What is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural and effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. Over six million people have learned it— people of all ages, cultures, and religions. 

How Transcendental Meditation Works

Transcendental Meditation allows your 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.  This deeply restful experience rejuvenates the mind and body, leading to a wide range of benefits in daily life. More

What it Means to Transcend

When we practice TM we reach a level where the mind is completely calm yet totally alert. This is the experience of transcending and during TM we effortlessly experience this level of the mind. "Transcend" literally means "go beyond." When the mind has gone beyond all thought, we transcend. 

How Transcendental Meditation is Different

The TM technique differs from other techniques in following ways:

  • Transcendental Meditation is effortless and enjoyable. It involves no concentration or contemplation.

  • TM is evidence-based with over 350 peer-reviewed published research studies documenting a wide range of wellness benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety and improved heart health and cognitive function.

  • The TM technique is standardized for effectiveness. Every certified TM teacher ensures consistent effectiveness in your results by providing standardized instruction in TM. 

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John Hagelin PhD, Quantum Physicist

John Hagelin PhD, Quantum Physicist

"Transcendental Meditation is the most widely researched form of meditation, its benefits for mind, body and emotions verified by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies."


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation

"Transcendental Meditation is that one simple procedure to enliven the most basic level of life and thereby raise every individual and every society to its full dignity."