Become a TM Friend
Help support TM programs for profound growth and well-being

TM Friends makes it possible for everyone to benefit from the life-changing TM program in the United States. Join us in contributing to national programs that support the teaching of TM and its follow-up programs throughout the country or by supporting your local TM Center.

Your generous gift—no matter how large or small—helps bring TM to the people and places that need it most. Your TM Friends donation goes to Maharishi Foundation USA, Inc. (MFUSA) a non-profit educational organization, recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). MFUSA teaches TM in the U.S., and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Corporate matching donations may also be available.

“Words cannot express my gratitude to the TM organization,” says Sandi Broadhurst of Pleasantville, New York. I started practicing the TM technique during a time when I needed it most but could not afford it. Now it is a priceless and precious lifelong gift.”

OUR GOAL: To make the TM program available to everyone

Share the gift of change from within

National TM  Programs

Help bring TM to our nation and support programs for meditators.

Local TM  Centers

Support profound growth, knowledge, community, and scholarships.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will multiply your gift with a corporate matching donation.


Becoming a TM Friend

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TM Friends raises funds for Maharishi Foundation USA, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that oversees the teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programs throughout the United States and in local TM Centers. Your generous gift—no matter how large or small—helps bring the TM program to the people and places that need it most.

All contributions to TM Friends are fully tax-deductible. Corporate matching donations may also be available from your employer. All of your donation—100 percent—will be used for national or local TM programs.

You may earmark your donation for either National TM Programs or a specific TM Center:

  • National TM  Programs help bring the TM technique to projects across the country and support TM follow-up for meditators nationwide, ensuring that every meditator gains the maximum benefit from their TM practice.
  • Local TM Centers offer TM courses, TM follow-up, group meditations, talks and events, and TM scholarships, so that all meditators have access to the ongoing guidance that comes with learning the TM technique.

Maharishi Foundation USA also helps TM Centers, teachers, and meditators flourish by:

  • Creating materials and videos for TM teaching and follow-up for meditators
  • Teaching advanced programs for meditators
  • Hosting nationwide online events for meditators and TM Centers
  • Supporting national and local TM websites and online programs, such as TM Talks and TM Connect

Maharishi Foundation USA expansion projects include:

  • Opening new TM Centers in the United States
  • Providing support for academic and scientific institutions to conduct research on the TM technique
  • Offering large-scale TM programs for schools and colleges, hospitals and clinics, business and industry, government, law enforcement and the military, and other organizations

Goals of Maharishi Foundation USA

  1. To provide the knowledge and means for everyone to unfold their full human potential and expand their consciousness to develop limitless creativity, intelligence, happiness, and inner peace
  2. To reduce societal stress and help develop a collective consciousness that is harmonious, thereby freeing government from a quagmire of problems and allowing it to more efficiently serve the people
  3. To realize the highest ideals of education by offering the knowledge and technologies for the full development of consciousness for the student
  4. To solve the problems of crime and drug abuse through a program of human development that addresses the root cause of anti-social behavior—stress and imbalances in the human nervous system
  5. To establish a harmonious, life-supporting relationship between human beings and the environment
  6. To bring fulfillment to the economic aspirations of individuals and society
  7. To offer the tools and knowledge for all individuals to achieve inner peace, and to implement large-scale programs that will bring lasting peace to society and the world

You can donate online by visiting our secure donation page.

If you wish to make a donation by mail or phone, please contact your local TM Center.

All donations are fully tax-deductible. TM Friends is part of Maharishi Foundation USA, the non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that oversees the teaching of the TM program in the United States. After you make your donation, you will receive an email receipt that you can use for tax purposes. Corporate matching donations may also be available through your employer.

All of your donation—100 percent—will be used for national or local TM programs.

On the donation page, you may earmark your donation for:

  • National TM  Programs, to help bring TM to our nation and support programs for meditators around the country
  • A local TM Center, to support TM teaching, life-long follow-up for meditators, TM community activities, and TM scholarships

Thousands of companies and organizations have corporate matching donations programs. If you work for one, your donation to Maharishi Foundation USA or your local TM Center can be doubled or tripled by your employer. Some companies will even match donations for retirees who previously worked for them.

After you make a donation to TM Friends on this page, you’ll have an opportunity to check whether your company offers a matching funds program. Just follow the prompts to submit a request to your employer to match your gift. It’s that simple.

Yes. Many people like to support the institutions whose work they value with a planned gift or bequest through their will, trust, or other arrangement. Planned giving provides a unique opportunity for you to create a lasting legacy.

Planned gifts are usually made from a portion of a person's assets, such as cash, securities, real estate, business interests, artwork, intellectual property, retirement plan assets, insurance policies, and investment accounts.

Maharishi Foundation USA recommends working with an estate planner or a lawyer to use the required language in your will or living trust that accurately identifies your gift. Simply document that your bequest is to be made to:

Maharishi Foundation USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 670
Fairfield, IA  52556

If you'd like more information about making a bequest to Maharishi Foundation USA, please contact Gary Korf at

Catalyze a Major Life Change
“The TM program seemed to reach out and find me at a time when I needed it the most and had the least means. The offer of a scholarship not only provided a way, but also provided a sense of universal support that helped to catalyze a major life change. Thank you so much!”
Terah Cox
Westchester County, NY

The TM program is having great effects in my life
“I want to tell you how much I appreciate the scholarship fund that was offered to me so that I may attend the TM program. I am on disability and could not afford to pay for the full course. If not for the scholarship program I would not be able to attend. I have been meditating for a little over a month and I’m starting to see how the TM technique is having great effects in my life. I hope that the scholarship program will continue so that others that are in need of financial assistance can receive it and they to can obtain this wonderful practice. Thank you Diana and Jeff for being such wonderful teachers and thank you to the people who support the scholarship fund.”
Christine Harrigan
Cary, NC

Helping me cope with trauma
“The TM technique has been invaluable in helping me cope with recent trauma. It continues to amaze me with it’s simplicity and effectiveness. Getting the lowered rate for financial need was key in getting me into the center in the first place. I don’t see how I could’ve done it otherwise. I am eternally grateful for the technique and the teachers who I have learned so much from.”
Daniel Pearce
New York City

A window to a peaceful place that I have never been
“The TM technique is the window to a peaceful place that I have never been. The space that you enter has not feelings, emotions, or thoughts. Therefore, the experience is magnificent. It feels like you are reborn again after each practice. Imagine to wake up with no worries, no stress. I call it my mental private spa. Absolutely delightful. Please try this technique. It is so wonderful that my children are learning. I want them to experience what I have found.”
Brenfy O’Rorke-Rogers
Round Rock, Texas

Cultivating peace and clarity within
“Having recently graduated from college and facing the reality of student loans, I could not have done the TM course without the assistance of the grant. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to learn how to meditate. Everyday, I look forward to the moment where I can sit in meditation and let the rest of the world fade away, cultivating peace and clarity within.”
Connie Horak
Madison, WI

Facing life with a sense of calm and presence
“Receiving a scholarship to learn the TM technique was a precious gift. It has exceeded my expectations to manage stress and immediately helped me to face my self and life with a sense of calm and presence. It’s extraordinary how quick and simple it is to learn and practice.”
Kathleen DiPaola
Orange County, CA

A priceless precious lifelong gift
“Words cannot express my gratitude to the TM organization, especially my instructors. Without the scholarship, I could never have learned. I started practicing the TM technique during a time when I needed it most but could not afford it. Now it is a priceless and precious lifelong gift.”
Sandi Broadhurst
Pleasantville, NY

Solitude and relaxation every day
“Receiving the TM grant was the first step in a turning point for me—after experiencing some acute and longer term emotionally and physically difficult issues I was suffering from severe anxiety—after my very first lesson my husband could see a difference in my level of anxiety. I’ve now been practicing the method faithfully for five months and find that both my body and mind crave the 20 minutes of solitude and relaxation each day. I am extremely appreciative of this grant for without it I simply could not have afforded to learn the method at a time when it was critically needed. Many thanks.”
Sarah Ripp
Madison, WI

Inner Peace
“Meditation has given me a sense of inner peace that I never thought I could obtain (and it really is just another form of love). The generous grant from The David Lynch Foundation made learning the TM technique a reality—even at my current ‘starving actor’ status”.
Bobby Keith
New York City

I was basically able to change my life
“The TM program has really helped me. When something stressful happens, I can deal with it in a smarter, balanced, more harmonious way. As a student, money really comes into play in my decisions of what to do. Thanks to the Friends of the TM program, I was basically able to change my life.”
Susana Guerrero
San Diego, CA

Everything about your life transforms
“I’ve had some awesome effects. Sleeping better at night is a huge benefit. In the morning I had such a deep sleep. I’ve been sleeping so much. I’m making more money now because my attitude has changed. If it wasn’t for the scholarship, there’s no way we’d be able to start. Everything about your life transforms.”
Matt Russell
San Diego, CA

Nothing more important
Supporting the local Transcendental Meditation Center is personally a great joy. I can think of nothing more important, nothing that will benefit the community as much as helping to make the knowledge of how to unfold our full inner potential more available.
Jeffrey Abramson
North Bethesda, MD

The most natural thing to do
I have been donating to our TM Center ever since I can remember. For me, it is the most natural thing to do. It’s a way I can help give this wonderful meditation technique to so many more people and support the people who are doing that. It’s my way of helping to bring the light of peace and happiness to the whole world.
Maripaz Pimental

When giving, always include the local area
“Think globally and act locally” is a popular phrase these days. For generations, our family been a strong supporter of this idea—to always include the local area in which you live when planning acts of gifts and generosity. Helping to maintain and expand our local TM Center activities has always been at the top of our list of local donations because it has such a profound and long term positive benefit for individuals personally as well as for the community as a whole.
Bernie and Terry Nevas
Weston, CT

I have been rewarded in very direct ways
The TM Center has proven to be a wonderful focal point of growth and development for my family and me. I take advantage of the many programs offered, and when I am unable, I often feel inspired to make a contribution to the TM Center scholarship fund so that others may do the same. I can say from personal experience that in each instance after making a small financial pledge, I have been rewarded in very direct ways.
Robert Taylor
Pelham, NY

The TM program is needed more than ever
Because of the many challenges that people face in the world today, the fast pace, the stress, and other issues, the TM program is needed more than ever. I support the use of the Transcendental Meditation program to transform everyone’s experience to positivity. It is a gift to me to be able to donate so others can experience the state of pure consciousness within. I feel gifted. It’s something that’s good for me. It’s a pleasure.
Bruce Naschak
San Diego, CA

No better way to express my gratitude
I have been practicing the TM technique for over thirty-five years. As a result, there have been many positive changes in my life. I decided that there was no better way to express my gratitude for the growth of consciousness, than to donate funds for young underprivileged kids on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to learn TM program. I invite everyone to join and help others discover the bliss and happiness that lies within each one of us
Glory Missan
New York City, NY

Everyone should have the opportunity
The TM technique is a simple, easy-to-practice technique that allows one to tap into that infinite potential within—a reservoir of energy, happiness and creativity. Everyone should have the opportunity to develop this in their life. We feel very gratified to be a part of making this happen for others.
Mack and Carol Travis
Ithaca, NY

Knowing that scholarships are available is a great comfort
“For everyone hearing an introductory lecture on the TM program, even those for whom the TM course fees are easily affordable, just knowing that scholarships are available to those in need is a great comfort. The availability of scholarships for people in all walks of life with financial need confirms that the true goal of the TM teacher and the TM teaching organization is to make the TM program available to everyone who wants to learn. Donations to the Friends of TM program makes this possible.”
Tom and Roxanne Factor
Jackson Hole, Wyoming