It is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Its not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Its the most widely practiced, most researched, and most effective method of self-development.
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought pure awareness, also known as transcendental consciousness, or the unified field. This is the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness your innermost Self. In this state of restful alertness, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.
More than five million people worldwide have learned this simple, natural technique people of all ages, cultures, and religions making it one of the most popular of all meditation techniques.
The TM technique is the most widely researched of all meditation techniques. Over 600 research studies have been conducted at more than 250 universities and research centers (including Harvard, UCLA, and Stanford). These studies have been published in more than 100 journals.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is based on the ancient Vedic tradition of enlightenment in India. This knowledge has been handed down by Vedic masters from generation to generation for thousands of years. About 50 years ago, Maharishi the representative in our age of the Vedic tradition introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, restoring the knowledge and experience of higher states of consciousness at this critical time for humanity. When we teach the Transcendental Meditation technique today, we maintain the same procedures used by teachers thousands of years ago for maximum effectiveness.