Enjoy this Exciting 50th Anniversary of TMC Webcast

Celebrate the Founding of the original Transcendental Meditation Center, Inc.

Learn about the groundbreaking work of TMC  Recorded Sunday, March 17, 2019

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A TMC Legacy and Beyond Production © 2019

In a 1968 edition of Ebony Magazine, Maharishi was quoted as saying -

“… I’m shouting all over the world and I’m raising the voice in the in the air… I’m taking them as they come. Negroes have not responded to my call and I’d very much like to hold a course for Negroes themselves – 25, 50, 100 Negroes.


“…In three months, I have to bring them up on this technique of deep experience and understanding. By the time they teach their people, they will become soft and that’s it. And then there will be a time when black will be learning from white and white from black. When the heart is expanded, the mixing will be automatic; tolerance will be infinite; love will be great.”


And soon it began...

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What was it all about?


Transcendental Meditation Center, Inc. (TMC), was founded in 1969 to bring inner peace and enlightenment into African TheAmerican and communities of color. Through TMC, people in these communities throughout the US and internationally were introduced to the TM® Program.  TMC was the first organization teaching the TM program to proudly carry the name of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's meditation technique. In more recent years Maharishi Foundation℠ requested permission and now uses the incorporated name, TMC, for TM Centers that teach the Transcendental Meditation® technique. In early 2018 the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation℠ opened its doors with the name TMC (The Meditation Center @ THEARC). Having the same focus as the original TMC, Inc, TMC@THEARC serves the under-resourced African American population in southeast Washington D.C., helping to reduce the effects of toxic stress and improve the quality of life in this community. The Director of TMC@THEARC is Rena Boone, a graduate of TMC's TM Teacher Training Course in Ethiopia.

Inspiring talks

  • See and hear lively discussions on the impact of TMC on the lives of TM teachers and meditators.


  • On the lasting influence of TMC that remains today as an inspiring model for community outreach to share TM. 


  • Reflections on the impact of the growth of TMC throughout the U.S. and beyond


  • The historical TMC Teacher  Training Course in Ethiopia.


  • And more...

An early influence

Bill Duke

Inspiring music 

Grammy-nominated recording artist and composer Patrice Rushen and former Columbia recording artist, Sheree Brown will both be on hand to share their performances. They will also reflect on how TM influenced their lives and careers.