What we're about
Real 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 can not be achieved by trying to be quiet. The more you try, the more it keeps the mind active. This is why most current meditation methods that require concentration have little effect.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead anyone 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.
Hello and welcome. We are certified teachers of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program®, a simple to learn and enjoyable meditation.
Our body has far more power to heal itself than we know. The experience of transcending creates the ideal condition to activate the body's innate healing power. Fortunately this is a lot easier than previously thought, as confirmed by 600 scientific research studies, 6 million people practicing TM worldwide. It only requires the right technique and proper training.
True meditation is easy. Anyone can learn it, it’s enjoyable, natural and very effective. Most people think that meditation involves some kind of mind control, forcing the mind to be quiet through some kind of concentration (on the breath, a sound, or “being in the now”). Concentration goes against the nature of the mind, and is hardly enjoyable. TM however is extremely easy and pleasant, it's practiced for 15-20 minutes twice daily with eye's closed. To add to ease of it all, you wont have to change your religion, or change your lifestyle.
Learn to meditate or listen to some jazz?
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 the brain during the practice of Transcendental Meditation:
1. A profound state of rest: much deeper than ordinary relaxation, even deeper than sleep.
2. Inner peace and happiness: significant decrease of stress hormones and increase of happiness hormones
3. Wholistic brain development: measurable through EEG brain wave coherence measurements.
All these together make the TM practice so effective for all areas of life.
Transcending a different level of 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 sleep.
This can be objectively measured by monitoring oxygen consumption. Published in the Scientific American (226:84-90 1972) a Harvard Medical School research study showed 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 the 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 all the tensions it accumulates. This is what we do during sleep, but the rest during sleep doesn’t go deep enough to remove the deeply rooted traumatic stresses. Transcending will do exactly that.
The results are most obvious with those who need it most. A recent study with Iraq war veterans showed a 50% reduction in PTSD and depression after only 8 weeks of TM practice. (Ref. Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212–215) The results were so spectacular that CNN did a feature on it on US Veteran’s Day. (Watch the CNN video (http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/11/12/exp-point-roth-simmons-meditation-veterans.cnn).)
This was just another confirmation of earlier research with Vietnam war veterans that was done 25 years ago. In this study the TM group saw such significant reductions (in PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.) that 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. (Ref.Military Medicine, June 2011)
These people have problems that go far deeper than ours. If TM can help them, even when nothing else that has ever been tried works, we can imagine that it can help anybody.
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.
To learn attend a free Introductory Session, see if it suits you, then sign up to a Personal Instruction. There are three days more of TM course knowledge which re-enforces and perfects the practice, after which you practice on your own. In addition to the TM course is a life-time of free TM checking and group meditation, as well as retreats (we occasionally hold these in Vung Tao, and they're quite affordable) which are available at most TM centers around the world.
• The origin of TM is the worlds oldest Yoga or Vedic Tradition of India. A little over 50 years ago His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought the technique to the west by inspiration of his master, His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati, the first Shanakarcharya of Jyotir Math (spiritual leader of India), the position hadn't been filled for 160 years. TM was made a house-hold name in America and many developed countries in the late 60's by pop stars like the Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow, etc. and currently has people of all walks of life incorporating it into their organizations globally.
• Because it's simple to learn, easy and enjoyable to practice, because its ancient, reputable origin and the vast evidence that it works for modern day life, TM has garnered more than 5 million practitioners world-wide.
Look us up at TM.org (http://tm.org/)
See what David Lynch is doing bringing TM to at-risk individuals at DavidLynchFoundation.org (http://davidlynchfoundation.org/)
Take a deeper browse of the information on TM from the standpoint of Dr. David Orme-Johnson, P.h. D., TruthAboutTM.org (http://www.truthabouttm.org/) (He's a profound thinker and researcher.)
Or what medical professionals are saying about TM, DoctorsOnTM.org (http://www.DoctorsOnTM.org)
And of course, sign up and visit us. A free Introductory Session on TM is the first step to get to know more about the practice.
Your certified TM teacher,
Gyan (John) Kesler