Aims of Maharishi Foundation
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught in the U.S. by Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Maharishi Foundation is primarily concerned with the teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique and associated programs to individuals and organizations throughout the United States, and all revenues from course fees go entirely to support the organization's educational and charitable initiatives.
As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders. No board members or other individuals profit financially from the organization's programs. Employees—including senior management—receive salaries well below the U.S. median salaries for their position, and the organization is audited annually by an independent CPA firm.
Helping those in need
Over the past five years, full scholarships for TM instruction have been given to more than 300,000 at-risk students and others in need through partnerships with other non-profit organizations and foundations.
Maharishi Foundation USA works closely with the David Lynch Foundation on a wide range of charitable projects. The video below highlights some of these projects.
Working with other agencies
Regular consultations with education, health-care, business and other professionals are organised to plan the implementation of the Charity's services in different areas of society e.g. to promote Consciousness-Based Education - a scientifically validated programme to eliminate stress and promote academic excellence amongst students and teachers - widely throughout the UK in schools.
Fund raising, through appeals for donors, is undertaken by the Charity to enable it to provide the necessary funds to support the implementation of Maharishi's programmes in areas of special need. It will also consider applications for scholarships for those on low incomes.
Maharishi Foundation encourages and supports independent academic institutions to carry out scientific research into the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques. More than 600 scientific studies, conducted at 250 independent universities and institutions in 33 countries and published in over 100 of the world's leading scientific journals, have already documented the wide-ranging benefits for every aspect of life: mind, body, behaviour, and society.