Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme
Including Yogic Flying

 Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 


Culturing the ability to think and act from the level of pure consciousness


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‘My TM-Sidhi Programme provides a direct entry to the full blossoming of the creative genius of everyone; it is a master key to open the field of higher states of consciousness, where one naturally lives life supported by the evolutionary power of Natural Law.’


‘My TM-Sidhi Programme provides a direct entry to the full blossoming of the creative genius of everyone; it is a master key to open the field of higher states of consciousness, where one naturally lives life supported by the evolutionary power of Natural Law.’


The Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme is a powerful tool to improve all aspects of life – your health, relationships, professional life, and the environment around you.

Stabilising and deepening the experience of Transcendental Consciousness that develops with regular Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice, the TM-Sidhi Programme more powerfully clears the path to higher states of consciousness – ultimately allowing you to enjoy a life of total creativity, success, and fulfillment.

How does it work?

During Transcendental Meditation, the mind settles effortlessly and naturally to arrive at pure consciousness, the silent inner reservoir of creativity and intelligence that underlies all our mental activity. Numerous scientific studies have shown that during TM, brainwave functioning becomes orderly and coherent.

The TM-Sidhi Programme takes your development even further by culturing the ability to not only arrive at pure consciousness, but also to think and act from this level of profound inner silence. The result is that your brain functioning becomes even more orderly, and thoughts and actions arise from this level. As a result, they are increasingly powerful and effective, allowing you to more easily achieve your desires.

What is Yogic Flying?

The most powerful aspect of this programme is called ‘Yogic Flying’. This term refers to the phenomenon of the body rising up in the air, in response to the whole physiology coming in tune with natural law.

The TM-Sidhi Programme builds on the ancient teachings of the Vedic sage Patanjali.

While this of course sounds impossible according to mainstream western thought, these ideas are not at all new to Vedic philosophy. In fact, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s TM-Sidhi Programme builds on the teachings of Patanjali, a Vedic sage who taught there were three stages of Yogic Flying. In his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes the first stage of Yogic Flying as the body moving forward in short hops.

Thanks to Maharish’s revitalisation of this ancient knowledge, Western science is finally catching up to what Vedic philosophy has long taught. And repeated studies over the past few decades have confirmed that something very significant is happening during even the first stage of Yogic Flying. Specifically, scientists have measured that the orderliness and integration of brain functioning peak just before the body lifts off from the ground – a finding with profound implications for human society everywhere.

During the summer of 1993, a group of 4000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to practise the TM-Sidhi Programme together and participate in a major sociological experiment, with remarkable results. The goal was to measure the effect of group practice of the TM-Sidhi Programme on violent crime in the surrounding area, and results of this two-month experiment showed a 20% decrease in violent crime in the area due to the group’s activities. A detailed study of this experiment was published in the prestigious scientific journal Social Indicators Research, with the Washington, D.C. police force co-signing the study. This experiment is one key part of a body of research pointing to the harmonising influence on society of groups of people practising the TM-Sidhi Programme – an influence which is today known as the Maharishi Effect.

Scientists have also recorded major positive benefits of this programme to both individuals and society, especially when Yogic Flying is practised in large groups. On an individual level, some of the measured results include increased intelligence, younger biological age, and enhanced moral reasoning. Societal results include a decrease in crime rate, reduction in political violence, and an all-around improvement in quality of life.

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Regardless of your personal views of these claims, what is most important and fundamental to all these other developments is the profound transformation that’s occurring on the inside of the person. Scientific studies can measure results from an objective perspective, but the beautiful internal experience is just as important, and cannot be fully expressed in words. In other words, if you want to truly understand what’s happening, you must enjoy it on the level of your own inner experience.

What others are saying about the TM-Sidhi Programme

If you spend some time with Sidhas, you’ll hear many stories about how the TM-Sidhi Programme has changed their lives. Here are just a few quotes to give you a taste of these transformations.

‘An enormous boost’

‘The Sidhis have given my well-being an enormous boost. I experience more peace, energy, and joy in my life. My relationships with others have deepened. I have also experienced a great boost to my creativity.’

– Warren S from the United Kingdom, Teaching Assistant

‘Helped me achieve much more at work’

‘The TM-Sidhi programme has helped me achieve much more at work. Now I just start a task easily and it feels like a force is there to support and people are ready to help.’  

– Geir Utigard from Norway, Manager

‘Constant waves of bliss’

‘The TM-Sidhi Programme has been an amazing experience for me. I feel that I have awakened such fullness that my experience of the outer world has begun to flow freely with my inner self in a way that brings constant waves of bliss.’ 

–  Ronan S from Ireland, Photographer

How to join the next TM-Sidhi Programme at MERU

We feel that taking the TM-Sidhi Programme is one of the absolute best decisions you can make in your life. At the same time, we understand that it’s a big commitment, and we encourage you to get whatever information you need to feel confident in your decision. Talking to your TM Teacher is an excellent way to do this, and he or she can advise you on whether it’s a good next step for you at this point.

If you do feel ready, here are the steps to joining the next TM-Sidhi Course at MERU, and some logistical information you need to know.

The schedule

The TM-Sidhi Course is spread out over three weekends and a two-week residence section, also known as the ‘flying block’.

Weekend 1:
To be announced

Weekend 2:
To be announced

Weekend 3:
To be announced

 Residence Section (Flying Block):
To be announced

Location information to be announced.

Since there is a fair amount of administrative work to complete before the course begins (both for you and for us) we recommend applying no later than one month before the first weekend.


Eligibility requirements

To join the TM-Sidhi Course, you’ll need to have learned the four Advanced Techniques before joining, with a minimum of two months between the fourth Advanced Technique and starting the first weekend.

In some exceptional cases, you may be able to join the TM-Sidhi Course before learning all four Advanced Techniques. However, we strongly recommend completing the programme sequentially as it’s designed so you can enjoy its full benefits.

As part of your application, you’ll also need the recommendation of your TM Teacher to take the TM-Sidhi Course. We’ll request this when you submit your online application.



The course fee is specific to your country of residence. To find out the course fee for your country and the housing fee at MERU, send a message to

If you are a student or a couple taking the programme together, make sure to ask about discounts available.

Steps to apply

Fill out and submit the digital application when it is available. This is to reserve a spot on the course at MERU. It will also put MERU in touch with your national office to process your application as efficiently as possible.

 As early as possible, let your TM Teacher, or a TM Teacher at your local TM Centre know you would like to apply for the TM-Sidhi Programme. He or she will discuss your eligibility with you, and will help you arrange a time for an orientation, TM Checking, and completion of the paper application. (It’s fine if you switch the order of steps 1 and 2 – we just want to make sure you do these first two steps as early as you can!) 

If your application for the course is approved, you will receive an email notification with the confirmation. At that point you can proceed with payment for the course to secure your place and go ahead with booking your travel.

We would love to have you on the next TM-Sidhi Course at MERU and facilitate this beautiful step in your development!

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We plan to hold the next TM-Sidhi Course as soon as restrictions lift and travel is more widely possible. Sign up via the button below to be notified when this course will be given next.

Questions about the TM-Sidhi Programme?
We recommend contacting your TM Teacher or local TM Centre.