The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will no longer take charge of the day to day operations of his large spiritual community. I didn’t know this Yogi was still alive, let alone, still giving talks and overseeing his cult following. I don’t know much about the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement, but I do know it has attracted some quite famous figures, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and David Lynch. I have talked to people involved with this group and they are usually very enthusiastic about it. I think the Yogi gives you a secret mantra. I am wondering what will happen when the Maharishi retires to the power-structure of the TM community. I know the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON or Hari Krishna’s) largely fell apart when their guru, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, died. This article gives an overview.
Beatles Guru Retires Into Silence