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The Essence of Buddhism in Light of Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness

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I absolutely LOVED every minute of Dr. Finkelstein’s online course the Essence of Buddhism in Light of Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness! His course brought out the very highest of Buddhist teachings and it was a great joy to see how beautifully he analyzed and related Buddhism with Maharishi’s Science of Consciousness; this course will help all students to appreciate both more deeply, contributing to deepening experiences and growth of enlightenment.—Steve Brittingham

I loved the course — it filled in a big gap in my knowledge despite my several degrees in Religious Studies and Theology, and did so in light of Maharishi Vedic Science, which was wonderful.—Marielle Valenzuela

This is a five-lesson course with over five hours of videos. Please note that the video quality is not HD and is suitable only for small screens.

Prerequisite: Transcendental Meditation course

Course fee: $49

Course Description

Professor Evan Finkelstein examines the most central teachings of Buddhism from a fresh point of view. Topics include:

  • Discussions on the Buddhist concept of God
  • Attainment of Nirvana (the unconditioned state)
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Eightfold Path to Awakening
  • Suchness
  • Mindfulness
  • Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
  • Buddhist vision of Dharma and Karma
  • And more


Evan Finkelstein, PhD, Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science. Professor Finkelstein earned a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University; an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University; and an M.S.C.I. and Ph.D. from Maharishi International University. Included in courses taught by Professor Finkelstein are themes such as universal principles of life expressed by Maharishi Vedic Science and the religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism

Lesson One Part Two



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

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 Lesson Three.


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