Course fees, payment plans, scholarships

Learning the Transcendental Meditation technique involves personalized, one-on-one instruction and a series of classes with a certified teacher. The TM technique cannot be properly learned from a book, online or DVD. 
After you complete the TM course, there's ongoing guidance and support as needed at no further cost—for the rest of your life. But most important, you have the technique to benefit from every day of your life.

Maharishi Foundation USA
In the U.S., the TM program is taught by Maharishi Foundation USA, a non-profit educational organization. The TM program is nonprofit in the truest sense: it operates at break even and all funds go to sustain the program and allow more people to learn. A portion of the tuition goes into a National TM Scholarship Fund used to help at-risk populations learn the TM technique. By partnering with other philanthropic organizations such as the David Lynch Foundation, the technique has been taught free of charge to over 300,000 people over the past years—including veterans with PTSD, Native Americans, inner city youth, the homeless and many others.

Payments plans, scholarships, work-study:
Because of the non-profit nature of the TM program, everyone who wishes to learn can do so. Payment plans and work-study options are available. Those who need further assistance in covering their course are invited to apply for a National TM Grant—and, for even more assistance, an Asheville TM Scholarship. For more information about payment options, please email us or in Western North Carolina phone 828-254-4350. (Other areas: 888-Learn-TM)

Payment Plans
The TM program:
    • Personal one-on-one instruction
    • 10-12 hours of classes
    • Unlimited follow-up and support

    • Lifetime of benefits 

$240 down and 3 payments of $240
(0% interest rate. No credit check.)
Optional: one-time payment of $960

$90 down and 3 payments of $90
(0% interest rate. No credit check.)
(Optional: one-time payment of $360)


$420 down for both and 3 payments of $420
(0% interest rate. No credit check.)

(Optional: one-time payment of $1680) 

CHILDREN UNDER 18 (if learning with a parent):
$90 down and 3 payments of $90
(0% interest rate. No credit check.)

 (Optional: one-time payment of $360)

Is it worth it? 
To learn authentic, effective meditation that you'll benefit from and enjoy everyday for the rest of your life, is it worth as much as a new computer? The price of a low-end used car? A couple years of high-speed Internet or smartphone? 

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That's a personal decision. But scientific research has shown that TM practice leads to a significant reduction in money spent on one's healthcare, for both mental and physical health—resulting from decreased doctor visits, decreased hospitalization and fewer incidents of disease. A recent study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that those practicing the TM technique benefited from a 28% decrease in annual medical costs in just five years. A long-term study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that TM practice leads to 48% reduction in heart attack and stroke among hypertensive patients. 

So the TM technique more than pays for itself in reduced healthcare expenses alone—not to mention the real value added: avoidance of suffering and a more joyful and productive life.

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Why pay for TM classes when other meditations cost less?

Will other practices give the same results?

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