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.
Penny learned the TM technique in 1972, while attending the University of Idaho, and after graduating she traveled to Switzerland to become a TM teacher. Since then she's taught TM full time in various cities in the US and has taken part in several projects overseas. Penny received an Honorary Doctorate degree in World Peace in 2005 and is now the director of the TM program in Boise.
“I feel so fortunate to have been able to teach the Transcendental Meditation program all these years. It is the most natural, easy thing to do and fits into any lifestyle. The Founder of TM, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was fond of saying ‘the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness’ and it is so fulfilling to see this on the faces of the people who learn.”
Denny learned the TM technique in 1973 while studying Physiology at the University of Oregon. In 1976, Denny began working full time on International Staff for the TM organization, and after a 7 year Teacher Training Program became a TM teacher in 1984. After traveling the world teaching and co-organizing TM programs, he received his Honorary Doctorate degree in World Peace in 2005 and continues to teach TM full time in the Northwest and in California.
“I’m more impressed every day, even after almost 40 years of practicing the TM technique, how easy and effortless the process is! I’m in awe how inner and outer nature blend together creating even more fulfillment with every meditation. The age-old adage that ‘Life is meant for suffering’ is replaced with ‘The nature of Life is bliss.’”