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Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

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Transcendental Meditation doesn't focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking... A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.

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Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days — or for some, minutes — before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts.

TM is absolutely effortless

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No trying to "empty the mind"

Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

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What are the evidence-based benefits?

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How do I learn?

The TM technique is taught in 4 sessions on consecutive days.

It can be learned only through personalized one-on-one instruction from a certified TM teacher.

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FAQ

Can I learn TM from a book or video?

Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or the violin. 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.

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 researchpublished researchpublished research on the TM technique.

What happens during TM?

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.

The video "How TM Works" provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

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

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

What if I'm skeptical?

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.

What is the TM course fee?

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Taught by a non-profit organization

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

How are the course fees used?

All revenues from course fees go entirely to support the organization's educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. and around the world.

Who owns the organization?

As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders, and there are no profit distributions.

Where can I learn more?

To learn more about our organization, visit this page.


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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.