Annie has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years mainly in UK but also in Australia. Until recently she has been in charge of all the courses and events in the Peace Palace. She has now returned to teaching Transcendental Meditation full-time.

John Renwick

John Renwick

Contact : 07944 562 480

John, a chartered Civil Engineer and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation has been teaching TM for over 40 years in UK but also in East Africa. He is an expert in Maharishi Vastu, the ancient system of Vedic Architecture and has been closely involved in the design and construction of this iconic building built according to these principles.

Felicity Kaplan

Felicity Kaplan

Contact : 07518 111 453

Felicity learned Transcendental Meditation in 1980 when she was a primary school teacher. She has worked full time for the TM organisation for more than 30 years, as an administrator of a residential facility in Suffolk and as a teacher in London and Suffolk.

John Darby

John Darby

Contact : 07900 900 021

John has taught TM in London, Oxford and now Suffolk for over 33 years. He was a key member of the Executive Board of the Maharishi Peace Palace during the developmental stage and ongoing. He was instrumental in setting up Transcendental Meditation Corporate Programmes for the UK teaching TM in businesses and organisations around the country.


Bernadette van den Hout

Bernadette has recently joined our team as a TM Teacher. She is also a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practising in Suffolk.

We look forward to answering your questions including:

Peace Palace
  • Why is TM so effective for stress and anxiety bringing greater inner peace and wellness
  • How does TM enable increased clarity of thought and boost creativity
  • What happens during TM
  • Why TM is effortless
  • What the evidence is
  • Why regular TM works for everyone

Take the first step

Choose from these three options:

- Register below for an online info session (about 1 hour)

- Call us for a brief one-to-one chat

- Complete the enquiry form if you have any questions

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 Apr 17th 19:30 Online Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Suffolk Online Zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • Thu Apr 18th 10:30 Online Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Suffolk Online Zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • Thu Apr 18th 16:00 Online Introductory talk
      Online talk-Suffolk Online zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • more talks ...

Stowmarket Suffolk TM Centre

Annie Renwick
Call 07949 016 877


Courses of Instruction

John Renwick, Annie Renwick, Felicity Kaplan, and John Darby run regular courses of instruction in Transcendental Meditation in Suffolk. Please contact them by using the "contact us" form if you have any questions or would like details of upcoming courses.

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

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".

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 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.