Transcendental Meditation ™ is a technique of silent mantra meditation that was introduced to the world by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the mid-1950s. Maharishi was a disciple of Guru Dev, a respected sage of the ancient Vedic tradition of India. Maharishi’s aim was to revive the ancient knowledge of TM and make it available to everyone, regardless of their background, culture, or religion.
TM is a simple and natural technique that anyone can learn and enjoy. It does not require any concentration, focus, or effort. It does not involve any beliefs, rituals, or changes in lifestyle. It is simply a way of relaxing the mind to its most silent and peaceful state, which Maharishi called transcendental consciousness.
TM has many benefits for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. TM can help you reduce stress, improve your health, enhance your creativity, develop your consciousness, and more. TM can also help you achieve your personal and professional goals and fulfill your potential.
But what exactly is TM and how does it work? How can you learn and practice TM in London, the capital of the UK and one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world? In this blog post, we will answer these questions and provide you with some useful information and tips on how to learn and practice TM in London.
What is TM and How Does it Work?
TM is a technique of silent mantra meditation that uses a sound or a word that has no meaning attached to it. The sound or the word is called a mantra, and it is given to the student by a qualified teacher who has received at least six months of full-time training under Maharishi’s supervision.
The mantra is selected according to the student’s individual characteristics and preferences, and it is not revealed to anyone else. The mantra is not a name of a god, a prayer, or a slogan. It is just a sound that helps the mind to settle down and transcend the ordinary level of thinking.
The practice of TM is easy and pleasant. The student sits comfortably with eyes closed and silently repeats the mantra in the mind for 15-20 minutes twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. The student does not need to concentrate on the mantra or try to block out any thoughts or sensations that may arise. The student just lets the mantra flow naturally and effortlessly in the mind.
During the meditation, the mind naturally becomes quieter and more relaxed, while the body gains deep rest and rejuvenation. The student experiences a state of pure awareness, which is beyond thoughts, feelings, and sensations. This is the state of transcendental consciousness, which is the source of all creativity, intelligence, and happiness.
TM is not a religion, a philosophy, or a lifestyle. It is a natural and effortless way of accessing the inner potential and experiencing higher states of consciousness. TM is compatible with any faith, culture, or worldview. TM is also scientifically proven to have many benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, increasing happiness, and boosting brain function. TM is endorsed by many celebrities, scientists, and leaders, such as Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, David Lynch, Russell Brand, and more. TM is also taught in many schools, universities, corporations, and prisons around the world. TM is a global phenomenon that has been practiced by millions of people from all walks of life for over 60 years. TM is a technique that can transform your life for the better.
How to Learn TM in London
The first and most important step to learn and practice TM is to learn it from a qualified teacher. TM is not something that you can learn from a book, a video, or an app. It is a personalized and interactive process that requires the guidance and feedback of a certified teacher who has received at least six months of full-time training under Maharishi’s supervision.
The learning process consists of four sessions, each lasting about an hour. In the first session, the teacher gives an overview of TM and its benefits. In the second session, the teacher gives the student a personal mantra, which is a sound that has no meaning attached to it. The mantra is selected according to the student’s individual characteristics and preferences. In the third and fourth sessions, the teacher instructs the student on how to use the mantra properly and effortlessly, and answers any questions or doubts that may arise.
The course fee varies depending on your income and circumstances, and includes lifetime follow-up and support.
To learn TM from a qualified teacher in London, you can contact Transcendental Meditation Mill Hill, an approved centre that offers TM courses and follow-up support in a friendly and professional environment. Transcendental Meditation Mill Hill is part of the Maharishi Foundation, a national educational charity that administers the teaching of TM in the UK.
To join the TM community from Transcendental Meditation Mill Hill, visit their website https://uk.tm.org/london-mill-hill#enquiries or call them at 07960 683 160. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
Michael Pierce has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1980. Besides teaching TM, he has been a Director of a Housing Trust and Assistant Principal of a College of Further Education. He lives with his partner, Claire, a psychotherapist, and their daughter, Gabriella, and is the author of Bland Ambition and Other Poems (David Paul Press).
Learn more about Michael or to book a consultation here