The Golden Dome is home to Europe’s first and largest group of meditators practising Transcendental Meditation and the it’s Advanced Programmes. Visit the Golden Dome to experience the power of meditating in Europe’s premier TM centre!

Almost three decades of continuous group meditation have given this unique centre an unrivalled and profound atmosphere of lively stillness.

The Dome is an impressive structure with abundant space, high ceilings and filled with natural light. The main meditation area in the centre of the Dome is covered with acres of cushy foam, backrests aplenty and super comfy plush chairs. Several other comfortable rooms are also available for the practice of extended TM programme at peak periods when multiple meditation courses are held at the Dome.

The Dome’s atmosphere is profound and its silence is unparalleled.

Our Purpose

We are dedicated to individual enlightenment and creating world peace through the positive influence of collective practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes.

At its most fundamental level, consciousness is a single unified field at the basis of all existence. When practitioners of Transcendental Meditation consciously experience this field it raises collective consciousness in the population and generates a peaceful and harmonising effect on the world.

Europe’s longest established and largest TM group currently has an active, vibrant and dedicated membership practising Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi programme together in the Golden Dome every day. We aim to grow to a permanent group of at least eight hundred advanced experts in Transcendental Meditation practising together twice a day. Eight hundred is the minimum number identified by scientific research to improve the national trends of life for Great Britain.


Sept 1980

People from all over the UK and other countries practising Transcendental Meditation move to Skelmersdale to found the Sidhaland.

Oct 1983

Maharishi’s first visit. This historic date was the first time the coherence number of 800 for the UK was reached.

Sept 1984

The Sidhaland contributed to the economic recovery of the Skelmersdale by purchasing Peel House. Many businesses founded there became highly successful such as Mountain Breeze, Uretek, M.A.P. and Buswell Machine Electronics.

Summer 1985

The first Maharishi Ayur-Veda Health Centre in the UK opens in Peel House.

March 1988

The Golden Dome is opened by the local MP Kenneth Hind, with a special weekend event attended by over 800 visitors from many parts of the world.


The Maharishi Effect: research shows a 13.4% drop in crime in Merseyside when the Maharishi Golden Dome opened.

Oct 2000

The Sidhaland receives the highly coveted BURA Award for Best Practice in Urban Regeneration for a positive contribution to economic regeneration.

Spring 2002

The Woodley Park Centre is the first public building in the UK designed and built according to the principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.


There are currently 156 permanent members living in the Sidhaland and we welcome hundreds more visitors every year with well over a million meditations having taken place in the Dome since it was built!