- All of our students and faculty practice the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique for personal growth.
- TM is a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
- Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, religions, and walks of life.
How is it different?
- No trying to “empty the mind”
- No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
- No concentrating
- No control of the mind
Hundreds of published research studies have found the TM technique to boost learning ability and creativity, improve brain functioning, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Personalized one-on-one instruction
The TM technique is not “one size fits all.” It’s taught one-on-one and is carefully personalized for you. Only certified TM teachers can instruct you in the authentic TM technique.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when you meditate?
The Transcendental Meditation technique effortlessly allows your mind to settle inward to experience the source of thought — pure awareness, also known as transcendental consciousness. This is the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness — your innermost Self. At this level, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence, and your body gains deep rest.
How do I learn the TM technique?
The TM technique needs to be learned from a certified TM teacher. Most new MIU students are instructed in the TM technique within a few days of arrival. All U.S. students receive scholarships covering the full TM course tuition.
If you are interested in learning meditation before coming to MIU, please visit the TM website to find out how to learn.
Where does the TM technique come from?
It comes from the most ancient tradition of knowledge in India and was introduced to the West in 1955 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?
What if I’m skeptical?