The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

In the United States, the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through the Maharishi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maharishi Foundation certified teachers of the TM technique not only have many years of experience practicing the technique, they have also successfully completed an intensive 5 month in-residence Teacher Training Course, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the TM program, and maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

Only by learning the Transcendental Meditation program from a Maharishi Foundation certified teacher can you be assured of receiving the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique and gaining access to all the advanced programs of knowledge and experience that have been structured for your benefit by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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.”