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For anyone interested in expanding their understanding and experience of different forms of meditation (whether you already have a meditation practice or not), particularly mindfulness Transcendental and Vedic Meditation.

Regular group meditations and free talks about meditation. Join us to be updated when these

We are a group of Independant teachers of Transcendental Meditation (‘TM’) offering courses that are accessible and affordable for all.

Anyone already interested in meditation will know that there are many different practices, all with different positive effects. The type of meditation you practice will depend on what results you are looking for at that point in time.

Research indicates three main categories of meditation:

1. Focused Attention or concentration techniques (e.g. Zen, Qi gong, Vipassana)

2. Open Monitoring (including mindfulness-based techniques)

3. Automatic Self-Transcending (AST) (e.g. Transcendental Meditation)

This meet up is open to anyone already practising any of these techniques, with the experience of group meditation really speeding up your progress. You will also get to meet even more like minded people and join them for some social events.

You will get to learn more about the third category of meditation, which, through the absence of concentration or control (‘Automatic’ means innocence is the key), has the particularly profound effect of allowing the mind to transcend (go beyond the surface level of the mind) very easily, even transcending the steps of the meditation practice itself! We therefore see a unique effect in the brain - Alpha brain waves (characteristic of reduced mental activity and relaxation) permeate the whole brain, which receives more oxygen, and increased blood flow to the front (which is coordinating activity) while the core of the brain is more quiet, indicating alertness in the midst of deep rest, the state of transcendental or pure consciousness (pure silence!). From this source of thought we spontaneously return to activity with the dynamic power of silent, restful alertness which then supports all our thought, speech and action and thereby produce a great range of mental, physical and spiritual benefits as indicated by research.

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Learn Transcendental Meditation in Pimlico (SW1)

Needs a location

Learn the art of Transcendence through deep meditation on this course with Dr Gemma Beckley (Clinical Psychologist and independent teacher of Transcendental Meditation with The Meditation Trust - registered UK charity making TM accessible and affordable for all. This weekend course starts with a 1 hour 1:1 appointment on the Saturday. Download our free ebook: https://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-explained-free-ebook/ For our free information brochure or to answer any questions please contact our friendly staff at the Meditation Trust office: http://www.meditationtrust.com/contact-the-meditation-trust/ Bookings can also conveniently be made online http://www.meditationtrust.com/booking-form A simple, effortless, yet profound technique practised for just 20 minutes twice a day, awakens natures healing intelligence and provides deep rest to mind and body. This dissolves deep rooted stress (the ultimate cause of all life's problems) producing an extensive range of benefits in our quality of life including: Reduced stress Self-Confidence Better sleep Energy increased Intellect enhanced Better relationships Improved health Read much more here... http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-benefits/ These results are supported by hundreds of scientific research papers and the testimonials of some of the millions already practising around the world. Watch the following videos: http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-videos/ The course takes place over three consecutive days: First session, Saturday daytime Individual instruction (1 hour by appointment), after which you are able to practice at home on your own. Three group sessions (Sunday daytime and evening and Monday evening) build your understanding based on your experiences, leaving you with a valuable skill for life. Free support and guidance for life ensures complete satisfaction. For our information brochure or to answer any questions please contact our friendly staff at the Meditation Trust office: http://www.meditationtrust.com/contact-the-meditation-trust/ Bookings can also conveniently be made online http://www.meditationtrust.com/booking-form/

Learn Transcendental Meditation in North London

Crouch End Picturehouse

HAVE YOU LEARNED TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION YET? Read about my background on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-e-ogrady/ Testimonials: "I have been on a quest in the past ten years to find answers, raise my spiritual level and find calmness in my life! Questions of who we really are, and why we have been on this planet? To find answers, I have been trying different methods (books, videos, dvd's, etc.), which they all suggested one common topic: Meditation. To find answers, which are hidden in all of us, we need to meditate. I have been trying different meditations since, (breathing, guided meditation), to mention some, but none has been working for me, because of the different conditions (breath in a certain way, focus on one point, etc.). After reading about TM (transcendental meditation) I became very interested in it, because it had NO Boundaries, like the others! Wanting more, I took a course with the Meditation Trust in Crouch End right away! I had a wonderful experience with a wonderful person (Maggie) who has led the course! The first day, I was able to transcend into deep meditation, followed by many more deep meditations on the second day of the course! It has been only two weeks since I went through this experience, and I'm already feeling improvements in my life,(more relaxed, happier, and finding answers). I would like to thank the Trust and Maggie, who is truly a wonderful person and a helping hand, for taking me on this journey! P.S. If you would like to meditate, look no further because you will be able to do it with TM! Akos "Dear Maggie, I cannot express to you enough thanks for your support and encouragement. What you have taken the time and effort to teach is a beautiful gift that’s already bearing incredible fruit. Thank you for not judging me. Thank you for listening. I am so grateful for this gift. I already see and feel its impact. For that, you will always be in my heart. Lots of love, Dora xx" The course takes place over 3 consecutive days: The first session on Saturday afternoon/evening: One hour long for Individual Personal Instruction (by appointment 1:1 slots on Saturday) takes place at The Haelan Centre after which you are able to practice at home on your own. The following three group sessions take place on Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon and Monday evening at Crouch End Picturehouse; exact timings are included as part of this post. The positive benefits of TM include: Release stress Increase Self-Confidence Improve sleep Boost energy Enhance intellect Improved health & relationships These results are supported by hundreds of scientific research papers and the testimonials of some of the millions already practicing around the world. I scale costs according to income and offer bursaries and payment plans, offering better prices - when there is a real need. I strongly believe that everyone needs to have access to this beautiful technique that helped me through the most difficult period of my life. For more information, give me a ring (number below) and I am happy to answer any of your questions or message me your email and I can email you some FAQs and the registration form with a price list. After completing sessions 1 & 2, I will provide free support & guidance for life and will be leading, collaborating & signposting you to TM Retreats and Yoga Holidays as I am part of a vast network of TM Teachers throughout the UK! Contact me on:[masked]

Learn Transcendental Meditation in Hoxton

Haggerston

Learn to deal with the stress of everyday life with this simple and effortless technique that has changed the lives of millions around the world. This course is facilitated by Andre Berry Independent Teacher of Transcendental and Vedic Meditation who offers continuous ongoing support to ensure best practice. The positive benefits of TM include: Reduced stress Self-Confidence Better sleep Energy increased Intellect enhanced Better relationships Improved health These results are supported by hundreds of scientific research papers and the testimonials of some of the millions already practising around the world. Saturday A variety of one hour slots available from 2:00pm for your personal instruction THE FIRST SESSION HERE,YOU WILL BE GIVEN PERSONAL INSTRUCTION. THIS INCLUDES A BRIEF CEREMONY WHICH IS CHANTED IN SANSKRIT IN GRATITUDE FROM THE TEACHER TO THE TRADITION. SHORTLY AFTER, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR MANTRA AND WILL BE TAUGHT HOW TO USE IT PROPERLY (THE KEY TO THE WHOLE PROCESS OF MEDITATION). YOU WILL THEN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE DAY. THIS SESSION WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY AN HOUR. Sunday 11:00am-1:00pm Practicalities of Meditation THE SECOND SESSION IS ABOUT THE PRACTICALITIES OF MEDITATION IN WHICH WE DISCUSS "BEST PRACTICE". HERE YOU WILL LEARN THAT, UNLIKE SO MANY OTHER MEDITATIONS, THIS TECHNIQUE DOESN'T NEED TO GO WITH THE BREATH OR REQUIRE YOU TO SIT IN A POSTURE YOU ARE NOT USED TO. LOTS OF OTHER AREAS ARE DISCUSSED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING ABOUT WHERE AND HOW BEST TO MEDITATE. Sunday 4:00pm-5:45pm Mechanics of Meditation THE THIRD SESSION IS ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF MEDITATION. HERE IS WHERE WE START TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON WHEN WE THINK THE MANTRA. WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT HOW WE ACCUMULATE STRESS AND HOW WE CAN RELEASE IT, THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT THEORY AND THE MIND AND BODY. Monday 6:30pm 8:30pm Longer Term Benefits of Meditation THE FOURTH SESSION IS ALL ABOUT THE LONGER TERM BENEFITS OF MEDITATION AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO GET OUT OF MEDITATING REGULARLY. WE DISCUSS "THE ZONE", THE GREATER LEVELS OF SELF-AWARENESS YOU CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE WITH REGULAR PRACTICE AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT IT ALL MEANS. THROUGHOUT THE SESSIONS YOU WILL RECEIVE MEDITATION AND MANTRA CHECKS TO ENSURE YOU ARE MEDITATING CORRECTLY Cost of course, is based on salary, £240 if you earn under £60,000, £340 if you earn over £60,000, which includes ongoing support. Ongoing support and guidance for life ensures complete satisfaction. For more information please contact me For more information please visit and contact mw [masked] FB andreberrymeditation Instagram andreberrymeditation

Learn Transcendental Meditation Weekday Course

Covent Garden, London

Stresses of everyday life affect us in all that we do. They prevent us fulfilling our true potential and if you listen to what many doctors believe they can lead to crimpling illnesses. More research than ever before suggests meditation can play a significant part in the reduction of stress and with this simple easy and effortless technique from the ancient vedic tradition we have one that has already changed the lives of millions around the world. The course is facilitated by increasingly popular Andre Berry, Independent Teacher of Transcendental Meditation and founder of Andre Berry Meditation and once completed offers ongoing support in the form of weekly meetings both online and in person as well as a whole host of events, talks and retreats. The positive benefits of TM include: Reduced stress Self-Confidence Better sleep Energy increased Intellect enhanced Better relationships Improved health These results are supported by hundreds of scientific research papers and the testimonials of some of the millions already practising around the world. The course takes place over four consecutive mornings : First session, Monday Morning Individual instruction (1 hour by appointment), after which you are able to practice at home on your own. Three group sessions (7:15am-9:00am), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Builds your understanding based on your experiences, leaving you with a valuable skill for life. Free ongoing support both online and in meetings ensure complete satisfaction. For more information please contact me For more information please visit and contact me [masked] FB andreberrymeditation Instagram andreberrymeditation Testimonials "The course was informative, well structured and Andre took the time to go over any areas we needed more help with. Furthermore, the help and support provided after the course has been incredible. Andre is without a doubt an excellent and inspirational teacher. The TM technique has been a pivotal point in my life transforming the way I view everything around me" Sara, May 2017 "Andre delivers the course with enthusiasm, passion and a deep insight into the world of TM. I cannot thank him enough for his help over the three days. Personally, I can't see how TM wouldn't help anybody. Massive recommendation to anyone and everyone" Oliver, May 2017 “Andre is such a caring and giving person - nothing is ever too much trouble for him. After the intro talk, I went to with him, I was buzzing for days off his energy - and that was before I had even learnt the meditation! He's a great teacher and now that I have learnt with him he inspires me to stick with it.” Sarah, March 2017 "My refresher course with Andre in Wimbledon was fantastic. A nice space to meditate in with excellent guidance from Andre whose enthusiasm and insightfulness for TM is infectious. I thought I already knew most everything I needed to about TM but came out with far more *aha* moments than I was really expecting. Andre's eyes light up with joy when he talks about his personal experiences with VM which give the sessions tremendous credibility, a genuine pleasure." Olly March 2017 "Just completed the Richmond 'Learn to Meditate' TM course. What an amazing way to spend a chilly February weekend. A beautifully simple technique ... beautifully taught by Andre ... thank you Meditation Trust. Looking forward to my TM journey and to meeting more of the Richmond community at future events" Sharon, February 2017 "Meeting Andre for the first time was a bit like that famous scene in 'When Harry met Sally', in that I thought 'I'll have what he's having!' The spontaneous love and joy that radiates from him is very inspiring, and seemingly boundless, like a laughing Buddha. He's a wonderful teacher, hugely compassionate, understanding of everyone's journey over the course and the very embodiment of enthusiasm! Gráinne February 2017

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