Learn meditation in Lancaster and Preston

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 six 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"

  • Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

  • 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.

Leesha, Teacher of Transcendental Meditaion

Leesha Gaffney

Leesha Gaffney has practised TM since 1978 and became a TM teacher in 2013. She teaches in Liverpool, Lancaster and Staffordshire. She is also a languages teacher. She hails from Dublin, and has lived in the north of England for over 30 years.

David Evans

David Evans, Leesha's husband, also learned TM forty years ago. He became a TM teacher in 1982 and taught mainly in Northern Ireland. His main occupation is as an ayurvedic therapist, but he also enjoys helping Leesha teach TM courses.

David Evans, Teacher of Transcendental Meditation

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.

    • Tue Nov 27th 18:00 Free Introductory Talk
      LANCASTER: City Centre Venue Lancaster LA1 1 HP, Contact details: 01695 726515, full details on booking
    • Thu Dec 27th 10:00 Free Introductory Talk
      LYTHAM ST ANNE'S Town Centre Venue, Lytham St Anne's - Costa Coffee 331 Clifton Drive South FY8 1 LP
    • Thu Dec 27th 12:00 Free Introductory Talk
      PRESTON - details on registration PRESTON PR5
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Courses of Instruction

Please contact us on 07969 569 465 for full details and starting dates of upcoming courses.

Lancaster & Preston TM Centre

Call 01695 726 515 or 07969 569 465
Contact: David and Leesha Evans