Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

What is TM?

It’s a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness.

Six things you should know

1. Absolutely effortless

It’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it — even children with ADHD. This makes it very different from other techniques.

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness)
  • No trying to “empty the mind”

2. Evidence-based

Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:

  • stress and anxiety
  • brain function
  • cardiovascular health

3. Unique

Other meditations often claim to be the same or similar to the TM technique.
In fact, they are very different — and there is no evidence they provide the same benefits.

4. Authentic

TM is the ancient technique brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1959.
It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual.

5. Established

Over six million people have learned the TM technique and experienced its benefits.
people of all ages, cultures, religions, and walks of life.

6. Nothing to believe in

The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle.
No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.

I was interested in TM but I was skeptical at the same time. The power of the TM meditation… it was surprising to me. Having that inner peace after meditation really emboldened me to deal with things that I’d been just kind of stuffing away. To be able to have relief from agitation, have relief from anger, frustration, sleeplessness, alcoholism, drug addiction — that’s huge.

– Sgt. James Thrasher, US Marine Corps

“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness”

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of Transcendental Meditation


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