To help meet the needs of this unprecedented time, the U.S. TM organization has created new online programs to support your TM practice and inspire personal growth any day of the week. Whether you and your family are sheltering in place or easing back into a new and different pre-pandemic life, we invite you to take advantage of these programs from the comfort of home, 24/7.
1. Join Dr. Tony Nader’s Thursday Webinars for TM Practitioners
Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., is a medical doctor, M.I.T. and Harvard-trained neuroscientist, and scholar of meditation, yoga, and consciousness. As the successor of TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Dr. Nader leads the international TM organizations and oversees Consciousness-BasedSM programs in education, health, business, and other areas in more than 100 countries.
Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, Dr. Nader holds a lively Q&A session for people who practice the TM technique. He answers questions on a variety of topics, including Vedic knowledge and higher states of consciousness. These popular webinars have drawn more than 24,000 participants from over 105 countries.
After you register, you will receive an email with your private link to join the webinar. You are invited to send your questions on knowledge and consciousness for Dr. Nader, by Wednesday, May 20.
Haven’t been able to join the live webinars? TM practitioners can enjoy replays of all of Dr. Nader’s Q&A sessions anytime. Here’s a selection:
2. Enjoy Dr. Nader’s Classes to Bring Nourishing Calm to Mind and Body
For 21 days, April 6–19 and April 26–May 2, Dr. Nader held live sessions for the public on Facebook.
He presented a holistic perspective on the current pandemic, and offered instruction in easy and effective techniques for stress relief. Each day he closed by leading thousands of people in a five-minute Global Meditation.
Replays of these sessions are now available, with or without a Facebook account. Take advantage of Dr. Nader’s profound knowledge and expertise as a medical doctor, neuroscientist, and scholar of meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga. He teaches techniques for calming and nourishing the mind and body from two of the world’s great traditions of knowledge: modern science and Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM.
The general public is invited to enjoy Dr. Nader’s insights, classroom instruction, and Group Meditations at any time, simply by playing the recordings. If you are new to the series, you may want to begin with the first session and continue sequentially.
3. Strengthen Your TM Practice Twice a Day with TM Connect
Morning and evening, seven days a week, at scheduled times in all U.S. time zones, thousands of people are calling in to join TM Connect.
These online Group Meditations, led by Bob Roth, TM teacher and CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, have been a lifeline for meditators around the country.
Many report that TM Connect has helped them become more regular in their TM practice, leading to greater benefits in their lives. They comment that the reminders about correct TM practice lead to better understanding and enjoyment of the ease and simplicity of the TM technique, resulting in more profound experiences.
4. Learn Maharishi Yoga Asanas on Fridays at a Live Online Class
Every Friday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, a free, 60-minute online class is led by Maharishi International University faculty and followed by an online 20-minute Group Meditation. Register to receive a private link to the class and further instructions ►
The goal of Maharishi YogaSM Asanas is to establish the mind and body in a state of balance. These easy, natural postures help culture mind-body coordination and integration, greater flexibility, and strength.
The practice of Maharishi Yoga Asanas also helps remove physical stresses and improves health overall.
Correct practice of this simple set of asanas is a great addition to twice-daily TM practice and cultures the mind and body to be more settled and balanced during TM practice.
In addition, students also learn pranayama, a simple breathing technique that settles the body and mind, contributing to a smoother, more refined experience during TM practice.
Requirements for this class:
- Prior instruction in the TM technique
- Comfortable sports or yoga wear
- A yoga mat or thick blanket
- A settled environment
5. Improve Your Health with a Free 8-Lesson Class: Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda
Take this self-paced online course any time, to create a healthier, more balanced physiology for yourself and your family. More than 8,000 people have signed up for this free course in the past six weeks.
Enjoy a deep dive into the world’s oldest, most complete system of natural healthcare, in an eight-lesson enrichment course from Maharishi International University, which has the most comprehensive accredited program for the study of Ayurveda in the United States.
This engaging and easy-to-follow series is taught by Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., and Karin Pirc, M.D., Ph.D., who are renowned scientists, researchers, and Maharishi AyurVedaSM experts.
6. Tune in to TM Talks on Sundays for Insight and Inspiration
Every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, enjoy a livestream of TM Talks for meditators, a new weekly webinar series on personal development and the growth of higher states of consciousness. Stay on for the Group Meditation at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.
TM Talks features interviews with artists, scientists, health professionals, business leaders, and others who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique, as well as experts in the field of meditation and the development of consciousness. Recent guests include David Lynch, Sharon Isbin, Dr. Fred Travis, and Dr. Norman Rosenthal.
7. Stay Calm with Bob Roth, a Podcast for Health and Happiness
Every Monday through Friday, Bob Roth, best-selling author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, releases an episode of his new iHeartRadio series. He shares bite-sized personal stories about the power of the TM technique, with simple, practical tips about living well.
Stay Calm with Bob Roth is a daily reminder of the inner strength we already possess—and how our TM practice helps us tap into and expand that core of silence.
Subscribe for free to this popular new series—over 70,000 subscribers in the first three weeks!