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We are pleased to announce that we are providing courses to learn Transcendental Meditation safely in accord with current Government guidelines, as and where conditions allow.
There are four key sessions of about 90 minutes each on four consecutive days for learning Transcendental Meditation.
The initial session of personal instruction continues to be delivered in person by highly qualified certified Teachers, one-to-one. Your local teacher will provide you with guidance as to how we are meeting Government, Health & Safety Executive & WHO guidelines, and the measures we take for your safety and comfort.
The three sessions on the days following personal instruction can be completed with the use of the TM App. This provides a comprehensive and interactive experience, in your own time and in your own home. It is supported by daily group meditation and personal check-ins via Zoom with your teacher.
Where feasible, some teachers may provide follow-up sessions in person, for small numbers. Please contact your local teacher to check their plans and available dates.
We are confident that you will find learning Transcendental Meditation a safe, enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Anyone can do it
Includes one-on-one sessions
Personalised instruction with an accredited TM teacher
Hundreds of published research studies
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Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.
It enables mind and body to access a special quality of rest. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learnt TM. Anyone can learn!
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It differs completely from other meditations as it does not involve concentrating, or trying to empty the mind or be in the present - it is completely natural.
Sir Paul McCartney
Stress and anxiety are harmful to health, happiness, creativity and productivity. Hundreds of published research studies on TM verify its effectiveness for reducing stress, improving focus and clarity of mind, strengthening immunity and much more.
Remove the root cause of anxiety naturally
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation gives a calmer, more peaceful state of mind.
146 independent studies show Transcendental Meditation is significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than other techniques.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989; 45:957-974
The way to break the insomnia cycle is to give the whole physiology a dose of profound inner rest and stillness. TM is highly effective at producing a state of deep inner calm. Many people report an immediate improvement in their sleep quality after learning TM.
Source：Journal of Counselling and Development
When your inner resources cannot meet the demands of daily life, you get stressed. TM increases tolerance and the ability to recover from stressful situations.
Decrease your stress hormones naturally
TM's effect on cortisol: this landmark study published in Hormones and Behavour found that Transcendential Meditation reduces cortisol by 30%.
The Stress Hormone
Reference: Hormones and Behaviour
Neurologists have found that practising Transcendental Meditation releases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that affects your feelings of well-being and happiness.
Reference: Journal of Neural Transmission Vol 39, 1976, pp257-267
TM is one of the most effective methods for time management. An orderly mind prioritises and does not suffer from time pressure, naturally enhancing creativity.
Effortlessly connect with your deepest inner creativity.
A major research study at American University found that TM creates alpha brain waves. The Mayo Clinic describes alpha brain waves as being associated with a "relaxed, happy, focused" state of mind.
That's why people who learn TM often say they're more focused, creative and productive in activity than ever before. Many of them previously tried other forms of meditation. The chart below illustrates a key difference between TM and other techniques.
Extensive scientific research has shown distinct benefits for cardiovascular health, including reduced high blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke.
A five-year study on patients with coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in heart attack, stroke and death among those practicing Transcendental Meditation compared to other controls.
Source: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Published 2000 to present
Published 2000 to present
Research published 2000 to present
2000 to present
Published 2000 to present
Published 2000 to present
Public introductory talks are either online or in-person.
These are advertised under each location. If your local Centre is not advertising a webinar, please call them direct. Otherwise ...
...register for an info session
The first step is to attend a free introductory talk or "Info Session".
This will be presented by a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and generally takes about 1 hour. You will find out:
Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet privately with the Teacher to discuss personal considerations.
The talk is a prerequisite to joining a course of instruction in TM, but there is no commitment to learn. It is open to everyone even if you only have a mild curiosity! Feel free to bring a friend.
TM is the only meditation practice that has been shown to reduce blood pressure…all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are not recommended in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.
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"
According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure.
A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.
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.
Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn, but requires personalised 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.
Transcendental Meditation 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.
Transcendental Meditation's effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely sceptical. That's because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.
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Maharishi Foundation® has been teaching Transcendental Meditation® in the UK for more than 50 years. This is the only official website for TM in the UK. Booking on this website ensures you are learning authentic Transcendental Meditation®, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from an accredited, professionally trained teacher.
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