TM course fees and 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, lifelong guidance and support as needed at no further cost. But most important, you'll have the technique to practice on your own and benefit from every day of your life.

Maharishi Foundation USA
The TM technique has been taught free of charge to over 500,000 people over the past 10 years—including veterans with PTSD, Native Americans, inner city youth, the homeless, prison inmates and many others at risk for traumatic stress. Part of every TM course fee funds someone to learn who cannot afford to pay. The TM program is offered through Maharishi Foundation USA, a non-profit educational organization. 

Payments plans, scholarships, work-study:
Because of the not-for-profit nature of the TM program, everyone who wishes to learn can do so. Payment plans and work-study options are available, along with an income-based sliding scale option. Those who need assistance in covering their course are invited to apply for a grant from Maharishi Foundation—and, for even more assistance, an Asheville TM Scholarship. For more information, please email us or in Western North Carolina phone 828-254-4350. (Other areas: 888-Learn-TM)

Payment Plans
(Special reduced rates for Native Americans and veterans—please inquire)
The TM course fee covers:
    • Personal one-on-one instruction
    • 10-12 hours of classes
    • Unlimited follow-up and support

    • Lifetime of benefits

    • Helps someone learn to can't afford to pay  

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

$120 down and 3 payments of $120
(0% interest rate. No credit check.)
(Optional: one-time payment of $480)


$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 everyday for the rest of your life, is it worth as much as a low-end computer or a used car?
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That's a personal decision. But here are a couple of factors:

Scientific research has shown that TM practice leads to a significant reduction in money spent on personal healthcare over time—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. 

The TM technique more than pays for itself in reduced healthcare expenses alone—not to mention the real value added: significant reduction of stress and 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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