The technique for
inner peace and wellness

The only meditation that's:

  1. Absolutely effortless   Anyone can do it — even children with ADHD
  2. Taught one-on-one   Personalized instruction with a certified TM teacher
  3. Evidence–based Hundreds of published research studies


Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking…A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.

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: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days – or for some, minutes – before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts.

What is the TM technique?

It's an effortless technique for recharging your mind and body — and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind.

Hundreds of published research studies have found that TM is highly effective on stress and anxiety, brain function, and cardiovascular health.

It literally changed my life.

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How is it different?

Absolutely effortless

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

Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

Personalized instruction

The TM technique is not "one size fits all." It's taught one-on-one and is carefully personalized for you.

Only certified TM teachers can instruct you in the authentic TM technique.


Hundreds of published research studies have found the TM technique to be highly effective for stress-related conditions, brain function, and cardiovascular health.

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Learning TM has taught me how to relax and enjoy life to the fullest every day, and not to sweat the small stuff. — Ellen W.

What are the evidence-based benefits?

How to Learn TM

More than a mediation class, the TM course is a life-changing educational experience where you’ll master this transformative meditation practice. Every TM course is delivered by highly-trained teachers and designed to be an easy and enjoyable, yet profound learning experience.

Introductory Talk

Attending an introductory talk is the first step in learning TM and is the best thing to do if you’re deciding to enroll in the course.

A TM teacher will introduce you to the underlying principles of TM, how the mechanics of practicing are different from other meditations, and the way in which TM is taught.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet privately with a teacher and talk about what you want to get out of this meditation practice.

After the intro talk, you’re ready to begin the TM course.

The TM Course

The course starts with 4 two-hour sessions on consecutive days.

The first session is a private one-on-one instruction with a TM teacher where you’ll have your first experience practicing TM.

The next three sessions will be in a small group setting. You’ll receive additional instruction based on your new experiences.

After you’ve practiced TM on your own for about a week, you’ll attend an interactive follow-up session to ensure your meditation is easy and enjoyable.

Ongoing Learning & Support

To ensure you continue to practice TM correctly and gain the maximum benefit, unlimited group meditations and personal sessions are available to everyone who has completed the TM course at no additional cost.

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Full-time students

* (parents & minor dependent children)

Grants and scholarships

Applications by seniors on government pension, single parents on assistance, and individuals on disability pension may be considered based on individual circumstances. For more information, contact your local TM teacher.

Take the First Step. Attend an Intro Talk

Whether you’re still deciding to take the TM course or you know you want to learn — attending an intro talk is the first step in your journey towards greater health, happiness & success.

It’s free of charge, and there’s no obligation to enrol in the course.

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How it changed my life

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What is the TM course fee?

See the TM course fee page, for info on your local area.

Can I learn TM from a book or video?

Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or the violin. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.

The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it's taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.

There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that anything else provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on the TM technique.

What happens during TM?

The TM technique 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.

What if I'm not good at controlling my mind?

No problem at all. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts. It is completely effortless.

What if I'm skeptical?

The TM technique's effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That's because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.

Taught by a non-profit organization

TM is taught in Canada by Global Country of World Peace, a federally recognized non-profit organization. All revenues from course fees go entirely to support the organization's educational and charitable initiatives in Canada and around the world.

As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders. No board members or other individuals profit financially from the organization's programs.

Transforming the lives of over 500,000 victims of traumatic stress

Helping those in need

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.

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