The Social Benefits of Transcendental Meditation 

Creating world peace is not the reason that most people give for why they want to learn to meditate. Yet this was Maharishi's goal when he first introduced Transcendental Meditation in 1958.


Maharishi emphasised that individual peace is the basic unit of world peace, using the analogy that just as there cannot be a green forest without green trees, there cannot be a peaceful world without peaceful individuals. Even though there are many sincere individuals dedicated to the cause of peace, establishing peace requires more than simply adopting a psychological belief in peace. It can only be achieved through a transformation at the very deepest level of the human mind and through a corresponding change in the physiology. Maharishi explained that when the mind and body are deeply at peace, then thought, speech and action will spontaneously radiate an influence of harmony into the environment.

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The power of collective consciousness

Extensive research published in leading scientific journals demonstrates that the powerful, stress-reducing effect of Transcendental Meditation has a calming, spill-over effect in the surrounding population.
When individuals practise Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques together in groups,  research has shown a dramatic and immediate reduction in societal stress, crime, violence, and conflict - and an increase in coherence, positivity, and peace in society as a whole.
The unique effectiveness of this approach in preventing social violence, terrorism, and war has been confirmed by more than 50 demonstrations and 23 scientific studies. This research has been carefully scrutinised by independent scholars and accepted for publication in top academic journals.

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Huw Dixon, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School

"I have been following the research on the Maharishi Effect as it has developed over the last twenty years. There is now a strong and coherent body of evidence showing that [this approach] provides a simple and cost-effective solution to many of the social problems we face today. This research and its conclusions are so strong, that it demands action from those responsible for government policy. "

Ugandan school introduces TM

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