Learning Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn. The technique is learned in just 90 minutes on each of four consecutive days. This is followed by one-to-one meetings and group sessions to ensure maximum results. After the course, support continues to be available.

Seven Steps to learning Transcendental Meditation

Step 1 Introductory Talk

Hear from an experienced teacher how Transcendental Meditation will benefit you and how it differs from other practices, and have your questions answered. Everyone interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation is invited, and it's completely free of charge and obligation to learn (1 hour - free)

Introductory talks are held regularly by local teaching centres in mainy countries throughout the world. Personal appointments are also available on request. Find your local centre within your country by visiting the country website:

In person

at a local TM Centre with a certified teacher: 1 hour, free

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Live webinar

with leading national speakers: 1 hour, interactive, free

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Online video

by Dr. John Hagelin, quantum physicist: 20 minutes, free

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Step 2 Preparatory Talk

The mechanics of the TM technique – how it works, why it is easy to learn and effortless to practise, how it is different from other forms of meditation, and its origins. (45 minutes – free)

Step 3 Personal Interview

A private meeting with a certified TM teacher. (10-15 minutes – free)

Please note: Steps 2 and 3 can be completed at the same time as Step 1

The following steps (Steps 4-7) take place over four consecutive days

Step 4 Personal Instruction

With a qualified teacher. (1-2 hours)

Step 5 First Seminar

To verify correctness of practice and further instructions (1-2 hours)

Step 6 Second Seminar

Understanding the mechanics of the TM technique (1-2 hours)

Step 7 Third Seminar

Understanding higher stages of human development (1-2 hours)

6-Month Follow-Up

Once you've completed the initial seven steps of instruction, you'll have the intellectual and experiential knowledge needed to properly practise the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Next comes a series of important, one-on-one meetings with your teacher and continuing classes - offered at no additional cost.

These sessions stabilise the correctness of your meditation practice to ensure that you gain the full benefits. The meetings can be scheduled at your convenience throughout these first six months of your Transcendental Meditation practice. These follow-up sessions are optional but highly recommended.

A Lifetime of Support

As a course graduate, you are eligible for the lifetime programme offered at any Transcendental Meditation centre.

This includes receiving the teacher's personal guidance with your meditation practice, advanced lectures, special events, group meditations, and celebrations.

Should you ever need to refresh your practice or receive further instruction, it is available to you at minimal cost at any Transcendental Meditation centre.

Helle Pettersen, Nurse and Mother:

"Through Transcendental Meditation I am a more whole person - healed from all the emotional stress more content and complete as a parent"

Janice Cunningham, Teacher of Transcendental Meditation:

"We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to find out more about learning Transcendental Meditation"