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

May 26, 2024

Connecting with the Creative Power of Nature through Art | 55:28

Artist and art teacher Greg Thatcher discusses the relationship between TM practice and the subjective experience of creating and appreciating art. He also talks about perceiving art with openness and an expanded state of consciousness, which offers us direct contact with our deeper selves and the inspiration and beauty experienced by artists in their work.


May 12, 2024

Saving Lives, Building Futures: A Remarkable School for Underserved Girls in Thailand | 48:21

Sarah Bence is the Director of Development at Dhammajarinee Witthaya, a free school for underserved students in Thailand. The school has been offering the TM and TM-Sidhi® programs to teachers and students since 2008, and students have won many awards and received growing recognition for their achievements, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math.


May 5, 2024

Helping High-Tech Businesses Fulfill Their Dreams | 40:49

Brian Bell is the founder and managing partner at Team Ignite Ventures, a prominent venture capital firm in Northern California. He talks about his investment and advisory work with promising high-tech companies. After trying many different meditation approaches, he also discusses his special experience practicing the TM technique for four years now.


April 28, 2024

Sleep and How to Do It Better | 56:58

Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi International University, discusses recent research and discoveries about the impact of sleep on human brain physiology. He also talks about the importance of Maharishi AyurVeda and daily TM practice for “getting rid of brain dirt” and improving the quality and depth of our sleep.

The Arts

April 20, 2024

Living a Creative Life | 57:04

Ken Buhler, an artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking, discusses his creative process and the impact of TM on his work and life. He also talks about teaching art for 22 years at one of America’s most renowned institutions of higher learning, Bard College in New York. His paintings were described by the New York Times as “beautifully made and distinguished by an ambition to reduce nature to a state of luminous abstraction.”

Science & Research

April 7, 2024

The Transcendental Meditation Technique and a Model for Perpetual Growth and Progress | 52:30

Baruti KMT-Sisouvong, Ph.D., discusses how regular TM practice and experiencing pure consciousness help people realize their full potential and live a more fulfilling life. He is Certified TM Teacher and earned his doctorate in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi International University. He is also a Freemason and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason (SJ).

TM in the News

December 16, 2018

Department of Defense–Funded Study Shows TM Technique Significantly Reduces PTSD Symptoms in Veterans | 2:32

Findings published in The Lancet Psychiatry open new avenues for PTSD care: Comparable to veterans utilizing a gold standard for treatment, prolonged exposure therapy, veterans who practiced the TM technique experienced significant reductions in symptoms.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.


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

Personal Growth

11 Ways to Enjoy Your TM Practice on Vacation

Personal Growth

Welcome to Maharishi Yoga Asanas

Science & Research

20 Tips for TM Twice a Day

Better Health

How Is TM Different from Mindfulness, in Practice and Effects?

Better Health

The Benefits of Regular, Twice-Daily Meditation

Enlightenment Series

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

Personal Growth

20 Places to Meditate on the Go

Helping Others

Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching TM in African American Communities, 1969–2019

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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