Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Master Meditation Teacher and Founder of a worldwide consciousness and transcendent deep meditation movement, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in Holland. An entire week of multimedia and live tributes around the world and on the internet, followed.
The subsequent cremation of his body took place in India at the famous confluence of three rivers where the Khumbamela (Festival of the Pot) is held every third year. His cremation was witnessed live and via the internet by hundreds of thousands of his grieving followers on Monday, February 11, 2008.
A spiritual transformation leader for many decades, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is best known as the person who introduced a transcendent deep meditation technique to the world famous Beatles band back in the late 1960's. That propelled the spiritual movement onto the world stage and his meditation teachings grew from strength to strength under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's spirtiual leadership.
During his spiritual service on Earth, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi spent his time developing the institutional structure of his expanding worldwide transcendent deep meditation movement. Specialist teachers from all over the world were trained in various locations then returned to their countries to teach national leaders and fellow citizens how to reduce the effects of stress in their daily lives.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's life is honored around the world for his lifelong dedication and commitment to the dissolving of stress within the individual, society and the entire world. He taught in his simple but powerful way that humanity's suffering was a result of individual and collective stresses building up within the consciousness of individuals worldwide.
He taught that as each person practices transcendent deep meditation for two twenty minute segments every day, individual stress is reduced and there is also a cumulative, expanding effect on the reduction of stress within all societies around the world. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will continue to be deeply loved and remembered by all devotees, followers and fans throughout the world into eternity.