Free Online Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk

View this Introductory Talk (20 mins) by Bob Roth (Executive Director of the David Lynch foundation). This is your first step to learning Transcendental Meditation (TM).

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Your next step after watching the video is to complete the contact form HERE and we will reply to you shortly with times to learn Transcendental Meditation.

Note: If you’d prefer to attend a TM Introductory Talk in person click here to find your local centre.

Read below for more info on TM

 
Experience of 6 million Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioners around the world as well 350 studies over more than 40 years shows that TM is the most successful method ever researched to reduce stress, with significant benefits for depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, fibromyalgia etc. On top of this, TM practice has shown to strongly improve self-confidence and develop our creative potential.

1) Transcending = Much more than relaxation

Meditation is becoming more and more popular to manage stress but the true experience of transcending has a far more profound effect than just relaxation. Unfortunately, the knowledge of how to easily transcend had been lost to the world until recently. The ancient texts from the oldest tradition of knowledge describe transcending as the highest human experience, essential for our full human development. Today, we can confirm this, through modern science, by measuring what happens in the body and particularly the brain during the practice of Transcendental Meditation. We see -

1. A profound state of rest: much deeper than ordinary relaxation, even deeper than sleep.
2. Inner peace and happiness: decrease of stress hormones/increase of happiness hormones.

2) Transcending = Deep Rest

When the mind transcends the finest impulse of thought, it comes into a state of complete inner silence. This happens in a completely natural and effortless way. We can’t try to make the mind silent, nor do we have to. With the right technique, the mind will go there by itself. When the mind transcends, the body spontaneously comes into a very deep state of relaxation as well, far deeper than that attained even in deep sleep.

deep-rest-tmThis can be objectively measured by monitoring oxygen consumption. This graph, from a Harvard Medical School research study, shows that, during TM, the body comes into a state of rest that is twice as deep as even the deepest rest during sleep. More than 30 studies around the world have confirmed this deep rest during TM practice.

This deep rest activates the inner healing power in our own bodies. Relaxation means relaxing tensions. The body has a completely natural way to remove tensions that it accumulates. This is what happens during sleep but the rest during sleep doesn’t always go deep enough to remove more deeply-rooted, traumatic stresses. Transcending gives a level of rest that can help dissolve those deeper rooted stresses.

Scientific research on war veterans has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique lead to significant reductions in PTSD (post traumatic stress), anxiety, depression & insomnia, etc. And, after only 3 months of practice, 70% of the war veterans required no further treatment. The control group that received standard psychotherapy showed no improvement.

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The video below shows several more examples of just how powerful TM can be for those who are suffering from traumatic stress. It also shows why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governmental institutions are supporting the TM technique.

3) Transcending = Measurable Inner Happiness

Stress disturbs the normal functioning of the brain, causing, amongst other things, a decrease in the production of the “happiness hormone,” serotonin. A lack of serotonin influences not only our inner sense of happiness but is also associated with migraines, sleep disorders, anxiety, anger outbursts, Alzheimer’s, eating disorders, addictions and many others. One can try to influence serotonin artificially (as anti-depressants seem to do) but this only treats the symptoms, not the real problem.

increased-happiness-tmThe experience of transcending, on the other hand, activates the body’s own healing ability so that the brain can function normally. The result? A completely natural increase in serotonin production during the TM practice and, eventually, during the rest of the day. This has implications in all areas of life as can be seen on this site.

5) How can I learn to transcend?

tmer-eyes-closedReal meditation is effortless and pleasant to do, it can be learned by anyone, and gives immediate results.

The experience of transcending can be achieved only in a completely natural and effortless way. It is an experience of complete, inner silence that cannot be achieved by trying to be quiet. The more we try, the more we keep the mind active. Trying to relax is a contradiction in terms. That is why most “meditation” methods that require concentration have limited effect.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead a person, in a completely natural way, to the experience of transcending.

If one has had this experience once, then the mind remembers it and, afterwards, it can go back there spontaneously, in a totally natural and effortless way, provided that one uses the correct technique. This technique is taught step by step, during four consecutive meetings. This initial training course is followed by a extensive program of follow-up meetings to ensure continued correct practice.

6) Do you have 1 hour to discover how to change your life?

The first step to learning Transcendental Meditation is to simply attend a free 1 hour introductory talk at one of our centres. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you with our schedule of upcoming intro talks and times to learn TM.

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