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 ►

Personal Growth

August 15, 2021

Supporting Young People in Their Pursuit of Happiness | 51:31

William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson talk about their new book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. Dr. Stixrud is a neuropsychologist on the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine, and Mr. Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, which provides tutoring, academic planning, and test preparation.

Personal Growth

August 9, 2021

10 Most Popular Articles, Talks, and Programs in 2020–2021

For our annual Top 10 issue, we celebrate how our TM family has come together across distances for inspiration and support during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve gathered your favorite articles, videos, and programs about health, personal growth, enlightenment, and TM practice. Enjoy!

TM Talks

August 8, 2021

Finding a Greater Purpose | 51:34

Chandrika Tandon, business leader, humanitarian, Grammy-nominated musician, founder of Tandon Capital Associates and the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of New York University and Chair of the Board of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, talks about her extraordinary life and the keys to her success. This encore episode originally aired November 22, 2020.

TM Talks

August 1, 2021

The Best Things to Do to Prevent Disease | 49:32

Cardiologist César Molina, M.D., Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center in California, teaches at the Stanford University Medical Center. He discusses how daily TM practice and the Vedic approach to health can help our body recall its ideal state of balance so that it maintains a resilient state of vibrant health and well-being. This encore episode originally aired September 13, 2020.

Helping Others

July 25, 2021

Breathe Again with TM—Helping Black America Heal | 51:07

Sibongile Bradley West, Director and Chair of the Breathe Again with TM initiative, discusses how this Maharishi Foundation pilot program in L.A. is bringing the TM technique to Black residents to help address racial reckoning, generational trauma, and health disparities that burden their communities.

Business Success

July 18, 2021

Sparking Innovation for Success in Business | 49:39

Emily Fitz Randolph, Santa Monica TM Center Co-Director, and Lea Cho, David Lynch Foundation Director of Programs and Special Projects, discuss how their business career skills have helped them integrate the TM program into business, healthcare, and government institutions.


August 1, 2019

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

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

January 31, 2020

The Super Habit for Living a Happier, Healthier, More Enlightened Life

Looking for tools to help you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions? The key isn’t eliminating bad habits but introducing powerful positive habits. Neurophysiologist Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D., and writer Samantha Wallace show how to become your own coach, while explaining the brain science behind successful habit change.

My Story

July 6, 2018

The “Dear Prudence” Story | 2:55

A profile of Prudence Farrow Bruns, the inspiration behind the Beatles song, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Maharishi’s historic TM Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India, 1968.

Personal Growth

January 5, 2017

Too Busy to Meditate? Think Again

Twice-daily TM may be even more important than eating or sleeping, when you’re under pressure. Dr. Jim Meade, author of 30 books including 5 in the Dummies series, spells out why.

Vedic Knowledge

December 22, 2016

Healing with Wholeness | 5:43

Maharishi AyurVeda® expert Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf explains how three simple supersystems guide the healthy functioning of the whole body. By restoring balance within each of these, we can regain and maintain our health naturally.

Individual & Society

October 12, 2018

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


TM in the News

October 3, 2017

His Invention Saves Lives, Wildlife, and Millions of Acres in 115 Countries | 9:04

National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee Don Arney credits TM in the innovation process that led him to invent the famous Bambi Bucket.

Vedic Knowledge

October 3, 2017

Take a Morning Walk to Lose Weight, Feel Great |  3:24

Tips from Maharishi AyurVeda®—and new research findings—on the best times and easiest ways to exercise for better health.


October 3, 2017

“Know Thy Self” to Develop All Aspects of Life | 5:24

“We take care of one thing, and thereby nourish all things that we want to nourish. That’s all.” —Maharishi


September 24, 2017

Bob Roth: TM—from the Individual to the World | 17:43

The CEO of the David Lynch Foundation talks about the worldwide impact of the Transcendental Meditation technique for the September 2017 All-Americas TM Group Meditation event.


September 8, 2017

Transcending and the Brain | 8:12

TM Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explains how the unique experience of transcending enlivens the whole brain, empowering our work and ideas with limitless intelligence and creativity.

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.

“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


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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