Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who died on this date in 2008, was an influence on me during my young adult years. He introduced Transcendental Meditation, which appealed to me back in the day and served as an introduction to me to meditation outside the Christian tradition.
Here he talks about Transcendental Meditation (1968):
This is an introduction by Bob Roth, explaining what it is, what it isn't, and how to get started:
I went to one of their group introductory sessions decades ago, but the system of meditation taught through this organization has always been more expensive than I was willing or able to commit to. It did spur me to further research into various types of meditation, though, so I credit it as a transforming part of my life.
Nam myoho renge kyo is free:
and I learned about it from The Monkees:
It helps to be open to experiences from a wide variety of sources.