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.
Jeffry Murphy is co-director of the Lexington, KY Transcendental Meditation program. He learned the TM technique in 1972 and became a TM teacher in 1976. He holds a B.S. in Education from Western Illinois University, and has taught the TM program throughout the U.S. as well as in Estonia, the Philippines, and in India. In his spare time he enjoys golf, hiking, and motorcycle riding.
“It is very fulfilling to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to people of all walks of life, and to see the positive changes they experience within the first few days of their practice. As the stress starts to melt away, they often mention that they feel more like themselves, with more energy, happiness, and mental clarity.”
Mary Murphy is co-director of the Lexington, KY Transcendental Meditation program. She learned the TM technique in 1972, became a TM teacher in 1976, and since that time has taught the TM program throughout the U.S. as well as in India, the Philippines, and Estonia. She holds a B.A. in Art from Western Illinois University. Mary is also interested in the principals of Maharishi Ayur-Veda health programs, and in her spare time has become an expert in Ayurvedic cooking.
“After all these years I am still amazed to see the profound changes my students experience after just a few of days practice. The brightness, lightness, and the lifting of stress is quite apparent in their faces. Seeing these changes has motivated me to continue teaching the TM program for all these years.”