The New York Times Comments on "The Man Who Saved the Beatles" —in response to the passing of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (February 5, 2008)
The Beatles discovered Maharishi in 1968, while Maharishi was on a lecture tour in England. They learned his Transcendental Meditation technique and over the following months spent a few weeks personally studying with him in Rishikesh, India. Much has been made in the news media and blogosphere of the Beatle's association with Maharishi and the rise of popularity that followed for Maharishi and his form of meditation. Yet many people believe that Maharishi had a greater effect on the Beatles than they had on him and his worldwide Transcendental Meditation Movement.