Welcome to the Christchurch Cashel St East TM centre

This is the official website for TM in the Christchurch East area. Transcendental Meditation is taught within Christchurch East and surrounding areas by certified, qualified teachers.

Transcendental Meditation was brought to the world by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 50 years ago and has been learned by five million people.

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Attend a free introductory talk and learn everything you need to know about the TM® technique and its many benefits. Talks are held frequently at the Christchurch TM Centre. To register click on the Details button below. 

    • Wed Oct 4th 10:00 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, 588a Cashel Street, Christchurch 588a Cashel Street, Christchurch
      Places: Available
    • Sun Oct 8th 10:00 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, 588a Cashel Street, Christchurch 588a Cashel Street, Christchurch
      Places: Available

Christchurch Cashel St East TM Centre
Contact Details

Telephone:03 960 2878
Location: 588A Cashel St,

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Meet the teacher

Brendan Rhodes

Brendan Rhodes

I grew up in beautiful Te Anau, Fiordland. Soon after returning from my ‘OE' my mother tragically died and I found myself at a cross roads. Learning TM in 1989 brought inner peace, energy, and confidence. It seemed natural to wish everyone could have the same experience and so I decided to become a TM teacher, completing my training in 1991 and teaching in Wellington, Nelson, and Melbourne. Since 1999 my wife Carolyn and I have been teaching TM in Christchurch. We also find many people from Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown come to Christchurch to learn.


"Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days – or for some, minutes – before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts."

"TM is the only meditation shown to lower blood pressure."

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Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure

Summary of Policy Statement Issued by the American Heart Association

A new report from the American Heart Association published on 22 April 2013 concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that the TM technique may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

The purpose of the report, entitled "Beyond Medications and Diet Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association," is to inform physicians which alternative approaches to lowering blood pressure (BP) have been shown by research to be effective.

After considering meta-analyses and the latest clinical trials on different types of meditation, the report stated that while the Transcendental Meditation technique is recommended to lower BP, there is not enough scientific evidence to recommend other meditation or relaxation techniques.

The AHA's recent scientific statement reports:
"Because of many negative studies or mixed results and a paucity of available trials, all other meditation techniques (including MBSR) received a ‘Class III, no benefit, Level of Evidence C' recommendation. Thus, other meditation techniques are not recommended in clinical practice to lower BP at this time."

"This is an important breakthrough in the evolution of medical practice, since it is the first time that the Transcendental Meditation technique has been recognised and recommended for consideration by a national medical organisation that provides professional practice guidelines to physicians, health care payers, and policymakers," said Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention who has been the principal investigator for several research studies on the Transcendental Meditation technique and cardiovascular disease. "This type of guideline statement has been what health insurance companies have been requesting for many years."