The Peace Palace
An invitation to learn TM
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 ..."
Sandy Fragata and family
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more
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 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.
Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.
1. Absolutely effortless
2. Proven effective
TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.
1. In person four-day course on consecutive days in an adjacent building until the Peace Palace re-opens. Onsite self-contained B&B adjacent to the Peace Palace is usually available for those travelling from a distance – please ask. Bring your own transport and you can also enjoy this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). These courses are offered regularly every month.
2. We also offer a more convenient way to learn Transcendental Meditation which includes the opportunity for a mixture of in-person instruction with home-learning with the aid of video meetings and a digital course. This means as certified TM Teachers we can connect with you each day without requiring you to be in-person for all four instructional sessions of the course. This can start any time which is convenient and is proving very popular during these challenging times.
As always, whether you complete your course fully in-person or partially at home, all our courses offer a full 6-month follow-up programme of individualised support and guidance.
In 2021 we hope to recommence in-house courses in the Peace Palace for local residents and those wishing to learn TM in a beautiful residential setting; provisional enquiries can be taken but bookings cannot yet be guaranteed. Here is some information about what we will be offering once the building re-opens.
"I was amazed by the Peace Palace … the feeling of space was brilliant … the whole effect was one of under-stated elegance. The food was beautifully served and the staff were so helpful."
The Peace Palace is designed and constructed according to the principles of the most ancient system of Vedic architecture, Sthapatya Veda – ‘Maharishi Vastu' - realised in a modern context. It is part of a garden village development with 60 dwellings designed to the same principles - and more planned. There is also a Maharishi Ayurveda Centre next to the main building.
When the building re-opens you would book your personal instruction dates with TM Suffolk first and then we will put you in touch with the Peace Palace booking team to arrange your accommodation directly once the course is booked with us.
John and Annie Renwick, Felicity Kaplan and John Darby
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, 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 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 has taught TM in London, Oxford and now Suffolk for over 33 years. He has been 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.