“I am impressed by the extensive published research showing the effects of TM practice on hypertension—especially since the TM technique is so simple, natural, and effortless. If you have a technique that you practice 20 minutes twice a day, a technique that allows you to be dynamic in your activity and yet not to accumulate the stress that wreaks havoc on your health, then you have a key to better health.”
—Gary P. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist and clinical associate professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine; and recipient of the Albert H. Douglas Award from the Medical Society of the State of New York for outstanding achievements as a clinical teacher interested in promoting and improving the medical education of physicians.
Dr. Kaplan has been practicing the TM technique for 34 years.


“TM has made a big difference, both at work or at home. I’m able to stay focused—see the big picture and attend to the specific issues that need immediate attention. Meditating has definitely made my life more enjoyable and more successful.”
—Martha Zimmerman attorney at law, litigator; Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, P.C.; Fairfax, Virginia.
Ms. Zimmerman has been practicing the TM technique for 35 years.


“I have spent most of my career in the auto industry—and that’s a fairly high-stressed way to make a living—especially these days. The stakes are enormous. The pressure to win is constant. The need for creativity is critical. The relationships with hundreds of people and the way you handle those relationships and the individuals you’re dealing with – they all impact your success rate. Your mind is turning over all the time. You constantly have to fill it up and then clear it off for the next subject, fill it and clear it off. I think pretty much all business is like that. For me Transcendental Meditation provides the clearing off or cleansing. It’s like taking a bucket of water, throwing it on your dirty car, and watching the dirt wash off until you have a nice, shiny car again. TM didn’t impact my religious beliefs or any other beliefs. It didn’t get in the way of anything. It didn’t take a degree in nuclear physics to understand. It was just a very simple, relaxing technique that gave my brain a chance to breathe at the beginning and end of each work day. And that was a tremendous help to me.”
—Bud Liebler, principal, Liebler!MacDonald. Bud Liebler's career spans over 35 years in key public relations and marketing positions at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation and in both public relations and advertising agencies. He spent 21 years at Chrysler rising to the position of senior vice president of marketing and communications where he was responsible for all corporate and brand advertising and communications and served as chief public relations adviser to Lee Iacocca.
Mr. Liebler has been practicing the TM technique for 24 years.

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“The Transcendental Meditation technique has been ideally suited to my hectic life. It has demonstrably reduced my stress and helped to maintain my good health, and has immeasurably benefited my family and business relationships. Importantly, it has helped me to make clearer, more effective decisions on the job—and has reinforced my integrity in my dealings with all my stakeholders. I encourage you to look more closely into this highly effective technique—and to take up the practice.”
—Ramani Ayer, Chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group in Hartford, Connecticut.
Mr. Ayer has been practicing the TM technique for 35 years.


“Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and based on the extensive published research and decades of clinical experience, it is clear that Transcendental Meditation is the single most practical, effective tool any CEO can use to improve health, manage stress, and reduce hypertension and cardiovascular disease.”
—César Molina, M.D., FACCP, is an interventional cardiologist in the Palo Alto area. He is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in the Department of Cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Molina has been practicing the TM technique for 33 years.


“I meditate once in the morning, and I have more clarity and energy during the day. Then I come home in the afternoon and meditate again. It releases the stress that builds up during the day—and could build up day after day. It’s a tremendously valuable tool. I don’t know how busy people live without it.”
—Glenn Davis, CEO and President, Davis Pontiac; President, Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia.
Mr. Davis has been practicing the TM technique for 25 years.


“I am far more creative now than I ever would have imagined. I just wish I had started to meditate years ago, but I never realized it was something that you can be taught! What a joy it has been to learn TM—it’s such a beautifully easy and natural technique.”
—Mindy Weisel’s art hangs in major collections around the world, including the Smithsonian, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of American Art, Yale University, the Israel Museum and the United States Capitol. She is also an active participant in the U.S. State Department's "Art in Embassies" program. With artwork featured in over 22 one-person exhibitions, Weisel's work has been reviewed in many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and ART News. Her paintings grace the covers of books from authors such as Primo Levi, and she is the recipient of many awards and honors. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Weisel has been practicing the TM technique for 2 years.


“I am a better manager of my staff, faculty, and students because of Transcendental Meditation. I think more clearly; I am more focused and more creative.”
—Dr. George Rutherford, a 30-year educator and principal; currently principal at Ideal Academy Charter School, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rutherford has been practicing the TM technique for 12 years.


“Just as there are many kinds of medication, there are also many approaches that are termed ‘meditation.’ The vast majority of the research on meditation has been on Transcendental Meditation—and the findings clearly indicate that TM works better than other researched mental techniques to promote health. If research shows that a specific medication helps treat a disorder, it would be irresponsible and illogical to conclude that all medications help treat that disorder. In the same way, research on TM should not be generalized to include other techniques also called ‘meditation.’ We should intelligently choose what works and what is supported by research. Therefore, I strongly support the introduction specifically of Transcendental Meditation into our nation’s schools and health care systems.”
—James Krag, M.D., Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; president of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatrists; and medical director of the Valley Community Services Board in Staunton, Virginia.
Dr. Krag has been practicing the TM technique for 28 years.


“Practicing TM really does increase creativity, perspective, patience, and energy. It develops deeper aspects of my self which I previously couldn’t touch.”
—Bob Brown, Former Division President, Ziff-Davis Inc.
Mr. Brown has been practicing the TM technique for 31 years.


“What I love about the TM technique is that it doesn’t require any other changes in your life for it to work.”
Steven Collins, actor, is best known for his role as the Reverend Eric Camden on the television series 7th Heaven, and for his role as Captain/Commander Willard Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Mr. Collins has been practicing the TM technique for 26 years.


“Twenty-five years ago, when I first became aware of TM, I was impressed by the initial research on its benefits done at UCLA and Harvard Medical School. I also became aware back then of negative claims made by some individuals about TM. I researched these claims and could not find a basis for them. I subsequently started the practice myself and, over the years, have found the personal benefits to be enormous.”
—Ralph Wolff, J.D., executive director of the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which accredits nearly 149 colleges and universities in California and throughout the Western region; former law faculty at the University of Dayton Law School; a founder of the Antioch School of Law, the first law school expressly designed to prepare lawyers to serve in public interest or poverty law positions; and former Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Antioch.
Mr. Wolff has been practicing the TM technique for 27 years.