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Can My TM Practice Help Create a More Peaceful World?

Q&A with Dr. Orme-Johnson on how the TM and TM-Sidhi programs have been shown to reduce crime and conflict

Does the inner peace we experience during our Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) practice have an impact on society, too? Yes, says renowned TM researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson. In this exploration of the science behind a brain-based approach to peace, he explains how and why the TM and TM-Sidhi® programs have been shown to help reduce rates of crime, accidents, mortality, war, and terrorism.

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Creativity & the Arts

March 27, 2019

Creative Secrets from Oscar-Winning Director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly | 2:15

The writer-director—who won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Green Book—shared insights and laughs with MFA students as a guest lecturer for the David Lynch Screenwriting Program at Maharishi University of Management.

Science & Research

March 27, 2019

7 Self-Care Benefits for Professionals: What the Research Says

Less “compassion fatigue.” Greater resilience. Reduced perceived stress. Increased emotional intelligence (EQ). These are just some of the remarkable results of three new studies on the TM technique in the workplace.

Related Programs

March 27, 2019

50th Anniversary of Bringing TM to Communities of Color—Webcast Video

Enjoy inspiring talks, videos, and music by key figures in Transcendental Meditation Center (TMC), Inc., the organization founded in 1969 to teach in underserved U.S. communities and around the world. Pioneering TMC initiatives in education, rehabilitation, and research still bear fruit today.

Science & Research

March 27, 2019

Can My TM Practice Help Create a More Peaceful World?

Q&A with renowned TM researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson on a scientific, brain-based approach to peace. He explains how the TM and TM-Sidhi programs have been shown to help reduce rates of crime, accidents, mortality, war, and terrorism.

Personal Growth

March 27, 2019

The Small Town That Radiates Peace and Creativity | 7:56

What happens in a community with 3,000 meditators? Find out in this delightful video.

Personal Growth

March 27, 2019

A Dive into Myself, a Source of Inspiration, a Rediscovery

“It’s a deep search or even better, a rediscovery. It really seems like things have been there a long time waiting for me to ‘come back’!” writes Maria Di Donna about her TM practice.

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.

Personal Growth

August 2, 2018

20 Tips for TM Twice a Day

A greatest-hits list of why twice-daily TM practice is important, and how to fit it into your schedule on a regular basis, to maximize your benefits. Share your go-to tips in the Comments section.

Better Health

August 2, 2018

AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson, TM, and the 11th Step | 3:47

“I didn’t fully understand the 11th step until I started TM,” said Bill Wilson, legendary co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, when he learned the TM technique.

Better Health

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.

Personal Growth

August 2, 2018

20 Places to Meditate on the Go

It’s easy to find a spot to close our eyes for TM at home, but what about when we’re away all day or traveling? Here are 20 tried-and-true options, with more tips in the Comments. Share yours too!

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?”

Personal Growth

March 27, 2019

The Small Town That Radiates Peace and Creativity | 7:56

What happens in a community with 3,000 meditators? Find out in this delightful video.

Science & Research

February 15, 2019

How the TM Technique Reduces Blood Pressure and Improves Heart Health | 15:12

With nearly half of Americans suffering from some form of heart disease (TIME, Jan. 31, 2019), the compelling research on heart health and risk factors by Robert H. Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests a viable solution.

Business Success

February 15, 2019

Jerry Seinfeld’s Antidote for an Exhausted Life | 0:59

How he does more writing, more performing, more exercise without strain. “I can now do whatever I want. Whatever I want!” says Seinfeld.

Personal Growth

February 15, 2019

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

In 1969 a group of African American TM teachers established a new organization to bring the TM program to their communities, called Transcendental Meditation Center (TMC), Inc. Their pioneering initiatives laid the groundwork for successes in education, health, and rehabilitation today. Here is their remarkable story.

EnjoyTM.org

February 15, 2019

Deepen Your Inner Experience and Accelerate Your Growth toward Higher States of Consciousness

Ready for more? Regular TM® practice allows us to transcend the thinking process, while Advanced Techniques of the TM program culture the experience of more subtle levels of thought, enhancing our actions and fulfillment in life.

Maharishi

January 12, 2019

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.” —Maharishi

TM in the News

October 13, 2018

TM® Featured in Global Wellness Summit Keynote by Bob Roth

“There’s so much momentum for TM right now because of the rising need for what this tangible skill can accomplish: stress-reduction, mental focus, and greater resilience,” noted Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO. “It’s the quickest way to reduce stress that I’ve ever experienced.”

TM in the News

March 5, 2018

New York Times Instant Bestseller Strength in Stillness Takes Media by Storm!

Bob Roth’s Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation rocketed to the New York Times and Amazon Bestseller lists within two weeks! In replays and articles, see how this new TM book is captivating the media.

TM in the News

July 26, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Transcendental Meditation for Everyone

From WSJ to Parade, from People to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the power of the TM technique to change lives is a popular topic in the media.

TM in the News

January 5, 2017

Chicago Tribune: Can TM Help Curb Youth Violence? | 4:33

The front page of the Tribune offers hopeful news: The University of Chicago Crime Lab has joined forces with the David Lynch FoundationSM to transform lives and research the effects of the TM-based “Quiet Time” program in at-risk schools.

TM in the News

December 1, 2016

The Smithsonian Honors David Lynch for Bringing TM to 500,000 At-Risk Kids

The director received the American Ingenuity Award for reducing stress and violence in under-served schools through the David Lynch FoundationSM, which has been improving children’s lives with the TM-based “Quiet Time” program since 2005.

TM in the News

November 30, 2016

New Research: Effortlessness Is Key to TM Technique | 1:32

Scientists discover brainwave signature of effort-free practice. A study in Brain and Cognition reveals the difference between TM® and other meditative practices—effortlessness is the key.

“Stress is the reason for crime and all other kinds of frustration. To relieve it will eliminate everything else.” —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Personal Growth

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

Personal Growth

The Small Town That Radiates Peace and Creativity | 7:56

Personal Growth

The Benefits of Regular, Twice-Daily Meditation

EnjoyTM.org

Spring Global TM Group Meditations and Celebrations a Great Success!

Science & Research

How the TM Technique Reduces Blood Pressure and Improves Heart Health | 15:12

Science & Research

Live Longer, Live Better: World-Class Scientists Explain How | 40:07

Business Success

Jerry Seinfeld’s Antidote for an Exhausted Life | 0:59

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My Story

A Dive into Myself, a Source of Inspiration, a Rediscovery

“It’s a deep search or even better, a rediscovery. It really seems like things have been there a long time waiting for me to ‘come back’!” writes Maria Di Donna about her TM practice.  Read her story ►

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