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.

Joel Wysong

Joel Wysong

Joel has taught TM for over 40 years. He has a B.A. in Human Ecology from Hartwick College, an M.A. in Education from Maharishi International University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University. He has worked in the software industry, taught at Colgate University, and spent seven years as faculty and administrator at Maharishi University of Management. Joel and his wife Laura now live in the house they built in Trumansburg, NY, a home reflecting their interests in nature, organic gardening, and sustainable living. In addition to teaching TM in the Ithaca area, Dr. Wysong is a TM Regional Director, supporting fellow teachers in 14 states in the northeastern U.S.

“I feel enormously privileged to be able to pass on the priceless gift of transcending, and to see the strain on people's faces transform into the soft glow of inner happiness. It doesn't get any better than this!”