8 Best Transcendental Meditation Books

Transcendental Meditation, or TM as it’s abbreviated to, is becoming increasingly popular for people of all ages and all backgrounds.  Many books have been written on the subject, so we’ve put together a list of 9 of what we consider to be the most awesome ones out there…

1.  Super Mind by Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.

Super Mind

Super Mind is the work of one of the most noted research psychiatrists around, and takes an in-depth look at how practicing TM can permanently alter your daily consciousness.  It explores deep into the benefits of Transcendental Meditation, explaining that this is a technique that offers far more than general wellness or simply the lowering of stress levels.

Rosenthal shows us how undertaking a simple, daily practice of the art can help you to achieve far more than you’ve ever dreamed of.

If you’re interested in learning more about how TM can help you reach peak performance, then this New York Times bestseller should definitely be on your list of ‘must-reads’.

2.  Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Maheh Yogi

Science of Being and Art of Living

The classic, Science of Being and Art of Living, is a book that has already touched the lives of millions of readers.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s fascinating book was originally published in 1963, and is as spellbinding today as it was back then.  This is ‘the’ book to read for the full story on everything about why TM works, the background, and how to learn to practice the art.  Whether you’re a total beginner or have been enjoying the benefits of TM for a while, you simply can’t claim to be a convert until you read the words of the Maharishi.

3.  Transcendence by Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.


Yes, yes, we know this is a second book by the same author, but no list of the top TM books would be complete without both of his works.  If you’re looking for a single definitive book on the subject, then perhaps Transcendence would be the one to choose.

Wonderfully written, the book demystifies everything about the art, explaining exactly what benefits it brings to those who practice it.  Unique and compelling, Rosenthal has a true knack of bringing what is probably a rather complicated science based evidence to a level where all of us can understand.  This is another New York Times bestseller, and deservedly so.

In addition, there is much reference to how Transcendental Mediation is an extremely powerful tool for anyone suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  And with this debilitating condition becoming more and more accepted (not to mention the realization of how many people suffer), this is truly valuable book for anyone who is affected by PTSD, or knows someone who is.

4.  Transcendental Meditation by Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is the work of one of the foremost pioneer researcher in the world on the study of consciousness and the technique of TM.  And Wallace certainly knows his stuff, having worked for over 4 decades with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

What we like best about this book is how easy it is to read, even though his original research papers must’ve been anything but!  The book intertwines both the ‘science stuff’ and Wallace’s own experience in teaching Transcendental Meditation to thousands of students around the world.

5.  The Transcendental Meditation TM Book by Denise Denniston

The Transcendental Meditation TM Book

You don’t sell over a million copies of a book without it being worth a read, and The Transcendental Meditation TM Book is certainly one that warrants spending some time on.

It’s a great introduction to TM, written in an entertaining and instructional manner that includes cartoons, Q&As, and research charts that explain exactly how powerful the effects of the technique really is.  Fun, easy to read, and effective, if you’re looking at learning the full potential that TM can offer, then you really should read this book.

6.  Transcendental Meditation for Beginners by Ryan Stephens

Transcendental Meditation for Beginners

With the full title of Transcendental Meditation for Beginners: How To Do Transcendental Meditation To Lower Stress, Increase Mental Clarity And Enhance Overall Bliss In Your Life (what a mouthful), is a book that’s ideal for anyone who’s just starting out on their TM journey.

The book is set out in easy to read sections, and covers the following:

  1. What Exactly Is Transcendental Meditation?
  2. The Origin Of Transcendental Meditation & Its Impact On The World
  3. The many benefits of Transcendental Meditation
  4. How to practice Transcendental Meditation
  5. How to use simple meditation exercises for relaxation, stress relief and more!
  6. Advanced Tips, Tactics and Tools

7.  The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment by Ann Purcell

The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment

The Transcendental Meditation Technique was deservedly awarded the 2015 Silver Medal from Living New Book Awards.  Purcell pours cold water on the commonly held belief that true Enlightenment is only something that is ever achieved by a hallowed few.

Instead, she shows how each and every one of us has the power to get to that happy state, no matter what your background, religion, race, or age.  The book delights in its easy-going manner, and the author uses her own personal experience to give TM a totally 21st century point of view.

8.  Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zin

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Kabat Zin’s, Wherever You Go There You Are, has become somewhat of an institution since it was first published in 1994.  The book has sold over a million copies and remains one of the world’s most popular books on Transcendental Mediation.

The book has changed the life of many, thanks to its insightful and easy to digest information about what, why, and how TM can be easily incorporated within a daily routine.  When this is done, the impact on a person’s life can be nothing short of miraculous, with people discovering not only the answer to distressing, but also how to maximize their productivity and to super-charge their whole well-being.