India: Learn Transcendental Meditation (TM)
January 12, 2015
Transcendental Meditation Teachers and TM Centers in India
National website: click here
Address: National Center, No 7, Jalan RU 7/1, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: 91-9925152544 or 91-9687588730
Address: Maharishi Bhavan
2nd Floor, Patel Avenue,
Telephone: 91-80-26793765 or 91-9886253572
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhawan, Flat No. G-1, Parakruti Residency
6th Main Road, Kattariguppa,
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhawan, L-2/127
Housing Board Colony,
Bagh Mugaliya Ext.
Telephone: 91-9840490871 or 91-11-40909025 or 91-8800345408
Address: Maharishi Gardens
28, Dr. Guruswamy Road,
Telephone: 91-8800345408 or 91-11-40909025
Address: Maharishi House, A-14
Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate,
Mathura Road (Near Sarita Vihar Metro Station)
New Delhi, 110044
Telephone: 91-40-27404441 or 91-9391170720
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhawan, S-5, Sai Pragati Enclave
Turab Nagar, Amberpet
Hyderabad , 500013
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhawan
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road
Telephone: 91-9869728051 or 91-11-40909025
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan, 331/3
Shayam kamal, Aggawal market,
Vile Parle (E)
Telephone: 91-253-6521122 or 91-9405355591 or 91-9405355592
Address: Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhawan, MF-107, Magh Sector
Lekhnagar CID CO
Telephone: 91 9930908587
Address: Mahila Dhyan Vidya Peethrh 5,
P24, Sector 7
Navi Mumbai Vashi ,
Address: Mahila Dhyan Vidya Peethrh 5,
P24, Sector 7
Navi Mumbai Vashi ,
What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation is the purest, simplest, and most effective form of meditation the world has known.
It is the pure technique of transcending – settling to the simplest, most powerful state of awareness – untainted by any mind control or thought process.
Transcendental Meditation allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to the most silent, peaceful level of consciousness – your innermost Self.
How Does Transcendental Meditation Work?
From the moment we wake up, to the moment we fall asleep, the mind is constantly active.
Transcendental Meditation allows the conscious mind to experience quieter levels and ultimately to transcend, or go beyond even the finest impulse of thought, to experience pure consciousness, the source of thought – the field of infinite creativity and intelligence. The mind is profoundly relaxed, yet wide-awake and by gaining this deep level of rest, both mind and body are refreshed and replenished.
Experience profound relaxation
Research studies demonstrate that transcendental meditation produces a significant increase in basal skin resistance compared to eyes-closed rest, indicating profound relaxation. Deep rest and relaxation are also indicated by greater decreases in respiration rates and plasma lactate levels.
Improve your health and ability to heal
Transcendental Meditation enlivens the body’s inner intelligence, supporting its innate ability to heal itself. By allowing mind and body to access the source of nature’s intelligence deep within, Transcendental Meditation can bring about marked improvements in every aspect of life: mind, body, behaviour, and society.
The TM technique
Anyone can practice Transcendental Meditation.
Transcendental Meditation is a simple mental technique, which gives a unique quality of rest to mind and body. The technique allows the activity of the mind to settle down in a natural way until it is left quiet, yet wide awake. It allows stress and tiredness to be dissolved in a natural way, resulting in greater energy, clarity and enjoyment of life.
Which only takes 20 minutes
Transcendental meditation takes just 20 minutes, twice a day, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It can be practised anywhere, even on a train. People often find that the extra energy and clarity gained from transcendental meditation effectively saves them time.
And you could look and feel better immediately
The long-term benefits of regular practice of Transcendental Meditation are cumulative, but new meditators often notice that they look and feel better almost immediately. Transcendental meditation will not interfere with your existing beliefs – it is a simple mental technique. The practice does not conflict with any beliefs, religious or otherwise; yet at the same time, people often find that regular meditation gives clarity and perspective to their highest aspirations.
What is transcending?
When we practise Transcendental Meditation we experience a state where the mind is completely silent yet wide awake.
Transcend means go beyond. When the mind has gone beyond all activity, this is an experience of the inner Self, which is perfect peace, Transcendental Consciousness.
Experience the inner self
“It is possible for everyone to go deep within and saturate their mind with inner happiness, with that unlimited pure intelligence that dwells at the source of thought.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
A state of pure consciousness
To use an analogy, the mind is like the ocean – constantly in motion on the surface, but silent and immensely powerful at its depths. Transcendental Meditation involves settling without any effort to the silent depths of the ocean – becoming recharged by that unbounded state of pure consciousness. As the mind quietens down, your breathing becomes very soft and your muscles deeply relaxed. The mind settles inward, beyond thought, to the most silent, peaceful level of consciousness – your innermost self.
Transcendental Meditation compared to other techniques
The ability to transcend makes Transcendental Meditation fundamentally different from all other meditation techniques.
Other techniques involve either concentration (by controlling the mind or attention) or contemplation (an active thought process of some kind). As a result, other types of meditation keep the mind active which impedes the transcending process.
Benefits of Transcendental Meditation
Extensive research has found that Transcendental Meditation reduces stress and anxiety resulting in more inner peace, creativity, health, success and happiness.
This one simple technique allows you to go beyond thinking and contact the deep, transcendental source of all your energy, creativity and intelligence, dissolving stress and enriching mind, body, emotions and relationships.
Inner peace and happiness
Transcendental Meditation produces a coherent state of restful alertness – a state of true inner peace, for your mind and also your body. Deep within your mind is a peaceful field of pure consciousness, your own awareness awake to its own most settled state. Transcendental Meditation allows you to experience this – effortlessly.
Transcendental Meditation eliminates the effects of stress internally and physiologically. When practised regularly, this results in a more balanced outlook, more energy and motivation and a deeper appreciation of one’s surroundings.
The experience of restful alertness during Transcendental Meditation creates the optimum condition to unfold your full potential for maximum intelligence and creativity.
How to Learn Transcendental Meditation
There are seven steps to learning Transcendental Meditation:
Step 1: Introductory Talk
If you are interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation, join one of our free introductory talks. Our experienced teachers will explain how Transcendental Meditation could benefit you, how it differs from other practices and answer any questions you many have. Anyone interested can attend, it’s completely free of charge and there’s no obligation to learn (1 hour – free)
Introductory talks are held regularly by local teaching centres throughout the country. Personal appointments are also available on request.
Step 2: Preparatory Talk
The mechanics of the Transcendental Meditation technique – how it works, why it is easy to learn and effortless to practise, how it is different from other forms of meditation, and its origins. (45 minutes – free)
Step 3: Personal Interview
Find out more with a private meeting with a certified TM teacher. (10-15 minutes – free)
Please note: Steps 2 and 3 can be completed at the same time as Step 1
The following steps (Steps 4-7) take place over four consecutive days
Step 4: Personal Instruction
With a qualified teacher. (1-2 hours)
Step 5: First Seminar
To verify correctness of practice and further instructions (1-2 hours)
Step 6: Second Seminar
Understanding the mechanics of the TM technique (1-2 hours)
Step 7: Third Seminar
Understanding higher stages of human development (1-2 hours)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much time will it take out of my day?
A: Twenty minutes, twice a day. Often this can be accommodated with no real change of routine. Furthermore people often find that the extra energy and clarity gained from Transcendental Meditation actually saves them time.
Q: Can anyone learn? I can’t keep my mind still.
A: Anyone can practise Transcendental Meditation. The technique allows the activity of the mind to settle down in a natural way until it is left quiet, yet wide awake. It’s so simple.
Q: Will it be a long time before I start to benefit?
A: No. The long-term benefits of regular meditation are cumulative, but new meditators often notice that they look and feel better almost immediately.
Q: Where did Transcendental Meditation come from?
A: The knowledge of Transcendental Meditation has been kept lively and pure in the Vedic tradition of India, the world’s oldest tradition of knowledge. This knowledge has been handed down by Vedic masters from generation to generation for thousands of years.
About 50 years ago, Maharishi – the representative in our age of the Vedic tradition – introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, restoring the knowledge and experience of higher states of consciousness at this critical time for humanity. When we teach the Transcendental Meditation technique today, we maintain the same procedures that have always been used for maximum effectiveness.
Q: Will I become calm to the point of not caring, and lose my edge?
A: No. People in positions of responsibility who take up Transcendental Meditation find that the removal of stress gives them clarity, perspective and vigour. Not to mention many health benefits and improvements in relations with friends and family.
Q: Will I be required to study a great deal?
A: Not at all. The practice of Transcendental Meditation requires no intellectual effort. Everything you need to know will be explained in simple language during the course.
Q: Will it interfere with my existing beliefs?
A: No. Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique that aids relaxation, relieves stress and provides physical and mental energy. The practice does not conflict with any existing beliefs, religious or otherwise; yet at the same time people often find that regular meditation gives clarity and perspective to their highest aspirations.
Q: I have a history of ill-health. Can I meditate safely?
A: Yes, it is completely safe. Of course if you are taking medical treatment we recommend that you continue to take your doctor’s advice.
Incidentally, a large and growing number of health professionals both practise Transcendental Meditation and recommend it to their patients.
The health benefits are far-reaching and have been rigourously examined in literally hundreds of prestigious medical publications.
Q: But in the final analysis, is it really compatible with a modern, Western lifestyle?
A: Absolutely! In fact the busier we become, the more important it is that we take time to rest properly – to recharge our batteries.