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Maharishi Vedic Science and World Religions — Online Course

This course is offered as noncredit only

Spring 2019

Start Date: May 20
Tuition fee: $320

Includes Dr. Finkelstein’s doctoral thesis that has been read and enjoyed by hundreds of students


The goal of this course is to explore the universal principles of life that are expressed in Maharishi Vedic Science, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and to experience and stabilize in daily life the divine Unity, the light of God that is the unifying and harmonizing basis for all diversity.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to study deeply the following topics: nature of God; the main purpose of human life; the ultimate cause of all problems and suffering; turning within: the technology of transcending; the development of higher states of consciousness in light of Maharishi Vedic Science and experiences of saints; and the creation of what can be termed “Heaven on Earth.”

Instructor Evan Finkelstein

Course Structure

This course consists of 10 lessons

This course consists of 10 lessons. Each lesson includes a prerecorded video lecture by Dr. Finkelstein, readings and Maharishi tapes related to the main themes of the course. Each lesson has 3 or 4 videos approximately 15 to 20 minutes each. Once you register, you have access to the course for six months to one year.

Also included in this unique course is Dr. Finkelstein’s doctoral thesis that has been read and enjoyed by hundreds of students. It is titled: Universal Principles of Life Expressed in Maharishi Vedic Science and in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In over 500 pages, it presents deep explorations of the common ground existing among all of these traditions and reveals the profound unity underlying all the differences. It offers a vision of the experiences and understanding that can create a peaceful world.

Course Lessons

  • Introduction
  • The Existence and Nature of God
  • The Main Purpose of Human Life
  • The Ultimate Cause of all Problems and Suffering & the Way Out by Turning Within
  • Turning Within: the Technology of Transcending and Development of Higher States of Consciousness
  • Development of the Higher States of Consciousness and their Expressions in Scriptures (Part 1)
  • Higher States of Consciousness, their Expressions in Scriptures (Part 2), and visions of Heaven on Earth
  • Heaven on Earth and Higher States of Consciousness Experienced and Expressed by Saints (Part 3)
  • Higher States of Consciousness Experienced and Expressed by the Saints (Part 4)

Noncredit Format

  • You will be able to review videotaped lectures and supporting documents online
  • You will have access to the course for one year
  • This is a noncredit course for your personal development and is not for academic credit towards a degree or certificate
  • No exams for this noncredit course
  • Webinars will be announced and questions can be emailed to the instructor


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