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An Introduction to Transcendental Meditation

For more about TM watch this introduction to TM by Bob Roth

About TM

About the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) Technique

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It has been taught by highly qualified Certified teachers worldwide for over 65 years and requires no change in lifestyle or adoption of any belief system.

What Is Transcendental Meditation?

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.

What Happens When You Meditate?

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) (i.e. Mindfulness)

  • Automatic self-transcending (spontaneously experiencing quieter levels of thought to experience a unique state of restful alertness (TM)

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

How Does Transcendental Meditation Differ from Other Meditation Techniques?

To find out more about Transcendental Meditation (TM) and locate your nearest Certified TM Teacher please visit

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