Express Inner Bliss and Creativity Through Every Piece of Art: Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, USA, August 11, 1970 (27 minutes)
  • The Artist Rejoices When His Art Touches the Heart and Brings a Wave of Expansion to the Mind: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, June, 30, 1971 (14 minutes)
  • Art and the Artist: Eternal Infinite Being Speaks in the Strokes of the Artist — If the Artist Is Living Being, Infinity, His Art Will Speak of Maximum Value of Life: Kössen, Austria, September 19, 1970 (23 minutes)
  • We Appreciate Art to Its Maximum Value When We Become Familiar with the Field of Pure Creative Intelligence: Kössen, Austria, September 14, 1971 (11 minutes)
  • The Skill of an Artist: Manifesting the Unmanifest — Every Wave of Activity of the Artist is a Lively Expansion of Life: Westende, Belgium, March 14, 1974 (33 minutes)
  • Awakening the Artist in Everyone Through Development of Higher States of Consciousness — Gaining the Ability to Express the Infinite Unboundedness in Boundaries: Maharishi Speaks with Faculty Members of Maharishi International University with Michael Cain, Professor of Art, Fairfield, Iowa, USA; October 1, 1975 (47 minutes)
  • The Universal Level of Awareness Is the True Expression of Art: Maharishi with Faculty of Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, December 29, 1979 (9 minutes)


“I feel so much better about my art-making now, seeing it clearly now as something valuable to society and not just selfishly for my own enjoyment. I’ve also gotten my art practice back on track after a very disruptive past year!” —TL

“Thank you Raja Anthony for being the cosmic channel for Maharishi’s supreme knowledge.” —DS

“A study of the deep meaning in which art plays a role in our lives, empowering the value of the artist in the most important and fundamental manners of existence.” —BM

“Thank you for this sublime course!” —JM

“Can’t wait for part 2!” —TL

“Thank you for an incredible course. I very much look forward to the next course. TM has changed my life in ways I could not have imagined.” —BM

“This has been such an amazing experience of expansive awareness and clarified understanding of how the art of life and my intuition come together in my daily life which I can share with my friends and my global neighbors.” —PL

“The course placed the activity of the artist into the context of the larger cosmic whole. It showed the profound connection between the artist and totality. The course was expertly led by Dr. Wolfe and Raja Anthony with many very sweet, beautiful talks from Maharishi on the arts. Dr. Wolfe brought a spirit of radiant joy to her teaching, which always imparted a tangible feeling of wholeness to the group.” —JM


Dr. Elinor Wolfe

Dr. Elinor Wolfe

Dr. Elinor Wolfe has a BFA and MA in Art, as well as a PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from MIU. She is currently a professional artist and professor at MIU and teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level on “Exploring Consciousness,” the “Bhagavad-Gītā,” “Dharma,” and more.

Dr. Wolfe has organized and taught Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Vedic Science courses for the past 48 years in several countries, including the US, the former Soviet Union, India, the Philippines, and the Netherlands. She continues to lend her artistic creativity to a wide variety of projects at MIU and for the national and international TM organizations.

Dr. Anthony Miles

Dr. Anthony Miles

Dr. Anthony Miles will be a special guest speaker. He is an administrator of the Global Country of World Peace, with a special responsibility for the Arts. He also oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in several countries, including Scotland, Barbados and Botswana. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Merchandising Design from the University of the Arts, London, UK, and was awarded a Doctorate in World Peace from Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland.

At the age of 21, Dr. Miles began working on the international staff of the Transcendental Meditation organization as a designer, working with Maharishi for 20 years. Under Maharishi’s guidance he spent five years undertaking advanced research in Maharishi Vedic Science.

Dr. Miles is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, and is founding president of the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment, a global non-profit organization dedicated to raising consciousness in the Arts through Maharishi Vedic Science.


Who can take this course?
All practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation technique are warmly invited to take this course. No matter whether you are a professional artist, or just enjoy Maharishi’s knowledge about all the different areas of life, you will enjoy this holistic approach to the practical understanding of the arts.

How long are the videos available to view?
The course videos and the Zoom session recordings will be available to view for one year.

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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Questions? Please contact ce@miu.edu