10 Things Every Meditator Should Know

A TM Primer and Quiz

When’s the best time to meditate? What’s the best position to sit in for TM practice? Is it possible to meditate even in a noisy place? What if I get sleepy? Why is the TM technique so easy compared to other techniques? What support is there after I take the course? I started TM to reduce stress—what’s the deal with “enlightenment”? Find Answers & Take the Quiz ►

The Arts

April 30, 2023

Living a Creative Life—On and Off Stage | 52:19

Tony Award-nominated Tom Hewitt talks about his 40-year career as an actor on Broadway, including The Lion KingThe School for Scandal, The Sisters Rosensweig, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror ShowAmazing Grace, and many others. He discusses the benefits of TM practice for stage actors, who are in constant need of creative energy and stamina.

The Arts

April 16, 2023

Being Creative in Filmmaking, Investing, and Life: Martin Scorsese and Ray Dalio (Part 1) | 43:46

Bob Roth, David Lynch Foundation CEO, and Mario Orsatti, TM Talks co-host, comment on an interview with film director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese, and Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio, who discuss how their practice of the TM technique has influenced their creativity and benefited their professional and private lives.


April 2, 2023

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Tender Impulse of Love | 51:03

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about the essential nature of love and its all-pervading influence on the evolution of life in an historic video. Rhoda Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., a writer and retired literature professor of Maharishi International University, joined host Mario Orsatti to discuss this beautiful talk on Mother’s Day. This encore episode first aired on May 8, 2022.

Individual & Society

April 1, 2023

Welcome to Super-Radiance in the Virtual Dome!

Join the National and Pan-American Campaign to gather the largest ongoing Super-Radiance group since the 7,000 Course. “Consciousness becomes self-referral in the TM-Sidhi program. This is the Unified Field interacting with itself—creating that infinite dynamism of intelligence which sustains the whole creation.” —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Helping Others

March 26, 2023

Healing Trauma and Promoting Well-Being | 52:46

Karen Friedman Agnifilo, J.D., a 30-year veteran of public service, most recently served as Chief Asst. District Attorney of the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. She talks about the role of TM practice in helping survivors of domestic violence and in enhancing resilience for those who support them. This encore episode first aired on May 9, 2021.

Personal Growth

March 19, 2023

The Power of TM to Clear Toxic Stress | 47:50

Sarah Sica, Director of Programs at the David Lynch Foundation Center for Health and Wellness, teaches TM to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in a government-funded project. She discusses how the TM technique helps those experiencing post-traumatic stress to begin experiencing the joy of “post-traumatic growth.”

Personal Growth

April 29, 2016

Welcome to Maharishi Yoga Asanas

The goal of Maharishi YogaSM Asanas is to establish the mind and body in a state of balance. To make this valuable program available to TM meditators, the faculty of Maharishi International University are offering free online classes on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. CT and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. CT, followed by a Group Meditation. Registration is required.

Science & Research

August 10, 2017

Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation Technique | 1:36

More than 429 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at more than 300 research institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Stanford Medical School. This reference list by category includes some of the most significant and commonly cited published TM studies to date.

Vedic Knowledge

November 9, 2017

Mind over Aging: 10 Steps to Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life | 18:33

Renowned cardiologist and expert in integrative medicine Dr. Robert Schneider distills 10 ancient rejuvenation practices, confirmed by modern science, to help us live longer, healthier, more self-actualized lives.

Enlightenment Series

August 2, 2018

Exploring Science, Consciousness, and the Furthest Reaches of Human Potential | 3:42

Meet the head of the international Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) organizations, Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., a medical doctor, MIT- and Harvard-trained neuroscientist, and Vedic scholar.

Science & Research

August 2, 2018

20 Tips for TM Twice a Day

A perennial article on how to fit in two meditations to maximize your benefits. This greatest-hits list shows why twice-daily TM practice is important, and how to fit it into your schedule on a regular basis. Share your favorite tips in the Comments section!

Science & Research

August 2, 2018

How Important Is It to Practice TM Regularly? What the Research Tells Us

“Dear Dr. Orme-Johnson, My TM instructor says that meditating twice a day will bring me the greatest benefits, but with work and family, sometimes it’s hard to get in both my TM sessions. How important is it to meditate twice a day, every day?”


September 7, 2021

Harmony of Differences and Waves of Bliss—the Most Highly Evolved State of Human Existence | 24:08

In this historic talk from 1970, TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the growth of the ultimate state of enlightenment: “Unity dominates in perception, in thinking, in action, and this is what is called behaving in Unity—walking and talking and perceiving, experiencing all in terms of Unity.”

Enlightenment Series

July 9, 2021

Landmark Study on Neurophysiological Evidence of Cosmic Consciousness

Renowned TM researcher David Orme-Johnson, Ph.D., interviews Lynne Mason, Ph.D., about her groundbreaking sleep research on TM practitioners who experience “witnessing” (inner awareness) during deep sleep, a signature phenomenon of Cosmic Consciousness.

Enlightenment Series

July 9, 2021

When Our Heart Expands to Maximum Value, We See the World in All Its Glory | 24:13

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the difference between the fifth state of consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness, and the sixth state, Glorified Cosmic Consciousness, also sometimes referred to as God Consciousness. Why does it have this name—and what does love have to do with it?


June 11, 2021

The Time-Tested Formula to Develop Cosmic Consciousness—Rest and Activity | 16:31

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains the role of action in developing Cosmic Consciousness. The regular alternation of deep rest during TM practice with activity during the day stabilizes unbounded awareness as a permanent experience, even when we’re engaged in the boundaries of dynamic activity.

Better Health

May 11, 2021

Exploring the Connectome: A New Approach to Integrative Medicine | 19:41

There’s an urgent need for effective alternative approaches to health care in a post-pandemic world. Mind-body medical professionals join hands to create a new model that incorporates the four domains of health in the connectome, “health artisanry,” and more.

Science & Research

April 3, 2021

Nature or Nurture—or Both? Simple Answers to the Big Questions in Life | 18:44

Is our health, happiness, and success determined by DNA or by upbringing? Dr. Tony Nader talks with Bob Roth about epigenetics, and how the effects of transcending allow us not only to live healthier, happier lives now, but can also be passed on to the next generation.

“If we expose our system to this profound rest every day at the same time, then the cycle of rest and activity and freshness gets established. All effort should be made to be regular in meditation.” —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

My Story

Why Didn’t I Do This 20 Years Ago?

“After just a few days of practicing TM, I noticed I was sleeping better, gaining greater insight into my studies, and felt calmer, less anxious, and more cheerful. I was filled with love for life, and just more relaxed,” writes Edward Nydle.
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