Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.
It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learned TM.
TM's scientifically proven health benefits
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more
What happens when you meditate?
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".
What people are saying
about Transcendental Meditation
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.
How is Transcendental Meditation different
from other meditations?
Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.
1. 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
2. Proven effective
TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more. We guarantee it.
Jonathan Hinde, Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation
Some years ago a famous TV talk show host described Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation as 'embarassingly simple', and I've always loved that description! Our modern lives become so complicated that to be able to find an oasis of calm within isn't really a luxury any more, it's a necessity.
The simplicity of the practice makes it available to everyone, and one of the things I've enjoyed most about teaching TM over the decades is the wide range of people it attracts. I recently ran a course with a lawyer, a top businessman, an artist, and two brothers aged 10 and 15, refugees from the Middle East. It really doesn't matter what our experience of life has been to this point, we all need a calmer mind and the nourishment of deep physical rest. In the effortless experience of TM one comes to realise that the boundaries of age and class, gender and religion are not that important.
You don't need any great academic ability in order to do TM; the practice is simple and innocent. But don't worry, even Cambridge academics can learn successfully!
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Courses of Instruction
Transcendental Meditation classes are offered by appointment in seven steps, at times convenient to you. The first 3 Steps can be taken in one session (Introductory lecture; Preparatory lecture; Personal interview). Step 4 – Personal instruction in Transcendental Meditation and steps 5, 6 and 7 must be taken over consecutive days for about 1.5 hrs each session. As part of the course fee, we provide a six-month follow up programme of regular checking and knowledge meetings, to ensure the best start and maximum benefits over time.