How to Learn Transcendental Meditation
There are seven steps to learning Transcendental Meditation. Steps 1, 2 and 3 are usually completed in one session of about an hour-and-a-half.
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. find centre
Step 2: Preparatory Talk
This follows immediately after the Introductory Talk. It explains 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
This takes place straight after the Preparatory Talk. Discuss in private your own circumstances and reasons for learning with a certified TM teacher. (5-10 minutes – free)
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)
Once you've completed the initial seven steps of instruction, you'll have the intellectual and experiential knowledge needed to properly practise the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Next comes a series of important, one-on-one meetings with your teacher and continuing classes - offered at no additional cost.
These sessions stabilise the correctness of your meditation practice to ensure that you gain the full benefits. The meetings can be scheduled at your convenience throughout these first six months of your Transcendental Meditation practice. These follow-up sessions are optional but highly recommended.
A Lifetime of Support
As a course graduate, you are eligible for the lifetime programme offered at any Transcendental Meditation centre. This includes personal guidance on your meditation practice, advanced lectures, special events, group meditations, and celebrations.
If you ever want to refresh your practice or receive further instruction, this is available at minimal cost through any Transcendental Meditation centre.