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2 weeks after recent York Transcendental Meditation course

Comments after this months Transcendental Meditation course in York

TM Helping PTSD in US Military

TM & mindfulness from Yorkshire

Comments after last weekends TM course in Newcastle in Tyne

10 years of TM (Transcendental Meditation) in Manchester

TM update from Bedale, North Yorks

Busy business people still find time for daily meditation in Manchester

Learned TM in Newcastle upon Tyne 2 months ago

Learned TM in Manchester 3 years ago

Nice description of meditation

Meditation benefits from Fife, 7 years on.

Katy Perry on Transcendental Meditation in todays Observer / Guardian online.

Many people don't realise that TM (effortless meditation) becomes a pleasure to do, something one looks forward to

Meditation is still beneficial even if you can't fit it in every day

Comments after recent Transcendental Meditation course in Newcastle upon Tyne

Comment after recent Manchester Transcendental Meditation course

Not TM, but interesting article on benefits of meditation.

Why America’s Top Bosses Love Sleep and Meditation

Transcendental Meditation testimonial from Washington, Tyne & Wear.

People tend to continue practicing Transcendental Meditation for the rest of their life

Another observation on the difference between Transcendental Meditatiion and mind control meditation techniques

Astute comment on the difference between Transcendental Meditation and mind control meditation techniques

Day after learning TM in York last weekend

4 months after learning TM in York

9 months after learning TM in York

Comment after March Edinburgh Transcendental Meditation course

A bit Sci fi, but interesting article on the positive effects of meditation on the brain

4 months after learning Transcendental Meditation in York

Anybody can meditate
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:58

Welcome to our first TM Independent blog where we hope to have something significant to say!

After 40 years of teaching TM (the last 22 independently) it still amazes me at how difficult it is to actually describe TM.  The worst thing about Transcendental Meditation is undoubtedly its name,  it makes people want to run a mile.  The best thing about TM is that it actually works & anybody can do it.

Most people hear the word “meditation” and immediately  think : “concentration, empty the mind”  =  difficult!  This isn’t helped by the fact that most media coverage on meditation (including TM) usually includes a photo of a young woman sitting in a yogic posture in some idyllic place.

In fact TM genuinely is the simplest thing anybody can or ever will do & really is effortless, not involving any concentration or emptying of the mind.  Thinking, the nature of the mind to have thoughts, is an entirely natural part of the experience of Transcendental Meditation and in reality thousands of people in the UK do their meditation daily on the bus, train, tube on their way to and from work.

On every single TM course we teach, whether as in this year so far, in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, Ringwood (Hants) New Forest or York, people say the same thing when they are about to learn : “I've got a very busy mind”.

This is followed at the end of the first learning session by : “I can’t believe how easy it is”

Comments like the one below sum it up :

"I’ve studied meditation for years and found it to be beneficial to my overall health and mental well-being. Whilst using lots of different techniques I’ve found TM is the simplest and easiest to pick up and integrate into our busy lives."

Russell,   IT developer,   Oxford,