Arts for Enlightenment

The Consciousness-Based Approach to Creativity and the Arts

This Course:

Fulfilling the Aspiration of the Creative Arts

Infinite Bliss Expressed through Every Wave of Artistic Creation:
Fine Art, Design, Music, Performing Arts, Literature and Poetry    

2 August – 13 September 2022

With Dr Anthony Miles



With Guest Artists 



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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
August 11, 1970; Humboldt State University, California

A historic lecture series by Maharishi

Open to all practitioners of Transcendental Meditation

Live online with recordings available for three months

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

Early bird course fee (until 1 July): 129€  (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.



Weeks of


Open to all TM practitioners


Online lessons

Weeks of learning

Open to all TM practitioners


About the course

Gain a profound understanding of the consciousness-based principles of creativity in this course. These principles are expressed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through a series of profound and inspiring talks on the various disciplines of the arts.

Dr Anthony Miles, director of the Academy of Arts of Enlightenment has structured this course on creativity and the arts based on Maharishi’s lectures from throughout his lifetime.

The Academy wishes to inspire all involved in the arts – visual arts and crafts, design disciplines, music, performing arts and writing arts – in the knowledge and experience of unbounded bliss consciousness.

Maharishi Vedic Science and its practical aspect, the scientifically validated technology of Transcendental Meditation, are the tools that allow every artist to develop their creative potential and live all possibilities in daily life.

By representing the Maharishi’s Total Knowledge of Natural Law in the arts, the Academy aims to fulfil the goals of creative expression for health and enlightenment of every artist, for coherent collective consciousness, cultural integrity,  and a heavenly world embellished with beauty and invincibility.

Dr Anthony Miles presents the series of lectures and summarises the main points, and there will be opportunities for questions and answers.

Many art disciplines and themes are covered throughout the course, including literature, poetry, music, performing arts beauty, and Creative Intelligence.

During the course, guest artists will join Dr Miles to discuss their works and experiences with Transcendental Meditation.

Benefits of the course

  • Enlightening and inspiring lecture series by Maharishi.
  • If you are an artist, 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.
  • Maharishi’s insights into all avenues of Consciousness-Based Arts – visual arts, design, music, performing
    arts, literature, and poetry.
  • Learning about Maharishi’s perspective on all avenues of the arts – visual arts, design, music, literature, and poetry.
  • The role of the arts in creating ideal society, cultural
    integrity, and heaven 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.

Along with his wife, Dr Sharon Miles, they established several TM Centres in the USA; and a flagship TM Centre in Brighton, England. They were instrumental in establishing the Maharishi Peace Palace in Boone, North Carolina, where he served as President of the Peace Palace board of directors for 5 years. They have been teachers of TM for nearly 50 years.

Dr Miles holds an Advanced Diploma in Merchandising Design from the University of the Arts London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.


Practical Points


Course fee

129€ early bird fee until 1 July and 162€ thereafter (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, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 August  – 13 September 2022, 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 – Tuesday 2 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 2 – Thursday 4 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 3 – Tuesday 9 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 4 – Thursday 11 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 5 – Tuesday 16 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
 Session 6 – Thursday 18 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 7 – Tuesday 23 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
 Session 8 – Thursday 25 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 9 – Tuesday 30 August – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 10 – Thursday 1 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 11 – Tuesday 6 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 12 – Thursday 8 September – 19:30-21:00 CEST
Session 13 – Tuesday 13 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, 1 August 2022, and begin your exploration of Arts for Enlightenment!