Scientifically Validated Benefits

Video on Brain Wave Patterns during Transcendental Meditation

The Transcendental Meditation technique produces brain waves that can be interpreted as restful alertness, an optimal state of brain functioning for preparing for efficient activity, success in thought and action, a quality of brain waves that produce an optimal state of rest that supports going into dynamic activity.

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A new study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces emotional stress and improves academics

During a four-month period, students practicing the TM-Technique experienced significant improvements in measures of emotional health as compared to students who engaged in sustained silent reading.


Scientific Research Findings on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs Relevant to Students and Teachers

A list of findings particurlarly relevant to students and teachers, with publication references. The underlined titles lead directly to the abstract of the respective research paper.


Animated scientific research slide show 

(with commentary by Dr. Michael Dillbeck, 23 minutes)


8-page pamphlet on the scientific findings related to education:

“Scientific Research Findings on the Transcendental Meditation program in Education” (A4 size here)


20-page color brochure: “Summary of Scientific research on Consciousness-Based Education” (A4 size here)

Contents include:

  • Scientific Research Findings in many areas of life
  • Description of selected studies
  • Benefits for teachers and administrators
  • Benefits for society
  • Achievements of Consciousness-Based institutions
  • References


For middle and secondary students—Scientific research booklet: 

“The Benefits of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs—Developing Intelligence and brain functioning; health, well-being, and energy; happiness and confidence; and a more peaceful society”


“In Search of Excellence: Leadership, Peak Performance, and Transcendental Meditation”

A 3-page summary of research on brain integration


From Maharishi University of Management website:


Longer academic article:

“Consciousness-Based Education for Total Development of the Brain in contrast to Existing Education which Partially Develops the Brain”