Here are ten most useful videos on the Transcendental Meditation technique. The clips range from personal testimonials to videos of groups of practitioners, covering both the essence and the effects of daily practice.
BEST INTRODUCTION VIDEO ON TM: The hugely experienced meditation teacher Bob Rothgives you the basics of the technique — what it is and what it isn’t — in a nutshell.
WHAT IS TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION, AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008) made the TM technique popular all over the globe. In this video, Maharishi’s simple yet profound words to explain the essence of this practice.
MODERN PHYSICS, NATURE OF REALITY, AND MEDITATION: Harvard-educated physicist John Hagelin interviewed by the hilarious stand-up comedian Russell Brand. (The facts and theories talked about are true, nevertheless. ;))
WHY MEDITATE? Russell Simmons is one of the most successful American music producers and entrepreneurs. In this video, Simmons enlists several good reasons why to take up regular practice of Transcendental Meditation.
QUIET TIME PROGRAM: Education is the key to so many things in life. How to improve school attendance and help students achieve higher performance? A video by actress Judy Greer on what meditation can achieve for students and staff.
OUR BRAIN DURING MEDITATION: Is it possible to see and measure that which takes place in our brain while we do Transcendental Meditation? Yes, it is! In this video, Dr. Fred Travis explains the changes in brain functioning with a live EEG experiment.
THE LIFE JOURNEY OF A TM TEACHER: A very interesting video interview with one of the first Transcendental Meditation teachers in the West, Prudence Farrow Bruns. She talks about the forever unwinding journey towards enlightenment and spiritual opening. Video credit: Souljourns
THE POWER TO HEAL STRESS: A key benefits of Transcendental Meditation practice is that it vastly reduces stress. In this touching video, an American veteran of Iraq War tells how TM has healed his psychological wounds of war.
THE DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION: Set up by the movie director of The Twin Peaks fame, the Foundation is dedicated to offering Transcendental Meditation to those who most need it. Victims of violence, students in inner city schools, refugees, firefighters, etc. David Lynch explains his personal connection to TM.
PRACTITIONER SPEAKS: In this beautifully shot video, actress and singer Liv Tyler speaks about why she picked up Transcendental Meditation in the first place, and why she has continued the practice ever since.