• According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure. AHA research shows that this lowers the risk of heart disease (by up to 48%) and is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.
  • Transcendental Meditation doesn't focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking... A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.
  • Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

What exactly is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation – or TM – is an effortless technique for “recharging your mind and body,” and spontaneously creating mental clarity and a more creative and happier state of mind. It has been taught in Australia for over 50 years.

Extensive published research has documented its success in reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing brain function, dramatically improving cardiovascular health, and more…

Is TM different from other meditation techniques?

Yes, it is different. Very different!

  • Completely effortless

    TM does not involve controlling the mind, or trying to concentrate, or trying to be mindful (ie watching our thoughts). Nor does it involve emptying the mind. Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

  • Validated by Research

    TM has been proven to significantly reduce stress and anxiety more effectively than any other meditation/ relaxation technique. Research confirms unique benefits for health, mental clarity, and more.

What are the scientifically proven benefits?

  • Deep relief from stress & anxiety

    A more relaxed, more positive, happier mind set Full story

  • A sharper, clearer mind

    Increased creativity, mental energy, and alertness Full Story

  • Improved heart health

    43 peer-reviewed research studies Full Story

How do I learn TM in Australia?

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught over the course of 4 consecutive days (1 to 1.5 hrs/ day). After the initial instruction there is an extensive 4 month follow-up program to ensure you are gaining maximum benefits from your TM practice.

Learning TM requires personal instruction by a Certified TM Teacher.

Use the form below to find your local Certified TM Teacher

Experiences with TM

How it changed my life


Why can’t I learn TM from a book or a CD?

Think how difficult it would be to learn to play a musical instrument without a teacher! The degree of success lies in the technique that is imparted by a qualified and experienced teacher. It is the same with TM. While Transcendental Meditation is easy and simple to learn, it’s successful practice necessitates personalized guidance. TM is therefore always taught by way of one-on-one instruction. And TM is always and only taught by a trained TM teacher who has been certified by our organization.

This is the traditional, time–tested procedure for learning the authentic Transcendental Meditation program — and there is no other body of published research on any other technique or program that documents the full range of extensive benefits that are gained from the twice-daily practice of this unique form of meditation.

How can TM be effortless? How does it work?

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.

The video “ How TM Worksp ” provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

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.
Through the simple practice of Transcendental Meditation, the mind naturally, of its own accord, settles down to experience more quiet levels of the mind until it comes to that level of our mind that is always quiet and always peaceful. We simply discover a deeper level of our mind – pure consciousness, or pure wakefulness –that is so compelling and fulfilling that the mind is drawn to it naturally. It only requires an understanding of how to let that process happen!
The video clip “How TM Works” offers an easy-to- understand explanation of the basics principles involved in the practice of Transcendental Meditation

What if I'm not good at controlling my mind?

The practice of Transcendental Meditation is very different from other kinds of meditation in that TM does not involve mind-control, concentration, contemplation, nor does it require watching our thoughts or our breathing – all of which tends to be boring which, in turn, makes us restless. In contrast, TM is simple, easy, effortless, and extraordinarily relaxing! With TM, it is often hard to believe that 20 minutes has gone by so quickly and so enjoyably –– and has produce such a settled and refreshed feeling.

I am by nature skeptical. Will that undermine my success with TM?

No, not at all. The effectiveness of TM is not undermined or enhanced by whether or not you believe in it. You can be as skeptical as you like, but if you follow the instructions and practice TM properly, you will gain the documented benefits just like everyone else. And this is for one reason –– TM activates the natural ability of the mind to settle down and gain a deep level rest in the mind and body. And on that basis stress is released, anxiety dissipates, a sense of mental and spiritual well-being is infused, and a wide range of benefits begins to be experienced over time. …All because of a very automatic process that has nothing to concepts and beliefs.

TM is offered through a non-profit organisation

The Transcendental Meditation technique is available in the Australia through Maharishi’s Global Administration through Natural Law Limited, which is registered with the Australian Charities for Not-for-Profits Commission as a not-for-profit educational organisation. All revenues from course fees go entirely to support the organisation’s educational initiatives.

Extending help to those at risk

In North America and around the world, through partnerships with the David Lynch Foundation and other not-for-profit organisations, over 500,000 TM scholarships have been provided to those in need: inner-city school children, veterans, victims of domestic violence, those who are overcoming addiction, prisoners, those who are homeless and jobless, refugees, and others who are part of the at-risk population.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about Transcendental Meditation, we look forward to hearing from you. Please submit the information below, and one of our Certified TM Teachers will respond shortly.