Transcendental Meditation comes from the Vedic tradition of ancient India. For thousands of years, teachers in this tradition have passed down the technique of TM from master to pupil.
In the first half of the 20th century the greatest exponent of this tradition was Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, whose leading pupil was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation
In 1957 Maharishi founded a worldwide organisation, offering TM as a simple technique suitable for ordinary people to combine with and enhance their daily lives.
He began his teaching in India and then travelled round the world many times, teaching TM everywhere he went.
In 1961 he began to train teachers of Transcendental Meditation, devising a lengthy and thorough series of courses to ensure that the technique would still be taught in the traditional way.
Today the technique is taught all over the world, and the traditional method is always followed, guaranteeing authenticity and effectiveness.