Learn meditation in Oxford

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.

Linda Barlow, Certified Teacher of TM

Linda Barlow

Linda became a TM teacher in 1976, and has been working and teaching in the Oxford area ever since. She has an MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling, and works for an employee assistance provider and Occupational Health. Linda has recently retired from NHS work after 27 years. She has found TM invaluable in managing a busy life, and looks forward to the enrichment and deep rest it brings. She appreciates the fact that TM is taught through a well-structured course, which enables people to feel secure in the experience and understanding of TM.

Please contact Linda if you would like to come to a talk at a different time from those advertised below.

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 2nd 19:00 Free introductory talk, Eynsham (directions sent on booking)
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    • Wed Oct 9th 19:00 Free Introductory Talk, Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW
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    • Wed Oct 30th 19:00 Free Introductory Talk, Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW
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Oxford TM Centre

Linda Barlow
Call 0186 588 0578 or 07581 395 344
Email linda.barlow@tm.org

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 4 consecutive days for about 1.5 hrs each session. The courses often start on a Saturday, but Linda also teaches daytime courses if needed. We also provide a six-month follow up programme of regular checking and knowledge meetings, to ensure the best start and maximum benefits over time.