Achieving World Peace - A Scientifically Verified Program

The Global Peace Initiative is a project of the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (USA) and Brahmananda Saraswati Trust in Holland and is a non-religious charitable organization. 

The Global Peace Initiative involves establishing and permanently maintaining a group of 9,000 experts who practice together the advanced meditation techniques of Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhis. Scientific research has found that this group meditation practice creates a measurable influence of peace in society.

The meditation practices that form this ‘technology of peace’ have their origin in the Vedic tradition of India, the world’s oldest tradition of knowledge. They were revived in this modern era by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar and scientist of consciousness of our time. The group of 9,000 peace experts is being made up of the traditional custodians of Vedic knowledge in India—Vedic Pandits whose ancient profession was to maintain harmony in society through this technology of peace.

“This work… deserves the most serious consideration.
“The claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. The research has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. I think this work, and the theory that informs it, deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.”
— David Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Government at the
University of Texas at Austin

Don is a Director on the Canadian board of the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of Vedic technologies of consciousness for creating world peace. These Vedic technologies include Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques.

Don talks about the Global Peace Initiative in this video.


Global Peace Initiative is assembling a group of 9,000 experts in India to create world peace. These experts use a technique that improves the quality of collective consciousness and has been scientifically shown to reduce terrorism and war.


The Global Peace Initiative Our organization was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program and the principal architect of the Global Peace Initiative. The organization is named in honor of Maharishi’s teacher, Brahmananda Saraswati, one of the world’s most highly revered spiritual leaders, who served as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, India—the chief representative of the Vedic tradition of knowledge.

An Indian Pandit is a man who has been trained since childhood to meditate and live a traditional Vedic lifestyle. The Vedic Pandits participating in the Global Peace Initiative have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programs. They live in large groups and meditate for many hours each day. The Global Peace Initiative has the goal of supporting 9,000 peace experts. Research shows a group this size should be sufficient to create peace world-wide.

“Violent behaviour is rooted in the brain. The only way to prevent violent behaviour is to restore balanced brain functioning. The Brain-Based Approach to peace restores balanced neurological functioning on the individual and global scale.”
— John Hagelin, President Global Union of Scientists for Peace


“The Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation raises funds to permanently fund a rapidly growing group of dedicated peace professionals, now 1,500 strong, that is large enough to create permanent world peace and global prosperity. This is a project which is very special to me because it is real and it is happening. Imagine having a world with reduced wars and conflict, an improved economy, lower crime rates and accidents. Extensive peer reviewed research shows that this ancient technology of consciousness DOES create world peace and deserves the most serious consideration by all citizens and governments worldwide.”

“In the studies that I have examined on the impact of the Maharishi Effect on conflict, I can find no methodological flaws, and the findings have been consistent across a large number of replications in many different geographical and conflictual situations. As unlikely as the premise may sound, I think we have to take these studies seriously.”
— Ted Robert Gurr, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland

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