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Global Organization

“There are hundreds of organizations for peace all over the world. People are trying to create world peace from various different levels of approach. Our appreciation goes for every effort that is being made for world peace from any angle.

“Our approach to world peace is holistic and most basic. It is our pride that we own the knowledge of the first principle of nature’s functioning, and we are going to use it to create lasting peace in our world family.

“The self-interacting dynamics of the Unified Field, eternally sustained in peace on the infinite correlation level of Natural Law, presents to us a model of dynamism in peace and invites us to follow this pattern and enliven peace in the dynamism of our world family.

“World Peace created from this level will uphold dynamism in peace—progress in fulfillment for everyone of every nation.”—Maharishi

The Global Country of World Peace was inaugurated by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on 7 October 2000.The Global Country of World Peace has come about as the result of Maharishi’s Worldwide Transcendental Meditation Movement, which was established in 1957.

The Global Country of World Peace and its affiliated organizations, with approximately 1,200 teaching centres in about 120 countries which have a charitable non-profit status almost everywhere, and are offering a wide range of courses, services and programmes.

On 12 October 2000, Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR was appointed by Maharishi to lead the Global Country of World Peace and was given the honorary title of Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam (MARR).

Professor Nader was chosen by Maharishi as his successor because of his profound insight into Natural Law formulated in his discovery of how the Veda and Vedic Literature—total Natural Law—is perfectly expressed in the structure and function of the human physiology.

Professor Nader’s role is that of a silent administrator, wisely guiding the activities of the Global Country of World Peace from a deep level of silence, of transcendental, pure consciousness, the home of all the Laws of Nature. Thus Professor Nader is setting an example for all administrators in the world not to get lost in situations and circumstances, but to always uphold that level of silent, unbounded consciousness from where all the laws of Nature support all activities in an evolutionary direction, so that there will be “all good to everyone and non good to no one”.

The Global Country of World Peace is administered by Professor Nader with a cabinet of Ministers—each responsible for an area of knowledge—and a Global Council of Administrators (Rajas)—each responsible for a group of nations. GMDO (Global Mother Divine Organization) provides a special focus on initiatives for women in education, health, culture, and the arts.

The Global Country of World Peace coordinates the activity of a wide range of organizations that have been founded with Maharishi’s inspiration to create permanent world peace. Currently educational organizations teaching the Transcendental Meditation program and its associated programs can be found in over 100 countries. These are administered by a local National Director and governing boards according to their organizational statues.

Throughout the world, Maharishi’s name is used to identify the different programmes originating from this body of knowledge and scientific investigation.

The following is a glimpse of these services and programs:

Over five million people have been instructed in the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation program, and approximately 20,000 Teachers of Maharishi’s programs have been trained worldwide.

Many city, state and national governments throughout the world have issued proclamations recognizing Maharishi’s profound contribution to improving the quality of life of the individual and society.

Scientific research over thirty countries

More than 650 Scientific Research Studies on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme and Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health have been conducted at over 300 independent universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries. Many of these studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals around the world, such as Science, Scientific American, International Journal of Neuroscience, Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

This research has demonstrated profound benefits in all fields of life—health, education, administration, defence, business and industry, criminal rehabilitation, crime prevention and world peace.

Schools, colleges and universities in 16 countries

More than 300 schools (primary and secondary), colleges and universities are established in 16 countries with over 200,000 students, including:

• Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, accredited through the Ph.D. level, founded in 1971 and has been awarded for instance a grant of nearly $US 8 million by the prestigious National Institutes of Health in the USA, to establish the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, the first research centre in the country specializing in natural preventive medicine for minorities.

• Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, India, accredited through the Ph.D. level, established in 1995 by a unanimous Act of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Clinics in many countries

• 40 Maharishi Vedic Health Centres have been established in about 20 countries. Many clinics received the highest ratings for clinics or health spas in internationally circulated publications including Millionaire, Time, Town & Country, Conde Nast Traveler, and Vogue.

Construction of buildings worldwide according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (Vastu Vidya from the Vedic tradition), architecture in harmony with Natural Law.

Over $400,000,000 in hundreds of Fortune-Creating® homes and other buildings on every continent, and a score of communities, have been built using the harmonizing principles of this eternal science based in Natural Law, including:

• Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, USA: the city by-laws state that every building has to be designed and constructed according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.

• Capital of the Global Country of World Peace, the Netherlands and at the center of India: providing thousands of administrators and peace creating experts residence and office space.

Corporate Development Programme implemented in leading corporations in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia

Maharishi Corporate Development Programme offers a uniquely effective approach to developing the most fundamental yet under-utilised resource of every business—human consciousness. This human resource development programme has been implemented in hundreds of companies worldwide, including Fortune 100 companies in the USA and leading firms in Asia, Japan, and Europe. It has been shown to be highly effective in improving employee health, creativity, satisfaction and productivity, while reducing and eliminating the detrimental effects of stress and fatigue.

Network of Internet web casts reaching every part of the world

Maharishi Open University, established in 1998, is a global university with courses transmitted in 18 languages via a network of television broadcast satellites and now via Internet web casts to students, working adults and retired people all over the world. The University’s courses have been delivered to more than 33,400 course participants in 97 countries of all continents.


Maharishi’s Programme for Criminal Rehabilitation taught to tens of thousands of prisoners in the correctional systems of many countries, including the United States, India, Brazil, Philippines and Senegal

Peace-Creating Groups

It has been extensively scientifically verified that the square root of one percent of a population (city, country or world) practicing Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and its advanced TM-Sidhi Programme including Yogic Flying in groups has a peace-creating effect on the entire society. Currently there are tens of thousands such peace-creating experts in many countries. They practice together in groups in school, the military and as professionals, for example:

• A group of 1,700 professionals at Maharishi University of Management, USA creating positive trends for the entire USA.

• Several groups in schools in Latin America creating invincibility for their respective nations and positive trends for Latin America as a whole.

• 2000 peace-creating experts at the center (Brahmasthan) of India who are not only practicing Yogic Flying but also other special Vedic performances for World Peace.

Through its administrators of different areas of the world, and all the peace-loving, tirelessly working volunteers, all the programmes of the Global Country of World Peace are being made available everywhere for the enlightenment of every individual, invincibility of every nation, and permanent world peace.