Maharishi describing the mechanics of the Transcendental Meditation technique
Maharishi Global Archives & Collections
Building an archive of the knowledge shared by
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
an exceptional array of original materials from over five decades, including
Rare Manuscripts • Previously Unseen Footage • Handwritten Letters
Welcome | From our team at MGAC
Maharishi Global Archives & Collections (MGAC) was created at MIU to help preserve and share the unique heritage of Maharishi's work and teachings. Our online database is a free resource available for everyone to use and enjoy.
In supporting the programs of the Global Country of World Peace, MGAC is dedicated to ensuring Maharishi's teachings are available around the world for generations to come.
Jai Guru Dev
Gail, John, and Gaelen
Suppose you were to ask...
Where are Maharishi’s handwritten notes from his commentary on the Brahma Sutra?
Where can I find the original Torch Divine pamphlet?
Is there a copy of Maharishi’s 1965 letter to the saints of the Himalayas?
There is a rich history of Maharishi’s work around the world, but it’s almost impossible to find answers to questions like the ones above. We have created Maharishi Global Archives & Collections (MGAC) to have the answers be easy and enjoyable to find.
Our goal is to both preserve the original hard copies of Maharishi’s work and to create a straightforward and elegant digital archive for everyone to use. We already have
over 100,000 documents and manuscripts;
2000 hours of audio and video recordings of Maharishi;
12000 audio and video recordings from the TM Movement's events and courses;
donations of the private collections from Jerry and Debby Jarvis, Larry Domash, and others around the world.
Maharishi with Swami Lakshmanjoo in Kashmir, 1969.
Maharishi in The Saturday Evening Post magazine, May 4th, 1968.
Our primary archive and Reading Room is on the Maharishi International University campus in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
How to Access Materials at
Maharishi Global Archives & Collection
Learning To Use Our Digital Archive
Online Reading Room
with collection highlights, photo gallery, audio and video players, and much more.
Click on a category below to see some galleries of our newest arrivals
Maharishi's Early Books • Video Gallery • Photo Gallery
Who all can you name in this 1970 Teacher Training Course photo from Rishikesh?
We'll start you off: a Mr. Bevan Morris from Australia stands third from the left in the back row.
Satyanand, Jerry, and Prudence are here, too. Click on the photo to look closer.
The Archivist's Desk |
Questions, Access, Copies
The Archivist's Desk is both a virtual and real-life place where you can ask us questions, order high quality copies of documents for teaching and research, and request access to restricted original material.
We are also happy to share our approach, policies and templates with people creating their own related archives.
Community | Assistance, Submissions, Contributors
Join the collaboration to preserve Maharishi's history and body of knowledge.
You can help with funding, volunteering, submitting private collections, or sharing digital materials.
If you are archiving your own collection of Maharishi's work, we are happy to share our system of best practices and record grouping for your convenience.