What Transcendental Meditation Is

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural and effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. TM is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. Over five million people have learned it— people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What Transcendental Meditation Is Not

TM is not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. It's not concentration, contemplation, or trying to be mindful—nor is it a common "mantra" meditation. Transcendental Meditation is a simple mental technique. People often find that regular practice of TM helps them achieve clarity to pursue their highest aspirations.


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.

The Success Without Stress Mission

Success Without Stress is a student community of meditators striving towards the development of inner peace, confidence, and cognitive advantages through the practice of Transcendental Meditation. Our purpose is to create a network of students with these shared goals.

How Transcendental Meditation is Different

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


  • TM is the most widely researched form of meditation, with over 350 peer-reviewed published research studies documenting the wide range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, 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."