Learn How To Do Transcendental Meditation (TM)

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  


Reduced for adults,
students, and couples  

Take the First Step

Contact a certified TM teacher
near you and learn more

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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

AHA: TM is the only meditation
found to lower blood pressure  

How is TM different?

Different forms of meditation
produce very different results  


The long-term benefits of TM  

“An island of calm”

Paul McCartney  


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


John Hagelin, PhD
Quantum Physicist (16:40)  

More Videos  

TM Blog  

How to learn

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. For more information on upcoming courses in your area, please contact your local certified TM teacher.

Free introductory talk by a certified TM teacher
(45–55 minutes)

What you’ll learn:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • How TM improves brain function and memory
  • What happens during TM
  • Why anyone can practice TM
  • Why TM works from the start

Free private meeting following the intro talk (5–10 minutes)

Personal interview with a certified TM teacher

TM Course – 4 consecutive days plus follow-up sessions

Day 1: Personal instruction (1–2 hours)

One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher
Note: TM course fee is required at this step.

Days 2 to 4: Small group sessions (60–90 minutes per day)

Additional guidance and instruction on the TM technique based on your personal experience.

Follow-up sessions* (1 hour)

A small group session (with Q&A), and a one-on-one “tune-up” session to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.

* Group follow-up — about 10 days after personal instruction.
One-on-one tune-up — on or after the day of the group follow-up.

Free lifetime follow-up and support

  • Additional one-on-one and/or small group “tune-ups” of your TM practice are recommended (not required) 1–2 times per month during the first 4 months of practice and are available at no cost at any TM Center in the U.S. and many countries around the world. In addition, certified TM teachers are always happy to answer your questions or discuss your practice at any time.
  • Exclusive access to events and resources that provide deeper knowledge to enhance the experience gained from your TM practice. These include advanced lectures, events with special speakers, group meditations, celebrations, and access to online videos, articles, and more for people who have learned the TM technique.

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The Transcendental Meditation technique is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition.