Rendlesham, the home of TM Suffolk

Peace Palace

We teach Transcendental Meditation here in the village of Rendlesham where we have created a garden village development of 60 dwellings, a 30-bedroom residential facility ‘The Maharishi Peace Palace' used for TM Retreats, and a Maharishi Ayurveda Centre offering traditional Ayurveda consultations and treatments.

All the buildings are designed and constructed according to the principles of the most ancient system of Vedic architecture, Sthapatya Veda - ‘Maharishi Vastu' - realised in a modern context.

Vastu Tours of 'Maharishi Garden Village' can be arranged by appointment.

Call 07949016877 or email.

Peace Palace

Annie has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1977 in UK and also in Australia. With her husband John, she spent 27 years closely involved with the TM project in Skelmersdale, West Lancs where she also taught people to meditate. Their three children began TM at a very early age and attended the Maharishi School. Since 2008 Annie has been teaching TM and running TM Retreats and Events in Rendlesham including all the courses in the Peace Palace until 2020. As chairperson of TM Suffolk, she continues to teach Transcendental Meditation full-time with her colleagues in Rendlesham.

John Renwick

John Renwick

Contact : 07944 562 480

John, a chartered Civil Engineer and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation has been teaching TM for over 50 years in UK and 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 the 60 dwellings in ‘Maharishi Garden Village' and the Peace Palace - all built in Rendlesham according to these principles. For 24 years he was a Director of the TM project in Skelmersdale, where he was involved with the design and construction of the Maharishi Dome and all the houses surrounding it. This included the Maharishi Secondary School, the first non-domestic Maharishi Vastu building in the UK.

Felicity Kaplan

Felicity Kaplan

Contact : 07518 111 453

Felicity learned Transcendental Meditation in 1980 while a teacher at Orford Primary School in Suffolk and has worked for Maharishi Foundation since becoming a TM teacher in 1986. She taught in London and was involved in the teaching of TM in businesses and organisations with John Darby before moving back to Suffolk to teach and run the residential TM centre in Badingham with her husband for 14 years. When the centre was sold she moved to the new facility in Rendlesham to teach and run courses. Felicity has taken several courses in Maharishi Ayurveda, a prevention oriented, time tested and holistic natural health system and has a diploma in Sukshma Marma Therapy, a gentle powerful therapeutic Ayurveda massage therapy.

John Darby

John Darby

Contact : 07900 900 021

John has taught TM in London, Oxford and more recently Suffolk for 39 years. After working as an Electrical Engineer for 10 years in London and the Far East he decided to become a full time teacher of TM. In 1985 he was part of the team that set up the Victoria TM Centre in Pimlico, which went on to be one of the most successful centres in England. He was instrumental in setting up the Maharishi Corporate Development Programme for the UK, teaching TM in businesses and organisations around the country. He was a key member of the Executive Board of the Maharishi Peace Palace during its developmental stages and first years of operation.


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 clarity of thought, inner peace and wellness
  • 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 May 29th 19:30 Online Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Norwich & Suffolk Online Zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • Thu May 30th 10:30 Online Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Norwich & Suffolk Online Zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • Wed Jun 5th 19:30 Online Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Norwich & Suffolk Online Zoom call, access details will be sent by email
    • more talks ...

Suffolk TM Centre

Transcendental Meditation Suffolk, Rendlesham, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2GX

Call 07949 016 877

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.

"Doing TM as a family results in a more harmonious and blissful home life. We have also noticed that all of us have become more adaptable and resilient in dealing with life's daily challenges. Practicing TM has definitely expanded our ability to be kinder, understanding and more patient with one another as well as to the people we interact with on a daily basis ..."

CSandy Fragata and family

Sandy Fragata and family

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.

  • 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.

One-time payment

It is an inescapable fact that in this country there is a huge variation in people's ability to pay.

In recognition of this, the Trustees of Maharishi Foundation, the charity that teaches TM in the UK, have developed a scale of fees based on gross income.

In this way people on higher incomes pay more and those on lower incomes pay less. We do not ask to see payslips or anything, but simply rely on your integrity.

If you have any questions about the appropriate fee for you, your teacher will be happy to discuss this with you.

Course fees:

Concession (for those on universal credit, state pension only or similar or full-time students with NUS card or similar) - £295

Income under £25,000 - £395

Income over £25,000 - £525

Income over £40,000 - £625

Income over £60,000 - £725

VIP and private instructions - £1,450

School children - £195.

Under 10 yrs old - 25% of main parent's fee.

There are special rates for families

If you are on a higher income and would like to make an extra donation this helps to support those on lower incomes

TM is always taught over a four consecutive day course of about 1 1/2 hours each day.

The first day is always personal instruction with your accredited TM Teacher.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th day follow up meetings can continue in-person or you can choose to complete your course with a home-learning option. This can be customised to your personal work/life demands, or because of the distance you live from our TM Centre and means you can mix and match home and in-person learning depending on your circumstances.

The home-learning option is conducted with the aid of online meetings and a digital course.

Your personal TM Teacher checks in with you for a brief meeting each day on Zoom without requiring you to be in-person for all four instructional sessions of the course. This flexible approach to learning TM has proved very popular.

If you prefer to do your course all in-person but do not live locally, self-contained B&B is usually available – please ask. Bring your own transport and you can also enjoy this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Whether you complete your course fully in-person or partially at home, all our courses offer a 6 month follow up programme of support and guidance.