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The authentic, evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. Verified by over 400 peer-reviewed scientific studies.  
The TM technique is easily learned through personal instruction and a few classes with a certified teacher. The course comes with a lifetime of free follow-up guidance and support.

TM practice is not concentration, contemplation, watching your breath or monitoring thoughts. Nor is it merely trying to be mindful or staying focused on the present moment. Instead of giving you one more new thing to do with your mind to keep it active and busy, the TM technique allows mental activity to naturally, spontaneously settle down—to a quiet, rejuvenating state of restful alertness.
There's no dogma, beliefs, or change in lifestyle. Nothing to join.

So effortless, you can do it anywhere—sitting comfortably with eyes closed.

Online Introductory talks: 
Learn how TM is different from mindfulness, watching your breath, common mantra meditation and everything else.
Asheville TM Center • 165 E. Chestnut • Please register here>>
For more info, just email or call us at 254-4350

Can other practices give the same results?
Scientific studies have shown that the various meditation practices do not all yield the same effects as one another—or the same benefits as the TM technique... SEE RESEARCH >>

What is transcending?
Ellen: "Can't say enough about TM" >>
It's the natural process of diving inward, beyond the active mind, to the peaceful, harmonious state of pure awareness—where the mind is silent yet fully awake. Scientists researching the effects of TM have found this state of "restful alertness" to be a state of much deeper physiological rest than sleep or ordinary relaxation, and that brain functioning becomes healthier and more integrated with regular practice.  MORE >>

• How TM is different from mindfulness meditation >>  
How is it different from other "mantra" methods? >>

Already learned? Free follow-up classes and support >>

• Course fees, payment plans, scholarships, work study >> 
Every TM course fee helps fund someone to learn who can't afford to pay. Over the past 10 years, over a million people at-risk for traumatic stress have learned the TM technique for free. MORE >>    

Introductory Video:

The TM technique explained by quantum physicist John Hagelin and Dr. Norman Rosenthal, senior NIH researcher and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School.  
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NBC Nightly News: How TM transformed the San Francisco schools
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Can TM help students reduce stress and learn better? NBC Nightly News reports on several schools in San Francisco where over 1,800 students, faculty and administrators learned the TM technique as part of the David Lynch Foundation's Quiet Time Program—with remarkable results.


American Heart Association report on TM and its effects on hypertension

A report from the American Heart Association provided further evidence that the Transcendental Meditation technique lowers blood pressure, and recommended the TM technique for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Report from the AHA's journal Hypertension: "All other meditation techniques (including mindfulness) received a 'no benefit level of evidence.’ Thus, other meditation techniques are not recommended.” MORE >> 

VIDEO (5:26): The TM technique effectively alleviates even the most intense stress—traumatic stress. The technique is being offered free of charge on a large scale to students, inner city youth, veterans with PTSD, the homeless and Native Americans on reservations.  WATCH >>

VIDEO: Bob Roth speaks on Transcendental Meditation and the work of the David Lynch Foundation to bring the technique to veterans, underserved youth and abused women during his talk to 400 top international business and tech leaders attending the prestigious Google Zeitgeist in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Google Zeitgeist is an annual series of intimate gatherings of top global thinkers and leaders. Keynote speakers at this session included President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. 

Creativity, Performance, Stress Management
VIDEO (5:01): Arianna Huffington, Mario Batali, Norman Rosenthal, Pamela Peeke, Ray Dalio & other leading experts in business and health discuss TM's effects on creativity, performance and stress management. WATCH >>

Maharishi explains the TM technique
VIDEO (2:00): The original, timeless technique of "effortless transcending" was long lost to society—even in India—until introduced in 1955 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who trained thousands of teachers and founded nonprofit meditation centers, schools and universities worldwide. WATCH >>

But it's so hard to clear my mind of thoughts!
Ever try to meditate and find that your mind just doesn't want to settle down? How does one get to that most peaceful, rejuvenating state? MORE >>

Aren't all forms of meditation 'transcendental?'
Different forms of meditation engage the mind in different ways and produce different effectsand are not all designed for transcending... MORE >>
At the David Lynch Foundation's Change Begins Within Gala in New York, Jerry Seinfeld opened the event by sharing his experience with the TM technique. His short performance displays his skills not only as a world class comedian but as a master communicator. Hilarious and insightful. WATCH >>

Quantum physicist John Hagelin explains the TM technique as a means to access the most fundamental field of order at the basis of nature's functioning—the unified field of natural law—which underlies not only the physical world but resides also deep within human consciousness. WATCH >>

The Asheville's TM Center's Women's Meditation Project offers classes especially for women and anyone who identifies as she/her—addressing women's needs and concerns. Our meetings, group meditations and "Womens' Teas" offer the chance to make new friends, enjoy one another's company and facilitate our personal growth. WATCH >>


VIDEO: The TM technique for your business

Research studies show that when businesses offer employees the TM technique, job satisfaction and productivity improve markedly. National Institutes of Health senior researcher Norman Rosenthal discusses the TM technique as a proven way to reduce workplace stress, increase creativity and boost performance. WATCH >>


Leading art college offers students Transcendental Meditation to reduce stress and facilitate creativity

The College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, a leader in art and design education, offers students the TM technique to fuel creativity and overcome stress. WATCH >>


Cameron Diaz on her TM practice
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"It's not something that you do that you go outside of yourself to obtain," says Diaz. "It's actually the deepest part of you that you've never had the tool of opening and accessing... People need to know that they have that heal themselves, to regenerate themselves, to restore themselves."

The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center, in California, is the one of the largest specialized clinics in the U.S. In this short video, the chief physician and his staff share the many ways in which TM practice has transformed the workplace, improved performance and contributed to work-life balance. WATCH >>

In Western culture, yoga has come to mean physical postures known as asana. In the tradition where yoga comes from, yoga is primarily about meditation. Not just any meditation—but a specific process known as transcending: 'union' of individual mind with the most expanded, fully awake state of human awareness. MORE >>

From Huffington Post: "The Key to Health and Happiness: A 'Lost' State of Consciousness?"

If we're hardwired to experience a natural, rejuvenating fourth state of consciousness, a state different from waking, dreaming or sleep, what is the consequence of omitting this fourth state from daily life? What happens to our life when, through twice daily TM practice, we begin experiencing this rejuvenating fourth state twice a day? MORE>>

Thousands of Buddhist monks in Asia learn Transcendental Meditation  
 More than 3,000 Buddhist monks in 100 monasteries, and hundreds of girls in a Buddhist girls' school, have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique. They have added the TM technique to their daily routine and practice it as an authentic, non-religious technique of "transcending." MORE >>       


VIDEO: Hosted by TM meditator Soledad O'Brian: Legendary hip-hop impresario and philanthropist Russell Simmons, along with Robert Roth of the David Lynch Foundation, discuss the TM program for veterans with post traumatic stress. MORE >>

Oprah's "Next Chapter"

Oprah Winfrey takes her camera crew to Fairfield, Iowa, home of Maharishi University and Maharishi School, to explore this "meditation-based" community. She talks about her practice of the TM technique and about introducing it to her entire company of 900 people. WATCH (5:16) >>


Diving within: my first experience
by Tom Ball

Millions of people worldwide have learned the TM technique—and they all learned it in the same, simple, systematic way. Still, it's a deeply personal practice, and one that's yours forever—no one can take it away. Here's an account of one meditator's personal experience of learning the TM technique here in Asheville. MORE >>

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