Frequently asked questions

Do you offer individual scholarships to learn
the Transcendental Meditation technique?

For individual financial assistance, please visit TM.org and contact a certified TM teacher in your area. The TM program does its best to offer scholarships to those with demonstrated financial need.

The David Lynch Foundation primarily funds organizational programs for maximum impact. In addition a limited number individual TM scholarships are available for veterans at VA hospitals in the New York City and LA area.

What are the steps to implement a schoolwide Quiet Time program?

Approval

Certified Transcendental Meditation teachers give separate presentations to each of these groups, who must strongly support the Quiet Time program in order to move forward:

  • school leadership
  • school governing body (written approval required from district or board)
  • school faculty and staff

Implementation

The Quiet Time program is implemented in four stages—sign-off to proceed is required after each:

  1. School leadership receives TM training as a professional development / wellness course*
  2. School faculty receives TM training*
  3. School principal (a) signs letter of intent, (b) secures program funding, (c) meets with parents to get their feedback and support and (d) adjusts school schedule to include two 15–20 minute Quiet Time periods each day.
  4. Students receive voluntary TM training and follow-up from a certified TM teacher (parents sign a permission letter in order for their child to learn the TM technique).

*Funding for stages 1 and 2 can come from the school or a funding organization

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