Transcendental Meditation®

Why TM?

What TM is and what
it can do for you  

ABC Good Morning America

What did they say
about TM?  

(video 3:57)

Proven Effective for
stress and anxiety

Stanford research:
TM is twice as effective  

How do I learn TM?

Course description
and steps to learn  

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What’s the evidence?

A summary of studies from
Harvard, Stanford, and more  

Is TM really easy
to practice?

Ellen Degeneres shares her experience  

American Heart Association

TM is the only meditation
found to lower blood pressure  

How is TM different?

Different forms of meditation
produce very different results  

What is enlightenment?

Inner calm, clarity and
harmony in daily life  

“An island of calm”

Paul McCartney  

VIDEO — INTRO TO TM

Bob Roth, Director
David Lynch Foundation (20:44)  

VIDEO — TM & SCIENCE

John Hagelin, PhD
Quantum Physicist (16:40)  

More Videos  

TM Blog  

Mental disabilities

James Krag, M.D.

James Krag, M.D., is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, and former president of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatrists for four years. He is currently Medical Director of Liberty Point, a residential treatment program for adolescents with psychiatric problems.

Here Dr. Krag
answers questions on mental disabilities.

Q: Can people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn the Transcendental Meditation program? 

Dr. Krag: If a person can think a thought he or she can learn to meditate. The majority of intellectually challenged people are in the “mild” to “moderate” range of mental retardation, and all of these individuals should be able to easily learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. I am not sure if someone with “severe” developmental disabilities could learn the Transcendental Meditation program, and I doubt that those with more profound degrees of retardation could.
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Q: Will practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique help a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities think better? 

Dr. Krag: People with mental disabilities are no different than anyone else in that when we are more rested and calm our thinking will be clearer. When we make “smarter” decisions on some days and not others, it is not because our innate IQ has risen, but rather because we are making more intelligent use of the intelligence we have. TM helps people develop and maintain more neurophysiological stability, whether one tests in the mentally challenged range or the genius range.
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