List of people who have learned Transcendental Meditation

A list of notable individuals who have practiced or learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The organization was estimated to have 900,000 participants worldwide in 1977,[1] a million by the 1980s,[2][3][4] and five million in more recent years.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


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