Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi –
Founder of the Transcendental Meditation program





Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Diving into the Self

The Transcendental Meditation technique allows the mind to settle in a natural way to a unique state of restful alertness in which the body gains deep rest. With that, stresses and tensions are dissolved and at the same time the body’s inner intelligence spontaneously increases.

A completely natural process

The technique of Transcendental Meditation is a completely natural process that uses the inherent tendencies of mind and body. A latent skill within all of us is brought forth and this is the profound benefit, the refinement of mental activity, which thereby dissolves stresses and tensions in the physiology.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

Why TM can’t be learned without a teacher

In order to reach the desired result, not only the mantra, the sound itself, but also the correct use of the mantra, as well as the individual systematic instruction into the meditation technique, are of crucial importance. This is why the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught personally and exclusively by well-trained teachers.


Because it enlivens our most inner Self, the reservoir from which all our energy and creativity arises, the Transcendental Meditation technique unfolds the development of our entire personality. Benefits are found in all areas of life: mental and physiological health, social behavior and the environment. It is like the watering of a plant: When the pure water nourishes the finest roots, the plant flourishes. It will grow, blossom and bear fruit.

Anyone who can think can meditate

Even from the first day of personal instruction in the technique one experiences beneficial effects. Neither extensive practice, nor any requirements, are necessary in order to meditate successfully. Anyone who can think can meditate. This is the basic distinction between the Transcendental Meditation technique and other forms of meditation.

How does the Transcendental Meditation technique work?

When instructed into the Transcendental Meditation technique one learns an individually chosen sound, a mantra, and a simple technique, which allow the mind effortlessly to reduce and refine the activity of thinking. This happens effortlessly and without concentration. It is a highly enjoyable process during which one is awake and conscious. Eventually the mind goes beyond, “transcends,” the finest aspect of thought and rests in deep and profound silence combined with inner wakefulness at the same time.

Transzendentale Meditation

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn
and effortless to practice