Transcendental Meditation (भावातीत ध्यान) is a simple but powerful mental technique which allows the mind to transcend, or settle to the deepest state of awareness. It does not involve any mental control, concentration or any active thought process.
The Transcendental Meditation Programme (the practical aspect of Maharishi's Vedic Science) provides direct experience of the field of pure Creative Intelligence, and offers complete understanding of its nature, development, range and application. All the intelligence we display in our life comes from our thoughts, and comes from somewhere deep inside.
It’s a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness - pure consciousness.
Absolutely effortless — It’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it — even children with ADHD. This makes it very different from other techniques.
No control of the mind
No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness)
No trying to “empty the mind”
Authentic — TM is the ancient technique brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1959. It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual.
Unique — Other meditations often claim to be the same or similar to the TM technique. In fact, they are very different — and there is no evidence they provide the same benefits.
Evidence-based — Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:
Stress and Anxiety
Established — Over six million people have learned the TM technique and experienced its benefits — people of all ages, cultures, religions, and walks of life.
Nothing to believe in — The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.