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What is the Transcendental Meditation technique?

Evidence-based benefits

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    Increased mental clarity & creativity

    Through improved brain function, you’ll gain a broader perspective and enjoy more focus and creativity to make progress towards your goals.

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    Reduced stress & anxiety

    Find increased resilience to stress and the ability to handle challenging situations calmly. Research has shown the TM technique is also effective for PTSD and ADHD.

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    Better sleep & health

    Enjoy a deep rest that enlivens the body’s natural healing response, improving heart health, immunity, sleep quality, and stress-related conditions.

Attend a free info session

Attend a group info session (in person or online) to learn more about TM from a certified TM instructor, including why it’s unique, how it works, and what makes it so effective.

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Learn TM

To ensure the success of each student, the TM technique is taught exclusively by certified TM instructors. These personalized and comprehensive sessions will give you a solid foundation for a lifetime of benefits from your TM practice.

Two ways to learn

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    In-person

    Visit a TM Center for 1.5 hrs on 4 consecutive days to learn TM

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    Hybrid

    Visit a TM Center once, then continue at home and online

Enjoy the follow-up

Though the TM course sets you up to practice TM self-sufficiently, we’re here to offer support and guidance whenever you need it. Enjoy access to personal one-on-one "tune-ups" of your TM practice, group meditation sessions, TM refresher courses, and online resources.

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    Free lifetime support

    Get in touch with certified TM instructors all across the U.S. to ask your questions and receive additional support and guidance.

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    Access to the TM app

    With videos, key takeaways, and tips, the TM app is filled with resources to be confident and consistent with your new TM practice.

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    Group meditations

    Online and in-person group meditations bring the global TM community closer together and help you stay on track with your meditation.

TM course fee

As a non-profit organization, we’re committed to making the TM technique and its benefits accessible to as many people as possible. To honor this mission, the TM course fee is income-based and can be paid in 4 installments. We use an honor system and trust in your integrity.

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The TM course fee includes:

  • Personal one-on-one instruction
  • 3 group sessions
  • Personal meditation tune-ups & lifetime support from certified TM instructors
  • The TM app
  • Access to group meditations & TM events
  • A satisfaction guarantee

Can’t afford the course? We also offer partial scholarships to deserving individuals in need. Contact your local TM instructor for details.

Certified TM instructors

The authentic TM technique can only be learned from a certified TM instructor in a course carefully personalized for each individual.

 All certified TM instructors have successfully completed an intensive in-residence TM Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses.

Questions? Ready to book a TM course?

Contact the Amherst TM Center

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Common questions

As a non-profit organization, we’re committed to making the TM technique and its benefits accessible to as many people as possible. To honor this mission, the TM course fee is income-based and can be paid in four installments.

Imagine trying to learn a musical instrument or sport. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique. Similarly, individualized instruction by certified TM instructors ensures a personal and intuitive learning experience, allowing students to learn the technique with ease and precision, and to establish a lasting TM practice. There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that anything else provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on TM.

The TM technique allows your mind to naturally transcend, or easily settle inward, to quieter and quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness.

No problem at all. Unlike other forms of meditation, the TM technique involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts. It is completely effortless.

The TM technique's effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That's because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.

In mindfulness meditation you monitor your thoughts, feelings, breathing, and bodily sensations, without judging them. This keeps your mind engaged on the active level of thinking, as do many other forms of meditation. What we don’t often realize is that, beneath the active surface, the mind already has a deep level of calm, like the settled depth of the ocean beneath the waves. The Transcendental Meditation technique facilitates transcending –effortlessly opening our awareness to this deeper, peaceful level of the mind.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose life's work was to revive and demystify the timeless knowledge of meditation, and verify its effectiveness through the lens of modern science, began teaching Transcendental Meditation in the 1950s. After refining and systematizing the teaching of TM, Maharishi began a movement to make the technique available worldwide. He oversaw the training of thousands of instructors and established a non-profit foundation to preserve the authenticity of the TM technique for generations to come.