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.
David Hakan learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in February 1970 while a sophomore at the University of Kansas. He began studying to become a teacher of TM during the summer of 1971 at a month–long teacher training course in Amherst, Massachusetts conducted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program. In May of 1972, David graduated from the University of Kansas with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and later that year became a TM teacher after attending a two month course of instruction by Maharishi in La Antilla, Spain. In 1973, David taught TM throughout Puerto Rico and established the first TM Center there. In the years following, David has enjoyed a successful career in business while teaching TM part time. David is married with three grown daughters and loves cycling, golf, tennis and traveling with his wife.
“There are few things in life as rewarding as teaching TM to people, giving them this simple technique that will enrich and improve every facet of their lives. It’s hard to convey in words the benefits I’ve experienced in my life from the daily practice of TM. I can summarize it by saying that everything you’ve heard about TM is true!”