Transcendental Meditation

With growing evidence that the TM® technique helps children focus and be less impulsive, many families are already making it a part of their daily routine, and it may not be long before autistic children commonly use the TM technique as an accepted, drug-free, complimentary treatment. Read more

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Josh is a Partner and Curator at Summit, an events- and community-focused organization that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2008, Summit has hosted an annual three-day event called Summit Series, which brings together entrepreneurs, musicians, nonprofit founders, and other multi-disciplinary leaders. Read more

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The following appeared on September 30th on Maria Shriver’s website in a section devoted to “Architects of Change.” It was written by Bob Roth, the Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Read more

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Women are increasingly playing key roles in the military. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report on: Women in Combat, over the past decade more women have become involved in combat operations. Since September 2001, almost 300,000 female service members have been deployed for contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more

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For those of us who live in the Washington, D.C., area, 9/11 wasn’t just on the TV. When the Pentagon was attacked, the conflict that would be known as the War on Terror began for me. Within a year I signed up for the Army Infantry and was sent to serve my country with the 101st Airborne “AASLT.” Read more

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The Transcendental Meditation technique is being increasingly recognized as a means to help people recover from the intense stress that results from the experience of trauma. In his recent book, True North, Tom North recounts his story of survival and recovery from a life of child abuse and domestic violence, and writes about the vital role that the TM technique played in his recovery. Read more

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When adversity strikes, meditation can be our best friend. Not as an escape, but as a secret weapon to fortify our minds and bodies, to create resilience and perspective. Read more

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I know from my experience in Iraq just how stressful deployments can be. Last week a new survey conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that 1 in 3 post-9/11 veterans has considered suicide. Read more

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“The basis of peace is bliss” –Maharishi

by Mario Orsatti July 16, 2013

Many people I meet seem to have the idea that meditation is about ‘stilling the mind’—removing all thoughts so that the mind can relax and achieve the goal of inner peace. Read more

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Grammy Award-Winner Omar Akram Says TM Practice Fuels His Creativity

by Christine Schrum July 10, 2013

Can music transcend cultural barriers and bring about world peace? Omar Akram is living proof that it just might be possible. The Grammy Award-winning Afghan-American recording artist is often referred to as a “cultural diplomat” for his evocative, elegant compositions, which are slowly helping to heal ancient wounds between war-torn nations. Read more

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New Study Finds Transcendental Meditation Boosts Student Grades, Graduation Rates

by Linda Mainquist June 25, 2013

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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Transcendental Meditation helps businesses improve communication, productivity

by Mario Orsatti June 19, 2013

Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to reduce employee stress, and improve job satisfaction. Here’s some information that has put business leaders on the alert: 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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“Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity” –ABC News

by Mario Orsatti May 29, 2013

Schools are recognizing that children today are experiencing more anxiety and stress than ever before. Research is highlighting this growing concern: The percentage of children aged 5-17 using antidepressants more than doubled between 1993 and 2003, according to research by Kaiser Permanente. Read more

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TM Helping Students in the Caribbean with ADHD

by Linda Mainquist May 22, 2013

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

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Transcendental Meditation: Rx for Good Health

by Mario Orsatti May 7, 2013

Spending on health care in the United States is projected to reach the totally incomprehensible amount of $4.3 trillion by 2017. But what do we Americans get in return for that enormous sum of money? Read more

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David Lynch and Russell Brand Join Forces to Bring TM to 1M at-risk Youth

by Mario Orsatti April 25, 2013

David Lynch and Russell Brand joined forces to help bring the Transcendental Meditation technique to one million at-risk youth during the premiere of “Meditation, Creativity and Peace” at the Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2. Read more

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Maharishi: “Knowledge of the Knower is the Basis of all Knowing”

by Mario Orsatti April 17, 2013

Throughout his more than fifty years of teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dedicated much of his time and efforts on promoting the understanding that the development of the consciousness of the student is an essential part of achieving the highest ideals of education. Read more

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Iowa TM Community Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

by Christine Schrum April 12, 2013

Fairfield, Iowa, might be surrounded by cornfields, farmhouses, silos, and barns, but it’s definitely not your average Midwestern town. It’s the home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM)—one of the reasons Smithsonian magazine dubbed the town of 10,000 one of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” in their April 2013 issue. 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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