In October 2011 Oprah Winfrey visited Maharishi School and Fairfield to film an episode for "Oprah's Next Chapter."
When she arrived at the school, she told Dr. Richard Beall, School Head, “I always wanted to help create an Age of Enlightenment, but I didn’t know how.”
Bob Daniels, Chairman of the School Board, attended a brief “Meet and Greet” with Oprah, where she said, “How have you kept this school a secret for so long? Well, it won’t be a secret any longer. “
Sneak Preview: Oprah Visits America's Most Unusual Town More
Watch as Oprah tours the school and shares a meditation session with some of the older students. More
Watch as the Chesnutt-Winers reveal why they left an affluent inner city neighborhood of Atlanta to move to Fairfield. More
Watch as Oprah meets with the town's mayor and a founder of a nearby community to learn more about the practice of Transcendental Meditation and then tours the Bagambhrini Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge for women. More