The Beatles' Guru Dies

artist: beatles date: 02/06/2008 category: general music news
I like this
00
voted: 0
The Beatles' famed guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, died February 5. He was thought to be 91. The yogi, who was born Mahesh Prasad Varma in India, died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, apparently of natural causes. "He died peacefully at about 7 p.m.," a spokesman for the Transcendental Meditation movement told the Associated Press. Maharishi is best known for teaching The Beatles transcendental meditation and introducing the practice to the west. It was originally viewed with scepticism but eventually gained worldwide acceptance. The Beatles helped further his teachings by touting the benefits of meditation after visiting his ashram in India in 1968, but they had a notorious falling-out with him after they were discovered doing drugs at his retreat. Maharishi also counted The Rolling Stones and actor Clint Eastwood among his pupils. After more than 50 years of teaching mediation and working toward world peace through mediation, Maharishi reportedly announced his retirement last month, saying, "My work is done." Credits for the info to NME.com.
Submit your story new
More beatles news:
+ Man Buys Guitar From a Friend for $175, Turns Out It's Worth $800,000 General Music News 07/21/2015
+ Paul McCartney Says He Was 'Frustrated' at How John Lennon Became a 'Martyr' After Death General Music News 07/06/2015
+ Beatles Concert Film Blocked From Release General Music News 07/03/2015
+ Copy of the Beatles' 'White Album' Allegedly Signed by Charles Manson on Sale for $50,000 General Music News 06/09/2015
+ Simon Cowell Producing Beatles Manager Biopic General Music News 05/19/2015
+ Beatles Music to Be Studied in British High Schools General Music News 05/15/2015
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect