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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 and Transcendental Meditation.

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

The Meditation Trust (http://www.meditationtrust.com) was established as a registered charity in 2000 with a mission to make Transcendental Meditation (‘TM’) accessible and affordable for all. Part of our mission is to offer free talks and group meditations so that people can experience the many benefits mediation has to offer to everyday life.

The Meditation Trust website (http://www.meditationtrust.com) is wealth of information. We offer a free ebook which you can download here (http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-explained-free-ebook/) and have introductory videos which explain what meditation is and other meditators experiences which you may find useful to watch here. (http://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-videos/)

We also have a Meditation Trust facebook page here (https://www.facebook.com/meditation.trust) if you would like to join the discussion or keep up dated with regular news.

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 Central London (EC1)

Booking required: http://www.meditationtrust.com/booking-form/ 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. The course venue is near St Pancras and Kings Cross mainline stations. This weekend course starts with a 1 hour 1:1 appointment on the Saturday followed by three group follow up sessions on the Sunday and Monday. 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/

Free introductory talk about TM, Central London (EC1)

Holdspace - Artburst

Just turn up, no booking required. Drop in at this conveniently located short but informative session with Dr Gemma Beckley - TM teacher and former Clinical Psychologist. Just a few minutes walk from Angel (N1 9SY), this session will start at 17.30 with an overview (just half an hour) of what transcendence is, what Transcendental Meditation is, how it differs from other types of meditation, the benefits of regular practice, and how you can start enjoying the benefits for yourself! It is recommended that you download and read our free ebook - https://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-explained-free-ebook/ or ask us to send you our free info (by email or post: https://www.meditationtrust.com/contact-the-meditation-trust/ This way you can come with a basic understanding and have any outstanding questions answered. See you there!

Free introductory talk about TM and group meditation, Central London (EC1)

Just turn up, no booking required. Drop in after work at this conveniently located short but informative session with Dr Gemma Beckley - TM teacher and former Clinical Psychologist. Just a few minutes walk from Angel (N1 9SY), this session will start at 17.30 with an overview (just half an hour) of what transcendence is, what Transcendental Meditation is, how it differs from other types of meditation, the benefits of regular practice, and how you can start enjoying the benefits for yourself! It is recommended that you download and read our free ebook - https://www.meditationtrust.com/transcendental-meditation-explained-free-ebook/ or ask us to send you our free info (by email or post: https://www.meditationtrust.com/contact-the-meditation-trust/ This way you can come with a basic understanding and have any outstanding questions answered. This will be followed by the opportunity to stay on for a group meditation from 6pm to 6.30pm where you can practise your own silent technique or be given brief instruction in a mindfulness practice (this is not a taster of Transcendental Meditation, which requires you to attend a full course). Come along and experience the power of group meditation!

Learn Transcendental Meditation in Central London (EC1)

Booking required: http://www.meditationtrust.com/booking-form/ 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. The course venue is near St Pancras and Kings Cross mainline stations. This weekend course starts with a 1 hour 1:1 appointment on the Saturday followed by three group follow up sessions on the Sunday and Monday. 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/

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