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Transformation to an Ideal World through Maharishi’s Total Knowledge

  “What a perfect time for this course. It enables us to see where the world is moving, in spite of this difficult time. Truly inspiring and uplifting. Raja Peter continues to be a soothing, stabilizing presence in a chaotic world!” —RB    More reviews >

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Course Format: This course is now available as an online self-study course. Videos and course materials are available to view for one year after signing up.

Course Leader: Peter Warburton, PhD

Course Fee:

  • $125 general course fee
  • $75.00 discounted course fee for full-time students, MIU/MSAE/MERU/MF staff & faculty, low-income retirees, and anyone adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic
  • 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.

First Lesson is Free: View Lesson One here.

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

Course Description

The first of these two basic Total Knowledge charts reveals intellectually that the “Field of Total Knowledge” at the center of the chart is at the basis of all streams of knowledge and action. The second chart is a map of direct experience. It shows that once the “Field of Total Knowledge” is fully known and appreciated as my own Self – the level of the Atma or Aham – spontaneously one starts to discover that all levels of creation are nothing but the expression of Aham, my own field of ‘amness’ or consciousness.

In the basic courses on Total Knowledge, Maharishi takes us on a journey from the top of the first chart downwards, and then on down through the second chart. In Maharishi’s words, we discover that, “Creativity is where silence works. … Silence becomes dynamism – it is a very great thing; this is the art of action.”

Through the combination of understanding and experience, Maharishi said, “You will have Total Knowledge and then you will see what a wonderful position you have. Your position is on that point which opens inside, which opens outside. … Just like the lamp at the door.”

This is the profound journey that Maharishi took us on during the Total Knowledge courses. In addition, Maharishi laid out the implications of the reverse journey, and that will be the content of this new course:

  • How the realization of everything as Aham, my own Self, transforms dramatically every area of life and living.
  • What will happen to us as Total Knowledge dawns in every area of life?
  • How will our personal relationships change, our health, our work, the world around us, government, international relations, climate, the ecosystem of our whole planet, and our connection to the wider universe?

Maharishi said that Natural Law rising towards Sat-yuga, the Age of Enlightenment, will be reflected in changes in every single aspect of life of all the species on this planet.

Maharishi spelled out the nature of these changes in great detail. It will be our joy during this new course to take this journey with Maharishi and see a picture of the reality as higher consciousness dawns individually and collectively in the world.

“Total knowledge is in a point of knowledge. It is just that point like the star. From the point in all directions, it radiates – in all directions, unlimited range of authority.” – Maharishi

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Course Leader

Dr. Peter Warburton

Peter Warburton, PhD

Dr. Peter Warburton currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a Master’s Degree in social and political sciences from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace.

Dr. Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr. Warburton to offer courses in Total Knowledge, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique.

In more normal times, Dr. Warburton travels extensively to teach Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australasia, to Asia, Europe, and North America.


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  “What a perfect time for this course. It enables us to see where the world is moving, in spite of this difficult time. Truly inspiring and uplifting. Raja Peter continues to be a soothing, stabilizing presence in a chaotic world!” —RB

  “This course is a force for stability, optimism, wisdom, and bliss without a trace of mood-making! [It provides] confidence, assurance, and calmness about the transformation of this planet and its inhabitants at this time in history!” —VM

  “It’s deeply inspiring to learn how various areas of life can improve into an ideal experience for all when they are love-based and totally supported by Natural Law.” —MEA

  “This course could not be better!” —GJ

  “This course is a fascinating and inspiring in-depth look at what the world is about to become, with some glimpses into specific steps in this transformation process.” —JA

  “You will learn of what is possible and coming on a global basis via TM practices, of what love manifest looks like in all aspects of daily life. You will be uplifted.” —ELD

  “Understanding access to Source & experiencing That, one lives mistake-free, naturally.” —PN

  “[This course explores] how the world will look when enlightenment is prevalent and the Light of God shines visibly and palpably on humanity. The course promotes feelings of bliss, with insights of how the mechanics of creation express themselves in the channels of human endeavor. On a personal level, this promotes insights in moment-to-moment living. It’s a joy.” —JM

  “Every total knowledge class makes life fuller and richer and more delightful. An amazing blessing during the pandemic.” —SL

  “I would describe this course as a rich unfolding of so many of the concepts we have learned in our many Total Knowledge courses. I lost my job at the start of the pandemic, and I have been unemployed for two years. I have spent the last two years taking many, many beautiful courses with Raja Peter, a Maharishi Jyotish course, all four of my advanced techniques, and I listen to the Maharishi Vedic pandits everyday. But this course… this course… in the most innocent of ways… seems to have opened me to another level of awareness. I see where this is leading us… and it is beautiful.” —GA

  “The expansion of happiness grows and grows as we all explore the Unified Field with delight.” —JW

  “You can achieve world peace with a small population of the world practicing TM & the TM-Sidhi program.” —JL

  “This course transformed my whole view of the world — lifted it up and out of war and entrenched interests and skyrocketing gas prices to a love-based world …. Not to Pie-in-Sky, but a real world — real, and possible, and inevitable, we see it happening — on the basis of the growth of consciousness, yoga, and yagya. Maharishi’s Heaven on Earth is not so ‘out there’ at all anymore!!” —CB

  “For those who want to better understand Maharishi’s teachings on Total Knowledge, this course makes the material easier to understand and eye-opening by the end. Well worth the time.” —SM

  “Wonderful knowledge. The Light of God is also the Home of Natural Law.” —JR

  “An uplifting view of what various areas of administration should be and will be like.” —Anonymous

  “In this course Maharishi describes what is really meant by Heaven on Earth, that is, a world completely transformed. We may have imagined the future with some small changes for the better, but any limited vision is soon replaced. Maharishi reveals how every aspect of life will be lived based on love and higher consciousness until we finally glimpse the glorious new reality. It is a joyous, reassuring, and inspiring experience.” —SH

  “Very valuable knowledge, well worth doing.” —Anonymous

  “Within the context of Raja Peter’s instruction, he has provided hope and the realization that the strife of current times will pass, albeit more efficiently with the increasing size of regular group program.” —GP

  “The videotapes of Maharishi … are so well chosen, wonderful, and eye-opening… We breathe in Maharishi’s vision of possibilities for life on earth and how that will come about, imagine what that will look like in many ways.” —AM

  “Inspiring to become part of Maharishi’s vision. Raja Peter brings everyone into the journey and makes it all possible and achievable. Great insights from Raja Peter into living alongside Maharishi and exploring consciousness.” —JM

  “The course was delightful and enlivening to the intellect and the heart when discussing a love-based world. That, combined with the Vedic recitations and the deeper intellectual understanding of the relationship of the 12 disciplines to the Absolute, resulted in deep and blissful programs, especially in the group meditation at the end of each class.” —PW

  “The course is spiritual transformation, because it validates everything your heart and mind has understood for the past 50 years.” —DN

  “The course was an incredible presentation of Maharishi’s video lectures followed by greater depth discussion by Raja Peter Warburton, with support staff extraordinaire. Every second was presented graciously, including Pundit recitations picked specifically for the topic at hand. Transforming, indeed.” —BN

  “An introduction to what the world would and could look like if we embraced why we are here, which is to love and be loved.” —DE

  “[This course] helped me visualize the changes that are here now and are growing.” —AR

  “aja Peter’s lessons, taught by Maharishi, pass quickly in today’s world.” —LM

  “Not only contacting the Unified Field, but enlivening the Unified Field is the basis for living all possibilities in life.” —Anonymous

  “Maharishi has brought forth the true knowledge, the Veda, that is a perfect structure for all countries and peoples to follow and incorporate into all parts of life, both internal and external. Maharishi’s message is one of peace, love, and hope, and the continued sustainability of this planet, even while we are currently experiencing much upheaval and many challenges.” —CG

  “It’s great to share this bliss together.” —JM

  “Absolutely enjoying!” —PN

  “This course is a great gift.” —DN

  “hank you Raja Peter for such a beautiful course. You are very much appreciated for giving us the knowledge.” —CW

  “Thank you, Raja Peter, for being a beautiful anchor and communicator during this topsy turvy time. Your speech nourishes all of us.” —RB

  “What a powerful journey through Architecture and Engineering, Maharishi’s vast view, and the essence of Defense… which is Victory Before War. A powerful sense of the unrestricted flow of the Mighty Absolute all the way out to the far reaches of the universe! Nothing can stop it! You’ve changed the way I look at Defense. Thank you.” —CB

  “Raja Peter, every session is better and more powerful! Jai Guru Dev, and Jai Maharishi!” —BH

  “So grateful for this wonderful class!” —SB

  “Love the focus on love! Thank you…” —CM

  “So glad to be part of this class as we move forward together in transforming our beautiful world.” —CG

  “This course gives a taste of what heaven on earth could be, by enlivening all areas of life within our own consciousness.” —NS

  “We definitely have the means to create a love-based world, and we’ll create it. Consciousness is the basis of life and we can develop it for more freedom and bliss.” —PM

  “It was fortuitous to be participating in this course during the Ukrainian invasion, to be able to live ‘above the battleground.’ “ —KD

  “You will see the renewal of the world, structured in love, rather than seeing the appearance of the end of the world everyday.” —AMP

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Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
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.

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 – 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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