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Total Knowledge and the Brahma Sutras

My favorite aspect of this course was putting and keeping my attention on Brahman. It puts the smaller aspects of life in perspective. —CM

Ten-Lesson Course Now Available Online! (Each lesson is approximately 1.5 hours)

Course Leaders: Raja Peter Warburton, PhD, along with special guest Dr. Vernon Katz

Course Fee: $75.00 Discounted price for everyone during this time of the coronavirus.

Free Talk: The first class is free and is available to View Online
Password: Vernon

Prerequisite: TM-Sidhis course; or TM course plus comfort and familiarity with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

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Course Description

A beautiful interplay from June 2017 between Raja Peter and Dr. Katz, during which Dr. Katz illuminates the finest points of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge, as presented by Raja Peter, from the unique knowledge and insights that came out during his conversations with Maharishi on the Brahma Sutras. This course is now available to view online.

Course Leaders

Raja Peter Warburton, PhD

Raja Peter is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Maharishi Foundation in the UK as well as several other nations. He has a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace. His thesis included the elaborate displays of Total Knowledge charts which he worked on under Maharishi’s guidance. In 1971, Raja Peter graduated with a Masters degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He then became a teacher of TM and started working directly with Maharishi continuously for the next 36 years. During that time, Maharishi tutored Raja Peter personally to bring out the specific curriculum of Total Knowledge — Maharishi’s Vedic Science — which Raja Peter has been doing so inspiringly since 2008. At the same time Raja Peter is also developing the application of Total Knowledge in new directions that Maharishi specified, as we see in this year’s courses at MIU.

Special Guest Vernon Katz, PhD

Dr. Vernon Katz is author of two highly acclaimed volumes of Conversations with Maharishi about the Brahma Sutras (MIU Press). With Dr. Tom Egenes he has also published a well-received new translation of the Upanishads (Tarcher Penguin).
Dr. Katz is currently a trustee emeritus of MIU, as well as a visiting professor in the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University. Dr. Katz spent many years with Maharishi and assisted him with the translation and commentary of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras.


This course gave me a big boost in my understanding of the Vedas as brought to light by Maharishi. —RH

Profound knowledge from Raja Peter and Vernon Katz supplemented by brilliant questions and commentary from the amazing professors and course participants.

A wonderful pairing of these two teachers—Vernon Katz and Raja Peter. Inspiring knowledge

Well organized. Well presented

Great stories!

This course was a real heart-opener. From the fullness of my heart sprung an understanding of the Brahma Sutras as never before.

Loved the personal stories about Maharishi

Wonderful experience to sink into the knowledge for a few hours each day.


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

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 Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the Monday evening class for each week.


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