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of the Mother Divine Program

How it all began


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded The Mother Divine Program℠ in August 1981 to offer single women the opportunity to focus on their own spiritual development—to deepen their experiences of the Transcendental Meditation® technique and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program℠ —and to simultaneously radiate a powerful influence of harmony and bliss throughout the world.

Every aspect of the Mother Divine Program is specially designed to unfold these qualities of the inner fullness of life.

Currently, there are Mother Divine groups on five continents including North America, South America, Europe, Asia (Thailand), and Australasia (New Zealand).


PDF Summary of Scientific Research on the Maharishi Effect

Our Founder

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is regarded by many to have been the world’s foremost authority on meditation and consciousness —”an Einstein in the field of consciousness.” Over fifty years ago, Maharishi brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world, presenting it as a fundamental solution to many different types of problems—a means to create enlightenment for each individual and invincible peace for every nation. 

Transcendental Meditation 

The Transcendental Meditation technique is an effortless, natural technique to take the mind to the source of thought, the field of Transcendental Consciousness that underlies and connects all life. Its advanced techniques—especially the TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying®— further hasten the growth of higher states of consciousness, which allow the full potential of human life—enlightenment—to be lived in daily life. 

Scientific Research

From the very early stages of his teaching Transcendental Meditation in the west, Maharishi encouraged scientific research on the promising benefits.


To date there are over 400 studies on the Transcendental Meditation Program that have been published in peer-reviewed journals around the world. These scientific studies show significant benefits for mind, body, behavior, and environment. Twenty three of these studies show an improvement in the quality of life of society, including decreased crime, accident, and hospitalization rates, with the collective practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programs by coherence-creating groups such as the Mother Divine Program. 

Scientific research chart showing increased positivity of events during assembly of TM med

7,000 experts in Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program in the presence of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, created a ‘Taste of Utopia’ for all mankind at Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, 17 December 1983 to 6 January 1984.

During the three-week period of the Taste of Utopia Assembly, compared to the three-week period before the Assembly, the balance of negativity to positivity in events pertaining to international conflicts in the trouble-spot areas of the world shifted significantly towards increased positivity, as indicated by content analysis of the news. In the three-week period after the Assembly the balance of events reverted towards the previous condition of increased negativity. Such trends were not found during the same time the previous year. Reference: Scientific Research on Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program—Collected Papers, Vol. 4: pp. 2730–2762, 1989.

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