Learn meditation in Exeter

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


"TM blew everything away"

Jerry Seinfeld:

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

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

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

Ellen DeGeneres:

"It's the only time I have stillness...It is a beautiful experience"

  • 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.

Your experienced TM teacher in Exeter

Tom Griffith-Jones

Tom Griffith-Jones, Certified TM Teacher

Tom first came to Exeter as a student at the University, and graduated with a degree in Engineering Science. He stayed on in the area after graduating, leaving briefly to work in London for a year. He returned to train as a Land Agent, based in Taunton and managing agricultural estates in Devon, Somerset and Dorset. While in Taunton he learnt TM. Since then it has been an important part of his life. After a number of jobs as a Land Agent, in Devon and elsewhere, he joined the Maharishi Purusha group at Mentmore Towers. This is a group of single men who are available to undertake projects at any time, anywhere in the world where Maharishi wanted them. It brought him into close contact with Maharishi's projects on a wide front, and he has continued to be involved for almost all the time since then. Now he has returned to Exeter to reopen a TM Centre and continue the decades-long tradition of TM teaching there.

TM can change your life

Find out more at 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.

    • Wed Oct 9th 10:30 Introductory Talk on Transcendental Meditation
      Exeter Devon Exeter Community Centre, St. David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG
    • Wed Oct 9th 13:00 Introductory Talk on Transcendental Meditation
      Exeter Devon Exeter Community Centre, St. David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG
    • Wed Oct 9th 15:30 Introductory Talk on Transcendental Meditation
      Exeter Devon Exeter Community Centre, St. David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG
    • more talks ...

Exeter TM Centre

Tom Griffith-Jones
Call 01695 51213
Email tomgj@tm.org