Take the first step Learn meditation in Twickenham

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. Book a chat with us online!

An Introduction to TM

Charles Cunningham

Take the first step

Public introductory talks are either online or in-person.
If your local centre is not advertising a webinar, please call them direct. Otherwise ...

...register for 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 Feb 27th 13:00 Information session
      Lunchtime Talk - 30 mins Online 'Zoom' call. Access details will be sent by email.
    • Wed Feb 28th 19:30 Information session
      Online Talk - Twickenham Online 'Zoom' call. Access details will be sent by email.
    • Fri Mar 1st 13:00 Information session
      Lunchtime Talk - 30 mins Online 'Zoom' call. Access details will be sent by email.
    • more talks ...

While information sessions are continue to be held online, courses to learn TM are once again being conducted fully in person in our home.

Twickenham TM Centre

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

Courses of Instruction

Transcendental Meditation instruction is offered normally once a month in Twickenham. e are pleased to be able to offer fully in-person courses again, in our home at TW77LX. It comprises an individual appointment of one hour on a Saturday, then group meetings on the Sunday (10am) and Monday and Tuesday evenings (7:30pm). A six-month follow-up programme of online group meditation check-ups and knowledge are included in the fee, and ensure that your daily practice continues to be 100% correct and maximally effective.
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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

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.