"My TM-Sidhi Programme provides a direct entry to the full blossoming of the creative genius of everyone; it is a master key to open the field of higher states of consciousness, where one naturally lives life supported by the evolutionary power of Natural Law." - Maharishi


What is the TM-Sidhi Programme?

The TM-Sidhi Programme is an advanced programme of Transcendental Meditation that enhances the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and accelerates the growth to higher states of consciousness.

Maharishi introduced the TM-Sidhi Programme in 1976. Maharishi revived the theoretical and practical knowledge of "sidhi" practice contained in the ancient text of Vedic Science known as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

How Does It Work?

During Transcendental Meditation, the mind settles down effortlessly to a state of deep inner silence— transcendental or pure consciousness, the rich source of creativity and intelligence within. During the more advanced TM-Sidhi Programme, we learn how to enliven that inner silence — to think and act from that level of pure consciousness.
"The Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme day by day trains your mind to function from your deepest level of intelligence, which is always quiet inside and from where thoughts arise, emotions arise, and activities arise." - Maharishi

Individual and Social Benefits of the TM-Sidhi Programme

Learning to function from the deeper, more profound level of the mind results in thoughts and actions that are more powerful and effective.
We develop skill in action – the ability to fulfil our desires while effortlessly promoting the evolution of everyone around us. 
Practise of the TM-Sidhi Programme creates greater brainwave coherence, which is correlated with higher levels of creativity, intelligence and inner happiness, ultimately resulting in the development of our full potential — the experience of higher states of consciousness.
Increased happiness, peace, creativity, vitality, efficiency, better relationships and improved health are some of the many individual benefits reported.
The practise of the the TM-Sidhi Programme in groups, creates a powerful influence of harmony and peace that radiates into the surrounding population, neutralising stress and tension and promoting positive social trends. 

Who Teaches the TM-Sidhi Programme?

The TM-Sidhi Programme is taught by highly experienced teachers of Transcendental Meditation who have received additional training to teach the TM-Sidhi course.

Improved Brain Functioning

Neuroscience tells us that everything good about the brain depends on its coherent and orderly functioning.

Scientific research has established that during Transcendental Meditation, brain functioning becomes highly orderly and coherent. During the TM-Sidhi practice, especially Yogic Flying, this coherence becomes even more widespread, with maximum coherence at the point when the body lifts off the ground. Heightened coherence indicates greater use of the brain's potential.

Studies on the TM and TM-Sidhi Programme show that this coherent brain functioning carries over into daily activity, resulting in increased IQ, higher levels of creativity, greater emotional stability, improved learning ability, moral maturity, better health and much more. See the web page Brain Health (opens in new tab/window).

See summary of research on the Transcendental Meditation Technique and the TM-Sidhi Programme.

Yogic Flying®

The TM-Sidhi Programme balances mind and body from the deepest level of consciousness. The most powerful aspect of this programme is the Yogic Flying Technique. During Yogic Flying, brainwave synchrony is maximized as the body lifts up and moves forward in short hops—a sort of "meditation in motion". Internally, the experience is accompanied by feelings of exhilaration, expanded awareness, inner freedom, lightness and "bubbling bliss."

The combination of inner silence and outer dynamism provides a powerful means of stabilising higher states of consciousness — enlightenment.


Benefits for Society

While the TM-Sidhi Programme can be practised alone or with friends and family, social scientists have found that when people come together and practise the programme in sufficiently large groups, they create a measurable influence of orderliness and coherence for the surrounding population. Researchers have identified this phenomenon as a "field effect" and tested its validity in more than 50 separate scientific studies - many of which can be found in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The Maharishi Effect

This coherence-creating influence, termed the Maharishi Effect, is said to neutralise negativity and stress in society—as a natural consequence of reducing social stress, the crime rate drops, sickness and accident rates drop and the economy improves.

The Maharishi Effect is a recent discovery for modern science, but the phenomenon was described by the Vedic scholar Patanjali thousands of years ago in the ancient text of Vedic Science known as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

"In the vicinity of  Yoga (the state of transcendental consciousness), hostile tendencies are eliminated."
People practising Transcendental Meditation commonly find that learning the TM-Sidhi Programme brings a tremendous boost to their personal progress, increasing the day-to-day benefits of their TM practice while further accelerating their growth of consciousness.

Knowing that you're also contributing more powerfully to the peace and coherence of society brings an added fulfilment.

Videos and Websites

Yogic flying Meditation and Bliss

Yogic Flying Meditation and Bliss

Lively introduction to Yogic Flying including contributions from Dr Fred Travis and Dr Nancy Lonsdorf. (5.18 minutes)

Yogic flying Meditation and Bliss

Andreas Thrasy, founder of the MyHotel Group, talks about the benefits of TM and the TM-Sidhi Programme. (2.01 minutes)

Darcy F'nton

D'Arcy Fenton, architect, talks about the benefits of TM and the TM-Sidhi Programme. (2.41 minutes)

The Science of Peace

The Science of Peace, Huffington Post interview with Dr John Hagelin, Bob Roth and Colonel Reese.(Full version 29.46 minutes)

Bob Roth

The Science of Peace, Huffington Post interview with Dr John Hagelin, Bob Roth and Colonel Reese. (Short version1.05 minutes))

Group Meditation

Can group meditation bring about World Peace? Quantum Physicist, John Hagelin explains. (4.05 minutes)

Read more about the Maharishi Effect www.anantidotetoviolence.org

There is further information on the USA website on Yogic Flying. http://www.yogicflying.org

Course Details for 2021

We are planning to offer the TM-Sidhi Course starting in September subject to the COVID-19 situation. 

The TM-Sidhi course includes:

  • an orientation weekend
  • three long in-residence weekends starting on Thursday evening
  • a two-week in-residence course

This course is held once a year in two locations - Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk and Maharishi Golden Dome, Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

The Maharishi Golden Dome's dates are confirmed. The Maharishi Peace Palace dates are being planned and will be posted very soon.

Advanced Techniques and Fast Track TM-Sidhi Courses

All applicants are usually required to have been instructed in four Advanced Techniques of Transcendental Meditation before applying for the TM-Sidhi Programme. 
However in the UK we are currently offering ''FAST TRACK COURSES" so that the four Advanced Techniques are not a requirement but we recommend that all applicants learn as many Advanced Techniques as possible before the course and complete them after the course. 
A two month gap between learning an Advanced Technique and starting the TM-Sidhi Course is required and also between completing the TM-Sidhi Course and learning an Advanced Technique.

TM-Sidhi Course Requirements for 2021

  • Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation for a minimum of four months. 
  • One TM residential or online weekend within the last year..
  • Recommendation from a TM Teacher.
  • TM-Sidhi Programme online orientation weekend.

Next Steps

  1. Find out more about the TM-Sidhi Programme by talking to a TM Teacher. We feel that taking the TM-Sidhi Programme is one of the best decisions you can make in your life. At the same time, we understand that it's a big commitment, and we encourage you to get whatever information you need to feel confident in your decision. Talking to a TM Teacher is an excellent way to do this, and he or she can advise you on whether it's a good next step for you at this point.
  2. Register your interest with the Maharishi Peace Palace or the Maharishi Golden Dome.
  3. Book an online TM residential weekend if you have not attended one at all or not within the last year.

Online Preparatory andOrientation Weekends 2021

Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

Maharishi Golden Dome, Skelmersdale, Lancashire

TM-Sidhi Course Dates 2021

Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

The next course at the Peace Palace will start in the Spring of 2022.
Maharishi Golden Dome, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
  • 30 September – 3 October
  • 28 -31 October
  • 25-28 November
  • Sunday 2 - Sunday 16 January 2022

Course Fees

Please see separate pages for details of Fees.

Please note

Please note that the TM-Sidhi Programme is only available through Maharishi Foundation with teachers who have received special training and not through any other organisations.  

You will be emailed about TM-Sidhi courses unless you have requested otherwise.