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.
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!”