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Three things you need to know about TM

Jonathan Hinde, Certified TM Teacher

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 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.

I welcome you to find out more.

Jonathan Hinde, Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation

Before learning TM you will obviously want to know what it is and how it works, etc, and you also need to have a brief chat with a teacher so you can ask questions. You can do these two steps in either order.

You can have a chat with me using any of the following options:

1. Call 01223 411362
2. Email jonathan.hinde@tm.org
3. Book a 15 min chat with me : Book your appointment slot here.
4. Use Contact form below where you can ask questions or suggest a time for us to chat.

I have also recorded an introductory video which you can watch in your own time. You will find it on the Cambridge Website
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes, Jonathan

Take the first step

Public introductory talks are either online or in-person.
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:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • Why anyone can practise TM
  • What benefits you can realistically expect
  • How it works – the process of transcending
  • How TM differs from other meditations
  • What happens during TM

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.

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Cambridge TM Centre

Jonathan Hinde
Cambridge, CB1 8PG
Call 01223 411362
Email jonathan.hinde@tm.org
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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.

What is
Transcendental Meditation?

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.

Watch the introductory video:

Jonathan Hinde

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

Jerry Seinfeld:

"It's like a charger for your mind and body"


"TM blew everything away"

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

"It brought me a clarity."
"That 20 mins is a god send."

Cameron Diaz

"TM makes me feel whole again."

  • 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.