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Online Enrichment Courses

Enrichment courses are noncredit courses which are open to anyone—although some have the TM course as a prerequisite. These are self-study courses. Learn at your own pace from wherever you are and have up to one year to view the course. There are no assignments or tests. If you have questions about our online programs and courses, contact us today at ce@miu.edu.

► The next Consciousness Advisors Course with Dr. Tony Nader is being planned for 2023. To learn more and sign up for notifications, please see the Consciousness Advisors Course page.

Already signed up for this year’s course?  Click here for Phases 1 & 2 ►   Click here for Phases 3 & 4 ►

Current and Upcoming Live Courses!

Maharishi Jyotish Foundations, Part One, with Dr. Ann Crowell. January 15 – February 26, 2023! Sign Up Now!

Maharishi Jyotish Foundations with Dr. Ann Crowell Starts January 15 with Weekly Live Discussion Webinars

“Beautiful knowledge and well produced!!” —SM

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35 for special country discounts)

This exciting 12-lesson online 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 many recorded presentations by the Maharishi Jyotish Pandits, as well as rare talks by Maharishi, explaining the connection between individual and cosmic intelligence, and more. View the free introductory talk >

The course consists of approximately 20 hours of videos and seven live one-hour Zoom sessions.  Learn more >

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Already taken this course?  Sign up for Maharishi Jyotish Foundations, Part Two >

New Course: Emergence of the Veda with Dr. Peter Warburton Starts Tuesday, January 24, 2023!

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35/$65 for special country discounts)

Zoom link for the free introductory session on January 24 at 1:30 pm CST > Or view the introductory session here >

While developing the Total Knowledge courses in 2006-2007, Maharishi explained how, in the unmanifest transformations between the first two letters of the Veda, ‘A’ and ‘K’, we find the structure of the entire Veda. This new course will go beyond the basic Total Knowledge courses and explore this deeper realm of knowledge. It is based on profound discussions between Maharishi and Dr. Peter Warburton and which we will listen to during this course.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhi® course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi’s Total Knowledge.

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Maharishi Vedic Astrology at a Glance, for Beginners. Taught by Dr. Ann Crowell. View Online at Your Own Pace. New Course Starts May 7, 2023!

Maharishi Vedic Astrology at a Glance: A Seminar for Beginners. Five-Lesson Course for Beginners.

Course Fee: $35 (or $10-20 for special country discounts)

“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.” —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Anyone signing up for the self-study course now can also join the next live course starting May 7, 2023.

This easy-to-understand 5-lesson course, taught by Dr. Ann Crowell, consists of five 90-minute recorded Zoom sessions designed specially for beginners. Learn the basic structure and components of a horoscope, including the basic vocabulary and principles of prediction.  Learn more >

After completing this course, students will feel confident to take the more advanced Maharishi Jyotish Foundations, Part One, Course, which will be offered live again starting January 15, 2023.

Prerequisites: All practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation technique are warmly invited to take this course.

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Higher States of Consciousness. Now an Online Self-Study Course. New Course Starts March 25, 2023! Sign up now!

“The videos are wonderful, and Prof. Geer was always available to answer questions in detail.” —ES

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35 for special country discounts)

“Excellent course! Sweetness and deep knowledge received directly from Maharishi.” —MR

This beautiful course consists of 16 videos by Maharishi, who unfolds the knowledge of higher stages of human development in a fascinating, detailed, and systematic way. Also includes nine live Zoom discussion sessions with MIU Professor Gerry Geer. Anyone signing up for the self-study course now can join the live course starting March 25, 2023.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: This course is open to all TM Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.

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*Free Course* Introduction to Maharishi Vedic Architecture with Jon Lipman, AIA. Next Live Q&A on Sunday, January 22, 2023!

Image of 4 beautiful Maharishi Vastu homes

Course Fee: FREE

“Highly recommended!” — JR

This 11-lesson, online, introductory course with Jon Lipman, AIA, explores how Maharishi Vedic architecture (also known as Maharishi Vastu® architecture) creates healthy homes, workplaces, and communities by harnessing the power of nature.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: None. Suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.

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Free Online Group Instruction and Practice of Maharishi Yoga Asanas and Pranayama

Maharishi Yoga Asanas being performed in group

Course Fee: FREE

We offer two free yoga asana classes each week at the following times. Each 40-minute class is led by Maharishi International University faculty.

• Every Friday at 5 pm Eastern Time, 4 pm Central Time, 3 pm Mountain Time, and 2 pm Pacific Time.

• PLUS Sundays at 11 am Eastern Time, 10 am Central Time, 9 am Mountain Time, and 8 am Pacific Time.

Both sessions are followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation.

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Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine

Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda

Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda * Orange and red tulips with lake, swans, and grassy bank in background

Course Fee: FREE

“Very Interesting course. I am looking forward to taking many more courses from MIU.” —CB

This is an 8-lesson, 10-hour self-study course. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic science of health, originating in India thousands of years ago. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s revival of Ayurvedic knowledge, known as Maharishi AyurVeda®, has helped spur worldwide scientific interest in Ayurveda and is contributing to the current trend toward more natural, holistic healthcare.  Learn more >

Prerequisite: TM course.

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Online Group Instruction and Practice of Maharishi Yoga Asanas and Pranayama

Row of people doing asanas together * Maharishi International University

Course Fee: FREE

Every Friday at 5 pm US Eastern Time, 4 pm Central Time, 3 pm Mountain Time, and 2 pm Pacific Time.

PLUS Sundays at 11 am Eastern Time, 10 am Central Time, 9 am Mountain Time, and 8 am Pacific Time.

Both 40-minute sessions are followed by a 20-minute Online Group Meditation.

Schedule and Zoom Links >

Maharishi Yoga Asanas 16-Lesson Course

Row of people doing asanas together * Maharishi International University

Course Fee: $350

“I’ve practiced asanas for many years, and got good results. But during the course, I learned things that I never knew, and the results have been striking for my inner experience.” —MH

Bring life into harmony with Natural Law with Maharishi YogaSM Asanas. This 16-lesson course goes deeply into the individual yoga postures and breathing exercises and more. It is suitable both for beginners, as well as for people who are already accustomed to Yoga exercise. 
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Total of 22+ hours of videos.

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Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading

Course Fee: $350

Self-pulse reading is the most ancient and most natural means of determining the level of balance or imbalance in the mind and body. This 16-lesson course presents Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s revival of this ancient technology.   Learn more >

Total of 26.5 hours of videos.

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PASSWORD: selfpulse

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Cooking for Perfect Health

Course Fee: $39

Maharishi AyurVeda® is a holistic system of health and healing. This 10-lesson course explores how to improve and maintain good health by cooking and eating delicious vegetarian Ayurvedic meals.   Learn more >

Total of 10.5 hours of videos.

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Your Healthy Gut

Your Healthy Gut * Extended 14-Lesson Online Course * Based on the book Gut Crisis by Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, and Samantha Wallace

Course Fee: $190/$135

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace and Andrew Stenberg offer this extended 14-lesson version of their popular Heal Your Gut course. It includes an easy three-week recommended diet to help reboot your physiology using Maharishi AyurVeda principles.   Learn more >

Total of 13.5 hours of videos.

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Cooking for Vata Dosha

Course Fee: $29

Irregular lifestyle, stress, rushing, overwork all contribute to Vata imbalance which can lead to anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and irregular digestion. Fortunately, Vata is the easiest dosha to balance.   Learn more >

5-lesson course, with a total of 3.5 hours of videos.

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Cooking for Pitta Dosha

Course Fee: $29

This 5-lesson course explores: What are the best foods to balance Pitta and how to combine them into wholesome, satisfying meals? How to keep Pitta dosha cool in the summer with food and lifestyle tips. And more.   Learn more >

Over 5 total hours of videos.

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Cooking for Kapha Dosha

Course Fee: $29

This 5-lesson course explores: What are the best Kapha-pacifying foods including fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and seeds? The importance of healthy oils in the diet and the guidelines about eating dairy. And more.   Learn more >

Total of 4 hours of videos.

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Consciousness & Human Potential

Consciousness: A New Paradigm with Tony Nader, MD, PhD.

Consciousness: A New Paradigm with Dr. Tony Nader

Course Fee: $145/$75 (or $35 for special country discounts)

“A phenomenal course on the structure and nature of Consciousness. Profound, deep, yet coherent and understandable. Timeless wisdom, highly recommended.” —DJ

Take a dive deep into the ultimate questions on life, enlighten­ment, and how the knowledge of Consciousness can help us solve today’s challenges. This 14-lesson Master Class is open to everyone.  Learn more >

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Maharishi Vedic Science in the Light of Total Knowledge. Now an Online Self-Study Course.

Maharishi Vedic Science in the Light of Total Knowledge * image of Maastricht, Netherlands

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35-65 for special country discounts)

“At this delicate time in the world, this is a beautiful opportunity to focus together on Total Knowledge and the nourishment that it brings to us and the world.” —Dr. Peter Warburton

This 16-lesson course includes 12 hours of videos, in which Maharishi addresses the World Assembly on Vedic Science in his 1991 landmark course in Maastricht, Netherlands. Dr. Peter Warburton guides our review of these inspiring and insightful talks in the context of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge, while also considering the implications and value for us personally and collectively.  Learn more >   View Free Lesson One >

Prerequisites: TM-Sidhi® course; or TM® course plus at least one Total Knowledge course by Dr. Peter Warburton would be helpful.

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World Peace in the Light of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge with Dr. Peter Warburton.

World Peace in the Light of Maharishi's Total Knowledge * Maharishi Addresses the Parliament of World Peace on Education, Health, Agriculture, Architecture, Science and Technology, and Invincible Defense

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35/65 for special country discounts)

“At this delicate time in the world, this is a beautiful opportunity to focus together on Total Knowledge and the nourishment that it brings to us and the world.” —Dr. Peter Warburton

Maharishi’s Two-Part Master Class on World Peace! In this first part of the timely two-part course (which can be taken in any order), Dr. Peter Warburton draws on an extraordinary series of conferences from 2006, in which Maharishi presented his supreme insights into the deepest fundamentals supporting world peace.

This unique 12-lesson Part One course covers the fields of education, health, agriculture, architecture, science and technology, and invincible defense.  Learn more >   View Free Lesson One >

Prerequisites: The only requirement for taking the course is a keen interest in creating a new world of peace and harmony.

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► Check out Part Two: Maharishi’s Total Knowledge and World Peace

Introduction to Sanskrit and Reading the Vedic Literature with Professor Keith Wegman.

Introduction to Sanskrit: 16-Lesson Course with Professor Keith Wegman

Course Fee: $145/$75 (or $35 for special country discounts)

Reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit is a technology of Maharishi Vedic Science to accelerate the unfoldment of higher states of consciousness.

In this 16-lesson course, students will learn everything necessary to read the texts of the Vedic Literature – such as the Bhagavad-Gītā and Ramayan – in the Devanagari script.  View Lesson One >    Learn more >

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Maharishi’s Total Knowledge 2.0 with Dr. Peter Warburton. Now an online self-study course.

Course Fee: $125/$75 (or $35/$65 for special country discounts)

Watch the First Session for free >

This new 12-lesson course offers an advanced level of exposition of Total Knowledge, based on profound discussions between Maharishi and Dr. Peter Warburton and which we will listen to for the first time during this course.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhi® course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi’s Total Knowledge.

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*Free Course* Introduction to Maharishi Vedic Architecture with Jon Lipman, AIA

Four different Maharishi Vastu homes

Course Fee: FREE

“Highly recommended!” — JR

This 11-lesson, online, introductory course with Jon Lipman, AIA, explores how Maharishi Vedic architecture (also known as Maharishi Vastu® architecture) creates healthy homes, workplaces, and communities by harnessing the power of nature.  Includes live Q&A webinars once a month. Learn more >

Prerequisites: None. Suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.

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Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness with Dr. Peter Warburton.

Pictures of Maharishi and Dr. Peter Warburton * Total Knowledge and Higher States of Consciousness

Course Fee: $75

“An amazing example of experiential learning that took me to places I had no way of anticipating.” —LW   More reviews >

Each course includes deep insights into the development of higher states of consciousness. Videos are available for you to view online for at least one year. Suitable for all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.  Learn more >

Parts One, Two, and Three each consist of 12 lessons and approx. 20 hours of videos. Part Four consists of 13 lessons and 27.5 hours of videos.

Already signed up?  View Part One >   View Part Two >   View Part Three >   View Part Four >

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Maharishi’s First Years of Teaching: 1954 -1964

Picture of Maharishi * Maharishi’s First Years of Teaching: 1954 -1964

Course Fee: $75

This 11-lesson course chronicles Maharishi’s journeys from 1954 to 1964 as he emerges from India and travels around the world teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to thousands of people. Lesson One covers Maharishi’s years with his teacher, Guru Dev, prior to 1954.   Learn more >

Contains over 15 hours of videos.

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Maharishi’s Early Years of Teaching: 1965 – 1975

Picture of Maharishi * Maharishi's Early Years of Teaching: 1965 - 1975

Course Fee: $75

This 11-lesson course is now available to view online. Dr. John Boncheff explores Maharishi’s journeys beginning with the year 1965 and continuing until Maharishi proclaims the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment on January 12, 1975.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: None. Open to all Meditators, Sidhas, and TM Teachers.

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Upanishads in the Light of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge, Parts One & Two

Maharishi and Dr. Peter Warburton - Upanishads in the Light of Maharishi's Total Knowledge

Course Fee: $75

“A perfect course—with deep knowledge, enlightening explanations, sweet delivery, and humor. A delight!” —RH

In these 12-lesson self-study courses, Dr. Warburton reveals the wisdom of the Upanishads on the ground of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge, which embodies the full knowledge of the Absolute and relative and the connection between the two. Each course contains 19 hours of videos.  
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Prerequisite: At least one Total Knowledge course >

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Dharma Parenting

Course Fee: $29

“Awesome course! This course helped me when I was struggling to deal with my 7-year-old and 14-year-old daughters’ behavioral issues.” —NY

In this captivating 5-lesson course, Dr. Wallace & Dr. Travis combine knowledge from modern science, Maharishi AyurVeda®, and personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of your child’s brain and nurture his or her inherent brilliance.  Learn more >

Prerequisites: None, but the TM technique is highly recommended.

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Total Brain Coaching 14-Lesson Online Self-Study Course

Total Brain Coaching * Image of human brain

Course Fee: $45

This is a 12-lesson online self-study course which contains 17 hours of videos. It is taught by Professor Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, and Ted Wallace, a registered corporate coach (RCC). Together they offer a new vision of coaching in light of Maharishi’s Vedic Science. The first part of this course dives deep into Total Brain Coaching. The second part is a series of special guests discussing the importance and various aspects of the growing field of coaching. Guests include: Pat Reed, Warren Blank, Jim Bagnola, Steve Faber, AlexSandra Leslie, David Bishop, and more.   Learn more >

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Sustainability

Low-Cost Organic Agriculture

Course Fee: $29

Learn about low-cost organic gardening and farming using modern techniques and the ancient principles of Vedic Agriculture.  Learn more >

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Economic Sustainability

Course Fee: $29

Challenge the neoclassical economic thinking that provides the rationale for the current unsustainable global economy. Explore new worldviews, paradigms, & principles essential for creating a new sustainable economy.

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Check out our Sustainable Living Degree Program

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