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.
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.
It's an effortless technique for "recharging your mind and body" — and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind.
Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD
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.
with a certified TM teacher (45–55 minutes)
following the intro talk (5–10 minutes)
One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher (Note: TM course fee is required at this step)
Additional guidance and instruction on the TM technique based on your personal experience.
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.
All who learn the TM technique have these available at no cost:
The TM technique is the most powerful preventive medicine we have. It pays for itself many times over.
|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: TBD • Category B: $500 • Category C: $740 • Category D: $860 • Category E: $960 • Category S: $380
The income-based fees are supported by special funding for this location.
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
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.
See this section for complete info on the course fee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.