About Us

the authors

We’ve been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique and studying other  meditation programs for, collectively, almost 150 years, and we’ve all been involved in teaching or studying Ayurvedic health practices since the mid-1980s.

Co-Author

Robert Keith Wallace, PhD

Robert Keith Wallace received his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA. His  postgraduate research was conducted at Harvard. Dr. Wallace is a pioneering researcher on the physiological effects of meditation.  His work has inspired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and mind-body medicine. His findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. He has lectured on meditation at major universities and institutes in all European countries, as well as Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

Dr. Wallace is the founding President of Maharishi International University (MIU) and has helped established graduate programs to train physicians, health professionals, and wellness consultants in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health and a Trustee of MIU.

Dr. Wallace is the author of a number of books including Dharma Parenting, Gut Crisis, and The Rest And Repair Diet. He and his wife reside in Fairfield, Iowa.

 Co-Author

Jay Marcus

Jay is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia Law School. He began his career practicing law in New York City and is now a practicing attorney in Iowa. Jay was a co-founder and Associate Editor of Contemporary Drug Problems, a respected drug abuse journal, and he has lectured extensively on drug abuse, prison reform, and meditation. He is the author of four prior books, including TM and Business (McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1977) and The Crime Vaccine (Claitor’s Books of Baton Rouge, 1996). The Crime Vaccine was designated by Bookviews as one of the five best non-fiction books of 1996. Jay is an avid basketball fan and golfer. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry, and co-captain of the Rutgers University basketball team. In the interest of full disclosure, Jay says that in Rutgers basketball circles he may  be remembered best  for missing the last shot against Penn State for a one point loss in his final game, and for guarding  All-American Bill Bradley in a game against Princeton (and holding  him to 45 points). Jay and his wife reside in Fairfield, Iowa.

, Co-Author

Christopher S. Clark, MD

Dr. Clark is a graduate of Yale Medical School and did his residency at Yale in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Clark has pioneered the integration of Ayurvedic medicine into the practice of medicine and psychiatry since 1985. He studied one on one with leading experts of Ayurvedic medicine in consultation with patients for 15 years. While absorbing the knowledge of Ayurveda, especially pulse diagnosis and herbal pharmacopeia, he wrote two books on Ayurveda, most recently Ayurvedic Healing–Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science (Singing Dragon Press, 2012). He was the founding medical director of The Raj, America’s premier Ayurvedic health treatment facility for the purification treatments of panchakarma, stress management, Yoga, and marma therapy.  Currently he is the director for wellbeing initiatives and digital development for Garten, a leading Silicon Valley innovator for nutrition, technology and wellness in the workplace. Dr. Clark and his wife reside in Santa Rosa. He has two children, both physicians.

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