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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 ►

Maharishi

January 16, 2021

A New Year’s Resolution to Help You Achieve All Your Resolutions | 6:44

“During meditation, we enliven that level of life which is the basis of all activity in the world. It’s by enlivening that basis of all life that we get the support of nature everywhere,” says Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, TM Founder.

Better Health

August 1, 2019

The Benefits of Regular, Twice-Daily Meditation

Find out what the research says in this self-paced slide show.

Personal Growth

May 14, 2020

Strengthen Your TM Practice with TM Connect

Join the twice-daily Group Meditations with Bob Roth simply by calling in, and catch the wonderful wave of silence generated by 2,000 to 4,000 people meditating together on each call.

Business Success

November 6, 2022

Overcoming the Stress of a Demanding Profession | 49:25

Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic surgeon and researcher, and Anna Maria Bombardieri, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine, talk about the impact of TM practice for those in intensely challenging fields, such as operating room professionals. This encore episode first aired on  January 17, 2021.

 

Business Success

October 30, 2022

TM in the Life of a Young, International Executive | 45:42

Benedetta Riva, Hedge Funds Specialist in Global Wealth Management at Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), talks about the role her TM practice has played in helping her navigate the challenges of professional life in New York City and London. Prior to joining UBS, she was a Managing Consultant at Mastercard, advising on and selling data-driven technology solutions to U.K. banks and financial tech clients.

Helping Others

October 16, 2022

Overcoming Extreme Stress with the David Lynch Foundation | 51:17

Lea Cho, Director of Special Projects for the David Lynch Foundation, joins Mario Orsatti to show inspiring interviews with men, women, and children who have learned the TM technique as part of the foundation’s many life-changing projects, including those for survivors of trauma and veterans and military personnel.

TM Talks

October 9, 2022

The Neurophysiology of Higher States of Consciousness | 49:43

Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., pioneered research on the physiology of meditation with groundbreaking TM studies in Science (1970) and Scientific American (1972), inspiring scientific research on meditation. He talks about the history and future of the scientific exploration of higher states of consciousness. This encore episode first aired on May 10, 2020.

Maharishi

September 25, 2022

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Nature of Music and the Role of the Musician | 55:01

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talks about how music expresses the creative intelligence of nature, why we’re attracted to music, and the important role musicians play in society. Lea Cho, an accomplished musician and Director of Programs and Special Projects at the David Lynch Foundation, joins host Mario Orsatti to discuss this historic talk. This encore episode first aired on December 19, 2021.

The Arts

September 18, 2022

More of Jerry Seinfeld’s Take on TM (Part 2) | 41:29

Jerry Seinfeld delves more deeply into his experience with the TM technique and its impact on his professional and family life. More excerpts from his interview on Sirius XM with Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, include a delightful Q&A with the audience in which Mr. Seinfeld discusses the challenges of performing and how his TM practice ensures he always has the creative energy to be at his best.

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?”

Maharishi

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?

Maharishi

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

TM Talks

TM for the Whole Family | 50:37

Maharishi

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

Vedic Knowledge

7 Self-Care Tips for Your Mind-Body Type

Vedic Knowledge

Music to Create Balance in Nature and Harmony in the World

Enlightenment Series

What Is the First Step to Realizing Higher States of Human Evolution?

Enlightenment Series

Cosmic Consciousness—Living the Fullness of Inner Silence and Bliss 24 Hours a Day

Enlightenment Series

Glorified Cosmic Consciousness—When Creation Glows with Beauty, Bliss, and Love

Enlightenment Series

The Ultimate Stage of Personal Growth: Supreme Enlightenment in Unity Consciousness

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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