Maharishi University students come from many places, cultures, and backgrounds, but share a strong common commitment to personal inner growth, wellness, sustainability, and positive values. They support a progressive and inclusive campus culture that’s creative, dynamic, and focused on making the world a better, more peaceful place. At MU, classes follow the block system, meaning students take only one full-time course each month to allow for greater learning with less stress.
At Maharishi International University, we recognize that everyone has an infinite field of creativity, intelligence, and happiness within. Our mission is to help students awaken this field in their everyday experience, enriching all aspects of their lives.
We expand the traditional scope of education to nurture the whole person: consciousness, mind, body, and relationships. We welcome students who want to develop their full potential through a holistic education that integrates the growth of consciousness with cutting-edge knowledge and invaluable career skills.
We call this Consciousness-Based education.
Consciousness-Based education combines daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with an approach to learning grounded in deep, universal principles of life — principles rooted in the world’s most ancient and venerable knowledge traditions, now verified by the latest scientific breakthroughs.
The TM technique enables students to optimize brain functioning and grow demonstrably in intelligence, creativity, learning ability, and overall well-being — the foundation for personal fulfillment and professional success.
We offer innovative academic programs that emphasize experiential learning and core skills that will serve students throughout their lives, no matter where their journey takes them.
Our professors are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and to continuously improving teaching and learning. Through their scholarship and creative work, faculty expand and apply profound knowledge of both consciousness and their academic disciplines.
In every course, students experience how all fields of knowledge are interconnected and emerge from consciousness, their own Self. This enables students to understand knowledge deeply, feel at home with every subject, and become genuinely excited about learning and about developing the full potential of their own consciousness.
Our students thrive in an inclusive, mutually supportive community that welcomes people from all belief systems and walks of life — a community where everyone is committed to personal growth, raising the quality of collective consciousness, and addressing urgent societal needs to change the world for the better.
Our Core Values at Maharishi International University express key principles that inform, guide, and serve as touchpoints for our educational and management practices and our campus culture.