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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.

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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.

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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.

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In support of collective efforts against COVID-19, we are not yet teaching Transcendental Meditation in Victoria.

We're diligently working on adapting our processes to safely offer TM courses while providing the best possible learning experience — and we hope to reopen our TM centre soon.

Fill out the contact form to get updates on our reopening plan and be among the first to know when we resume teaching Transcendental Meditation in Victoria.


Meet the certified TM teacher

Helen Foster-Grimmett

Why certified?

The TM technique can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. All certified TM teachers have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

Katy Perry

"It's the most rest you could ever get." (4:59)

Handling stress

How TM Works (6:48)

TM and the Beatles

Transforming the lives of over 500,000 victims of traumatic stress* (3:33)* Our charitable projects with the David Lynch Foundation

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What is the TM technique?

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

Transcendental Meditation — brought to the West in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — is an ancient technique that's easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. It's not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What if I "can’t meditate"?

Have you ever tried to meditate, and found you couldn’t do it because your mind is too active — or maybe the technique was uncomfortable in some way?

It’s a common experience because almost all techniques involve some kind of control or focus.

The big difference

This is what makes the TM technique completely different — it’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it, even children with ADHD.

How can TM be effective if it’s so easy?

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Interestingly, it’s effective because it’s completely effortless. The TM technique uses the natural tendency of the mind to automatically draw your attention inward, through quieter and quieter levels of thought, until you experience your own innermost nature — the most peaceful and silent level of your mind.

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TM’s effectiveness has been documented in hundreds of published research studies. This wide range of studies has found that TM is the most effective technique for improving stress-related conditions and brain function.

Why is effort in meditation counter-productive?

Other techniques involving control (concentration or focus) or monitoring (mindfulness) tend to keep your awareness on the surface — on the active level of your mind.

The effort (even if small) required by such techniques impedes transcending. In other words, it prevents you from naturally experiencing the state of deep inner peacefulness.

Other common questions

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.

This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

What’s the evidence of TM's effectiveness?

Hundreds of published research studies have found that the TM technique is highly effective for stress, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and more. See the research overview.

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.

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.

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What are the evidence-based health benefits?

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How do I learn?

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. For details, contactcontact your local certified TM teacher.


Free introductory talk and Q&A

with a certified TM teacher (45–55 minutes)

Personal meeting with TM teacher

following the intro talk (5–10 minutes)

TM Course – 4 consecutive days plus follow-up sessions

Day 1: Personal instruction (1–2 hours)

One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher (Note: TM course fee is required at this step)

Days 2 to 4: Group sessions (90 minutes per day)

Additional guidance and instruction on the TM technique based on your personal experience.

Follow-up session (1 hour)

A small group session (with Q&A), and a one-on-one "tune-up" session to ensure your TM practice is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.

* Group follow-up — about 10 days after personal instruction.
One-on-one tune-up — on or after the day of the group follow-up.

Free lifetime follow-up and support

All who learn the TM technique have these available at no cost:

What is the TM course fee?

  • Personal one-on-one instruction
  • Lifetime follow-up and support
  • Lifetime of benefits

Adults

$1,310

Families*

$2,145

Full-time students

$655

* (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, contactcontact your local TM teacher.

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More videos on TM

Maharishi on TM

Maharishi on the Mechanics of TM (video 1:59)

TM in highschools

The Effect of TM on High School Students (video 2:30)

Seinfeld on energy and TM

"The thing that I LOVE"
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Physics and TM

The Physics of Consciousness - John Hagelin, Ph.D. (video 12:49)

Cameron Diaz TM

"The easiest thing I’ve ever done" (video 5:47)

Veteran on TM

Marine Veteran Downs Talks About Healing PTSD with TM (video 2:32)

David lynch on consciousness, creativity, and the brain

Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain (video 8:42)

Handling stress

How I can best handle stress (video 0:41)

TM and the Beatles

Paul McCartney: How the Beatles Started TM (video 3:00)

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