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.
Annie Skipper is the director of the Seattle Transcendental Meditation program. She learned the TM technique in 1968 while earning her BA in Sociology at the University of Washington, and has been teaching it since 1971. She is deeply committed to her students’ success in incorporating this effortless, effective practice, so that they can enjoy greater clarity, ease, energy, and creativity in their lives. In addition to teaching the TM technique, Annie is fond of hiking the mountains and beaches of the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
“Maharishi gave the world a system of meditation and a body of knowledge that will allow anyone to become who they truly are — healthy, happy, creative, intelligent, and peaceful individuals. I love seeing these qualities develop in my students! It is my joy to help carry this knowledge forward to create a solid foundation for a better world.”
Wes Busch learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1971, and became a TM teacher in 1976. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western Washington University and a Secondary Teaching Certificate from the University of Washington. He lives in West Seattle, and when not teaching the Transcendental Meditation program he does residential remodeling and sings in a community choir.
“It is my honor to present you with the most precious of human experiences — pure consciousness — and provide guidance for you to realize your full human potential. Come and enjoy extraordinary levels of happiness, dynamism, power and inner peace.”