Transcendental Meditation doesn't focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead... more


Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before ...more


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The only meditation that’s

  1. Taught one-on-one:
    Personalized instruction by a certified TM teacher for a much deeper experience.
  2. Absolutely effortless:
    Anyone can do it — even if you “can’t meditate
  3. Evidence-based:
    Hundreds of published research studies
  4. Taught with other women
    We offer women-only TM courses

Learn how TM can improve your mental, physical and emotional health. Sign up now for an information session:

Note: This is an information session only. If you have already attended an information session and are ready to learn TM call Deboragh Varnel at: 778-953-0233.

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    TM is simple and natural. (5:11)

    It [TM] was a powerfully energizing yet calming experience. I didn’t want it to end. When it did, I walked away feeling fuller than when I started. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is still—the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.

    Oprah Winfrey

    Learn Transcendental Meditation in Vancouver

    You are invited to a Transcendental Meditation Introductory talk offered exclusively to women. This free, no-obligation talk is the first step before signing up for the women-only TM course. The intro talk is typically held via conference call or online. Many women have expressed how much they appreciated our all-women courses taught by our women certified TM teachers.

    You can register by using the registration box below or by calling Deboragh Varnel: 778-953-0233

    What you’ll learn at an intro talk

    • What TM is and is not
    • Why it works right from the start
    • How TM is beneficial to women
    • Why personalized one-on-one instruction is needed
    • How it’s different from other meditations
    • How TM improves health, happiness, and inner calm
    • Why it’s so easy to practise
    • How you can learn it
    TM allows the mind to access a field of calm. (3:33)

    Meet your TM teacher

    It’s important to understand the program, its benefits and the impact it will have on your quality of life.

    Your first meeting features a one-on-one chat with your teacher at the end, so plan on staying just a little bit longer. This session will help you get off to a strong start on the TM program.

    Deboragh Varnel

    5455 Balsam Street, Unit 606,Vancouver, BC V5M 4B3 778-953-0233

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    What is the TM Technique?

    It’s a simple, natural technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting
    comfortable with the eyes closed.

    Transcendental Meditation—brought to the West in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh
    Yogi—is an ancient technique that is easy to learn and enjoyable to practise. It’s
    not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. Millions of people have learned
    it—people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

    What if I “can’t meditate”?

    Have you ever tried to meditate, and found you couldn’t do it because your mind is too active—or maybe the technique was uncomfortable in some way?

    It is a common experience because almost all techniques involve some kind of control or focus.

    The big difference

    This is what makes the TM technique completely different— it’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it.

    • Not concentrating or focusing
    • No control of the mind
    • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
    • No trying to “empty the mind”

    How can TM be effective if it’s so easy?

    Interestingly, it’s effective because it’s completely effortless. The TM technique uses the natural tendency of the mind to automatically draw your attention inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience your own innermost nature—the most peaceful and silent level of your mind.

    Evidence-based results

    The TM technique’s benefits start right away and keep growing. Hundreds of independent research studies have found major increases in calmness, creativity, energy, clarity of mind, and happiness.

    Why is effort in meditation counter-productive?

    Other techniques involving control (concentration or focus) or monitoring (mindfulness) tend to keep your awareness on the surface – on the active level of your mind.

    The effort (even if small) required by such techniques impedes transcending. In other words, it prevents you from naturally experiencing the state of deep inner peacefulness.

    Other common questions

    Questions? Want to learn more? Sign up for an introductory presentation.

    Click here to register

    Note: This is an information session only. If you have heard the introduction and are ready to learn contact Deboragh Varnel at 778-953-0233.

    Deep inner calm

    Proven effective for stress and anxiety

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    Clarity of mind

    Improved focus productivity and memory

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    Heart Health

    An effective natural

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    Other evidence-based benefits

    Questions? Want to learn more? Sign up for an introductory presentation.

    Click here to register

    Note: This is an information session only. If you have heard the introduction and are ready to learn contact Deboragh Varnel at 778-953-0233.

    How do I learn?

    The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. For details contact Deboragh Varnel.

    Attend an introductory presentation

    This is with a certified TM teacher who will give an overview of the technique and answer your questions. (50-60 minutes). Click here to register.

    Personal meeting with a TM teacher

    This follows the Introductory talk (5-10 minutes).

    TM Course

    To ensure the success of each student, the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught exclusively by certified teachers over four consecutive days.

    The first session of the TM course is always in-person, but the following three sessions can be done in person or remotely as in-home learning (availability varies by location).

    All in-person sessions will incorporate local COVID safety guidelines.

    Session 1: Personal instruction

    One-on-one with your certified TM teacher, in-person (60-90) minutes.
    Note: The TM course fee is required at this step.

    Session 2-4: Small group

    Option A: In-person. Small group sessions with your teacher (1.5-3 hrs/session).

    Option B: At-home. After your personal instruction, the rest of the TM course can be completed on a flexible schedule. This option includes online sessions with your teacher and approximately 6 hours total of interactive instruction on our custom app.

    Follow up: 1 hr approx. 10 days later

    Small group sessions with Q&A and a one-on-one “tune-up” to ensure your TM practise is easy and enjoyable, and you’re gaining maximum benefit.
    Available remotely or in person.

    Free Lifetime follow-up and support

    All who learn the TM technique have these available at no cost:

    • Personal access to certified TM teachers to answer your questions or discuss your TM practice.
    • TM “tune-ups” at any TM Centre – one-on-one or in a small group.
    • Group meditations at TM centres.
    • Local events to produce deeper knowledge to enhance your TM experience.
    • Online access to special videos, articles and more.

    Who are we?

    We are a Canadian non-profit organization whose mission is to offer stress-reduction programs, including the Transcendental Meditation program, to women and girls in Canada, thereby allowing them to develop greater mental and physical health, increased reliance and improved emotional well-being.


    Deboragh was masterful at supporting and encouraging me throughout my TM training journey, and beyond and created a safe and comfortable environment for me to be open to the gifts that were mine for the asking.

    -Lorraine Mock, Vancouver, BC