Nigel Kahn trained as a TM teacher in 1974, and has been promoting and teaching Transcendental Meditation ever since. In 1990 he and his wife Dorry taught TM in Armenia for nine months on the invitation of the government, in order to reduce stress in the population after a devastating earthquake. Nigel and Dorry also have taught TM in Buckinghamshire and in South Africa. Nigel studied modern languages and social anthropology at Cambridge University. He plays the piano in his spare time.
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.
Courses of Instruction
Please note it is necessary to attend an Introductory Talk before taking a course.
Courses to learn Transcendental Meditation will commence on the dates listed below when available.
Chelmsford (Writtle College) courses to be arranged:
Courses of Instruction
If you have not attended a public introductory meeting please call to arrange an introductory meeting in advance. Courses are usually held about once a month, but can also be arranged according to convenience. For dates of the next course to learn Transcendental Meditation please phone 07909 534284.