Dr. John Konhaus






  • 2003-2005 Global Country of World Peace Global Administrator Training Course
  • 2005 Ph.D. Political Science
  • 2000 Ph.D. Vedic Agriculture, Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland
  • 1986 MA, Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa
  • 1976 MSCI Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland
  • 1966 -1970, Summa Cum Laude, Pre-medical and English Literature, Franklin and Marshall College, USA, and University of Lancaster, England.

Chairman and Founding President of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Institute.

Responsibilities include Educational, Research, Certification and Farming Programs in organic and Vedic Organic agriculture nationally and internationally

Designed, wrote and implemented a USDA National Organic Program and ISO 65 compliant Organic and Vedic Organic certification program which became one of the first USDA accredited certification programs in the USA

Recruited an international team of experts in Vedic Organic and Organic agriculture to serve as faculty for the MVOAI Training Programs in Organic agriculture and Agriculture Cooperative Management

Managing global implementation of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture Knowledge Programs and Projects, including projects in USA, India, Nepal, Brazil, Venezuela.

Research and Practice in Vedic Organic Agriculture programs in MERU, Vlodrop, Netherlands combining the best of the European organic practices with the ancient practices from the Vedic tradition of India


Chief Executive, Global Country of World Peace for Japan, Hungary, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Jamaica, Chad and Somalia

Responsibilities for all Global Country of World Peace and Transcendental Meditation programs and development projects.

Managing educational programs of Maharishi Vedic Education Development, Inc. including the TM and TM-Sidhi Program and Consciousness-Based Education programs in schools.

Managing the development and implementation of Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health Clinics in Japan and Hungary.


Faculty Positions

Senior faculty in Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi Open University, Netherlands

Adjunct Faculty, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA

Senior Researcher in Vedic Science and Vedic Agriculture in the original Sanskrit language, covering the complete range of more than 400 Vedic Sanskrit texts. Research was conducted under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and world experts in Vedic science


World Sanskrit Conference, Bangalore, India. Presentation on the use of computers in the study of Sanskrit

State Government of Madhya Pradesh, India Education Project.   Provided education and training programs through Maharishi Vedic University of Madhya Pradesh to educators, professionals, and government officials on the use of Maharishi’s Vedic Science to enhance the quality of life and education.

Researched Indian organic farming methodologies


Board of Directors, World Plan Executive Council, USA (the parent organization of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Organization in the USA)

Director of World Plan Executive Council Programs and Facilities, USA, involving the management of 10 facilities and hundreds of staff across the USA

Supervised production of organic food at above facilities through small scale organic farming programs


Administrator of Educational Training Courses in Europe, providing experience in large scale teaching and training programs

Curriculum Development Director, Maharishi European Research University, Switzerland

Research in Consciousness: Maharishi European Research University

Technical Experience:

Fluent in Computer systems, plus most major software program