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.
Ron Pero is the director of the Transcendental Meditation program in Tacoma. He has been practicing the TM technique since 1973, and has been a TM teacher since 1976. A native of the Tacoma area, Ron has taught the TM technique in businesses, schools, prisons, and to the general public, in North America, Europe, and Asia. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.B.A. from Maharishi University of Management, and in 2006 was awarded an honorary doctorate of World Peace by Maharishi European Research University in the Netherlands. Ron also dedicates himself to exercise, good nutrition, his software development company, and leading a happy, dynamic, yet rested, life.
“Not only do I love practicing the TM technique, I love teaching it as well. I hope the TM technique continues to grow in popularity, because the world needs it. The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness, and I’m keen to do my part to reduce suffering.”