Transcendental Meditation, known as TM, is a simple solution to your search for inner peace, reduced stress and anxiety, better work–life balance, and greater energy and clarity of mind.
TM is a natural, effortless technique practised for 15–20 minutes twice a day sitting comfortably with your eyes closed.
During TM your mind settles down to quieter levels of thought and transcends thought to experience a unique state of restful alertness. This deep rest is rejuvenating to your mind, body and heart, and enhances your creativity, energy, and inner calm.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice.
TM can be learnt by people of all ages, cultures and religions, and is not a philosophy or lifestyle, but simply the best self development technique to allow you to gain more of life.
What happens when you meditate?
The TM technique allows your 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.
What can TM do for me?
It can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect — they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension – and feel happier, calmer, more positive and more energetic. People also remark that they are more creative, more tolerant, more caring.
Over 380 peer reviewed and published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for reducing stress in the mind and body, bringing a broad range of benefits to all aspects of life. You can read more about the scientific Evidence here.
How would I ever get my mind to quieten down!?
No problem. TM automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm. This quiet level is within each of us, just with our busy and ‘outward’ lifestyles we’ve lost awareness of it – with TM we can naturally access and enjoy this silent and fulfilling pure consciousness.
Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.
Anyone can do it — even children with ADHD and soldiers and others with PTSD.
Can I learn TM from a book or video?
Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or the violin. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.
The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a qualified TM teacher.
There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that anything else provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on the TM technique. To find out more about learning TM go to Courses
What is TM’s value in daily life?
Extensive research and the experience of millions of people around the world who have learnt TM demonstrate a wide range of wellness benefits including:
- inner calmness
- inner happiness and peace
- more energy
- more clarity of thought
- normalized blood pressure
- easier and better quality sleep
- reduced anxiety and depression
- greater creativity
- greater intelligence
- improved memory
- better ability to focus and concentrate
- better ability to think broadly
- better decision making
- sense of more meaning and purpose in life
- grow in understanding and insight
You can read more about what Transcendental Meditation at www.tm.org.au