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Imagine connecting with the whole world,
practising Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme with many
thousands of people together, creating a powerful wave
of peace and harmony!

Imagine connecting with the whole world,
practising Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme with many
thousands of people together, creating a powerful wave
of peace and harmony!

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In order to give everyone around the world the opportunity to join in our global peace-creating event, we made Taste of Utopia 2.0 completely free of charge. After the event costs are covered, all donations will be used for future in-person Taste of Utopia events and to support the Global Peace Initiative.

Friday till Sunday … full of transcendence!

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Group Meditation

Enjoy the feeling of transcending with thousands of people from the comfort of your own home. It’s unlike anything you’ve experienced before!

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Experience the effect of Maharishi Vedic Pandits performing powerful Vedic recitations during the event.

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Wonderful opportunities to enrich your knowledge of the Infinite Self through talks from globally recognised authors, scientists and Vedic scholars.

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gives recorded talks on the most profound, beautiful and practical knowledge of life.

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What does a World in Peace look like?

Express what world peace would look, feel or sound like for you and share it with our global family.

Everyone is invited to explore the concept of peace on a global, united level. Every flavour of art such as painting, music, and dance can be submitted by 12 May 2021.

A jury will review all the submissions and will compile them into a video, which will be broadcasted during the event.

We are looking forward to seeing your creativity in action!

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Want to volunteer your time and expertise for World Peace? We are looking for regional coordinators and translators. Any ideas, comments are welcome.

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The History of the ‘Taste of Utopia‘

In 1983-84 Maharishi gathered together a vast group of over 7000 Transcendental Meditators and Sidhas, creating the first Taste of Utopia. A huge wave of peace and harmony for the whole world was created and measured during this time. A Taste of Utopia for the 21st Century is now on our doorstep.

How it all started: The Maharishi Effect

In 1974 a scientific research study discovered that in 11 cities in the USA, where the number of people who had learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme reached one percent of the city population, the trend of rising crime rate was reversed, indicating increasing order and harmony in the life of the whole city. The research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the collective consciousness the “Maharishi Effect” in honour of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who predicted this effect of coherence in society as a result of transcending as early as 1960. Research involving several hundred other cities subsequently replicated this original finding.

Mechanics of the Maharishi Effect

During the practice of Transcendental Meditation individuals experience and enliven the field of Transcendental Consciousness—they experience the Unified Field of all the laws of nature. When a sufficient number of individuals enliven this field, then through a ‘Field Effect’ of consciousness (the Maharishi Effect) an influence of orderliness and harmony is radiated from the level of the Unified Field of all the laws of nature to the whole population.

The Extended Maharishi Effect: the square root of one per cent of a population

Maharishi introduced the Advanced TM-Sidhi Programme to the world in 1976. Just two years later, it was discovered that when just the square root of one percent of a population practices the TM-Sidhi Programme together in a group, the same effect of harmony is produced as with the Maharishi Effect. In 1978 the first major demonstration of this Extended Maharishi Effect took place in Rhode Island, USA during Maharishi’s Global Ideal Society Campaign and in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Africa and Central America during Maharishi’s World Peace Project.

The Global Maharishi Effect: The first Taste of Utopia course

With the discovery that a powerful influence of harmony and coherence is generated in society by only the square root of one percent of a population collectively practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme, time demanded that this formula be verified and applied on a global scale.

7,000 people at the ‘Taste of Utopia’ Assembly in the USA 1983/84

The original Taste of Utopia course took place from 17 December, 1983 to 6 January, 1984 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Over 7,000 people (approximately the square root of one percent of the world’s population at the time) practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying came together with Maharishi to demonstrate the Extended Maharishi Effect on a global scale.
The research results arising from this experiment demonstrated the global influence of this assembly and the reality of the simple formula to create harmony, peace, and an ideal quality of life for all mankind.

Scientific research studies

Over the past five decades the predicted results of the Maharishi Effect have been repeatedly verified using empirical scientific procedures. More than 50 scientific research studies have replicated this effect on the city, provincial, national, and international levels and all have produced highly statistically significant results.
“Each generation gives rise to new aspirations in life
and brings a new quest for fulfilment.”
Maharishi

The History of the ‘Taste of Utopia‘

In 1983-84 Maharishi gathered together a vast group of over 7000 Transcendental Meditators and Sidhas, creating the first Taste of Utopia. A huge wave of peace and harmony for the whole world was created and measured during this time. A Taste of Utopia for the 21st Century is now on our doorstep.

How it all started: The Maharishi Effect

In 1974 a scientific research study discovered that in 11 cities in the USA, where the number of people who had learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme reached one percent of the city population, the trend of rising crime rate was reversed, indicating increasing order and harmony in the life of the whole city. The research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the collective consciousness the “Maharishi Effect” in honour of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who predicted this effect of coherence in society as a result of transcending as early as 1960. Research involving several hundred other cities subsequently replicated this original finding.

Mechanics of the Maharishi Effect

During the practice of Transcendental Meditation individuals experience and enliven the field of Transcendental Consciousness—they experience the Unified Field of all the laws of nature. When a sufficient number of individuals enliven this field, then through a ‘Field Effect’ of consciousness (the Maharishi Effect) an influence of orderliness and harmony is radiated from the level of the Unified Field of all the laws of nature to the whole population.

The Extended Maharishi Effect: the square root of one per cent of a population

Maharishi introduced the Advanced TM-Sidhi Programme to the world in 1976. Just two years later, it was discovered that when just the square root of one percent of a population practices the TM-Sidhi Programme together in a group, the same effect of harmony is produced as with the Maharishi Effect. In 1978 the first major demonstration of this Extended Maharishi Effect took place in Rhode Island, USA during Maharishi’s Global Ideal Society Campaign and in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Africa and Central America during Maharishi’s World Peace Project.

The Global Maharishi Effect: The first Taste of Utopia course

With the discovery that a powerful influence of harmony and coherence is generated in society by only the square root of one percent of a population collectively practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme, time demanded that this formula be verified and applied on a global scale.

7,000 people at the ‘Taste of Utopia’ Assembly in the USA 1983/84

The original Taste of Utopia course took place from 17 December, 1983 to 6 January, 1984 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Over 7,000 people (approximately one percent of the world’s population at the time) practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying came together with Maharishi to demonstrate the Extended Maharishi Effect on a global scale.
The research results arising from this experiment demonstrated the global influence of this assembly and the reality of the simple formula to create harmony, peace, and an ideal quality of life for all mankind.

Scientific research studies

Over the past five decades the predicted results of the Maharishi Effect have been repeatedly verified using empirical scientific procedures. More than 50 scientific research studies have replicated this effect on the city, provincial, national, and international levels and all have produced highly statistically significant results.
“Each generation gives rise to new aspirations in life
and brings a new quest for fulfilment.”

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