Suffolk Centre
Contact Details

Telephone: 01394 421136
Centre Chairperson: Annie Renwick

Transcendental Meditation Suffolk
29 Gardenia Close
Rendlesham, nr Woodbridge
IP12 2GX

Local teachers

TM Suffolk is a vibrant Centre for Transcendental Meditation currently with four teachers of TM working here. From left to right in the picture: Felicity Kaplan, Annie Renwick and John Renwick.

We are delighted that John Darby has also just joined the team.


Book in for one of our informal free introductory talks about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation.

The Centre offers the opportunity to learn the practice either residentially or non-residentially, and to enjoy a wide range of knowledge meetings and residential courses and TM Retreats for those already practising TM. 

Learning TM in residence:
Come and enjoy learning Transcendental Meditation in residence either during the week or over a long weekend. Our venue is the new Maharishi Peace Palace, the new 30 bedroom residential TM Facility in Rendlesham.
When learning TM at the Suffolk Centre in residence then the complementary six-month follow–up programme can be completed at Rendlesham or at another Centre elsewhere in Britain.

Learning Transcendental Meditation in this way also offers the opportunity to take a break in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.We are just over 10 minutes drive to Snape Maltings where the acclaimed international Aldeburgh Music Festival and Proms are held every year, close to the charming seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold and the village of Orford plus the delightful market town of Woodbridge. Rendlesham Forest is just on our doorstep as are the 6th century archaeological treasures at nearby Sutton Hoo- so there is much to offer visitors to our Centre as well as the chance to learn Transcendental Meditation or once you are practising TM you can also enjoy a quiet TM Retreat here in the heart of Suffolk.

For those already practising Transcendental Meditation

Venue (from October 2016): the Maharishi Peace Palace, Gardenia Close, Rendlesham Suffolk IP12 2GX.

Residential Courses: We have a full programme of residential courses throughout the year. This is a major asset of TM Suffolk to be enjoyed by all those who practice TM from around the country and abroad as we have International Course venue status within the worldwide TM organisation. These courses range from day-long to 1 or 2 week-long retreats with many popular course leaders from around the country and Europe. See our courses web page for details and booking information.

Meditators' Meetings: After the summer break, our new series of regular Thursday evening meetings will begin again on Thursday 13 October 2016. Please arrive from 7:45pm for an 8:00pm group meditation.
On the last Thursday of every month there will be an additional meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am start.
The meetings generally last for 1 1/2 hours. We ask for a voluntary donation of £2 to help with our costs or slightly more if we have a special guest speaker.

Special Guest Speakers: Occasionally we have visiting guest speakers and these kind of events will be notified by email once  you are on our email list. The next talk in this occasional series is with Dr Norman Rosenthal, and is open to those who do not already practice TM as well as those that do.

Monday 17 October 2016
Venue: Maharishi Peace Palace, Gardenia Close, Rendlesham IP12 2GX
Dr Norman Rosenthal
, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington D.C. and the first person to describe and name Season Affective Disorder (S.A.D)

Dr Rosenthal is famous for developing light therapy to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder more commonly known as the Winter Blues. His books Winter Blues and the Gift of Adversity are both best sellers.

Dr Rosenthal will be speaking about his latest book ‘Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation'.

Booking: Seminar cost (including light  refreshments): on the door £14.00 or £12.00 if you book and pay online

Personal Checking: To refresh your practice and receive more guidance on your TM technique, these one-to-one 30 minute sessions are available by appointment.Cost £10 unless you are having a check during your optional 6 month period following personal instruction when they are free.

Refresher Courses: If you would like to refresh your practice and understanding of Transcendental Meditation, why not sit in again on a day course which covers all the basics.
Our next Refresher Day Course will be in the Maharishi Peace Palace on Sunday 20 November 2016 - 9.30am - 4.30pm. To book, phone 01394 421 136 or email for more details including accommodation options if you wish to stay the night before or the same night as your Day Course. Cost of the day £48 including lunch or add in an overnight stay (prices range from £30 - £75 for supper B&B)

Day courses: 'National Coherence Days'
Once you have learnt TM at TM Suffolk we offer, amongst other complimentary follow-up, regular relaxing and informative Day Courses once a month on a Sunday. Following our summer break these will recommence in October 2016. Cost £33

23 October / 13 November / 4 December /

19 February / 19 March / 9 April / 21 May / 25 June /  30 July / 13 August / 24 September / 22 October

Special Event

Dr Norman Rosenthal to visit the Maharishi Peace Palace 17 October 7.30pm

Dr Norman Rosenthal , best-selling author and psychiatrist who first identified seasonal affective disorder (SAD) will be giving a talk in the Maharishi Peace Palace on the subject of his latest book, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation. The cost is £12 and you can book through

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Claire Whittenbury:

"Three months ago I learned TM and it was easy. At the Suffolk TM centre I followed the tried and tested four day initial course and have continued to return for refresher sessions that take me deeper into my meditation.

In this short time I can honestly say that my life has changed. My creativity has resurfaced, my husband says I'm less angry and, contrary to my fears, my blood pressure has not gone down. I had heard that TM is effective in normalising blood pressure, and I wrongly assumed this meant lowering it - if mine was any lower I'd be comatose, so that was a worry. I experimented with using a blood pressure monitor before and after meditating and the test showed that it raised slightly, making it closer to 'normal', but my heart rate slowed."