Celebrating Guru Purnima

MERU, the Netherlands, 23 June – 5 July 2023

We invite all Governors, Sidhas, and Meditators in Maharishi’s worldwide family to come together for a very special event at MERU: to create waves of coherence and peace through the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme, including Yogic Flying – which includes the most important day of the Vedic calendar, Guru Purnima, the day of Guru Dev.

‘Guru is the expression of enlightenment, pure knowledge, the field of all possibilities, the field of infinite correlation. In that supreme awakening, in that supreme awareness, in the state of supreme knowledge we have wholeness of life, absolute value of Being, pure infinity, pure eternity, pure immortality. Guru Purnima day is structured in pure knowledge. It comes year after year to bring the awakening of totality of life. It unfolds the full potential of knowledge and brings to fulfilment the master-disciple relationship. It is the master-disciple relationship, and that expresses itself in its totality: full potential of all possibilities. It is a very special day. It’s a very special day for us.’

– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Programme Overview

 World Peace Assembly 23 June – 5 July

You will be able to enjoy longer meditations and practice of the TM-Sidhi program in a group with other participants and MERU community members. We will have daily knowledge sessions with special guest speakers.

Guru Purnima Celebration 3 – 4  July

An annual celebration of the teacher that includes Global Puja to Guru Dev and the Tradition of Vedic Masters, followed by addresses from Maharishi and from Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam – Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, as well as many other special celebrations unique to Guru Purnima.

Keynote speaker

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, is a medical doctor trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in neuroscience) and Harvard University, and a globally recognised Vedic scholar. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Dr Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation® organisations in over 100 countries.

Guest speakers

Bevan Morris, PhD, spent over 39 years with Maharishi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation. Since becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1969, Dr Morris worked with Maharishi on many projects and is a prominent leader in the Transcendental Meditation organisation. He is a former president of Maharishi International University and has been the Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace since 2005. Dr Morris holds an MA and BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Cambridge University and MSCI, DSCI from Maharishi European Research University.

Dr Neil Paterson is the Minister of Administration for the Global Country of World Peace. He is a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, its advanced techniques, and the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Programme for over 40 years. He served as the  Senior Administrator of the Global Transcendental Meditation Organisation from 1982 until 2002.

Dr Alvarez, or Raja Luis as he is also known, is a leader of the Transcendental Meditation organisation who is best known for creating groups of thousands of Transcendental Meditation practitioners in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to raise the collective consciousness. Thanks to his many years working closely with Maharishi, he is an expert in Maharishi Vedic Science. He has also mentored many young people and is well-loved for his big heart and wisdom.

Dr Harris Kaplan is currently the chief administrator for the Transcendental Meditation organisation projects in India, including the training and support of thousands of Maharishi Vedic Pandits. Dr Kaplan is Chairman of the board of Brahmananda Saraswati Trust (BST) in the Netherlands and CEO of Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (BSF) in the USA. These organisations support the training and lifelong careers of Maharishi Vedic Pandits in India. Dr Kaplan holds a Doctorate in the Science of Creative Intelligence (DSCI).

Prices and Applications

– World Peace Assembly, course fee including food: 845€

– Guru Purnima celebrations (3-4 July), course fee including food: 140€

– Guru Purnima Day (3 July), course fee including food: 70€

We ask that course participants organise accommodation themselves. After completing your online application to the World Peace Assembly, MERU will provide guidance and suggestions for the best hotels and bungalow parks nearby via email. 


MERU, the Netherlands

MERU, also known as Maharishi European Research University, was Maharishi’s home for 18 years and is the International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace. MERU has a very special atmosphere of peace and beauty set within the breathtaking national forest of the region.

Today, MERU is host to the ministries and activities of the Global Country of World Peace, and is an ideal meeting point for connecting with others in our global family at this special time of the year.



Location & Information

We ask that course participants organise accommodation themselves. After completing your online application to the World Peace Assembly, MERU will provide guidance and suggestions for the best hotels and bungalow parks nearby via email.


We look forward to welcoming you to this special World Peace Assembly for Maharishi’s worldwide family.