Linda Mainquist

The Supreme Awakening is a treasure chest full of jewels. If all you are looking for is a superb anthology of peak spiritual experiences gathered from across time and across the world, then this is truly one of the best ever written. Read more


At a recent conference in New York City leaders in business, social welfare and philanthropy came together to hear about the an initiative that is bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to hundreds of women and children suffering from the traumatic stress of domestic violence. Read more


Love and Enlightenment

by Linda Mainquist on November 8, 2013

Everyone wants love: to be loved, and to be able to give love. From the moment of birth, babies need love to thrive. Research by Megan Gunnar, from the University of Minnesota, shows that babies who are loved in their first six months of life — held often and securely attached to their parents… Read more


During her recent commencement address at Smith College, syndicated columnist and author, Arianna Huffington emphasized the need to redefine success: Read more


A new study published in the June 2013 issue of the journal Education (Vol. 133, No. 4)* shows practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique was associated with higher graduation rates, compared to controls. Read more


I find that sometimes people wonder whether the various benefits that meditators say they experience after learning TM are due to the “placebo effect.”

Here’s an interesting response to that question from researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson: Read more

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Many doctors and researchers think that this problem is directly related to the sharp increase of sensory stimulus created by increasing TV watching and computer use. Other researchers are correlating the alarming growth rate of stress and anxiety among children with the alarming increase in the incidence of this debilitating disorder. Read more


A new report from the American Heart Association published on April 22 concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that the TM technique may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Read more


5 New Findings About Stress–And How TM Can Help

by Linda Mainquist March 20, 2013

Getting rid of stress so that we can have a calm, creative mind is a good reason to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique each day. Scientists seem to keep giving us even more incentives to meditate. Read more

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Can Transcendental Meditation Help Military Rape Victims?

by Linda Mainquist February 4, 2013

In a recent series in the Huffington Post, advocates of those who have become victims of sexual assault in the military were invited to speak out about how those who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST) can be helped. Read more

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Let your Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone a New Book about TM

by Linda Mainquist January 22, 2013

I’ll never forget my first meditation. I felt so still and peaceful, yet I felt a heightened alertness as well. It was probably the longest I had ever sat still—quiet and settled—in my whole life; it was only 20 minutes! Afterwards, I felt a huge weight had been lifted from me. Read more

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“The Space Between” –TED Conference Explores the Value of Meditation

by Linda Mainquist January 15, 2013

The December, 2012 TEDxWomen conference in Washington, DC included a fascinating talk by Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, speaking about the value of meditation as a powerful tool for health… Read more

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Documentary Highlights Value of TM for Teenage Girls

by Linda Mainquist December 6, 2012

Bucknell University junior, Dana Farley, started practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique in tenth grade. While attending a David Lynch Foundation event in New York City in 2009, Dana, who had a developed a passion for film making, got the idea to make a documentary on her experience with the TM program… Read more

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A Very Happy Birthday to Ms. Katy Perry

by Linda Mainquist October 25, 2012

Katy Perry says that the Transcendental Meditation program changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides full funding for TM instruction for inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat. Read more

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Why “TM” is Making a Comeback – Healthy Woman

by Linda Mainquist July 31, 2012

Healthy Woman editor Tamara Eberlein provides some wonderful insights about why American has reawakened to the profound and practical value of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Healing and Empowering Women Through TM

by Linda Mainquist July 2, 2012

In the video below CNN’s Soledad O’Brien addresses the David Lynch Foundation’s recent forum on “Women, Violence and Meditation – Healing and Empowering Women” held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC. Read more

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TM Helps Women Vets Overcome the Stress of Military Life

by Linda Mainquist March 13, 2012

According to the National Center for PTSD trauma exposure is quite common for many women, and that women are more likely to develop chronic PTSD than men. While women are less likely to be exposed to circumstances of combat, women are more likely to experience military sexual trauma… Read more

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Can meditation ease ‘back-to-school blues’?

by Linda Mainquist August 23, 2011
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Fall can be a stressful time for students, according to clinical psychologist and author Robert Puff, Ph.D., who writes for Psychology Today. He points out that with young people returning to school, parents need to be mindful of their children’s mental and physical health—and for that, a growing body of scientific… Read more

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Struggling students find TM improves academic achievement: New research

by Linda Mainquist April 17, 2011
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The Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective approach for improving math and academic English achievement in low-performing students, according to a new study published in the prestigious journal Education. Read more

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Russell Brand finds TM helps deal with the stress of celebrity

by Linda Mainquist March 13, 2011
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English comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand achieved what most people consider two of life’s precious goals—both fame and fortune. But like so many other celebrities, Mr. Brand’s rise to fame did not produce the kind of happiness people often expect. Read more

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