Our Goals

Maharishi Vedic Research Institute is dedicated to research that investigates, develops, promotes and preserves knowledge and technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science, with the aim of bringing fulfilment and peace to individual life, society, and the world family.

  • Relevant to contemporary living, Maharishi Vedic Science brings a sustainable, consciousness-based approach to all aspects of human endeavour.
  • Maharishi Vedic Research Institute is dedicated to collaborative outcomes and engagement with research scholars and communities.

Our Researchers

From diverse areas, our researchers engage across a range of disciplines and professions and are committed to innovative research for wellbeing, progress and life-long learning. An online hub beyond borders, Maharishi Vedic Research Institute works with leading researchers around the globe.

  •  MVRI welcomes young leaders in Maharishi Vedic Science and all disciplines and areas of profession.
  •  Our researchers are authors publishing in leading international peer-reviewed journals, contributing to their fields from the holistic perspective of Maharishi Vedic Science.

International Projects

While having a focus in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region, Maharishi Vedic Research Institute is involved in research in countries around the globe and works with partners in Latin America, Bali, Cambodia and the UK.

  •  Committed to international collaboration, Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, recognises the significance of research within indigenous communities and contexts.
  • Projects and initiatives range from research in human development, to architecture and world peace.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Founder, Maharishi Vedic Science; Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program; Maharishi International University, USA; Maharishi Vedic University, Europe; and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya University, India


Dr Tony Nader, MD, Ph.D.

Maharishi Vedic Research Institute is honoured to have neuroscientist, researcher, university president, and author, Dr Tony Nader, MD, Ph.D., Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam of the Global Country of World Peace, as its patron.

This knowledge, from this tradition, allows every human being to truly live their fullness of life. Its something that everyone can achieve. Its very easy, and everyone can do it. —Dr. Tony Nader

Welcome to MVRI

Maharishi Vedic Research Institute (MVRI) is an Approved Research Institute (ARI) of the Australian Federal Government. MVRI acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

MVRI is engaged in research, exploration, investigation, preservation and documentation of Maharishi Vedic Science and its applications. Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his revival of ancient Vedic knowledge, this science is the science of consciousness and its expressions. “Veda” means knowledge; Maharishi Vedic Science is the science of complete knowledge, a perfect science of life. Knowledge results from the coming together of the knower, the process of knowing and the known.

In Maharishi Vedic Science, knowledge is the togetherness (Saṁhitā) of knower (Ṛishi), process of knowing (Devatā), and known (Chhandas). This unified, self-referral field—the structure of pure knowledge within consciousness, the self-referral dynamic at the basis of creation and all streams of knowledge, forms and phenomena—is known as the Constitution of the Universe or Ṛik Veda.

We can experience self-referral consciousness within our own unbounded awareness through the practice of technologies of consciousness—including the Transcendental Meditation technique, the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Program and Yogic Flying. A holistic science, Maharishi Vedic Science includes these applied technologies and all the Vedic disciplines of the 40 aspects of Veda and the Vedic Literature and their relationship and correspondence to structures and functions within the human physiology, as revealed in Dr Tony Nader’s book—Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature.

Through its goal to bring fulfilment and peace in individual and collective life, Maharishi Vedic Science is highly relevant to modern living. Its unique, complete, consciousness-based approach addresses all aspects of human endeavour—individual happiness and development, education, health and well-being, government, law, justice and rehabilitation, business, visual and performing arts, architecture and planning, farming and agriculture, society, tradition and culture.

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Recent Papers

L. Fergusson, J. Ortiz Cabrejos, A. Bonshek (2022). Health and school performance during home isolation at Institución Educativa Privada Prescott in

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Research Project in Peru

MVRI, partnering with Instituto Maharishi Del Ciencio Ya Tecnologia del Peru in Lima, is engaged in ongoing research with Javier Ortiz Cabrejos, on

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MVRI’s 4th Regional Conference

Featuring Javier Ortiz Cabrejos, Peruvian architect, and educator MVRI’s 4th Regional Conference will be rescheduled. Javier will speak on creating

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Research in Progress

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New Alliance! March 26th, 2020

MVRI launched Maharishi Vastu Alliance (MVA) a new entity with a mission to design, Read More»

Publications November 2019

Publications November 2019 From MVRI Press in 2019, came the comprehensive book Read More»

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