Edinburgh TM Centre - Contact Details

Telephone: 0131 668 1649 / 07551 226699
Centre Manager: Annie Arrowsmith 

Flat 1, The Press
17a West Crosscauseway


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Centre Manager- Annie Arrowsmith 

Annie's primary focus is on teaching.  She loves to enable people – from 4 years to 104 – to experience what ‘natural' and ‘easy' really are.  In the early 70s she was employed as an account executive in the London office of one of the UK's largest advertising agencies before starting up an award winning audio visual presentation company with her husband.  She qualified as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation on the same course as David Rae in 1976/77.  After ten years in Suffolk she spent many years living and working at the Maharishi European Sidhaland in Lancashire, notably at the Maharishi School (now Maharishi Free School) as a parent, school governor and teacher.  She also worked for a couple of years as assistant to the project manager on a planned vastu (vedic architecture) housing and educational development in the area. Annie has taught TM and associated programmes around Scotland and England as well as the USA, Holland, and Northern Ireland.  From 2008-2013 she ran the TM Centre in South Manchester.  A couple of projects centred on teaching TM on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation.  She is well known to the other Scottish TM teachers as well as many of the meditators, who may remember her from a number of courses she has facilitated or attended, and her assistance during David Lynch's visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2007.

National Director - David Rae 

David was appointed National Director for Scotland in 2006 and is a Trustee of two registered charities which administer the TM organisation in the UK as a whole and in Scotland. Originally from Lanarkshire, David first came to Edinburgh as a student of Fine Art in 1965. He learned TM while a postgraduate student at the University of London Institute of Education in 1973 and returned to Edinburgh in 1977 to teach Transcendental Meditation. He has been involved with international teaching and research projects inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in The Middle East, India, Phillipines, USA and England, and in Scotland has enjoyed running courses of instruction in all the main cities, not to mention Orkney, Arbroath, Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Galashiels, Berwick, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Isle of Mull, and many towns in the central belt. 

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Meetings for group meditation and advanced knowledge at the TM Centre in West Crosscauseway are open to all TM meditators who have learned from teachers.  Regulars please note we have changed the schedule.  Meetings always start with a group meditation and a question and answer session. 

·        First Saturday in the month at 11.00am 

·        Evening meeting at 7.30pm    We've rung the changes - may be on a Wednesday or Thursday Meditators, please arrive after 6.50pm and take the opportunity of doing your usual twenty minutes in the 'quiet room'.  For Sidhas, programme starts, as always, at 5pm. 

·        Sunday afternoon meeting at 3.30pm.  We have an hour's knowledge on a theme (and often a guest speaker), then after a break for tea / asanas, we meditate together at 5.30pm - often in concert with other centres nationally and internationally, which means we are part of a thousands-strong group meditation.  Make sure you're on the mailing list for all the details

NOVEMBER: Saturday 4th 11am; Sunday 19th 3.30pm; Saturday 25th 3.30pm; Thursday 30th 7.30pm

DECEMBER: Saturday 2nd 11am; Sunday 17th 3.30pm; Thursday 21 7.30pm - Seasonal celebration!

JANUARY: Saturday 6th 11am; Wednesday 17th 7.30pm


Contact us if you would like to watch the demonstration and be introduced to the new set of Maharishi Yoga Asanas and Pranayama.  This is free for the time being 



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·        Ongoing ladies' Bhagavad Gita study - join any time - contact centre for details

·        MARCH 2018 -  Maharishi Ayurveda.  Sunday 25, Monday 26, Tuesday 27  -  Dr Donn Brennan, Ayurvedic Physician.  Consultations : £95 for first consultation (60 mins); £50 for subsequent consultations (30 mins).   Appropriate for those who do not yet practice TM.  Taking bookings now call or email Annie at the Centre


Watch this space for 2018 residence course dates run by Edinburgh.

Glasgow Centre is also planning courses, so please watch the newsletter or contact them direct www.tm.org/uk/glasgow for more information.

For information on other events and courses including the new, beautiful Peace Palace in Rendlesham, Suffolk, explore the links on the TM UK National website http://uk.tm.org/already-practising-tm (copy and paste this into a new web page)


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Clare Luard:

"Just over three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which naturally was a huge shock as I had been living a healthy life-style for many decades. I noticed by practising my TM regularly, that the initial shock of the diagnosis eased along with the anxiety as the day of the operation approached. I seemed to recover surprisingly quickly from the surgery and treatment, and I feel TM played a significant part in my overall recovery"