Short Videos— Transcendental Meditation in Schools Worldwide

The various videos on this page show a small selection out of over 800 schools in the world implementing  a) the Transcendental Meditation program, and  b) the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program with Yogic Flying.

This means, that all the students, teachers and staff in each of those schools have learned and do practice the Transcendental Meditation technique, some even the TM-Sidhi program, in school twice daily as an integrated program in their curriculum.

Locations of some of the schools

The Videos

a) Schools implementing the Transcendental Meditation program

USA – California

Transcendental Meditation in a public school

The results in this San Francisco public school were so outstanding that the program has been introduced into 11 schools in the same district with 4000 students. (7.5 min)

USA – Vermont

Military University cadets practise Transcendental Meditation

Norwich University, the oldest Military University in the United States has introduced Transcendental Meditation into its curriculum. The cadets report increased energy and efficiency, more evenness in their leadership tasks, more alertness, rejuvenation of the mind, increased Grade Point Avarage and and more relaxation in their muscles.


First government school in Europe using the program

In Dr. Alberto Iria School in Olhäo, Portugal where the Transcen-dental Meditation program is part of the curriculum, students experienced profound benefits in all aspects of life (10 min).

On the basis of this success, there are now 14 schools in Portugal implementing the Transcendental Meditation program.

Africa – Mali

“From a ‘fighting’ school

to a harmonious, successful school”

The administrators and teachers in this Mali school were astonished at the transformation of their students after learning Transcendental Meditation. (5.75 min)


North-America Caribbean — Jamaica

Trinity-High School introduces Transcendental Meditation

Students coming from the cost of South Jamaica can again live their dreams. They feel calmer and safe, with drastic decrease in fights and great increase in academic performanc, and greater sense of Self. The lowest performance class in this school became the highest performing class within short time.

USA – Michigan

From national TV news show (NBC):

“Detroit school uses TM as stress-buster”

For over 25 years, middle school students in this school have practiced TM twice-daily, relieving stress and improving their academic performance and social behavior, as validated by scientific research. (5 min)

USA – Arizona

Transcendental Meditation in Arizona Schools

Arizona school students, teachers, and principals notice big changes with the TM program: Increased focus, creativity, and deeper thinking; less stress and dramatically reduced antisocial behavior; and greater happiness. (6.5 min)

United Kingdom

FRIENDS project – Fostering Resilience, Inclusive Education and Non-Discrimination in Schools

Experiences of Principals and staff at 3 alternative provision schools in UK implementing the Transcendental Meditation program. (Video coming)


Istituto Comprensivo in Bolzano, Italy, implemeting Transcendental Meditation

This school of 900 students, inluding primary and secondary education, is reporting great improvements after the implementation of the Transcendental Meditation technique – a project financially supported by FRIENDS – and the feed back from even the young students has been surprisingly positive.


Transcendental Maditation in a school for refugees

A new school has been opened for refugees coming to Sweden with 80 students from different countries age 16 to 19 years to help them to get to high school. As soon as the Transcendental Meditation program got implemented, the students became much calmer and their environment more peaceful. Also, in spite of the challlenge of different culture and language, the students showed great joy in learning and reached very good results. The project is supported by FRIENDS.

USA – Illinois

Teachers at a Chicago school benefit from TM (excerpt)


The directors comment on their own and the teachers’ benefits from Transcendental Meditation, including increased competence, creativity, and effectiveness, in teaching and in life. The students will now learn the practice so that they have the tools “to successfully navigate life no matter where, and to mitigate any life problems they encounter.” (2:29 min)

b) Schools implementing the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program — including Yogic Flying (TMSP)

USA – Iowa

From the national television show, “CBS Sunday Morning”

Maharishi School in Iowa, USA (founded 1974), offering the full Consciousness-Based education program, was highlighted in this popular weekly television show. (6 min)

Ever since its founding Maharishi School students won over 100 international, national and state honors in the areas of science, mathematics, speech, drama, writing, poitry, spelling, art, photography, history, chess, tennis, golf, track, and international problem solving competitions.

David Lynch Foundation – Reports on TM in School

Mexico – Oaxaca

Highlights from Oaxaca Schools

Since 2011 over 54’000 students have learned Transcendental Meditation and over 25’000 students have learned the TM-Sidhi program. Due to the irresputable good results, the request came more and more, and by now Consciousness-Based education (CBE) has been implemented throughout the state of Oaxaca.

After implementing the TM-program the schools enjoy higher academic success in of their students in national competitions. These meditating students have gotten the first place in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.

Indonesia – Bali

The Story of Education for World Peace

The Governor of Bali realized his life long aspiration for creating a model school for disadvantaged students when he  implemented the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program in his schools. Within two years his school became the # 1 school in Indonesia and the Principal was named the  #1 school Principal in the country. ( 8 min 39 sec)

Asia – Thailand

Buddhist Girl’s School Dhammajarinee

Dhammajarinee Witthaya Free School provides kindergarten through 12th grade education to more than 1000 girls practicing the Maharishi Technology of Consciousness – of which 650 students practice the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program – in their daily routine – so far worldwide the largest group of young students practicing this Technology of Consciousness together under one roof (6 min).