Happiness is the goal of life

Transcendental Meditation spontaneously and naturally develops our ability to experience permanent peace and happiness from within the mind itself.

Like winter sunshine warming the face, bringing a sense of wellbeing and joy, so too when the full strength of Nature's creative intelligence saturates our mind, the mind likewise automatically feels joy, happiness and bliss.


"It is possible for everyone to go deep within and saturate their mind with inner happiness, with that unlimited pure intelligence that dwells at the source of thought."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation

Adding Transcendental Meditation to our daily routine

When we practise Transcendental Meditation (TM), the activity of the thinking mind automatically subsides like a wave into the ocean and our individual intelligence becomes unified with Nature's almighty intelligence while remaining fully alert.

This experience - of our individual intelligence becoming supported with Nature's intelligence - is effortlessly achieved with the practise of Transcendental Meditation. Millions of people throughout the world who practise TM experience the peace and happiness this brings on a daily basis.

Inner happiness supports our happiness in the external world

Constant happiness is seldom found in the external world if we do not also experience happiness from within. Anyone who can think can very naturally experience this field of inner happiness with the practise of Transcendental Meditation, regardless of whether our circumstances are favourable or unfavourable.

Practical indicators of happiness

Serotonin is our "happiness hormone", and it is depleted by stress and anxiety.

A study at the Institute for Neurochemistry in Vienna measured the concentration of serotonin metabolite 5-HIAA, before and after the practice of Transcendental Meditation. They found a 50% increase in serotonin after TM.

The following charts show the comparative decrease in anxiety levels, increased integration of brain functioning and reduced depression, stress and burn-out in practitioners of TM as compared to other meditation and relaxation techniques.

These improvements in brain, nervous system and physiology functioning through the practise of Transcendental Meditation are all indicative of more positive attitudes and with feeling more contentment, fulfilment and happiness with life in general.

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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 your local TM Centre. To register click on the Details button below.

    • Sun Apr 30th 10:00 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, Thorndon, Wellington 20b Portland Cresc, Thorndon, Wellington
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      Free Introductory Talk, Auckland TM Centre 175d Penrose Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland
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      Hillmed Health Intro Talk, Hillmorton 1/7 Halswell Road, Hillmorton, Christchurch
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