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Consciousness, Food, Physiology, and the Environment

A unique and first-time offering of Maharishi’s knowledge on the interrelationship between consciousness, food, physiology, and the environment.

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Course dates were June 1 – 26, 2019

Course Leader: Visiting Professor Dr. John Konhaus worked personally with Maharishi on Vedic Agriculture and Environmental Management for over ten years as Maharishi revived and developed this knowledge from its ancient roots.

Prerequisite: This is an advanced course for Governors, Sidhas and those meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

Sign Up for All Three Weeks


After taking this course, I feel like I own my personal relationship with nature more fully.—PH

Magnificent experience! I never really understood or appreciated the depth and breadth of agriculture and especially Vedic agriculture before this course.—FC

A great deal of time and attention was given to the Konhaus’s by Maharishi and it shows in their own devotion towards creating the production of pure food.—EW

Inspiring! Love to have the CD’s for gardens!—LA

I loved the course. It was one of the best, most fulfilling continuing education courses I have taken…I felt a greater personal connection to my environment, to nature and to Total Natural Law—DB

Provides lots of insights on the latest research on plants and explains how by working with nature we will obtain far greater nutritional and medicinal value from plants.—Anon

This course beautifully harmonizes modern and vedic views on the mechanics of nature and offers practical insight in how to apply in daily life.—AB

My awareness of the true sacredness of agriculture has taken a quantum leap.—FC

Absolutely beautiful!—Anon

Weaves story, sound and deeply profound wisdom.—AB


The course consists of three short courses. Ideally the course will be taken as a continuous course, but any of the weeks can be taken independently.
All classes are available online and can be viewed for up to one year. You can email with questions.

The first class is available online at this link.

Ensouling the Environment

(Seven 1.5 hour sessions)
Reconnecting Humanity and Nature from their Common Source in Consciousness

Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture and Environmental Relationships

(Eight 1.5 hour sessions)
Awakening a New Paradigm in Food Production and Environmental Sustainability through Consciousness-Based, Regenerative Agriculture

Consciousness, Food, Physiology, and Enlightenment

(Twelve 1.5 hour sessions)

Creating Food which Nourishes Full Human Development

Course Fee

The course fee is $125/one-week course (or $75 for full-time MIU or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time Governors, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and cannot otherwise afford the course). Also, any MIU alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.

Free Online Talks

Saturday, June 1; Sunday June 9; and Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 pm

The first class of each of the three weeks is free to view online as a sample of the profound and beautiful knowledge to follow.

Course Description

In this critical time for food purity and environmental sustainability, it is essential to re-balance, harmonize and support our natural systems, and the human interactions with those systems.

This course on Consciousness, Food, Physiology, and the Environment allows participants the opportunity to understand and experience the dynamic and interactive relationship between our own consciousness, feelings, thoughts and perceptions, and the consciousness and lively intelligence of our environment.

Topics in the course include:

  • Principles and practices of a Consciousness-Based approach to food production and environmental sustainability
  • Structure of nature from the modern and traditional perspectives
  • An in-depth study of the expression of intelligence including plant awareness, communication and behavior
  • System dynamics and how they operate in natural environments
  • Techniques for waking up Nature’s intelligence within ourselves and the environment
  • The role that pure, vital food plays in our creativity and intelligence, in our personal development, and in our health and success
  • Applying the knowledge gained to our own personal lives and activities, to our communities, countries, and throughout the world to create true global sustainability

MVOA Directors and Project Managers

This unique course on Consciousness, Food, Physiology and the Environment has been designed as a foundational training course, offering Maharishi’s complete knowledge and technologies on Vedic Agriculture and Environmental Relationships to the directors and project managers of these programs in every nation.
Graduates of this course may apply to represent the Global Country of World Peace, Ministry of Agriculture, and the Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute in their countries, to teach courses and manage projects on Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture and Environmental Relationships.


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
This is an advanced course for Governors, Sidhas and 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 or after they are posted, whichever is later.

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 third class for each week.

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