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What is the Transcendental Meditation technique?

The TM technique is a simple, natural, enjoyable procedure to settle the mind, expand awareness and access the limitless reservoir of creativity, energy and intelligence that resides within everyone — for more powerful thinking, heightened well-being and greater efficiency in life.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is practiced twice daily for 15-20 minutes while sitting quietly and comfortably with eyes closed. It requires no effort or concentration and no special skills or change of lifestyle. You don’t even have to believe in the technique for it to work! Meditate regularly twice a day and you’ll get results.

How it works
During the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, mind and body spontaneously settle into a unique state of restful alertness — the body becomes deeply relaxed as the mind awakens to its inner potential. Scientific research studies on the TM technique show that twice-daily experience of this restful alertness alleviates stress and revitalizes mind and body, creating a higher state of health and stimulating the natural growth of creativity, intelligence, inner-happiness and self-sufficiency.

What it does
The Transcendental Meditation technique enriches all aspects of life, as watering the root nourishes all aspects of a tree. This is because the TM technique attends to such a basic level: the quality of one’s consciousness. Hundreds of scientific research studies on the Transcendental Meditation technique have shown that daily practice leads to a wide range of personal benefits — higher IQ, faster reaction time, improved problem solving abilities, decreased anxiety, improved self-esteem, normalized blood pressure, reduced illness and longer lifespan — while creating a more harmonious environment.

What’s the proof?

The beneficial effects of the Transcendental Meditation program have been verified by over 600 scientific research studies conducted at over 250 independent universities and research institutions worldwide — such as Yale Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Stanford and UCLA — and published in over 350 peer-reviewed scientific journals. The National Institutes of Health has granted over $24 million for scientists to study the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on brain function and cardiovascular health. After nearly 40 years of scientific investigation of the Transcendental Meditation program, all the major findings about the program’s benefits have been replicated.

Perhaps more important, over the past 50 years the life-enriching effects of the Transcendental Meditation program have been proven in the lives of millions of people around the world who have enjoyed the benefits of twice-daily practice.

How it’s different
The Transcendental Meditation technique is unlike any other form of meditation, relaxation or self-development, distinguished by its effortlessness, naturalness and profound effectiveness. It is the most extensively researched form of meditation, with scientifically verified benefits for all areas of life.

The Transcendental Meditation technique allows the mind to transcend, or go beyond mental activity to experience the source of thought — the lively, silent reservoir of limitless creativity and intelligence within human awareness. The various forms of meditation available engage the mind in different ways and have their own aims — and not all forms of meditation are intended for transcending.

Scientific studies have shown that meditation practices differ in their effects. Research studies comparing brainwave patterns, levels of rest and effects on mind and body have found that no other method produces the wide range of benefits that result from the Transcendental Meditation program.

Many comprehensive meta-analyses of published studies on meditation and stress-reduction techniques show that the TM technique produces marked reductions in high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other highly beneficial effects for health not produced by other techniques.

Origins and history
The Transcendental Meditation technique comes from a timeless tradition of knowledge, the Vedic tradition of ancient India, a tradition that has withstood the test of time as an advanced science and technology of consciousness. The teachers of the Vedic Tradition preserved this meditation technique for thousands of years, handing down knowledge about the practice from generation to generation. But over the long lapse of time, the nature of correct meditation eventually became misunderstood, and the effectiveness of the practice was lost.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi restored the technique to its original effectiveness and introduced the Transcendental Meditation program to the world in 1957.

One of Maharishi’s important contributions has been to subject the Transcendental Meditation technique to scientific scrutiny by inviting scientists to conduct extensive research on the practice, thereby establishing the TM technique’s practical benefits on the objective ground of modern science.

Tens of thousands of teachers have been trained by Maharishi, and the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught in the same way everywhere. Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique by certified teachers is available in virtually every country, and over 6 million people have learned the practice worldwide. When the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught today, it is taught through the same effective procedures used by Vedic* teachers thousands of years ago.

*Vedic: The Vedic (VAY-dik) tradition of knowledge is the oldest continuous tradition of knowledge on Earth. The Vedic tradition includes detailed information on a wide range of topics — from health care to architecture, from agriculture to music. But it focuses especially on knowledge about consciousness, technologies of consciousness, and growth to enlightenment — the state of peak mental performance and optimal health. People sometimes assume that the Vedic wisdom is strictly a cultural tradition, relevant only in India. But in the same way that Newton’s laws of motion are not English or Christian, nor Einstein’s theory of relativity German or Jewish, the Transcendental Meditation program is a scientific discovery based on laws of nature that are true and universal for all people, all cultures.

Free Introductory Lectures

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught in seven easy steps, and includes personal instruction with a certified Transcendental Meditation teacher, extensive one-on-one support, and ongoing intermediate and advanced knowledge programs available at no further cost to everyone who learns the TM technique.

Attend a free introductory lecture to learn more—offered every Wednesday, 6:30 PM, at the Atlanta TM Center.*

The introductory lecture is open to the public. Everyone interested in learning more about the Transcendental Meditation program is invited.

Introductory lecture topics include:
• What is transcending?
• How the TM technique alleviates high blood pressure
• The difference between the TM technique and other meditation practices
• Your brain on meditation: the latest scientific research on TM practice and brain functioning
• The TM technique and ADHD

• How the TM technique can keep you young: research on health and aging
• The Unified Field, Consciousness, and World Peace
• In-school "Quiet Time" programs around the world—with 140,000 schoolchildren now practicing the TM technique in the classroom
• About the TM course, first year follow-up, and lifetime one-on-one support

The introductory lecture also features video presentations by renowned quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin and leading brain researcher Dr. Fred Travis.

*Lectures are also given by personal appointment or to your business or organization. Please call 404-853-2560 for more information.

BBC World News: Using the Transcendental Meditation Technique to Alleviate ADHD

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A new study suggests that the Transcendental Meditation technique could help improve brain functioning and lower stress in students.

Fifty students took part in the trial at the American University, in Washington, DC. After ten weeks of meditation the students scored higher on performance tests, reported feeling more alert and said they coped better in difficult situations.

Josh Goulding participated in the study and claims it has helped to get him off a cocktail of drugs he was taking to control Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

NBC News: The TM Program for High Blood Pressure

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This NBC News report from Washington, DC, aired on January 8th, 2009. It describes a study on the TM technique and Blood Pressure currently underway at Howard University Hospital, and includes some inspiring interviews with meditating participants.

Why pay a course fee to learn meditation?

Dr. Sandeep Chaudhary: When you purchase anything of value, of course, cost is a consideration. But the TM technique is actually inexpensive if you consider what you're getting: a program you'll benefit from every day of your life. A program known to help prevent heart attack, to help people sleep better, to avert the harmful effects of stress. And those are just side effects. The real benefit is that you enjoy your life so much more.

There's also ongoing followup checking of meditation, to ensure correct practice and there's continued knowledge and guidance, if desired, at TM centers everywhere for the rest of your life.

As a physician, I see the TM technique not only as lifesaving but also as a cost-savings tool. We know how much the average American spends on health care in a lifetime. I live with these statistics. I see the cost of it everyday in human terms.

I've also seen the statistics on how the TM technique reduces health care costs. Let me tell you, anyone who says the TM technique is too expensive, just take a look at how much money America is spending on medical bills and health insurance every year. It's a lame argument.

The Transcendental Meditation program is the most powerful preventive medicine we have. It pays for itself many times over.

Dr. Sandeep Chaudhary is Medical Director of Wellspring Endocrinology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.