Take the first step Learn meditation in Edinburgh

Your experienced TM teacher in Edinburgh

Annie Arrowsmith, Certified TM Teacher

Annie Arrowsmith

Following a 10-year career in advertising and account management, including running an award-winning audio-visual company, Annie qualified as a teacher of TM in January 1977. She spent many years living and working in East Anglia and then in Lancashire, notably at the Maharishi (now Free) School as a parent, school governor and teacher. She also took time to assist the project manager of a vastu (vedic architecture) housing and educational development in the area. Annie has taught TM and associated programmes around England and Scotland as well as the USA, Holland, and Northern Ireland. For five years she taught in Manchester and Leeds before taking over management of the Edinburgh Centre in 2013.

Maggie Adamson

Maggie has been practising Transcendental Meditation (TM) for fifty years and trained to be a teacher of it with Maharishi. She has been teaching TM for forty-seven years, in Hong Kong, Hertfordshire, London and Edinburgh.

Maggie has taught primary aged children in London and Edinburgh, recently retired, she lives in North Edinburgh with her husband and teaches TM courses at her home. She invites you to register for an introductory talk so you can hear more about the benefits of this technique and how to learn.

Maggie Adamson, Certified TM Teacher

Edinburgh TM Centre

Annie Arrowsmith
Maggie Adamson
Call 07551 226 699
Email edinburgh.scotland@tm.org

Take the first step

Public introductory talks are currently being replaced with online webinars.

Register for an online 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.

    • Tue Aug 10th 19:30 Free, no obligation info and Q&A session on Transcendental Meditation
      Online talk - Edinburgh Interactive Zoom session, access details will be sent by email
    • Tue Aug 17th 19:30 Free, no obligation info and Q&A session on Transcendental Meditation
      Online talk - Edinburgh Interactive Zoom session, access details will be sent by email
    • Tue Aug 24th 19:30 Free, no obligation info and Q&A session on Transcendental Meditation
      Online talk - Edinburgh Interactive Zoom session, access details will be sent by email
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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.

"It is our birth right to be happy, to be alert..."

Hugh Jackman talks about 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

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.