His Canadian tour generated news articles in the magazine Enjoy and in the Daily Colonist Calgary Herald and The Albertan. A building called the "largest wooden structure" in the Netherlands was built for Maharishi reportedly at "vast expense".
The Maharishi his family and close associates created charitable organisations and for-profit businesses including health clinics mail-order health supplements and organic farms. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas. His first global tour began in 1958.