Learn TM at the Peace Palace

Come and Learn Transcendental Meditation® with TM Suffolk


Although the Peace Palace is currently closed due to the current situation with COVID-19, we hope to return to teaching Transcendental Meditation later in the summer, taking into account the Government guidelines about re-opening including social distancing.

In the meantime, please book one of our weekly online zoom introductory talks. Should you decide to go ahead with learning you can provisionally book in and put your name on the waiting list for when we start up again.

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If you live locally: you can learn Transcendental Meditation here with us at “TM Suffolk” starting with an informal introductory talk. Following this should you decide to learn TM it is taught over a consecutive 4-day course of about 1 1/2 hours on each day with an optional 6 month follow- up thereafter



Find out more:

 Click on this picture to hear an invitation from TM Suffolk




Click here to book a Free Introductory Talk in the Maharishi Peace Palace, Gardenia Close, Rendlesham, Suffolk, UK IP12 2GX which are held on Wednesdays either at 10.30am or 7.30pm

Next Transcendental Meditation instruction courses:

Course Dates for 2020:

The Peace Palace is temporarily closed for all teaching  activities. These dates are provisional.

  • Saturday 22 – Tuesday 25 August
  • Saturday 19 – Tuesday 22 September

In addition, personal one-to-one courses can be arranged – please ask re course fee

Learning TM in residence:

Learning TM in residence: plan to stay over a long weekend or a 4 day ‘mid-week’ break – everything is made easy for you in the delightful ambience of the Maharishi Peace Palace. (The standard TM personal instruction fee is payable plus our standard accommodation charges apply – please see our B&B rates or phone us to enquire).

If you live at a distance and are considering learning in residence here in the Peace Palace, so cannot make one of our introductory talks in person, then we can begin with a phone call or SKYPE call to chat things through – call us to arrange this

Click here for an invitation to come and learn TM residentially in the Maharishi Peace Palace. You may join in on our scheduled courses (see above for dates) or in addition, personal one-to-one residential instruction can be arranged – please ask re course fee

Telephone for more information and to discuss your options +44 7949 016877 or email Suffolk.uk@tm.org

Click here for the National website page on learning TM in residence at the Maharishi Peace PalaceMeet some of our local Meditators:

“Doing TM as a family results in a more harmonious and blissful home life. We have also noticed that all of us have become more adaptable and resilient in dealing with life’s daily challenges. Practicing TM has definitely expanded our ability to be kinder, understanding and patient with one another as well as to the people we interact with on a daily basis ….” Sandy Fragata and family

“I first discovered TM when listening to a discussion about it on the local radio station. This came during a time that was very difficult in my life having become widowed. Whilst learning TM in residence at the Peace Palace, I had the privilege of meeting lots of people from all walks of life.

Since practising TM it has given me the most amazing experiences and benefits. The meditation has left me feeling at peace, happy, more energetic and content. The benefits are indescribable, mentally and physically. My friends and family have all seen a wonderful change in me.” Donna Gilbert

Facts about Transcendental Meditation®

Natural process: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easily learned technique, practised for 15-20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

Research shows that it provides the body with a profound state of rest and relaxation – far deeper than ordinary eyes-closed rest – while the mind settles down to inner calm and wakefulness.

Brain Waves and Transcendental Meditation:

Neuroscientists have found that during the practice of TM the brain produces high-power alpha waves. This distinct brain pattern corresponds to the state of relaxed inner wakefulness—serenity, expansion and bliss. The alpha waves become synchronous, rising and falling together. This coherence often spreads throughout the brain and is strongest in the pre-frontal cortex—the seat of the brain’s executive judgement.

When the brain is more coherent and integrated, all the different parts communicate better, work together better as a whole. This is the basis of improved mental performance—better memory, increased creativity, broader comprehension and sharper focus. Over time, this coherent brain functioning found during TM becomes stabilised even outside meditation in activity.

No other meditation technique has been found to consistently produce alpha coherence throughout the brain. Researchers have found that the experience of “transcending” resets the brain’s natural ground state—restoring neurological balance, inner silence, and clarity of mind. 

Extensive research has found it reduces stress and anxiety, resulting in more inner peace, creativity, health, success and happiness. More than 600 studies have been conducted on the benefits of the TM technique, at 200 universities and published in reputable journals – including Harvard, Stanford and the University of California at Los Angeles Medical School — during the past 35 years. The American National Institute of Health has granted $20 million to study the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation — in particular, the reduction of heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and stroke effects. 

It’s not a religion:Transcendental Meditation does not require any change in belief or lifestyle. Over five million people of all ages, nationalities, cultures and religions have learned the TM technique.  


Local ‘TM Suffolk’Teachers of Transcendental Meditation in the Maharishi Peace Palace:


Annie Renwick

Annie has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years mainly in UK but also in Australia. She is the General Manager for Courses and Events at the Maharishi Peace Palace as well as enjoying teaching TM here. She and John have three children.




John Renwick

John, a chartered Civil Engineer and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation has been teaching TM for over 40 years in UK but also in East Africa. He is an expert in Maharishi Vastu, the ancient system of Vedic Architecture and has been closely involved in the design and construction of this iconic building built according to these principles.




Felicity Kaplan

Felicity learned Transcendental Meditation in 1980 when she was a primary school teacher. She has worked full time for the TM organisation for more than 30 years, as an administrator of a residential facility in Suffolk and as a teacher in London and Suffolk. 




John Darby

John has taught TM in London, Oxford and now Suffolk for over 33 years. He has been a key member of the Executive Board of the Maharishi Peace Palace during the developmental stage and ongoing. He was instrumental in setting up Transcendental Meditation Corporate Programmes for the UK teaching TM in businesses and organisations around the country.


We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful and unique venue in which to learn Transcendental Meditation


Do call us for a chat and more information on +44 (0)7949 016877

or email suffolk.uk@tm.org


Claire Whittenbury:

“For the last 20 years I have been unable to travel on tubes due to intense fear and spent a fortune on taxis, became adept at bus hopping and even learned to roller blade to get across the city. Till Tuesday. I’ve just spent 2 days in London on a course and time was at a premium, so I thought I’d just not worry about it and got on a tube. What was my problem…?! I could not have done this without TM. I simply wouldn’t have even considered trying.Thank you so much!”


Main official UK TM website: www.uk.tm.org