It can only be taught by certified Transcendental Meditation teachers, in a course carefully personalized for each individual.
TM is different from other meditation techniques. There is no evidence that other techniques provide the same benefits as TM.
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for stress, anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health, and more.
Nothing to believe
The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.
Many meditation techniques are available today. Contrary to common belief there are distinct differences between techniques, such as the effort involved, their impact on the brain, and whether or not they result in verifiable benefits.
Why do people who have tried other techniques find Transcendental Meditation to be completely different?
A study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition identified the following three meditation categories, based on measured brain wave differences:
Beware of meditations claiming to be the same or similar to the TM technique. They are very different—and there is no evidence they provide the same benefits documented in the published research on the TM technique.
Transcendental Meditation can only be taught by certified teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. All teachers of the TM technique have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.
If you learn meditation from anyone who’s not a certified teacher of the TM technique, you’re not learning the authentic Transcendental Meditation method.
All certified TM teachers provide personal one-on-one TM instruction—as well as group sessions to provide further instruction and to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.
More than 500,000 full TM scholarships have been given to at-risk children, military veterans, domestic violence victims, homeless people, and others in need, through partnerships with the David Lynch Foundation℠ and other non-profit organizations.