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Total Knowledge and the Upanishads


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

Absolutely wonderful! I feel a great sense of reconnection with my Self—more awake inside and full of gratitude. —AP

This course took place July 15 – 20, 2018.  Dr. Katz and Dr. Egenes participated in Dalby Hall and Raja Peter participated daily by Skype. Videos are now available online.

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Prerequisite: This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhis course, plus those Meditators who have a familiarity and comfort with many of the terms and concepts used in Maharishi Vedic Science.

Course Description

Raja Peter’s presentation of the complete framework of Maharishi’s Total Knowledge lays the ground for Dr. Vernon Katz and Dr. Tom Egenes to bring out fascinating insights into the wisdom of the Upanishads.

Total Knowledge is the full knowledge of Brahm—full knowledge of Absolute and relative, consciousness and matter, and the connection between the two—as brought to light by Maharishi.

The Upanishads are so inspiring. It is obvious when you study the Upanishads that it is supreme wisdom, taking the form of conversations and stories that reveal the true nature of Brahm, Totality. —Dr. Katz

Dr. Katz and Dr. Egenes are co-authors of The Upanishads: A New Translation which is the textbook for this course.

Reviewed by Dr. John Hagelin, who writes: “They masterfully illuminate the core message of the Upanishads: that life in its essence is wholeness and bliss—a reality that can be, indeed should be, the living experience of everyone on earth.”

Course Reviews

Vernon Katz is a treasure of both great intellect and great heart. —DL

Enjoyed the stories along with deep knowledge. —Anon

Total bliss! I so appreciated the complete ownership of the Upanishads by both Tom and Vernon. —SN

I love this course! Maharishi’s videos are utterly profound and went deep and transformed my experience. Tom is brilliant and clear, and is permeating with bliss, light and love. Everything he said and shared was perfect. Raja Peter added another profound dimension. And Vernon is Vernon. Every aspect of the course was perfect. —BM

Wonderful and inspiring course! —DM

Great Maharishi videos! —JB

The most blissful course ever! Dr. Katz is bliss incarnate. —Anon

I loved Tom’s relaxed and clear style and Vernon’s many words of wisdom. —PS

My programs became deeper. —DA

Excellent knowledge matched by excellent teachers! Tom is awesome! —Anon

Fresh, personal and profound. —JG

Astounding! —SG

Course Leaders

Vernon Katz

Dr. Vernon Katz is author of two highly acclaimed volumes of Conversations with Maharishi about the Brahma Sutras (MIU Press). With Dr. Tom Egenes he has also published a well-received new translation of the Upanishads (Tarcher Penguin).
Dr. Katz is currently a trustee emeritus of MIU, as well as a visiting professor in the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science. He received his doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University. Dr. Katz spent many years with Maharishi and assisted him with the translation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras.

Tom Egenes

Dr. Tom Egenes is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit. He earned an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia; an MA in Higher Education Administration from Maharishi International University; and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Professor Egenes is the author of four popular books on teaching Sanskrit and two books on the Upanishads.

Raja Peter Warburton, PhD currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in eight countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, Jordan and Zambia. He has a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, and his Masters Degree is from Cambridge University in social and political sciences.

In the 1980s and 90s he was Maharishi’s personal press officer and worked on numerous major projects with Maharishi including many of the movement’s historic publications. From 2004 – 2008, Raja Peter worked with Maharishi on the development of the new unified vision of all knowledge which Maharishi called Total Knowledge. Maharishi tutored Raja Peter personally to bring out this specific exposition of Total Knowledge which Raja Peter has been doing for many years now.

Course Fee

The course fee is $125 (or $75 for full-time MIU or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time TM teachers, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and on a fixed income and cannot otherwise afford the course).

Also, any MIU alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.

A link and password will be included in your confirmation email which you will receive after signing up. These videos will be available for you to view online for at least six months after signing up.



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
This is an advanced course for TM Teachers and graduates of the TM-Sidhis course, plus 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 six months after signing up. You can request an extension if you don’t have time to view all the videos within six months.

How many hours of videos are there?
Over 15 hours.

Are there course materials?
Yes. We offer various course materials in pdf form which are available for download. Please keep them private, for your use only.

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 second class.

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