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  • All of our students and faculty learn 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.

student meditating

How is it different?

Absolutely effortless

  1. No trying to “empty the mind”
  2. No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  3. No concentrating
  4. No control of the mind

Evidence-based benefits

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.

Before your first class

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • Once accepted as a US student, the cost of TM instruction is covered through a grant offered by MIU
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

It comes from the most ancient tradition of knowledge in India and was introduced to the West in 1955 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

No problem at all. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts. It is completely effortless.
The TM technique’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That’s because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.

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