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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What the Media is saying about TM

Time Magazine

BBC News: Meditation lowers blood pressure

"Transcendental meditation may be one way to keep the heart healthy, say researchers who have discovered how it keeps blood pressure low."

FT: Financial Times "Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge"

"TM helps people 'become more dynamic, more focused, more creative and yet not consumed by stress' … 'it's unlikely [aggressive Type-A personalities] will be de-fanged and turned into a Type-B, by meditating. But they might feel less tense'."

The Guardian: Does TM work?

On 1 March 2014, one of the biggest British national daily newspapers, The Guardian, published a long article on the Transcendental Meditation practice. Staff journalist Stuart Heritage approached the topic from a very personal perspective: "First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage's increasingly exhausted mind. Would Transcendental Meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?"  Peppered by tongue-in-cheek humour, the article has created quite a stir in Britain. According to trustworthy sources, the interest in learning the TM technique has simply skyrocketed in the weeks following the publication of the story.

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD

Time Magazine: TM for PTSD "a peer-reviewed study finds that TM may have helped to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and improve quality of life in veterans of OEF/OIF with combat-related PTSD."

Some successful TM Practitioners




Nicole Kidman


Jim Carrey


Jennifer Aniston


Ellen Degeneres


Oprah Winfrey


David Lynch


Paul McCartney


Clint Eastwood