The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

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.

Janet Smith

Janet Smith

Janet has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972 and been involved full time with the TM organization since 1979. Prior to that, she taught elementary and preschool classes for 5 years but found the curriculum and methods were not sufficient to make significant changes in children's lives. She then switched to teaching the TM technique to help others easily create major life supporting changes from within themselves. Janet began studying Maharishi Ayurveda in 1986 and has taught and practiced these principles of cooking and daily routine to prevent illness and restore health. When she's not teaching or in the kitchen you can find her hiking in nature.

“What I enjoy most about teaching the TM technique is watching the students? faces light up as they express with delight and awe the benefits they have gained in just a few days or weeks.”

Edwards Smith, M.D.

Edwards Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith learned the TM technique in 1975 and became a teacher in 1990. He was appointed a Minister for Health Education in the Global Country of World Peace in 2001. He is the past Dean and President of the Maharishi College of Medicine in Albuqurque, NM.

Dr. Smith has a BA degree in English from the Virginia Military Institute and an MD from the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine and was a board certified internist and rheumatologist for 15 years of private practice in Virginia. He was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and was later Associate Professor of Physiological and Biological Sciences at Maharishi University of Management.

“After following 200 of my private practice patients for ten years who learned the TM technique I concluded that this knowledge had more to offer than what I had learned in medical school and decided to go in this direction full time in 1985.”