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 1 million people over the past 12 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. 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 who can't afford to pay  

TM Course Fees, payable by installments over 4 months*
Income**              Course fee   Or 4 Monthly Payments
$200k+                      $980 $245
$100k - $199             $880            $220
$50k - $99k               $780            $195
Less than $50k         $540  $135
$0 - $29k Ask about scholarship

*Payable by credit card, check or money order
**Annual household income

Honor System: 
We won’t ask you for evidence of your household income. 
We’re a non-profit providing support for at-risk children, veterans with PTSD, and many others in need. 
We rely on your integrity.

Thank you.


Is it worth it?
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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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