Learn meditation in Twickenham

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.

Charles and Janice Cunningham

         Charles and Janice became TM teachers together in 1989 after practising the technique since they were young adults. They have been teaching TM ever since. Charles has conducted research on TM with St George's Hospital, taught TM in disaster zones for PTSD and run courses for GPs. He has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Promotion. Janice has a degree in Travel and Tourism Management and worked until recently as a travel consultant. She now teaches TM part-time with Charles and supports him in his administrative work for Maharishi Foundation.

TM can change your life

Find out more at an info session at our home here in Twickenham.
Please book into one of these below. We look forward to seeing you then!

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 Sep 24th 19:30 Information session
      Twickenham TW7 16 Regency Mews, off Queensbridge Park, TW7 7LX
    • Wed Oct 2nd 19:30 Information session
      Twickenham TW7 16 Regency Mews, off Queensbridge Park, TW7 7LX
    • Fri Oct 11th 19:30 Information session
      Twickenham TW7 16 Regency Mews, off Queensbridge Park, TW7 7LX
    • more talks ...

Twickenham TM Centre

Charles and Janice Cunningham
16 Regency Mews, TW7 7LX
Please contact us on: 020 8894 9229 or 07852 279176
Email: charles.cunningham@tm.org

Courses of Instruction

Transcendental Meditation instruction is offered once a month* in Twickenham, and takes place outside normal working hours. Learning TM commences with personal instruction, then three group sessions, on four consecutive days. Each session is 90 minutes. The six-month follow-up programme of individual and group sessions are included in the fee, and ensure that your daily practice continues to be 100% correct and maximally effective. View fees in a separate window/tab.

All sessions take place at our private address, 16 Regency Mews, TW7 7LX.

* Courses will resume in April on our return from long leave. Meantime, please contact Surbiton TM Centre or Shepherd's Bush TM Centre.