Arts for Enlightenment

The Consciousness-Based Approach to Creativity and the Arts


Master Series Course 1.0 theme –

All Art Originates Within the Self of the Artist

Enlivening Infinite Creativity through the Transcendental Meditation Programme    

13 August – 17 September 2023

Dr Anthony Miles
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Founding President of Academy of Arts for Enlightenment

With Guest Experts in Consciousness-Based Arts

• Dr Lawrence Sheaff and Dr Frances Knight – Visual Artists • Florian Tilly – Award-winning Ballet Dancer • Jane Roman Pitt – Singer/Songwriter, and others…


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“That field of creative intelligence, that field of Being which is the source of all thinking and the basis of all action, of all expression, is infinite, and its character is bliss. So infinite bliss should pour out through every wave of artistic creation. And this is the aspiration of the creative arts.”

– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, August 11, 1970; Humboldt State University, California

Twelve historic lectures by Maharishi

Open to all practitioners of Transcendental Meditation

Live online with recordings available for three months

Sundays and Thursdays │ 19:30-21:00 CEST 

Course fee: 108€  (incl. VAT)

Reduced prices are available to participants from lower-income countries — please see the application form for more about the prices for different countries.



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Open to all TM practitioners


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Open to all TM practitioners


About the course

In this first ‘Arts for Enlightenment’ Course, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduces the principles of Consciousness-Based creativity and its expressions in human life and throughout creation. Artists, designers, musicians, performers, writers, poets and all those interested in the arts and culture will be inspired by the rich flow of knowledge presented by Maharishi. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy the timeless wisdom presented by Maharishi in this special course.

For the first time, the Consciousness-Based approach to creativity and the artistic expression, comprising lectures from throughout Maharishi’s life, have been collected together and formulated in three unique courses, called the Arts for Enlightenment Master Series. This precious knowledge will nourish the soul of every artist and fulfill the goals of the arts for creative fulfilment, cultural integrity, and global harmony.

Dr. Anthony Miles, President of the Academy of Arts of Enlightenment, and an expert on consciousness and creativity, spent twenty years working with Maharishi on his international art and design projects. Dr. Miles will lead the sessions, which will include lively interactive discussions with course participants. Guest experts in the arts will join in some of the sessions, and share their experiences and work, in the light of consciousness, developed through the Transcendental Meditation programme.

‘If the artist is really living eternity, if the artist is really living Being, infinity, his piece of art will speak of maximum value of life. Most en livened will be that piece of art, and as such, it will last longer in time. So the artist, whereas he promotes life into the lifeless, he promotes eternity in time.’ – Maharishi (Lecture 9)

Academy of Arts for Enlightenment in conjunction with MERU has developed the Arts for Enlightenment Master Series (three Courses). Following on from this first course, we will soon be announcing Courses 2 and 3. The Academy of Arts for Enlightenment aims to fulfill the goals of creative expression for the health and enlightenment of every artist, for coherent collective consciousness, cultural integrity, and the creation of a beautiful, heavenly, invincible world. For more information about the Academy, please visit:

Benefits of the course

  • 12 enlightening and inspiring lectures by Maharishi.
  • If you are an artist, designer, musician, performer, writer or poet, the
    knowledge will profoundly enrich your area of artistic expression.
  • If you are not an artist, you will gain an expanded understanding of your own unbounded creative potential, and enrich your practice of the Transcendental Meditation programme.
  • Maharishi’s profound insights into enlivening pure Creative Intelligence, the basis of fulfilling the life and work of the artist, musician, designer, writer and poet.
  • Arts for Enlightenment– Creating ideal society, cultural integrity, and heavenly life on earth.

About Dr Anthony Miles

Dr Anthony Miles is an administrator of the Global Country of World Peace. He is the founding director of the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment, a global organisation dedicated to raising consciousness in the Arts through Maharishi Vedic Science. The Academy promotes Consciousness-Based arts projects all over the world.

At the age of 21, he began working as a designer on the international staff of the Transcendental Meditation organisation, working directly with Maharishi for 20 years, while residing in 10 countries. He spent five years undertaking advanced research into Maharishi Vedic Science, under Maharishi’s guidance.

His life-long career in art and design has embraced merchandising design, graphic design and printing, textile design, product design and manufacturing, website design and marketing, fine art promotion, and Maharishi Vastu architectural design.

Dr Miles holds an Advanced Diploma in Merchandising Design from University of the Arts London, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK and was awarded a Doctorate in World Peace from Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland.


Practical Points


Course fee

108€ (incl. VAT).

Reduced prices are available to participants from lower-income countries — please see the application form for more about the prices for different countries.


Course schedule

The course consists of two sessions per week, Sunday and Thursday, 13 August  – 17 September 2023, 19:30-21:00 CEST. See the dates and times below.

Free Session for all Meditators – Sunday 31 September – 19:30–20:30 CEST

Session 1 – Sunday 13 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 2 – Thursday 17 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 3 – Sunday 20 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 4 – Thursday 24 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 5 – Sunday 27 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
 Session 6 – Thursday 31 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 7 – Sunday 3 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
 Session 8 – Thursday 7 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 9 – Sunday 10 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 10 – Thursday 14 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 11 – Sunday 17 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST

If you miss any sessions, replays will be available on MERU’s online course platform for three months after the course ends.


Joining the course

Technical requirements to join are that you have a desktop, laptop, or mobile device that can access the internet. The course will be conducted by Zoom video conferencing software. Instructions for using Zoom, and login details for joining the course, will be provided before the course.

Once the course has finished, you will be able to catch up on sessions you may have missed, or review any session you would like to see again on our online platform for three months.


Apply by noon, 7 August 2023, and begin your exploration of Arts for Enlightenment!