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Over 6 million people have learned the TM technique — people of all ages, cultures, and religions

What you should know about us


The TM technique is taught in the U.S. by Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization.
Helping those in need

No owners or shareholders

As a non-profit, 100% of the TM course fee supports our educational and charitable initiatives. There are no profit distributions of any kind.

180 TM centers in the U.S.

The TM course fee helps cover the operating costs of 180 TM centers and the national offices that serve them.


Employees—including senior management—receive salaries well below the U.S. median salaries for their positions.

TM teacher compensation

The median earnings of full-time certified TM teachers is about the same as that of U.S. school teachers.

Independent audit

The organization’s finances are audited annually by an independent CPA firm.

Authentic TM technique

Beware of meditations claiming to be the same or similar to the TM technique. They are very different—and there is no evidence they provide the same benefits documented in the published researchpublished researchpublished research on the TM technique.

Certified TM teachers

The TM technique can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. All 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.

If you learn meditation from anyone who’s not a certified TM teacher, you’re not learning the authentic TM technique.

Personalized one-on-one instruction

All certified TM teachers provide personal one-on-one TM instruction—as well as group sessions to provide further instruction and to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.

Free lifetime support

All of these are available at no extra cost if and when you want them:

  • Personal one-on-one "tune-ups" of your TM practice
  • TM refresher courses
  • Access to certified TM teachers anywhere in the U.S. to answer your questions

TM community

You’ll be invited to advanced lectures, special events, group meditations, celebrations, online resources, and more.

Helping those in need

More than 500,000 full TM scholarships have been given to at-risk children, military veterans, domestic violence victims, homeless people, and others in need, through partnerships with the David Lynch Foundation and other non-profit organizations.