TM Together may have been started just a few years ago, but the organizations supporting Transcendental Meditation have a long and rich history. Read on for more about the founder of Transcendental Meditation, and our leadership today.


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is widely regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness and one of the greatest modern exponents of ancient Vedic knowledge from India. His technique of Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) is the most widely practiced and extensively researched program for self-development in the world. Since 1959, over 10 million people from all parts of the world and walks of life have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique at the many hundreds of TM Centers established in over 100 countries.

Beginning in 1970, Maharishi worked with leading researchers from many fields to pioneer scientific investigation into the field of consciousness. This research comprises more than 600 studies, conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutions in 30 countries, and published in many leading peer-reviewed journals.

Maharishi founded several schools and university systems throughout the world, including Maharishi University of Management®, an accredited university offering Consciousness-Based® education for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs since 1973. In addition to the field of education, Maharishi applied his Consciousness-Based approach to many areas of society including health, education, business, industry, rehabilitation, defense, agriculture, and government.


Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R

Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., is a medical doctor trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in neuroscience) and Harvard University, and a globally recognized Vedic scholar. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Dr. Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation® organizations in over 100 countries. From the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Africa, Dr. Nader guides the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced practices, and the practical applications of this technology in all areas of national life – education, health, business, defense, agriculture, and more.

Dr. Nader’s vision is to bring happiness, health, and peace to the minds and hearts of the whole world family. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, scientist, and doctor have inspired his dedication to all global citizens – and his commitment to opening their awareness to the important things in life, from a truly profound perspective. To help remove conflicts in society, so that higher values and beautiful goals become the guiding light of everyone, is his total focus.