Press Conference

From: Asheville TM ProgramMaharishi Spiritual University301 E. Chestnut St.Asheville NC 28801828-254-4350

Hi. I thought you might want to know about this local (and nationwide) initiative involving college students to avert terrorism create world peace.

Over fifty scientific research studies have verified the effectiveness of this unique approach to creating coherence in society. But still, war and the spread of destruction seems to be our government’s the main option.

What if there were a scientifically proven cure for cancer that had been available for thirty years but had been ignored?

In Asheville, as in every major city in the US, local citizens who are experts in Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness–the Transcendental Meditation program and advanced Yogic Flying–are practicing these peace creating technologies together to increase coherence in collective consciousness and dissolve societal stress, which is the basis of crime and conflict.

Every week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, up to twenty people gather at our local campus of Maharishi Spiritual University in Asheville to practice Yogic Flying.

We no longer have to depend on our government, which seems not only unable to fulfill its responsibility to protect its citizens, but is on the path of doing more harm than good. College students alone could turn the tide of destruction into waves of peace if even one or two hundred students on each campus became trained in this technology to create coherence in individual and collective consciousness. This is not a theory. The effect has been proven and the results published in leading scientific journals (such as The Yale Journal of Conflict Resolution, see for scientific research).

We have launched a campaign on college campuses across the U.S. to increase our numbers in order to create a more intense effect of coherence for our communities and for the world.

Please make note of the following press release. I hope you can tune in to the international press conference this coming Wednesday, and join with students, reporters and journalists from around the world in asking questions to His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and learn more about this valuable approach.

If you want more information, please visit where you can watch last weeks press conference and get a better understanding of this technology. For interviews and information about the local angle, give us a call at 254-4350.


Tom Ball

Media Advisory


Maharishi Announces Plan To Create World Peace

Will establish “lighthouses of coherence” around the world to eliminate acute stress and promote peace

A scientifically validated program: Hundreds of research studies published in top scientific journals show that Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying, create peace in the individual and, when practiced in large groups, can bring peace to a nation and the world. – Invitation to Participate -MAHARISHI’S GLOBAL NEWS CONFERENCEEvery Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. (U.S.-EDT)Live Via Satellite, Webcast, and Telephone Conference Call Sponsored by: Global Country of World PeaceStation 24, 6063 NP Meru, The Netherlands • Tel: +31-475-539-569 U.S. Office: Tel: +1-641-470-1344 • Email: PressOffice@Maharishi.Net For Immediate Release:

In a bold and unprecedented pronouncement, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has declared that he will create peace in the world-and he will do it without the participation of governments, whom Maharishi has been trying to persuade to help for 20 years. Maharishi made his announcement during a news conference on July 10, broadcasted live via satellite, Internet webcast, and teleconference.

“I am done trying to convince governments-it’s a waste of time. I have decided to produce the effect,” Maharishi says. “The world has a bright future.”

Maharishi’s announcement comes at a time of rising global violence, seemingly intractable conflict in the Middle East, and the pervasive threat of terrorism, against which even the mightiest nations have no effective defense.

Maharishi says his confidence is based on nearly 50 years experience teaching his Vedic technologies of consciousness, including Transcendental Meditation, to millions of people, and hundreds of research studies published in top scientific journals showing that Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying, create peace in the individual and, when practiced in large groups, can bring peace to a nation and the world.

Maharishi will establish large groups of Vedic Pandits-“lighthouses of coherence”-throughout the world. Vedic Pandits are experts from India who are specially trained by Maharishi in advanced Vedic technologies of peace to eliminate acute social stress-the underlying cause of crime and terrorism-and radiate coherence in world consciousness.

The first signs of success will be clear: “There will be less crime, less killing, less war, less fear,” Maharishi says. “Problems will simply disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.”

Live via Internet: and Live via Telephone: Dial +1-512-305-4600 and then enter the code 55689, followed by the # key.


Please email your questions for Maharishi during the press conference to WorldPeace@Maharishi.Net or telephone, in the U.S., +1-641-470-1344.

News Conference Every Wednesday-11:00 a.m. (United States Eastern Daylight Time)

Local Contacts:

Tom Ball 828-252-3954Linda Castillon 828-254-4350