The Monroe Institute (TMI) was founded in the early 1970s as an educational and research organization by inventor and sound pioneer Robert A. Monroe. The centerpiece of TMI learning is the guided use of Hemi-Sync® and Spatial Angle Modulation™ (SAM), Monroe binaural beats audio technologies.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and research organization, TMI is a preeminent leader in human consciousness exploration, devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains the answers to humankind’s questions. Through the use of specific binaural beat technology, education, research, and development, TMI has been advancing the experience of individuals in the exploration of targeted and expanded states of awareness for more than 40 years.
The Institute offers week-long and weekend consciousness exploration programs on its main campus in Virginia, and hundreds more throughout the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. TMI program participants learn experientially through a specially designed binaural beat audio-guidance system. Tens of thousands of people have attended TMI programs, and millions have benefited from our guided meditation technology Hemi-Sync® and Spatial Angle Modulation™ (SAM).
TMI works with researchers and practitioners, through university and clinical collaborations, and with our Professional Division and Board of Advisors members, to investigate wider applications of Hemi-Sync and SAM technologies. Anecdotal and empirical reporting on uses of Monroe binaural beat technologies is available in our research section. In addition to Robert Monroe's three books on out-of-body experiences, see our eBook entitled “Gateway to the Human Mind.”
Our mission is to advance the exploration of human consciousness and the experience of expanded states of awareness as a path to creating a life of personal freedom, meaning, insight, and happiness.

Services: Week-long and weekend programs hosted at our main campus in Faber, VA USA and off-site in other affiliated TMI locations internationally. Additionally Outreach 1-2 day excursion (nonresidential, off campus) programs led by TMI trained Outreach Trainers (similar to a franchise model). We also produce and sell our audio-technology via MP3 and CDs along with other merchandise such as books, headphones, t-shirts, hats, etc.