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Scientific Verification: The Development of Consciousness

The Transcendental Meditation program (TM) and its advanced techniques are scientific, requiring neither specific beliefs nor adoption of a particular lifestyle. Their practice does not involve any effort or concentration.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and does not require any special ability. People of all ages, educational backgrounds, cultures, and religions in countries throughout the world practice it and enjoy its wide range of benefits.

Over 600 scientific research studies conducted during the past 40 years at more than 250 universities and research institutes in 33 countries have shown that the TM program benefits all areas of an individual’s life: mind, body, behavior, and environment.

Increased happiness
Reduced stress
Increased intelligence
Increased creativity
Improved memory
Improved health
Reduced high blood pressure
Improved relationships
Increased energy
Reduced insomnia
Reversal of biological aging
Reduced crime and improved quality of life in society

Research studies on the Transcendental Meditation Technique have been conducted at more than 200 universities and research centers.

The research has been published in more than 160 major scientific journals such as Science, the American Journal of Physiology, Scientific American, Lancet, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the International Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Research indicates that TM technique Meditators on average have the biological age of a person 5 to 12 years younger, as well as significantly reduced incidence of illness and risk of heart disease. Studies also show that TM technique Meditators have warmer interpersonal relationships, less anxiety, increased self-esteem and self-confidence, increased problem-solving ability and greater creativity. The individual spontaneously radiates a purifying and nourishing influence of positivity and harmony in society as a whole.


Recent research on the Transcendental Meditation technique

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA
The National Institutes of Health has granted more than $24 million over the past 20 years to study the effects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program and other related programs on cardiovascular disease.


American Medical Association
Transcendental Meditation May Improve Cardiac Risk Factors with Patients with Coronary Heart Disease


American College of Cardiology
Speakers highlighted research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cardiovascular disease in a symposium entitled “Integrative Cardiology” during the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology


American Psychological Association
• Brain Integration Scale: Corroborating Language-based Instruments of Post-conventional Development
• Subjective and Objective Markers of Advanced Development in Subjects Practicing Transcendental Meditation


Extensive Scientific Research

Seven Volumes of Scientific Research
on the Transcendental Meditation and
TM-Sidhi programs, reprinted from scientific journals—over 5,000 pages

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