New Solutions for Latin America

Transforming Lives and Changing Nations

The Transcendental Meditation technique has been taught in Latin America for over 50 years. However it’s only in the last ten years that the program has become more widely available in schools, poorer neighborhoods, in the military and training programs for soldiers, and rehabilitation settings.

The TM program has now been adopted by governments, school systems, military training centers, and businesses, and is offered to entire communities, cities, and states.

Here are a few highlights of ongoing New Solutions programs in five Latin American nations.


In October of 2011, the State of Oaxaca started a project to implement the TM Consciousness-Based Education program. Since then, thousands of students have been trained in the Transcendental Meditation technique, and several hundred have also learned the advanced TM-Sidhi program. Watch Video


Since the 1980’s many thousands of people in Brazil have learned Transcendental Meditation through programs sponsored by schools, prisons, the military, and military police. Watch Video


During the past 20 years, Father Gabriel Mejia and the Hogares Claret Foundation have been implementing the Transcendental Meditation program in Colombia. Their primary focus has been on the rehabilitation of war veterans, drug addicts, and children living on the streets. Watch Video


During the war between Ecuador and Peru in the 1990’s, a large group of soldiers in Ecuador learned the Transcendental Meditation technique as a means to reduce the conflict between these two nations with very positive results. Watch Video


Over the last 10 years, Consciousness-Based Education has been implemented in more than 50 schools in the cities of Puno, Lima, Cusco and Arequipa. Over 42,000 students have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, and 6,500 have also learned the TM-Sidhi program. Watch Video