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.
Lorrie Bortner learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1971 and became a TM teacher in 1974. She holds an M.A. in Education and an M.F.A. in Painting from Maharishi University of Management, and has taught the TM technique around the U.S. She was also co-director of a TM course facility and a member of the faculty and administration at Maharishi University of Management. Since 1995 she has been the director of the TM Program in Northern New Mexico and Taos. Lorrie is also an artist, who expresses her creativity through painting, community murals, and colcha embroidery.
“It is a great joy to teach a person the Transcendental Meditation technique and watch their expanding happiness.”