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video What is Transcendental Meditation? (12:22)



video Transcendental Meditation @ THEARC (3:28)

The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is located in an area known as “East of the (Anacostia) River” which is comprised of Washington D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8. It is managed by Building Bridges Across the River, a D.C.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It is the largest social service, multi-sector, nonprofit collaboration in America. The David Lynch Foundation is a resident partner on THEARC’s West Campus and operates The Meditation Center @ THEARC.


The Meditation Center (TMC) @ THEARC opened its doors in January 2018 to address the epidemic of stress and trauma which undermines the health and well-being of residents in Wards 7 and 8. TMC serves youth, adults, and seniors by offering Transcendental Meditation® (TM) courses.

In addition, TMC partners with the 13 other community service organizations at THEARC to train their staff and clients in the Transcendental Meditation technique. TMC @ THEARC is in full support of THEARC’s mission of improving the quality of life of southeast Washington residents and revitalizing the whole community.

TM Course Fee at THEARC

Our goal and commitment as a resident partner at THEARC is to make the TM technique available to everyone within the Ward 7 & 8 communities, including family and friends of THEARC and its agency partners. Course instruction costs are on a sliding scale based on household income, but we also have many scholarships available. READ MORE