The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

Only certified TM teachers can provide instruction in the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique.

In the U.S., the certification of TM teachers is available exclusively from Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Certified TM teachers have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

Donna Carbone Lichtenfeld

Donna Carbone Lichtenfeld

Donna received a B.A. in English Literature and Education from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She is a former elementary school teacher and she's been teaching Transcendental Meditation since 1973.

She began teaching the TM technique at Yale University to students, faculty and the community. She also spent time teaching TM in Italy. There she had diverse experiences teaching foreign ambassadors at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, and Marines on U.S. Naval bases.

Her most recent project was teaching the TM technique to staff, patients, and community at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) in Bakersfield, CA.

“I have the best job in the world. There is nothing more rewarding than teaching this beautiful wisdom of life to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. As they practice this universal technique, the blocks of stress are released in a very natural way, benefits unfold, and their lives blossom in unforeseen ways. It’s always a delight and a surprise to witness.”