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With millions of Americans practicing some form of yoga and/or meditation, research is advancing on the ultimate goal of these practices — transcendence.
This new article, Transcendental experiences during meditation practice, provides insights into research on individuals experiencing higher states of consciousness. Read more

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“Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Collected Papers, Volume 7” is about to be released. It provides a wonderful resource for those investigating the ever-growing evidence of benefits results from the daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.” Read more

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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

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The following is the second part of an interview with Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management. Read more

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Dr. Travis is the author of more than 50 research papers that investigate the relation between brain wave patterns, conscious processes, states of consciousness, and meditation practice. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, gives seminars, and speaks at conferences around the world on brain development. Read more

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Over the past 40 years independent research has increased our understanding of the many health benefits that result from practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States, affecting 40 million adults (about 18% of the population) and costing more than $42 billion a year. Anxiety is considered a negative mood disturbance that results from failure to predict, control, and obtain desired goals and is associated with dysfunctional cognition, behavior, and physiologic over-activity. Read more

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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

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Are the benefits of TM just due to the ‘placebo effect’?

by Linda Mainquist June 6, 2013

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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Transcendental Meditation Significantly Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress in African Refugees

by Mario Orsatti May 13, 2013

Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS). But what about the surviving victims of war? Read more

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New American Heart Association Report Informs Doctors TM Lowers Blood Pressure

by Linda Mainquist May 9, 2013

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

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New Research Shows TM Helps Improve Quality of Life in HIV Patients

by Mario Orsatti April 9, 2013

A first-of-its-kind University of Pennsylvania study found that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique can help improve vitality and other quality-of-life factors in patients with the HIV virus. Read more

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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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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can TM help these children?

by Mario Orsatti March 12, 2013

For the first 14 years of his life, Joey Lowenstein couldn’t write or read or speak. He was locked inside himself. Like millions of children who are autistic, Joey struggles to communicate and to fit into the world around him. Read more

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Transcendental Meditation Helps Police with Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

by Mario Orsatti March 4, 2013

When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more

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Meditation Research Conference Held at NY Academy of Sciences

by Christine Schrum February 26, 2013

Meditation researchers from around the country came together to share findings from new studies on a wide range of different meditation traditions, ranging from mindfulness and Zazen to Qi Gong and the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

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“Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets” –Bloomberg Businessweek

by Mario Orsatti February 12, 2013

Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more

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Heart Health Webinar: The Benefits of TM Practice in Promoting Cardiovascular Health

by Christine Schrum February 8, 2013

On January 19, healthcare professionals around the country tuned in online to watch Transcendental Meditation, Stress, and Heart Health—a webinar featuring two leading experts on the TM technique’s benefits in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. 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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“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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