About the Transcendental Meditation Technique®

What Is Transcendental Meditation?

It is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle.

What Happens When You Meditate?

Transcendental Meditation allows the active thinking mind to settle inward to experience a naturally calm, peaceful level of awareness. During TM, the body enjoys a profoundly rejuvenating rest, while the brain functions with significantly greater coherence.

How Does Transcendental Meditation Differ from Other Meditation Techniques?

Brain research has identified three basic approaches to meditation:

  • Focused attention (concentrating on a thought or object)
  • Open monitoring (observing breath, thoughts, or the environment)
  • Automatic self-transcending (spontaneously experiencing quieter levels of thought — a unique state of restful alertness)

The Transcendental Meditation technique involves no focused attention nor open monitoring. It is a process of automatic self-transcending, allowing the practitioner to experience a field of calm deep within.

How Do You Learn Transcendental Meditation?

TM is taught in a personal course of instruction by a specially-trained, certified teacher. To learn TM in the UK, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0845 605 8660. For more information on Transcendental Meditation please visit. For all other cities please visit www.uk.tm.org.