"If we have practised the TM-Sidhi Programme, then the conscious mind will always start thinking from that deepest level of the self-referral state of intelligence. And any thought that emerges consciously from there has the support of all the laws of nature. And any thought with the full support of natural law will always be fulfilled quickly without loss of time, without struggle and strife."                                                                                                               - Maharishi

What is the TM-Sidhi Programme?

The TM-Sidhi Programme is a simple, natural, effortless advanced technique that enhances the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and accelerates the growth to higher states of consciousness.

How Does It Work?

During Transcendental Meditation, the mind settles down effortlessly to a state of deep inner silence—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.

Benefits of the TM-Sidhi Programme

Increased happiness, peace, creativity, vitality, efficiency, better relationships and improved health are some of the many individual benefits reported.
Learning to function from the deeper, more profound level of the mind results in thoughts and actions that are more powerful and effective.
Practice 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.
We develop skill in action – the ability to fulfil our desires while effortlessly promoting the evolution of everyone around us. 

Who teaches the TM-Sidhi Programme?

The TM-Sidhi Programme is administered 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.

The TM-Sidhi Programme was introduced in 1976 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation. 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.

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 his famous text 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.

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.

Videos and Articles

Yogic Flying, Meditation and Bliss

Andreas Thrasy, founder of the MyHotel Group, and D'Arcy Fenton, architect, talk about the benefits of TM and the TM-Sidhi Programme. (These open in new windows/tabs.)

Enjoy this interesting article from USA Enlightenment Magazine: Interview with Dr Doug and Linda Birx.

The Science of Peace, Huffington Post interview with Dr John Hagelin, Bob Roth and Colonel Reese    • trailer    • full version

Read more about the Maharishi Effect www.anantidotetoviolence.org

Can group meditation bring about World Peace? Quantum Physicist, John Hagelin explains.

Lovely online article about a meditator from Glasgow who took the TM-Sidhi Course at MERU, Holland
There is further information on the USA website on Yogic Flying.

Course Details

The TM-Sidhi course consists of an orientation weekend, three long in-residence weekends and 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.


TM-Sidhi Course Requirements for 2020

Postponed until further notice due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) We will be posting new dates as soon as possible.

  • Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation for a minimum of four months. 
  • One TM Residential Weekend or longer course since March/April 2019.
  • Recommendation from a TM Teacher.
  • TM-Sidhi Programme Orientation Weekend

Next Steps

  1. Find out more about the TM-Sidhi Programme by talking to a TM Teacher, or one of the course venues, or contact the TM National Communications Office, Tel: 01695 51213, Email: ukenquiries@tm.org
  2. Contact a TM Teacher to discuss your application.
  3. Book a TM Residential Weekend if you have not attended one at all or not since March/April 2019 . Please visit: uk.enjoy.tm.org/tm-retreats
  4. You can attend two of the Orientation Weekends to fulfil this requirement.
  5. If you have already been on a TM Residential Weekend or a longer course since March/April 2019 please book your Orientation Weekend at your chosen location.

Orientation Weekends 2020

Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk
  • 17-19 January
  • 31 January-2 February 
  • 21–23 February
  • 6 - 8 March
  • 27-29 March
Maharishi Golden Dome, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
• 14 - 16 February 
• 28 February – 1 March
• 13 - 15 March
Tel: 01695 51617 


TM-Sidhi Course Dates 2020

Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk
  • Weekend 1: Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 April
  • Weekend 2: Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 May
  • Weekend 3: Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 June
  • Two-week Yogic Flying Course: Friday 14 - Friday 28 August
Tel: 01394 421136
Maharishi Golden Dome, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
  • Weekend 1: Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 March (Postponed due to coronavirus guidelines)
  • Weekend 2: Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 May
  • Weekend 3: Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 June
  • Two-week Yogic Flying Course: Friday 24 July – Friday 7 August
Tel: 01695 51617 

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.