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Maharishi Jyotish Course, Part One

“Fabulous course!” —SW
“Very impressed with the beautiful quality of the presentations and the concentrated knowledge being offered.” —TP

This exciting 12-lesson course, developed by the Brahmananda Saraswati Jyotish Foundation, offers a comprehensive introduction to Maharishi Jyotish — the timeless, Consciousness-Based system of prediction which can be used to identify and transform trends and tendencies in all areas of our life.

It includes twelve 1.5-hour recorded presentations by Maharishi Jyotish Pandits and others, including rare talks by Maharishi, explaining the connection between individual and cosmic intelligence; and three 1.5-hour live Zoom discussions with Dr. Ann Crowell. All videos and recorded Zoom sessions will be available to view online for one year.

Course Leaders: Dr. Ann Crowell and the Maharishi Jyotish Pandits.

Course Dates: Now an online self-study course. New live discussion sessions will be scheduled for Fall 2024. Everyone signing up now will be invited to attend.

Course Fee:

  • $125 general tuition fee
  • $75 discounted course fee for full-time students, full-time TM organization staff, 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.

Already signed up? Click here to view the course webpage.  Or click here to view the Summer 2023 course webpage.
The next course in this series is Maharishi Jyotish Foundations, Part Two..

Course Description

This exciting 12-lesson course, developed by the Brahmananda Saraswati Jyotish Foundation, offers a comprehensive introduction to Maharishi JyotishSM – the timeless, Consciousness-BasedSM system of prediction which can be used to identify and transform trends and tendencies in all areas of our life.

Maharishi Jyotish is Vedic Astrology restored by Maharishi in its purity and effectiveness from the Vedic Tradition of India and is part of Maharishi’s complete Science of Consciousness.

What does this course include?

  • Fundamentals of Maharishi Jyotish – Recorded presentations by Maharishi Jyotish Pandits illustrate how the Kundali, or horoscope, illuminates all areas of our life — now and in the future. Learn key principles and vocabulary used in a Maharishi Jyotish consultation, including knowledge of the Grahas (roughly translated as “planets”), Rashis (signs of the Zodiac), Bhavas (houses of the horoscope), Dashas (cycles of time), and more.
  • Maharishi’s deep insights – Rare talks by Maharishi explain the connection between individual and cosmic intelligence and how one can enjoy life in harmony with Nature’s perfect administration.
  • Exclusive lectures from Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR – Dr. Tony Nader demonstrates the subtle mechanics of the cycles of Nature and how the movement of the sun, moon, and planets can directly impact our thinking, feeling, and behavior.
  • Insight into past and future – Learn how traditional Vedic technologies can address the consequences of past action (Karma) and remove restrictions to future progress.
  • Informative 48-page online workbook
  • Live question and answer sessions hosted by Dr. Ann Crowell and special guests.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“Maharishi Jyotish is that very perfect science which connects the total universal influence on each individual; and each individual’s influence on his surroundings, on his environment, his relationship, his friends, his dear ones, with everything.”



Dr. Ann Crowell

Dr. Ann Crowell

Dr. Ann Crowell, DSCI, a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique since 1973, worked with Maharishi at MERU, Holland, for many years. She has extensive knowledge of Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM, especially in the area of Maharishi Jyotish, and has produced many courses and knowledge series taught around the world – including three new online courses offered this year. A popular speaker, Dr. Crowell has inspired thousands of students from over 60 nations with her clear and enthusiastic presentations on the Maharishi Jyotish Program.

Dr. Crowell was a founding faculty of Maharishi Open University and with her husband, Raja Chris Crowell, oversees the Ministry of Religion and Culture, the administration of TM® programs in Kenya, Bahrain, and Vietnam, as well as the Maharishi Jyotish and Maharishi Graha Shanti Yagya programs worldwide.


“Very very interesting. Makes you learn more about knowledge and wisdom and awareness, and fills your world with so many beautiful aspects of knowingness. Very joyful. Makes you forget about all the mess in the world for some time and makes you satisfied because of choosing the best way to help uplift yourself.” —NS

“The course was beautifully presented. Its outstanding feature was explaining Maharishi Jyotish in terms of its source in Pure Consciousness.” —RK

“Enlightened and enlightening.” —KD

“I would describe this course as highly enlightened.” —SL

“Exquisite course from all sides and perspectives. Enlightening. You have to take it and experience for yourselves.” —AC

“To a person quite familiar with Maharishi Vedic Science, I would say it is vital knowledge that all should have. To a beginning meditator I would say it might be a bit over your head. You might want to take the introductory 5 lesson course to get some understanding.” —ML

“I have waited so very many years for this course and I thank you for your kindness and care with each of us! It is the most important course offered!” —GC

“The Maharishi Jyotish course is very beautiful knowledge and well produced!!” —SM

“Thank you for the refreshing and deepening of the knowledge of Jyotish. These presentations are very clear and authentic and bring a rush of knowledge to the awareness. Very concentrated and integrated, very rich in detail, and yet simple and easy to assimilate.” —TP

“Thank you for this course. It is very well presented and easy to follow.” —AA

“The course is very enjoyable! Thanks!” —CH

“Congratulations on your Jyotish course! I especially commend you for your deft handling of the many and quite varied questions.” —PD

“I loved the course. I felt joy, absorbing the profound wisdom and knowledge. Understanding Jyotish is like being given a blueprint of the mechanics of personal and global evolution so that we will understand the effect of past, present, and future actions.” —MM

“I am really enjoying the course so far and find the handouts really helpful now. I think the presentations and mix of Maharishi tapes and different speakers, etc., really make the course more interesting and breaks it up so that it is easier to follow.” —JG

“Well structured course and beautifully presented.” —VM

“First of all, I would like to congratulate you for such a wonderful course. This really shows your devotion to Maharishi’s Vedic knowledge and enthusiasm to share it with us.” —RB

“Thank you for this wonderful course.” —AD

“Thank you, Dr. Ann and Raja Chris, for this wonderful Maharishi Jyotish Course. I appreciate the depth and richness of each session and webinar.” —AC

“Thanks for a wonderful course.” —BDC

“Good knowledge and activity during Stay-at-Home in Michigan.” —TK

“This is definitely the most coherent Jyotish course I’ve taken here (and there have been many at MIU over the years going way back — although I never did the more detailed one that was offered years ago). You are absolutely the best!!!!” —RS

“I am very happy with the Jyotish course.” —RH

“Enjoying this course very much. Thank you!” —BM

“This course delivered so much more than was promised! I absolutely loved it. It was just the right length and easy to access.” —HL

“Thank you for this wonderful course and for the kind and considerate way all the questions are attended to.” —AD

“Wonderful! All blessings to Maharishi.” —MK

“I have enrolled in your online Jyotish course and am enjoying the beautiful knowledge.” —VM

“I am so very much enjoying the course, its materials and presentation.” —JB

“Thank you so much for your Jyotish class! I’m getting a great deal out of it.” —DC

“Thanks for sharing your wonderful knowledge and wisdom in the Maharishi Jyotish course.” —MB

“I’m taking the Jyotish course online. Learning a lot. And enjoying.” —AG

“Well structured, with relevant tapes by Maharishi, Raja Raam, and Vedic Pandits. Useful reviews of lecture points. Excellent Zoom tutorials that introduced significant new knowledge. Friendly facilitators. I gained a better understanding of Maharishi Jyotish, despite familiarity from 30 years of involvement with TM. My recent use of Maharishi Jyotish consultations and yagyas was more useful and effective as a result of the course.” —Anon

“I was completely new to Jyotish and found the course to be crystal clear in explanation of the who, how, and why of this fascinating Vedic science. The chosen tapes were very special, the questions were answered with such precision and clarity. I was actually shocked that I had not heard more about it before, as it is a critical part of the gift that Maharishi brought to us. It has opened to me new avenues of understanding to explore and new levels of learning to undertake. Very grateful for this offering.” —LB

“The knowledge contained in the course has helped increase my understanding of Jyotish and its intimate relation to me. Shedding light that it is all me and the dynamism of my actions and reactions. But most important, is gives me the tools to avert some negative karma or reaction coming to me, as well as improve my life through Graha Shanti.” —AC


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 beginner, intermediate, or advanced student of Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology, you will enjoy this holistic approach to the practical discipline of Maharishi Jyotish.

Since this course includes a fair amount of Vedic terminology, if you are not already familiar with the terminology, then you are encouraged to take Maharishi Vedic Astrology at a Glance before taking this course, although it is not a requirement.

What will I come away with?
The main purpose of this course is to give you an understanding of how the Science and Technology of Prediction can help us to live our life in harmony with the cycles of Nature as described by the Vedic discipline of Maharishi Jyotish. In practical terms, what this means is that you’ll learn how the information encoded in your birth chart can be used to manage your life for greater fulfillment and good fortune.

Will I become a Maharishi Jyotish Consultant after taking this course?
No, this is not a course to qualify you to become a Maharishi Jyotish Consultant or to give consultations to others. However, the benefits of this knowledge of the relationship between past, present, and future actions is designed to give you greater mastery over your own life.

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