Transcendental Meditation®

Why TM?

What TM is and what
it can do for you  

ABC Good Morning America

What did they say
about TM?  

(video 3:57)

Proven Effective for
stress and anxiety

Stanford research:
TM is twice as effective  

How do I learn TM?

Course description
and steps to learn  

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What’s the evidence?

A summary of studies from
Harvard, Stanford, and more  

Is TM really easy
to practice?

Ellen Degeneres shares her experience  

American Heart Association

TM is the only meditation
found to lower blood pressure  

How is TM different?

Different forms of meditation
produce very different results  

What is enlightenment?

Inner calm, clarity and
harmony in daily life  

“An island of calm”

Paul McCartney  

VIDEO — INTRO TO TM

Bob Roth, Director
David Lynch Foundation (20:44)  

VIDEO — TM & SCIENCE

John Hagelin, PhD
Quantum Physicist (16:40)  

More Videos  

TM Blog  

meditation techniques

The Transcendental Meditation technique

What can TM® do for me?

It can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect — they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension.

Chronic stress is harmful to health, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Over 350 published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for stress and stress-related conditions, brain function, and more.

What is the TM technique?

It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?

No problem. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.

Anyone can do it — even children with ADHD and soldiers with PTSD. That’s because the TM technique effortlessly allows the active mind to settle down to a state of inner calm.

What happens when you meditate?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness. This is known as automatic self-transcending.

This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

What if I’m skeptical?

TM’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical.

Can I learn TM from a book, DVD, or online?

Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or musical instrument. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.

The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.

Various books, DVDs, etc. are on the market, but none of them teach the authentic TM technique.

What is TM’s value in daily life?

Extensive peer-reviewed published research on the TM technique has found a wide range of wellness benefits including:

Meditating
  • greater inner calm throughout the day
  • reduced cortisol (the “stress hormone”)
  • normalized blood pressure
  • reduced insomnia
  • lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • reduced anxiety and depression
  • improved brain function and memory

To learn more, contact your local certified TM teacher.

“According to a report published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a meta-analysis of TM analyzed 16 trials and 1,295 participants. The conclusion was that TM worked better in reducing severe anxiety than psychotherapy or other relaxation techniques... As a bonus, TM also produced lower blood pressure, better sleep, improved family life, less substance abuse and a better employment situation.”

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