The only meditation that's:

  1. Absolutely effortless Anyone can do it — even children with ADHD
  2. Taught one-on-onePersonalized instructionPersonalized instructionPersonalized instruction with a certified TM teacher
  3. Evidence–basedHundreds of published research studies
  4. GuaranteedYour assurance that TM is highly effective
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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.

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.

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.

You are invited to a free introductory talk on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique in Chicago

To reserve a seat, use the intro schedule below. To reserve a seat for Downtown Chicago click here. To reserve a seat for Wrigley Field Area click here.

What you'll learn at an intro talk

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • How TM improves brain function and memory
  • Why TM is easy to practice
  • Why TM works from the start
  • Why personalized one-on-one instruction is needed
  • How to learn TM in Chicago 

    TM instruction requires personal one-on-one instruction from a certified TM teacher, so it won't be taught during this group introduction. However, you'll have the opportunity to meet local TM teachers and sign up to learn the TM technique.

Downtown Chicago

June 26th
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
June 27th
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
July 3rd
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
July 4th
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
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Wrigley Field Area

August 5th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
August 19th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
September 9th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
September 23rd
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Your local TM centers and TM teacher(s)

TM centers

Downtown Chicago

Phone: (312) 809-6009
Address: 1 East Erie St, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60611

MAP - TM location

Wrigley Field Area

Phone: (312) 809-6009
Address: 3656 N Halsted St, Room 201
Chicago, IL 60613

MAP - TM location

What is the TM technique?

It's an effortless technique for "recharging your mind and body" — and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind.

Hundreds of published research studies have found that TM is highly effective on stress and anxiety, brain function, and cardiovascular health.

Ellen Degeneres on TM: 'It's changed my life'

How is it different?

Absolutely effortless

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

Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

Personalized instruction

The TM technique is not "one size fits all." It's taught one-on-one and is carefully personalized for you.

Only certified TM teachers can instruct you in the authentic TM technique.


Hundreds of published research studies have found the TM technique to be highly effective for stress-related conditions, brain function, and cardiovascular health.


The TM technique is effective for everyone and comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

Ask your local certified TM teacher for details.

What are the evidence-based benefits?

How do I learn?

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. For details, contactcontact your local certified TM teacher.

Free introductory talk and Q&A

with a certified TM teacher (45–55 minutes)

Personal meeting with TM teacher

following the intro talk (5–10 minutes)

TM Course See course dates  – 4 consecutive days plus follow-up sessions

Day 1: Personal instruction (1–2 hours)

One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher (Note: TM course fee is required at this step)

Days 2 to 4: Group sessions (60–90 minutes per day)

Additional guidance and instruction on the TM technique based on your personal experience.

Follow-up session (1 hour)

A small group session (with Q&A), and a one-on-one “tune-up” session to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.

* Group follow-up — about 10 days after personal instruction.
One-on-one tune-up — on or after the day of the group follow-up.

Free lifetime follow-up and support

All who learn the TM technique have these available at no cost:

  • Personal access to certified TM teachers to answer your questions or discuss your TM practice
  • TM “tune-ups” at any U.S. TM center — one-on-one or in a small group
  • Group meditations at TM centers
  • Local events providing deeper knowledge to enhance your TM experience
  • Online access to special videos, articles, and more

What is the TM course fee?

The TM technique is the most powerful preventive medicine we have. It pays for itself many times over.

— S. Chaudhary, MD
Director of Endocrinology for Wellspring Health
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA

Fees include:

Category Annual Household Income (AHI)* TM Course Fee with Free Lifetime Support
A Receiving federal assistance** Ask us about a special grant
B Less than $50,000 Four monthly payments of $125
C $50,000 - $99,000 Four monthly payments of $185
D $100,000 - $199,000 Four monthly payments of $215
E $200,000 or more Four monthly payments of $240
S Full-time students*** Four monthly payments of $95

* AHI is the combined gross incomes (before taxes and expenses) of all members of your household.

** Federal low-income aid programs include Medicaid, Welfare (TANF), Food Stamps (SNAP), Disability Benefits, etc. Others with low ​income may also apply for a special grant.

*** An undergraduate student ​must be taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester. A graduate student ​must be taking a minimum of 9 credits per semester. All students in high school or under are eligible for the student rate.

Optional one-time payment 

Category A: TBDCategory B: $500Category C: $740Category D: $860Category E: $960Category S: $380

The income-based fees are supported by special funding for this location.

Non-profit organization

The Transcendental Meditation technique is available in the USA through Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. 100% of the course fee supports the organization’s educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. More

Helping those in need

Over the past several years, full TM scholarships have been given to more than 500,000 at-risk students, military veterans, homeless people, and others in need through partnerships with other non-profit organizations and foundations.

How it changed my life

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What is the TM course fee?

See this section for complete info on the course fee.

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 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.

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.

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

As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders. No board members or other individuals profit financially from the organization's programs.

Transforming the lives of over 500,000 victims of traumatic stress

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.