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.

Charles DeBray

Charles DeBray

Charles has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972, and teaching the TM technique since 1975. He received a B.S. degree in Special Education for Children in Emotional Conflict from the University of Alabama. In addition to teaching in the Nashville TM Center, Charles serves as Regional Director for the Maharishi Foundation, supporting fellow teachers in 11 states. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, and all things outdoors.

“Teaching the TM technique has expanded my vision far beyond what I hoped to accomplish through my studies of Emotional Conflict. This simple, innocent technique is a great tool for overcoming obstacles, and expanding happiness and fulfillment in life.”

Frances DeBray

Frances DeBray

Frances learned the Transcendental Meditation technique when she was 19, in 1973. She and her husband Charles have maintained the TM Program in Nashville since 1979. She received a B.S. degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Frances is an avid organic gardener, clothes designer, and student of 19th century English authors.

“It?s wonderful that with just twenty minutes, twice a day, you are not only doing something that benefits you, but are also contributing to a peaceful, orderly environment.”