FOUNDATION FOR VEDIC INDIA
Dr. Tony Nader, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam
Dr. Tony Nader received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut, where he also studied internal medicine and psychiatry. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Assistant director of the clinical research center at MIT. Presently he is the International President of Maharishi Vedic Universities, Maharishi Universities of Management and Maharishi Open University.
Dr. Nader conducted research on neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, and the relationship between diet, age, behaviour, mood, seasonal influences, and neurotransmitter and hormonal activity, and on the role of neurotransmitter precursors in medicine.
Dr. Nader has successfully correlated each aspect of the Vedic Literature to a specific area of Human physiology, and anatomy as well as the cell and the DNA with the conclusion that human physiology is the expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature. This is the subject matter of 5 of his published books. He also published a book on Ramayan in Human Physiology which extended this profound scientific elaboration of the scientific significance of Veda.
The practical application of Dr. Nader’s discovery has been documented by original research conducted by medical doctors and scientists, which demonstrates the effectiveness of Vedic Sounds and Vedic Vibrations for the treatment of chronic disorders.
In appreciation for his achievements Dr. Nader was honoured by Maharishi with the title ‘Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam’ and given responsibility for guiding the Global Country of World Peace, the umbrella organization for all of Maharishi’s worldwide legacy.
The most distinguished Vedic Scholars, Vedic Universities, Guru Kulas, Institutes, Swamis, Saddhus, and leading scientists and technologist of India will be invited to participate in this International Conference which will be presenting a master plan for re-establishing Vedic India.
Sri Sri Sri Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati Maharaj
Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math
Badarika Ashram, Himalayas
H H Swami Govindadev Giri ji Maharaj
Founder & President Maharishi Vedvyas Pratishthan, India
Acharya degree holder from Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Kashi. A reputed expositor of Shrimad Bhagavatam, Ramayana, Mahabharata,Yogavasishtha,Dnyaneshwari. Initiated by H H Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Swami Jayendra Saraswati Maharaj. Initiated into Sannyas at the hands of H H Mahamandaleshwar Gurudev Swami Satyamitrananda Giriji Maharaj. Founder President of Maharshi Vedavyas Pratishthan(estd.1990) that is dedicated exclusively to Vedic education and research and runs 24 residential, fully free Vedic schools for all the Vedas all over India with 45 Vaidic Acharyas and 400 students.
Yogarsi Swami Ramdev ji
Founder Patanajali Yog Peeth
Yogarṣi Swami Ramdevji studied Sanskrit and Yoga, and earned a postgraduate (Ācārya) degree with specialization in Sanskrit Vyākaraṇa, Yoga, Darśana, Vedas and Upaniṣads, later he was very much inspired by the life and writings of Maharṣi Dayanand and he thoroughly studied Satyārtha Prakāśa, Ṛgvedādibhāṣyabhūmikā etc. Yogi Ramdev ji focuses on: Propagation of yoga and Āyurveda, and reforming the social, political and economic system of India. Swamiji’s main focus is on making the people of India as well as of the whole world adopts yoga and Āyurveda as their lifestyle. Yogi Ramdevji is Founder Divya Yog Mandir (Trust) in 1995 at Kankhal, Hardwar, Uttarakhand, India, which was followed by Meditation Centre at Gangotri in the Himalayas, Brahmakalpa Chikitsalaya, Divy Pharmacy, Divya Prakashan, Divya Yog Sadhana, Patañjali Yogpeeth (Trust) in Delhi in 2005, Patañjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, Mahashaya Hiralal Arsh Gurukul, Kishangarh Ghaseda, Mahendragarh, Haryana, Yog Gram and recently Bharat Swabhiman (Trust) in Delhi.
Secretary General Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha
Pujya Swami Parmatmananda Saraswati is a Senior disciple of Param Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and founder Arsha Vidya Mandir in Rajkot, Gujarat. For the past thirty years, Swamiji has been teaching Vedanta in traditional way, blending with modern examples, for easy understanding to non-conventional people. Swamiji is Secretary General for Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha.
Shri Swami Vishveshwaranand Giri Ji Maharaj
Swami Vishveshwaranand is the eleventh President of Suratgiri Bangla, Haridwar & President of Sanyas Ashram Vile Parle Mumbai. At the age of 18 years SwamiJi first came to Sanyas Ashram as Brahmacahri. On 6th May 1981 SwamiJi took Diskha of Sanyas. Swami Ji did his Vedantacharya from Sampoornanand Sanskrit University Varanasi & M.A. from Mumbai University. On In 10th May 1998, A formal ceremony with necessary rituals was held in which he was commemorated with the Pattabhishekam of Mahamandeleshwar. His Guru Ji Brahmalin Mahamandleshwar Shri Swami Brahmanand Giri Ji Maharaj handed over the responsibilities of Ashram and honored him with the title of Mahamandleshwar in the presence of Saints & Mahatmas. Swami Ji is deeply involved in organizing & spreading awareness about Vadic Religion through Spiritual lectures and cultural programmes in India & abroad. SwamiJi is also involved in managing his ten Ashrams guiding individuals to reach their destination of self-realization through the Siddha path which is considered as – more powerful and very secret. Swamiji has faith and respect for all religions Swamiji is working along with many others Religious and Social organizations for human welfare,peace and harmony and provide his services in the name of VASUDEV KUTUMBIKA (all world is my family). He strongly believes that inculcation of character-building measures endowed with the feeling of affinity for all the people and religions are necessary for the harmony and peace in the society.
Sadguru Shree Madhavpriyadas ji
Founder SGVP International School
Sadguru Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami is a blessed disciple of P. P. Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharamjeevandasji Swami, the founder of ancient Gurukul system in modern era particularly in Gujarat, Sadguru Shastri Shree Madhavpriyadasji Swami completed his higher studies of Vedantacharya at Sampoornanand Sanskrit University – Varanasi gloriously with 6 gold medals and 6 silver medals, in the year 1977. HH Swamiji has played a vital role to promote Vedic culture and value based education in India and abroad. HH Swamiji established SGVP international school and traditional Sanskrit Mahavidyalay at Ahmedabad are the first one in India to receive an American Accreditation as an International school and Sanskrit college respectively. HH Swamiji has established a well equipped Gurukul in rural area of Saurastra, especially for girls.
Vice Chairman Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammaji) Math
Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri is the most senior disciple of AMMA and also the first disciple who had been initiated into Sanyasa by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Swamiji is also the vice-chairman of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. In October 1989, he was ceremoniously initiated in Sannyasa. Amritanandamayi gave him the name of Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri.
Head of Adichunchanagiri Math.
Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji was born in Tumkur district. Following his Diploma at Government Polytechnic College (Tumkur), he did BE in civil engineering at National Institute of Engineering Mysore and M.Tech in structural engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He was selected as a scientist at Central Water and Power Research Station Poona. He instead volunteered to teach at a blind school in Ramanagar district. In 1998 he renounced worldly life and became a Swamiji. Balagangadharanatha Swamiji appointed him as the head of the Adichunchanagiri Shaka (branch) Math at Chikkaballapur.
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Former Union Human Resources Development Minister
Government of India
Murli Manohar Joshi was the Union Human Resources Development minister of India. Joshi is a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in Delhi on January 5 1934, hailing from the Kumaon Hills region of northern India which today form a part of the state of Uttarakhand. Mr. Joshi had his early education in Chandpur, District Bijnore and Almora (currently part of Uttarakhand). He completed his B.Sc. from Meerut College and M.Sc. from Allahabad University. He did his doctorate from Allahabad University. The subject of his doctoral thesis was Spectroscopy. He was the first scientist to submit his thesis in Hindi. He was elected Member of Parliament from Almora. Dr. Joshi was a Former Human Resource Development Minister in the cabinet. Dr. Joshi has been deeply influenced by the life and work of Veer Savarkar, Shri Guruji and Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Her Excellency Dr. Sushma Swaraj
Honorable Minister of External Affairs Minister, Government of India
Dr. Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician and the current Minister of External Affairs of India. She is the second woman to be India's external affairs minister, first being Indira Gandhi. She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25, she became Haryana's youngest cabinet minister and in 1998, also served as Chief Minister of Delhi for a short term. In Indian general election, 2014, she won from Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh. She became the External Affairs Minister in union cabinet on 26 May 2014. She retained her Vidisha parliamentary seat by over 400,000 votes in the 16th lok Sabha in the general election held in May 2014.
His Excellency Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Honorable Minister Science and Technology, Government of India
Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science and Technology (India) and Ministry of Earth Sciences. Served as State Minister of Health and Minister of Law for Delhi and Minister of Education in 1996. Dr. Vardhan oversaw the successful implementation of the pilot project of the Pulse Polio Programme which involved the mass immunisation of 1 million children up to the age of 3 in Delhi. In 1995, this programme was launched nationwide leading to 88 million children being immunised. On 28 March 2014, India was declared polio-free by the WHO, as there had been no reported cases for three years Dr. Vardhan received the awards of IMA President's Special Award of Appreciation by the Indian Medical Association in 1994, Director-General's Polio Eradication Champion Award Commendation Medal by the World Health Organization in 1998, Polio Eradication Champion Award by the Rotary International in 2001, "Doctor of the last Decade" (Swastha Ratna) by Indian Medical Association's New Delhi branch in 2002.
Dr. Subramaniam Swamy
Economist, Harvard Professor & SR BJP Leader
Dr. Subramaniam Swamy is a senior leader of BJP and Chairman of its Strategy Committee. He has been elected 5 times as Member of Parliament (3 times Lok Sabha & 2 times for Rajya Sabha) and twice MP (Lok Sabha) from MUMBAI-Maharashtra. He has been Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce, Law & Justice. He got the Kailash-Mansarovar Hindu pilgrim route opened from Chinese for Hindu Pilgrims and was in the first batch to go there. He advocated disbanding of Soviet Union based socialist economic policies and implementing market based liberalized economic reforms in the country.
Her Excellency Smriti Irani
Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Smt Smriti Irani is the minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India. She was a former television actress and producer. She has won number of awards for her on screen performances. She represents the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Parliament.
His Excellency Mahesh Sharma
Honorable Minister of Culture, Government of India
Mahesh Sharma is currently Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism and MoS for Ministry of Civil Aviation (India), Government of India. He is a doctor by profession.
His Excellency Shripad Yesso Naik
Honorable Minister of Yoga and Traditional Medicine, Government of India
Shripad Yesso Naik is the Minister of Yoga and Traditional Medicine of the Government of India. Shripad has been in Indian government since 1999.
Dr. G. Madhavan Nair
President International Academy of Astronautics (IIA)
Former Chairman Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO)
Shri. G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and at present President of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA); the Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT-Patna; the Chairman - Centre for Management Development, Government of Kerala, Council Member of Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science.
As Chairman of ISRO, he directed the development of space technology and its application to solve the problems of man and society in India. Under his leadership, 25 successful missions have been accomplished such as INSAT, Resourcesat, Edusat, Cartosat, Hamsat, Program of PSLV and GSLV launch, and Oceansat. He was responsible for implementation of India’s first mission to moon Chandrayaan 1 which led to the confirmation of presence of water on the moon. The nation has honoured him by conferring the Padma Bhushan in 1998 and
the Padma Vibhushan in 2009.
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
Dr Vijay Bhatkar is one of the most acclaimed scientists and IT leaders of India. He is best known as the architect of India's first supercomputer and as the founder Executive Director of C-DAC, India's national initiative in supercomputing. He has been honored with Padmashri and Maharashtra Bhushan awards. Other recognitions include Saint Dnyaneshwar World Peace Prize, Lokmanya Tilak Award , HK Firodia and Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Awards, and many others. He was a nominee for Petersburg Prize and is a Distinguished Alumni of IIT,Delhi.
Dr Bhatkar has authored and edited 12 books and 80 research & technical papers. Current research interests: Exascale Supercomputing, AI, Brain-Mind-Consciousness, and Synthesis of Science & Spirituality. He is presently the Chancellor of India International Multiversity, Chairman of ETH Research Lab, Chief Mentor of I2IT, and National President of Vijnan Bharati.
Prof. Sannidhanam Sudarsana Sarma
Former Vice Chancellor, Vedic University, Tirupati
M.A. (Skt.) University First 1977, Acarya (Vedabhashya) First 1980
Ph.D. 1984, As Professor – 16 years, As Vice-Chancellor – 6 years
Publications – 29, International Seminars – 11, National Seminars – 12
Having 36 years of teaching experience in the field of Sanskrit and Vedas. He taught at S.M. Oriental College, Agiripalli and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati. Professor Undertook and successfully completed the Research Projects “Evolution in thought of Soul of Poetry” and worked in Srimad Bhagavat Critical Edition Project producing 3 Skhandas with commentaries of Dvaita, Advaita & Visistadvaita. He has held several University Administration responsibilities as Head of Sanskrit Department, Chairman, Board of Studies,Faculty Dean, Vice Chancellor S.V. Vedic University, Tirupati (6 years) and Vice Chariman MSR Veda Vidya Pratishthan, Ujjain (3 years). Author of several books. Languages spoken Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Telugu & German. Professor has been recipient to awards as Veda Vidya Nidhi by WAVES Conference, Orlando, USA, Svadhyaya Caturanana, Vedaratnam and Vidya Vacaspati by Akhilabharatiya Vidwat Parishat, Varanasi.
Prof. Pramod Kumar Bhatnagar
M.Sc. (Physics) with Electronics as special paper, LL.B. Published Five Research Papers in National and International Journals. Written Five Books of Physics for Undergraduate classes. Worked as Head of Physics Department, P.G. College affiliated to M.D. University. Rohtak. Was member of Board of Studies, M.D. University, Rohtak Additional Qualification Refresher course in interfacing technique of Micro Computers From Jaipur University, Jaipur. Worked in various departments at Shantikunj. Participated in Ashwamedh Yagyas at Leicester, Toronto, Los Angles, Chicago, Sydney, Brisbane, Johannesburg (RSA), Auckland including that of first at Jaipur and almost all in India. Several youth camps at USA, Canada, Australia and all over India.
Dr. Saroj Bala
Director, Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas
Smt Saroj Bala is the Chief Research Co-ordinator of the Research Project titled, 'Determining Cultural Continuity from Vedic and Epic Eras: through Sequential Dating of Astronomical References and other corroborating scientific evidences'. She has authored/edited the books "Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies" and “वैदिक युग एवं रामायण काल की ऐतिहासिकता ".
She has done M.A. in Political Science and holds a degree in LLB. She is an IRS officer of 1972 batch and had retired as Member of CBDT. She made two very valuable contributions for improving the delivery of services to tax payers in India, one in the form of launching an annual publication titled, “Let us Share – A compilation of Best Orders and Best Practices in Income Tax Department" and the other an "Advanced Mid-Career International Training Program" for IRS officers. She was the first lady probationer in the history of Indian Revenue Service to be adjudged as the 'Best All Round Officer'. As Chief Commissioner she had revived the Income tax office in J & K after the terrorist attack in 2005 and as Director General (Training) at Nagpur, she had got conducted several training programs for tax administrators of foreign countries.
Sadhu Bhadresh Das ji
Sadhu Bhadreshdas is a well-recognized Sanskrit pundit and scholar, who has received the Mahāmahopādyāya award in 2012 and the Darshankesari award in 2013 for his exceptional work in Svāminārāyaṇa Vedānta. After completing his masters in Sanskrit in 1996, he received multiple ācārya degrees in Sāṃkhya, Yoga, Vedānta, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, and the Pūrvamīmāṃsā darśana. Thereafter, in 2005 he was awarded his doctoral degree for his work on Paramātmapratyakṣasvarūpayogaḥ, a comparative analysis of Svāminārāyaṇa’s Vacanāmṛta and Śrīmadbhagavadgītā. His creation of the Prasthānatreya Svāminārāyaṇa-bhāṣyam, a commentary on the Śrīmadbhagavadgītā, Upaniṣads, and Brahmasūtra according to teachings of Bhagavān Svāminārāyaṇa, awarded him a D.Litt. from Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU), Nagpur in 2010. He is also a leading member of the managing committee of BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute – Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi and a professor at AARSH (Akshardham Center for Applied Research in Social Harmony) association with Somnath Sanskrit University, Verawal, Gujarat. He is also Pradhānācārya at Yagnapurush Sanskrit Pathshala, Sarangpur, Gujarat. He teaches philosophy, Nyaya Darshana, Veda, Paninian Grammer and Indian classical music (Table, Flute, Violin).
Dr. Bevan Morris
Dr. Bevan Morris has worked with the world-wide organizations of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for 46 years, beginning in Rishikesh in 1969. He has been President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA for 35 years. Leading educator in the world in the field of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology, Dr. Bevan Morris is also the Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace since 2005. He hails from Australia, and was instructed in Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi in Sydney in 1967. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Cambridge University in the UK (1975), and received the first doctorate ever granted by Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland (1979). Working under Maharishi’s direction, he has lived in or visited 120 countries, speaking to Presidents, Prime Ministers, other senior governmental leaders, and to top educators and business leaders.
Dr. John Hagelin
Dr. John Hagelin is a world-renowned quantum physicist, a leading educator, and author.
Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He has published over 100 scientific books and articles on fundamental particle physics, electro-weak unification, grand unification, super-symmetry and cosmology. His articles include some of the most widely cited references in the physical sciences. He is responsible for the development of a highly successful Grand Unified Field Theory based on the superstring—a theory that was featured in a cover story of Discover magazine.
In addition, Dr. Hagelin has spent much of the past quarter century leading a scientific investigation into the foundations of human consciousness. He is one of the world’s pre-eminent researchers on the effects of Yoga and Yogic meditation (including Transcendental Meditation) on brain development and higher states of consciousness (samadhi, enlightenment), and the use of the Vedic technologies of Yoga and Yagya to defuse societal stress, to prevent crime and social violence, and to promote economic prosperity and societal peace.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made “major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology.” The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as “a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.”
Dr. Hagelin received his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981. He is currently director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy and Professor of physics at Maharishi University of Management, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.
Dr. Eike Hartmann, Vedic Architect
Dr. Hartmann worked and studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for more than 25 years in reformulating the ancient Vedic Science of Sthapatya Veda. He collaborated with the leading Vedic experts in Vastu Shastras (Sthapatis) in India in research and development in the field of Vedic Architecture to re-establish the fundamental principles of Vastu Vidya. Dr. Hartmann received his Doctoral Degree in Vedic Science from Maharishi Vedic University, the Netherlands. He is a visiting professor at Maharishi University of Management, USA, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute of Vedic City Planning, Maharishi University of Management, the Netherlands and CEO of Fortune-Creating Homes, The Netherlands.
John Fagan, Ph.D.
Dr. John Fagan is a leading authority on sustainability in the food and agricultural system, and on biosafety and food authenticity. He is a successful entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology, having founded, built and sold Global ID Group, a pioneering company developing innovative molecular biological tools to verify and advance food purity, safety and sustainability. Dr. Fagan earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology from Cornell University. His biomedical research has examined molecular mechanisms in carcinogenesis and assessed the cellular and gene-regulatory impacts of environmental toxicants such as dioxins and PCBs. His research has been published in leading scientific journals (45+ papers) and has been supported by millions of dollars in grant awards, including the prestigious National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award. Dr. Fagan serves as Executive Director of the Earth Open Source Institute, a non-profit advancing the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of the food and agricultural system, where he conducts research and manages agricultural development projects on four continents. In addition, Dr. Fagan is professor of molecular biology at Maharishi University of Management, USA, as well as an international administrator (Raja) and Minister of Agriculture of the Global Country of World Peace. He also serves as Vice President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.
Dr. Michael Dillbeck, Ph.D. Psychology
Dr. Michael Dillbeck was honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, and received his Ph.D. degree in psychology in 1976 from Purdue University in Indiana, USA. He is a Research Professor and Trustee of Maharishi University of Management, USA, and an international administrator (Raja) of the Global Country of World Peace. He has published extensive research on the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of Maharishi's Vedic Technology of Consciousness, and is an editor of Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme: Collected Papers, Volumes 5–7 (Volume 8 in preparation), in which scientific papers are reprinted from the academic journals.
Volker Schanbacher, Ph.D.
Dr. Volker Schanbacher is a quantum physicist and educator. He received his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in the field of theoretical physics at the University of Tuebingen, Germany in 1981. Dr. Schanbacher is a leading expert in connecting the fields of Physics and Consciousness. Over the past three decades, Dr. Schanbacher conducted research in relating modern science to Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology of Consciousness, and has given numerous presentations throughout the world on scientific research and its practical implications for society. Dr. Schanbacher is a senior research scientist at Maharishi University of Management, the Netherlands, and is Minister of Education of the Global Country of World Peace.
Neil Paterson, DSCI, Ph.D. Vedic Science
Dr. Neil Paterson studied and worked with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for more than 30 years. He received his doctorate degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence (DSCI) from Maharishi European Research University (MERU), Seelisberg, Switzerland in 1983 and a doctorate degree in Maharishi Vedic Science (DVS) from Maharishi Vedic University, the Netherlands in 1993. Dr. Paterson is currently Secretary General of the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation, an international foundation established by Maharishi, whose mission is to establish and permanently fund large groups of Maharishi Vedic Pandits in India to create World Peace through daily performance of the Vedic Technologies of Yog and Yagya. Dr. Paterson also serves as Global Minister of Administration of the Global Country of World Peace, with responsibility for implementing Vedic administration throughout the world.
Howard Chancellor, Ph.D.
Dr. Howard Chancellor is an international leader of the Maharishi Purusha Program, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1981 for single men who lead a Brahmachari lifestyle of deep meditation and service. Dr. Chancellor has authored numerous scientific book chapters and research articles, and has a B.A. degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Maharishi University of Management. From 1996 to 2000, he organized corporate and educational projects for Maharishi in India before retiring to five years of deep silence in the mountains above Uttar Kashi under Maharishi’s guidance. In 2005 Maharishi trained him to be a Purusha Raja — a Purusha administrator of the Global Country of World Peace.
Harris Kaplan, Ph.D.
Dr. Harris Kaplan is a Canadian and is the former chairman and CEO of Eastgate Management Corporation, USA, a successful investment management company and advisor to public and private companies, primarily in the energy field. Dr. Kaplan is the Chief Executive Officer of Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation, an international foundation established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose mission is to establish and permanently fund large groups of Maharishi Vedic Pandits in India to create World Peace through daily performance of the Vedic Technologies of Yog and Yagya. Dr. Kaplan was also appointed by Maharishi as the Chief Administrator for India of the Global Country of World Peace. Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Arlene, spend six months each year in India reviewing first hand the implementation of the Global Peace Initiative of the Maharishi Vedic Pandits.
Fred Travis, Ph.D. Neuroscience
Dr. Travis is an internationally renowned neuroscientist. In a distinguished career that has spanned more than 30 years, Dr. Travis has published over 70 scientific papers, many in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has given presentations at major international conferences. He is a leading figure in global research into the field of consciousness and the development of consciousness through the Vedic technologies of consciousness, including the Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Over the past 20 years the US National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $24 million to study the benefits of the Vedic science of consciousness for improving brain functioning and for health. Dr. Travis is currently the Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management, USA. Dr. Travis received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Maharishi University of Management, and a B.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.
Susan Dillbeck, Ph.D. Education
Dr. Susan Dillbeck received her Ph.D. in education from the University of California at Berkeley. She is President of the International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education and International Professor of Education and Trustee of Maharishi University of Management USA. Dr. Dillbeck worked developing Consciousness-Based Vedic Education, under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from 1971 to 2008; teaching and developing curricula, courses, and professional development programmes; and serving as president of a Consciousness-Based school and university. She has written more than 50 publications and 12 video courses on topics related to Consciousness-Based Vedic Education. Dr Dillbeck has given presentations in over 50 countries and received several teaching awards.
Robert Schneider, MD, FACC
Dr. Robert Schneider is a physician-scientist-educator and internationally-recognized leader in evidence-based integrative medicine. Dr. Schneider did his clinical training in internal medicine by a fellowship in hypertension at the University of Michigan Medical School, specializing in preventive cardiology and neurocardiology. Dr. Schneider was one of the first to be certified as a clinical specialist in hypertension. He is also board-certified in preventive medicine and public health. Beginning in 1984, Dr. Schneider was one of the first physicians in the United States to formally train in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, the traditional system of natural health care of ancient India, which includes Ayurveda and other mind, body and environment approaches. For the past 30 years, Dr. Schneider has directed a research program on mind-body medicine and other CAM modalities for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. He has been the principal or co- investigator on more than $25 million of grant support from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Schneider has briefed the Presidential Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the U.S. Congress’ Prevention Coalition and members of the British Parliament’s House of Lords Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Currently, Dr. Schneider is Dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health – a new medical school under development at Maharishi University of Management to offer M.D. and M.S. degrees in Maharishi Integrative Medicine.
Keith Wallace, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Keith Wallace received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. His seminal papers published in Science, the American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American, showed that Transcendental Meditation technique, a Vedic technology, produced a fourth major state of consciousness different than waking, sleeping, or dreaming. Dr. Wallace was the founding President of Maharishi University of Management and established the first Maharishi Ayurveda Clinics in the United States. He has traveled around the world giving lectures at major universities and institutes on Maharishi’s consciousness-based health programs and is the author of The Neurophysiology of Enlightenment, the Physiology of Consciousness, and co-author of Victory Before War. Dr. Wallace is currently a Trustee of Maharishi University of Management, Dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health, Director of Research, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health.
Dr. John Konhaus
Dr. John Konhaus was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, USA and University of Lancaster, UK and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Biology and Chemistry. He received a Masters degree in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture from Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland after 10 years of developing the science of Vedic Agriculture under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Vedic Pandits of India. Dr. Konhaus is Professor of Vedic Agriculture at Maharishi University of Management, USA. He is founding President and Chairman of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute, USA and India.
His Excellency Joaquim Alberto Chissano Rama
His Excellency Joaquim Alberto Chissano Rama served as the second President of Mozambique from 1986 to 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies. After his presidency, President Chissano became an elder statesman in Africa, campaigning for peace through his work as an envoy and peace negotiator for the United Nations.
From July 2003 to July 2004, President Chissano served as Chair of the African Union and is now Chair of the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government, and Chair of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation. In the early 1990’s, President Chissano learnt the Transcendental Meditation technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and introduced it to other government officials and their families. Two years later, he and his generals ordered all police and military to meditate twice a day for 20 minutes. In addition, 16,000 soldiers and 30,000 civilians were taught Transcendental Meditation and its advanced technique of Yogic Flying. President Chissano said the result was “political peace and balance in nature in my country.” According to Tobias Dai, President Chissano’s defence minister, “the effect was overwhelming” and included reduced crime, drought aversion and three times the expected level of economic growth.
In 1993, President Chissano received an honorary doctorate degree from Maharishi Vedic University in MERU, Holland and was personally honoured by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with the title of “Rama”, for utilizing Vedic Science and Technology to bring peace, stability and prosperity to his nation.
In 2007, Kofi Annan announced President Chissano as the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. President Chissano received the inaugural Ibrahim Prize for his achievements in bringing peace, reconciliation, stable democracy and economic progress to his country following the 16-year civil war, which lasted until 1992. The Prize also recognizes the major contribution he has made outside his country’s borders.
Dr. Jose Luis Alvarez Roset
Dr. Jose Luis Alvarez Roset studied and worked with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for more than 30 years. He received his doctorate degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence (DSCI) from Maharishi European Research University (MERU), Seelisberg, Switzerland and a doctorate degree in Maharishi Vedic Science (DVS) from Maharishi Vedic University, the Netherlands in 1993. Dr. Alvarez Roset is a world leading expert in the application of the Vedic technologies of consciousness, brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in education, government, and military training. He has introduced the Vedic science of consciousness to over 250 schools in 23 countries in Latin America, with more than 195,000 students participating. The results of these programmes have been so positive that it has motivated government and education leaders in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and other countries to offer this programme to millions of children throughout Latin America. In addition, he has overseen a training programme in the military of several countries in Latin America, most notably in Ecuador, where thousands of military personnel have utilized Vedic Science in their training.
Father Gabriel Mejia
Father Gabriel Mejia is a Catholic priest from Colombia who has founded 52 shelters for homeless children and youthful offenders in Colombia. He has been referred to as the “Saint of Colombia” for his compassionate and fearless work to rescue the homeless and exploited children of his country and provide them with education and opportunities to develop their full potential and become productive and happy citizens of their country. Through his Fundacion Hogares Claret, Father Gabriel provides sanctuary for displaced street children, taking in anyone who needs help. In the last 20 years, Father Gabriel has rehabilitated nearly 60,000 children. Many of the children take advantage of the rehabilitation programs offered by the shelters and decide to permanently live there as a family with other children and mentors. This rehabilitation and educational programme includes learning the Vedic technologies of consciousness as brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, including the practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program, which scientific research has shown develops the full brain potential and many other benefits for the betterment of the individual. More than 10,000 children have participated in this programme. Father Gabriel’s work has been widely recognized, including an award from the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities, and from the Queen of Spain for his humanitarian work. He has served as president of the Latin American Federation of Therapeutic Communities.
Dr. Christopher Crowell
Dr. Christopher Crowell was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and received his MA in Higher Education from Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA and was awarded a doctorate degree in Maharishi’s Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland. He was appointed by Maharishi as Minister of Religion and Culture of the Global Country of World Peace. He is also International Director of the World Federation of Traditional Kings and Director of International Development Program at Maharishi University of Management, USA. Dr. Crowell has traveled to over 35 countries on development projects to promote cultural integrity, national unity, and world harmony through the Vedic science of Consciousness.
Cathy Gorini Ph.D.
Dr. Catherine A. Gorini is a recognized expert in geometry and an award-winning teacher. Her Ph.D. in mathematics is from the University of Virginia, where she specialized in algebraic topology. On the faculty of Maharishi University of Management, USA for over thirty years, she is currently Dean of Faculty and Professor of Mathematics and has been a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique for forty years. Dr. Gorini is the editor of Geometry at Work, a collection of papers on applied geometry published by the Mathematical Association of America, and the author of two books on mathematics and numerous papers on mathematics and Consciousness-Based education. Her teaching awards include the 2001 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics given by the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Colonel Brian Rees M.D. (Retd)
Dr. Brian Rees received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Tulane University, USA and is a board certified family physician. He has researched and written about the application of the Vedic technology of consciousness – the Transcendental Meditation technique – for the promotion of soldier resilience, resolution of PTSD, and the reduction of violent conflict. Most recently he was the lead author of two studies published in a peer-reviewed journal regarding the application of Transcendental Meditation in Congolese refugees with posttraumatic stress. Dr. Rees retired from the US Army Reserve as a colonel after 37 years of commissioned service. A graduate of the US Army War College, he is a veteran of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent eight years in hospital commands.
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