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The central theme at Maharishi European Research University is research into the field of consciousness. The University was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who has completely restored the thousands of years-old, scattered Vedic Literature into a complete science; bringing to light its full potential. Through this revival of Vedic Science with its various disciplines such as Ayur-Veda (science of health), Sthapatya Veda (Vedic architecture), Gandharva Veda (Indian classical music), Jyotish (Vedic astrology) etc., he has made a unique and practical contribution to the holistic improvement of all areas of society.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is widely regarded as the foremost expert in the study and development of consciousness. He rediscovered and made available the technique of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programs. The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless process practiced 15–20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. Through the practice of these techniques, millions of people have experienced improvements in health, vitality, creativity and happiness. Maharishi also placed great attention on the introduction and use of Vedic technologies for peace and prosperity in the world.
In addition, many educational facilities have been established such as Maharishi European Research University here in Vlodrop, Holland; Maharishi Vedic University, Madhya Pradesh, India; Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and Maharishi Schools throughout the world. These have become models for a new, holistic approach to education and training.