List of people who have learned Transcendental Meditation
A list of notable individuals who have practiced or learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The organization was estimated to have 900,000 participants worldwide in 1977, a million by the 1980s, and five million in more recent years.
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- Tosin Abasi, guitarist
- Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, choreographer
- Johari Abdul-Malik, Muslim chaplain
- Omar Akram, Afghan-American recording artist
- Sam Allardyce, former England football manager
- Rupert Allason, military historian, politician, writer
- Eric André, actor, comedian, television host
- Jennifer Aniston, actress
- Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian, writer
- Enrica Antonioni*, film director, actress
- Judd Apatow, film producer
- India Arie, singer-songwriter
- Don Arney, inventor
- Arthur Ashe, tennis player
- Jane Asher, actress, author, entrepreneur
- Jennifer Ashton, physician, author
- Ramani Ayer, business executive
- Angelo Badalamenti, soundtrack composer
- Yeojin Bae, fashion designer
- Michael Balzary (Flea), musician, Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Carole Bamford, businesswoman
- David Banner, American rapper, record producer, actor, activist
- Sara Banerji, author
- Selby Baqwa, South Africa's first Public Protector
- Lionel Bart, composer
- Dipak Prakash Baskota, former State Home Minister, Nepal
- Mario Batali, restaurateur
- Vanessa Bayer, actress, comedian
- Beth Behrs, actress
- Chrysta Bell, singer, model
- Kristen Bell, actress
- John G. Bennett, research director, author
- Robby Benson, actor, director, singer, educator
- Itzhak Bentov, inventor, mystic, author
- Marisa Berenson, model, actress
- Robyn Berkley, fashion publicist, fashion designer
- Roger Berkowitz, restaurateur
- Gabrielle Bernstein, motivational speaker, author
- Leonard Bernstein, composer, conductor, pianist
- Richard Beymer, actor
- Buddy Biancalana, Major League Baseball
- Taddy Blecher, educational entrepreneur
- Rachel Bloom, actress, comedian, singer
- Harold H. Bloomfield, author
- Matt Bomer, actor
- Brock Bond*, Minor League Baseball
- Michael Booth, food and travel writer, journalist
- Brenda Boozer, opera singer
- Larry Bowa, Major League Baseball
- Jenny Boyd, model, sister of Pattie Boyd
- Pattie Boyd, model
- Tom Brady, American football player
- Arthur Brown, musician
- Russell Brand, comedian, actor, author
- Jeff Bridges, actor, musician
- Steve Brill, naturalist, author
- Pete Broberg, Major League Baseball
- Jerry Brown, Governor of California
- Courtney Brown, social scientist
- Charles Bukowski, poet, novelist
- Gisele Bündchen, model
- Mark Bunn, Australian rules footballer, author
- Tim Burgess, musician (The Charlatans)
- Mary Schmidt Campbell, art historian, university administrator
- Thomas W. Campbell, physicist, lecturer, author
- Tony Cárdenas, U.S. Congressman
- Flávio Canto, Olympic bronze medalist – judo
- Steve Carlton, Major League Baseball
- Wes Carr, singer-songwriter
- Jim Carrey, actor, comedian, film producer
- Danielle Caruana, singer-songwriter
- Michael Cera, actor, musician
- Judy Chalfen, co-founder of Action for Children's Television
- Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique
- Deepak Chopra, holistic health author, physician
- Emmanuelle Chriqui, actress
- Maureen Cleave, journalist
- Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK
- Sarah Coakley, theologian
- Thomas Cohen, musician
- Lynn Collins, actress
- Stephen Collins, actor, writer, singer
- Alice Coltrane, jazz pianist
- Nancy Cooke de Herrera*, socialite, fashion expert, author
- Ellen Corby*, actress
- Rita Cosby, television journalist
- Catherine E. Coulson, actress
- Anthony Cox, film producer
- Sheryl Crow, singer-songwriter
- Candy Crowley, journalist
- Rebecca Da Costa, actress
- Ray Dalio, hedge fund manager
- Blythe Danner, actress
- Hunter Davies, author, journalist
- Franklin M. Davis Jr., major general, author
- Patti Davis, actress, author
- Laura Dawn, activist, singer, songwriter
- Walter Day, Twin Galaxies founder
- Barbara De Angelis*, relationship consultant, author
- Ashley Deans*, physicist, educator
- Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, television host
- Jimmy Demers, singer-songwriter
- Daniel Dennett, philosopher, cognitive scientist
- Kat Dennings, actress
- John Densmore, musician (The Doors)
- John Denver, singer-songwriter
- Laura Dern, actress, film director, producer
- Karla DeVito, singer, actress, voice artist
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum, actress, dancer
- Cameron Diaz, actress
- Paul Dimattina, Australian Football League
- Novak Djokovic, tennis player
- Meital Dohan, actress
- Pete Dominick, comedian, talk radio personality
- Donovan, singer-songwriter, musician
- Martin Duffy, musician
- Bill Duke, actor, film director
- Doris Duke, tobacco heiress
- Lena Dunham, writer, director, actor
- Clint Eastwood, actor, film director
- Roy Eaton, pianist, advertising creative
- Peter Economy, author
- Graeme Edge, musician (The Moody Blues)
- Mal Evans, road manager (The Beatles)
- John Fahey, guitarist
- Megan Fairchild, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Marianne Faithfull, singer, actress
- Peter Farrelly, film director, screenwriter, producer, novelist
- Prudence Farrow*, film producer
- Sherilyn Fenn, actress
- Marilyn Ferguson, writer
- Sky Ferreira, singer-songwriter, model, actress
- Tim Ferriss, author
- Noel Fielding, comedian
- Jane Fonda, actress, political activist, entrepreneur
- Nicola Formichetti, fashion director
- Ben Foster, actor
- Michael J. Fox, actor, activist, author, producer,
- Squire Fridell, actor
- Richard A. Friedman, psychiatrist
- Sadie Frost, actress
- Buckminster Fuller, engineer, author, inventor
- Deborra-Lee Furness, actress
- Greta Garbo, actress
- Robert G. Gard Jr., Army general
- Jeff Garlin, comedian, actor, director
- Mac Gayden, musician, songwriter
- Adam Gaynor, musician
- Bill George, businessman and academic
- Aileen Getty, heiress, activist
- Billy Gibbons, musician (ZZ Top)
- William Gibson, playwright and writer
- Rick Goings, chairman and CEO of Tupperware
- Jeff Goldblum, actor
- Nat Goldhaber*, venture capitalist, entrepreneur
- Heather Graham, actress
- John Gray*, author
- Judy Greer, actress, author
- Arlen F. Gregorio, politician
- Merv Griffin, singer, TV host
- Bruno Grollo, construction magnate
- Bill Gross, bond investor
- Jerry Grote, Major League Baseball
- John Hagelin*, particle physicist, Natural Law Party presidential candidate
- William Hague, former First Secretary of State, former Foreign Secretary, UK
- Tamron Hall, television journalist
- George Hamilton, actor
- Tom Hanks, actor and filmmaker
- Ben Harper, singer-songwriter, musician
- Bob Harper (personal trainer), personal trainer
- Laura Harring, actress
- George Harrison, musician (The Beatles)
- Olivia Harrison, author, film producer, wife of George Harrison
- Patricia Harrison, president/CEO Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Beth Hart, singer-songwriter, musician
- John Harvey-Jones, business executive
- Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister, Japan
- Goldie Hawn, actress
- Louise Hay, self-help author
- J. C. Hayward, news anchor
- Justin Hayward, singer-songwriter (The Moody Blues)
- Kevin Hearn, musician
- Mariel Hemingway, actress, author
- Doug Henning, magician
- Jim Henson, puppeteer
- Bill Hicks, comedian, musician
- Steve Higgins, comedy writer
- Michael Hill, jeweler
- Claire Hoffman, journalist
- Josh Homme, musician
- Jon Hopkins, musician, record producer
- Paul Horn*, musician
- Beth Jeans Houghton, musician
- Steve Howe, guitarist
- Billy Howerdel, guitarist, songwriter
- Kate Hudson, actress
- Arianna Huffington, co-founder/editor-in-chief The Huffington Post
- Martha Hunt, model
- Elaine Ingham, soil microbiologist
- Sharon Isbin, musician
- V. R. Krishna Iyer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
- Hugh Jackman, actor
- Mick Jagger, musician (The Rolling Stones)
- Jim James, lead vocalist (My Morning Jacket)
- Thomas Jane, actor, comic book writer
- Al Jardine*, musician (The Beach Boys)
- Chase Jarvis, photographer, director, fine artist
- Alfred L. Jenkins, diplomat, author
- Jewel (singer), singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, author, poet
- Brian Josephson, physicist, Nobel laureate
- Mitch Kapor*, software and Internet entrepreneur
- Andy Kaufman*, actor, comedian
- Ryan Kavanaugh, film producer
- Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Japan
- Miranda Kerr, model
- Kesha, singer, songwriter
- Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
- Angélique Kidjo, singer-songwriter, activist
- Nicole Kidman, actress, singer, film producer
- Kevin Kimberlin, chairman Spencer Trask
- Vashtie Kola, designer, video director
- Steven Kolb, fashion executive
- Zell Kravinsky*, investor
- Lenny Kravitz, singer-songwriter, record producer
- Robby Krieger, musician (The Doors)
- Igor Kufayev, artist, spiritual teacher
- John La Fave, politician
- Royston Langdon, musician
- Sanaa Lathan, actress
- Bettye LaVette, singer-songwriter
- Lois Lee, founder and president Children of the Night
- Peggy Lee, singer, actress, composer
- Júlia Lemmertz, actress
- Cynthia Lennon, wife of John Lennon
- John Lennon, musician (The Beatles)
- Sean Lennon, musician
- David Letterman, talk show host, comedian
- Ramsey Lewis, composer, musician
- Henry Lewy, sound engineer, record producer
- Lykke Li, singer-songwriter
- Eli Lieb, singer-songwriter
- Peter Lindbergh, photographer
- Charles Lloyd*, musician
- Dan Loeb, hedge fund manager
- Lindsay Lohan, actress, singer
- Jim Lonborg, Major League Baseball player
- Shelley Long, actress
- Nancy Lonsdorf, author, physician
- Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress
- Mike Love*, singer-songwriter, musician (The Beach Boys)
- Daisy Lowe, model and actress
- George Lucas, film producer
- Steve Lukather, musician (Toto)
- David Lynch, film director, artist
- Jennifer Lynch, screenwriter, director
- Shirley MacLaine, actress, dancer
- Leon MacLaren, barrister, politician, philosopher
- Shrikar Madiraju, film director
- Madonna, singer-songwriter, actress
- Martie Maguire, musician (Dixie Chicks)
- Natalie Maines, singer-songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
- Kellee Maize, rapper, songwriter
- Zayn Malik, singer
- Ray Manzarek, musician (The Doors)
- Pete Maravich, NBA player
- Henry Marsh, pop musician, composer
- Jim Marshall, NFL football player,
- Mary Martin, actress, singer
- Claudia Mason, model, actress
- Brent Mayne, Major League Baseball
- John McAfee, computer programmer, businessman
- James McCartney, musician
- Paul McCartney, musician (The Beatles)
- Stella McCartney, fashion designer
- Willie McCovey, Major League Baseball
- Cynthia McFadden, television journalist
- Matt McGorry, actor
- Rose McGowan, actress
- Marshall McLuhan, educator, philosopher
- Peter McWilliams, writer
- Bunny Mellon, horticulturalist
- Eva Mendes, actress, model
- Miguel, recording artist
- Chris Milk, virtual reality artist
- Alyssa Miller, model
- Tom Miller, performance artist
- Gyp "Gypsy Dave" Mills, sculptor, songwriter
- Moby, musician
- Leslie Moonves, executive
- Melba Moore, singer, actress
- Mary Tyler Moore, actress
- Wagner Moura, actor
- Tainá Müller, actress, model
- Rupert Murdoch, media mogul
- Carolyn Murphy, model, actress
- Tony Nader*, neuroscientist, TM movement leader
- Joe Namath, professional football player
- Martina Navratilova, tennis professional
- Richard Nolan, politician
- B. J. Novak, actor, comedian
- Soledad O'Brien, American broadcast journalist
- Rosie O'Donnell, actress, comedian, author
- Mike Oldfield, musician, composer
- David Orme-Johnson*, academic, TM researcher
- Kimberly Ovitz, fashion designer
- Daphne Oz, writer, television host
- Lisa Oz, television host, writer
- Mehmet Oz, surgeon, television host, writer
- Tim Page, music critic
- Gwyneth Paltrow, actress
- Lennon Parham, actress, comedian
- Ron Parker*, politician (Natural Law Party)
- Lorraine Pascale, model, cook, author
- Jeff Peckman*, politician, UFOlogist
- Perri Peltz, broadcast journalist
- Chuck Percy, United States Senator
- Katy Perry, singer-songwriter, actress
- Tom Petty, musician
- Mike Pinder, musician (The Moody Blues)
- Gary Player, professional golfer
- Mike Posner, singer, songwriter
- Priscilla Presley, actress
- Josh Radnor, actor, film director, screenwriter
- Rene Rancourt, singer
- Nancy Redd, HuffPost Live host
- John C. Reilly, actor, comedian
- Greg Reitman, documentary filmmaker
- Callum Keith Rennie, actor
- Burt Reynolds, actor
- Robin Roberts, television broadcaster
- Bill Robinson, Major League Baseball
- Smokey Robinson, singer-songwriter
- Nouriel Roubini, economist
- Dilma Rousseff, former president of Brazil
- Norman Rosenthal, psychiatrist, research scientist, author
- Jonathan Rowson, chess grandmaster
- Rick Rubin, record producer
- Stephanie Ruhle, television journalist
- Edward Saatchi, businessman
- Katee Sackhoff, actress
- Sheri Salata, co-president OWN, president Harpo Productions
- Paul Saltzman, producer, director
- Santigold (Santi White), musician
- Rodrigo Santoro, actor
- Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, Nobel laureate
- Susan Sarandon, actress
- Vidal Sassoon, hairdresser, businessman
- Paul Scheer, actor, comedian
- Amy Schumer, comedian, writer, actress
- Tony Schwartz, writer
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, bodybuilder, actor, businessman, politician
- Rusty Schweickart, astronaut
- Martin Scorsese, film director
- William Scranton III*, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
- Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, actor, writer
- Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief More
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual leader
- George Shapiro, talent manager, television producer
- Anushka Sharma, actress, model
- Rupert Sheldrake, scientist, author
- Dax Shepard, actor, comedian
- Swami Shyam, (Shyam Shrivastava) spiritual leader
- Kimora Lee Simmons, model, entrepreneur
- Russell Simmons, entrepreneur
- Nikki Sixx, musician (Mötley Crüe)
- Matt Skiba, musician (Alkaline Trio)
- Chas Smash, musician (Madness)
- Jeffrey M. Smith, activist, author
- Andrew Ross Sorkin, journalist, author
- Soul Basement (Fabio Puglisi), musician
- Willie Stargell, Major League Baseball
- Maureen Starkey, first wife of Ringo Starr
- Ringo Starr, musician (The Beatles)
- Jessica St. Clair, actress, writer
- Suzanne Steinbaum, cardiologist
- George Stephanopoulos, television journalist, political advisor
- Ali Stephens, model
- Howard Stern, radio personality, actor, author
- Beth Ostrosky Stern, TV personality, actress, model
- Natalie Stewart, singer-songwriter
- Patrick Stewart, actor
- Sting, musician
- Maya Stojan, actress
- Trudie Styler, producer, actress, wife of Sting
- Andrew Sullivan, author, editor, political commentator
- Patrick Swayze, actor
- Will Swenson, actor
- Andrei Tarkovsky, film director
- Elizabeth Taylor, actress
- Sam Taylor-Johnson, filmmaker, photographer, visual artist
- Justin Theroux, actor, screenwriter
- Bing Thom, architect
- Ray Thomas, musician (The Moody Blues)
- Christos Tolera, musician, artist
- Mike Tompkins*, politician (Natural Law Party)
- Ivanka Trump, businesswoman, model
- Liv Tyler, actress
- Steve Vai, guitarist, composer
- Giada Valenti, singer, songwriter
- Elizabeth Vargas, television journalist
- Eddie Vedder, musician (Pearl Jam)
- Edith Vonnegut, painter
- Kurt Vonnegut, author
- Charlie Walk, music executive
- Alice Walker, novelist, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner
- Barbara Walters, broadcast journalist, author, television personality
- Bill Walton, professional basketball, sportscaster
- David Ware, jazz musician
- Shane Watson, cricketer
- Naomi Watts, actress
- Mindy Weisel, artist
- Florence Welch, singer (Florence and the Machine)
- Roz Weston, radio broadcaster
- Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), bandleader, record producer
- Dee Dee Wilde, dancer (Pan's People)
- Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer, philanthropist
- Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
- Brian Wilson, musician (The Beach Boys)
- Dennis Wilson, musician (The Beach Boys)
- Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor, talk show host
- James Wolcott, journalist
- Stevie Wonder, singer-songwriter, producer, musician, activist
- C. V. Wood, chief developer of Disneyland
- Jim Wright, US congressman, Speaker of the House
- Syreeta Wright*, singer-songwriter
- Nick Zano, actor
- Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor
- Raquel Zimmermann, model
- Barry Zito, Major League Baseball
- Italo Zucchelli, fashion designer
- Stark, Rodney and Bainbridge, William Sims (1985) University of California Press, The Future Of Religion, page 287 "Time magazine in 1975 estimated that the U.S. total had risen to 600,000 augmented by half that number elsewhere" =[900,000 world wide] "Annual Growth in TM Initiations in the U.S. [chart] Cumulative total at the End of Each Year: 1977, 919,300"
- Petersen, William (1982). Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing. p. 123. Retrieved February 12, 2013. claims "more than a million" in the USA and Europe.
- Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); p 66, citing "close to a million" in the USA.
- Bainbridge, William Sims (1997) Routledge, The Sociology of Religious Movements, p. 189, "the million people [Americans] who had been initiated"
- Analysis: Practice of requiring probationers to take lessons in transcendental meditation sparks religious controversy, NPR All Things Considered, February 1, 2002 | Robert Siegel "TM's five million adherents claim that it eliminates chronic health problems and reduces stress."
- Martin Hodgson, The Guardian (5 February 2008), "He [Maharishi] transformed his interpretations of ancient scripture into a multimillion-dollar global empire with more than 5m followers worldwide"
- Stephanie van den Berg, The Sydney Morning Herald, Beatles guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dies (February 7, 2008), "the TM movement, which has some five million followers worldwide"
- Meditation a magic bullet for high blood pressure – study, Sunday Tribune (South Africa), (27 January 2008) "More than five million people have learned the technique worldwide, including 60,000 in South Africa."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—Transcendental Meditation founder's grand plan for peace, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), 19 February 2006 | Arthur Max, Associated Press writer, "transcendental meditation, a movement that claims 6 million practitioners since it was introduced."
- Bickerton, Ian (8 February 2003). "Bank makes an issue of mystic's mint". Financial Times. London (UK). p. 9. the movement claims to have five million followers,
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Spiritual Leader Dies, The New York Times, Lily Koppel, Published: 6 February 2008, "Since the technique's inception in 1955, the organization says, it has been used to train more than 40,000 teachers, taught more than five million people"
- Sciaretto, Amy (April 12, 2010). "Animals as Leaders Guitarist Practices Transcendental Meditation". Noisecreep/AOL. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
- Cooke de Herrera, Nancy (2003). All You Need Is Love: An Eyewitness Account of When Spirituality Spread from the East to the West. San Diego: Joodere Group. p. 438.
- Biography of Imam Johari Abdul-Malik
- Caplan, Christopher (June 25, 2013). "Q&A: Omar Akram, first Afghan American to win a Grammy, talks Transcendental Meditation". RYOT. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- "Sam Allardyce hoping meditation helps Sunderland avoid relegation". Independent.ie. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
I do transcendental meditation and I have done for 12, 14 years now. It's very relaxing, very calming and you can do it anywhere. … it has helped me cope with the pressure of management.
- "Premier League: Allardyce meditating to stay calm in relegation scrap". Uk.sports.yahoo.com. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
It helps you cope with the pressure you come under in this job,' Allardyce explained. 'I read the science and it helps to reduce your blood pressure and keeps you calmer.'
- Stokes, Aaron (5 May 2016). "Sam Allardyce speaks ahead of crucial Chelsea tie". Vavel.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
the 61-year-old has revealed he uses transcendental meditation to calm himself
- Millar, Peter (August 1, 1993). "Is it curtains for agent West?". The Times. London (UK).
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- Zakarin, Jordan (3 August 2016). "Eric André is the chillest unchill person on TV.". Inverse. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
... meditation helped turn his life around. He is an outspoken proponent of and practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
- "Jennifer Aniston: Transcendental meditation keeps me looking good". Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
When asked what the number one thing which has kept her looking so amazing is, Jennifer replied: 'I'd say a little over a year ago I started doing TM and that's really changed everything.'
- Tarkovsky, Andrey (1 November 2002). Time Within Time: The Diaries 1970–1986. Faber and Faber. p. 194. ISBN 978-0571167173.
Today [31 July 1979] I had a first session with Enrica—transcendental meditation.
- Bromley, Grant Douglas (15 March 2013). "Andrei Tarkovsky Talks Film". Criterion.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
Enrica Antonioni who taught him transcendental meditation
- "Meditation teacher Nancy Cooke de Herrera dies". NewsObserver.com. March 4, 2013.
- Pleasant, Maranda (July 17, 2013). "India Arie Talks Vulnerability, Meditation And The Creative Process". Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Probation Journal, "Probation and Meditation", Simon Cohen, 1976
- de Herrera, Nancy Cooke (1993). Beyond Gurus: A Woman of Many Worlds. Blue Dolphin Publishing. ISBN 978-0-931892-49-3.
- "Healthy Hollywood: Jennifer Ashton". Skinny Mom. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
I felt that my body was in shape, but I needed to take care of my mind and spirit better. TM is easy, and involves just 20 min, twice a day. It is a great way to prevent or deal with stress. That's my mental wellness ritual now
- Ayer, Ramani (April 12, 2008). "Equanimity". In Hagelin, John. 8 Great Reasons to Meditate (PDF).
- Pompeo, Joe (April 6, 2009). "Ohmmm! Even Lazy Moby Turns Out For Star-Studded Transcendental Meditation Benefit". New York Observer.
- "Designers tell Vogue their New Year's resolutions". Vogue. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
I'm starting 2014 by learning the Transcendental Meditation technique.
- Sons of the City, by John Albert, December 6, 2002, LA Weekly (California)
- "To Live and Die in LA" April 1996, Spin
- Gard, Lydia (1 January 2015). "A life organic: interview with Lady Bamford". Country & Town House. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
I went to Rishikesh in the 60s to try transcendental meditation.
- Eustice, Kyle (22 May 2017). "David Banner Confident Sobriety & Transcendental Meditation Saved His Life". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
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- Sboros, Marika (August 16, 2006). "The power that lies in stillness". Business Day (South Africa).
- Franks, Alan (10 December 1994). "The man who asked for more; Lionel Bart". The Times. London.
- "Nepal: Dr Deepak Baskota brings news of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes to UK". Global Good News. 30 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- Baskota, Deepak Prakash (28 June 2010). "Creating Stability in Nepal". Nepal Review. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- Schneier, Matthew. "The Transcendentalists". Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- Correal, Annie (7 May 2016). "The (Very Lazy) Sunday Routine of Vanessa Bayer of Saturday Night Live". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
I usually meditate twice a day, Transcendental Meditation.
- Locker, Melissa (2 May 2016). "Louis CK: 'Two human babies have never fought ... I Google it occasionally'". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
Bayer, who has been an avid practitioner of meditation for the last two years. 'It helps me to be able to focus and be more creative and calm. It helps me handle things in a more deliberate way.'
- Claire Hoffman (22 February 2013). "David Lynch Is Back … as a Guru of Transcendental Meditation". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
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- The New York Times Chatting Up Marisa Berenson, Leslie Camhi, 27 September 2011, Retrieved Sept 2011
- "Melt The Stress Away". Live The Process. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
The single most effective tool that I have introduced into my life to reduce stress and create balance is the practice of Transcendental Meditation
- English, Bella (March 14, 2011). "For Legal's captain, a long, tumultuous voyage to the sea". The Boston Globe.
- "A meditation practice that will change your life…". Gabrielle Bernstein. Archived from the original on 6 January 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
After a short four-day training I was given the gift of Transcendental Meditation.
- "Compassion-Sun Leonard Bernstein Plays Through Sri Chinmoy Flames". Radio Sri Chinmoy. 30 November 2013. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
I was taught transcendental meditation about four years ago.
- Meyer, Norma (19 December 1999). "Planet Andy – Kaufman's old L.A. turf echoes with manic tales of a manic genius' life". The San Diego Union-Tribune. p. E.1.
- Adler, Eric (September 23, 2003). "Health benefits help spur interest in meditation". Times Union. Albany, N.Y. p. D.2.
- Lindow, Megan (6 January 2004). "Stepping into Africa's future". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Morrow, Ryan (2 March 2016). "Comedian Rachel Bloom talks Iowa, Seth Green and transcendental meditation". Little Village. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
'I had heard you have actually done some TM and committed to meditation for a time.' 'I have!'
- Goldberg, Philip, American Veda (2011), Harmony Books, p. 166
- "Celebrity Meditators". TM UK Blog. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
I like to meditate, Transcendental Meditation usually. I took it up in my early 20s and I learned the benefits. I try to do it every day.
- "Red Carpet Interviews at David Lynch Foundation's "Meditation Creativity Peace" LA Premiere". YouTube. David Lynch Foundation. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- "Professional Baseball Player Brock Bond Studies Maharishi Vedic Science". Maharishi University of Management. 23 February 2016. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
He was looking for a future career after baseball and teaching the TM technique to athletes and baseball players appealed to him.
- "India: Chicken dansak for the soul" 19 October 2011, The Independent
- "Brenda Boozer, Metropolitan Opera soloist". TMhome. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
Transcendental Meditation practice helps with clarity of mind and a restful alertness which allows a creative intelligence.
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal 13 August 1974
- Lambert, Brent (15 January 2017). "The Tao Of Tom: How Tom Brady Uses An 80-20 Diet, Meditation, Yoga & One Book To Age Backwards". Feelguide. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
Brady tells anchor Stephanie Ruhle how much he loves transcendental meditation.
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“I told him, ‘I’m fatigued, I’m spent, I’m tired, I need to be quiet for a while. I need to rest.’ He said, ‘Oh, so you’re tired? Don’t you do TM?’ [That’s] transcendental meditation,” Hanks said. “If anybody other than a guy like him had said to me, ‘Why don’t you try TM?’ Like, if Goldie Hawn had said, ‘Babe, you gotta try TM!’ I’d have said, ‘Honey, listen, you enjoy your little floral pants and times in the forest and you commune with the wood sprites all you want. I don’t know anything about it.’ And so I did it … I’m kind of glad I did it now so I have answers to that question: ‘What do you do in your spare time?’ Before it was, ‘Wait for a dental appointment.’ Now it’s, ‘I took up that classic version of transcendental meditation.'”
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I recently got turned onto this Transcendental Meditation and I would say that it is more along the lines of what I do.
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Caroline Kennedy has been doing it for two years. Bunny Mellon has too. ... Senator Chuck Percy used to do it.... Transcendental Meditation is such a raging fad ....
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To help her stay grounded, the 31-year-old beauty likes to practise Transcendental Meditation for 20 minutes, twice a day.
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I got into Transcendental Meditation to try to find some peace in my crazy life. [It reminds me] to be grateful for where I am, for my body, and my face—as imperfect as any of it may be.
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I learnt about two years ago. For me, being creative and having quite a busy mind, I think it’s a really lovely practical tool.
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I found a specific type of meditation (Transcendental Meditation). I wanted to come out of my sort of depression very naturally without medication, and that did it for me. Now I do it every day for 20 minutes and I never miss a day.
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A meditação gera um bem estar enorme. Melhora a concentração e a qualidade do sono. Sinto que me descansa profundamente do estresse do trabalho e da correria da vida.
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… for me, it's like a scientific method to calm my brain down and making my frontal lobe more active. It's an exercise, really. It helps me to have about 10 percent more conscious thinking.
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A lot of people have creativity but they don’t know how to access it. I’ve used transcendental meditation for forty years and I know that this has helped me a lot to find out who I am and to find my way inside.
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TM has helped me be more effective in the things I most care about. I don’t know how it works but I know it does: there is a combination of pleasure from both energy and calm.
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TM was said to be very simple and easy and I found that to be the case.
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There’s a really transcendental quality to virtual reality. ... TM is a really great portal into exploring those states within yourself. Virtual reality is basically an authored dream state.
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I do Transcendental Meditation, something I really need to do more of.
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I took a course in transcendental meditation after reading about the positive effects it was having on hyperactive schoolkids who were now suddenly able to focus, excel, and cope with stress.
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You say Transcendental Meditation and people’s eyes roll, but for me, mediation, that 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night, it gives me this mental cushion in my day. It’s my nature to shoot from the hip. Something like TM, it almost puts me on a half second delay.
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I had to figure out how I could just be really calm and confident. I ended up doing transcendental meditation, and that’s why I realised that I was the ruler of my own reality.
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Arnold … has been known to practice … transcendental meditation as mentioned in his biography, Total Recall.
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An Apollo 14 veteran, Rusty Schweickart, took up transcendental meditation, saying, 'I'm not the same man. None of us are.'
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TM has changed the pace of my life and given me incredible focus and a sense of well-being.
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TM, which I've been doing for, I think, it's 28 years … Andy Kaufman introduced me to it and it's become a great experience for me.
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I had some exposure to psychedelics, and that opened me up to the idea that consciousness was much richer than anything my physiology lecturers had ever described. Then I came across transcendental meditation, which seemed to give some access to that without drugs.
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I have now been doing TM for two years. It has changed my experiences in meditation and therefore my experiences in life.
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