Introductory talks

We love to give introductory talks.  If times listed are inconvenient, we can often do other days and times by request. You can book into any of the given talks immediately. If none are currently listed, or if you have any questions for the teacher, please contact the centre directly - full details and email form on our "contact us" page.

We are also happy to come and talk to groups and societies.

Introductory talks are free of charge.  Find out all you want to know about meditation in general, and about TM in particular directly from properly accredited teachers who have decades of experience. There is no pressure to sign up for a course. 

Why is Transcendental Meditation unique? Does it work for everyone? Is the scientific research reliable? Bring all your questions.  The introductory talk is a necessary first step to learning TM, but after that you are all ready to get going as soon as there is a starting date that suits your schedule.  Scroll down for dates of courses.

Booking onto an Introductory talk

 You can book immediately into any of the talks listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Centre directly.

Other events

you are welcome to join us for some events whether or not you have learned Transcendental Meditation.  Scroll down to the bottom of the 'contact us' page for dates and then call or email the centre for more information.

Events
Date Time Location Title Places Sortable Date
Sat Aug 26th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170826
Sat Sep 23rd 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170923
Sat Oct 21st 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171021
Sat Dec 16th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171216
Sun Sep 10th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170910
Sun Oct 8th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171008
Sun Nov 5th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171105
Sun Dec 3rd 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171203
Thu Aug 24th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170824
Thu Aug 24th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170824
Fri Sep 8th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170908
Sat Sep 9th 14:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170909
Thu Sep 21st 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170921
Thu Sep 21st 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20170921
Fri Oct 6th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171006
Sat Oct 7th 14:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171007
Thu Oct 19th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171019
Thu Oct 19th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171019
Fri Nov 3rd 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171103
Sat Nov 4th 14:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171104
Thu Nov 16th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171116
Thu Nov 16th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171116
Fri Dec 1st 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171201
Sat Dec 2nd 14:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171202
Thu Dec 14th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171214
Thu Dec 14th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20171214
Sat Nov 18th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20171118

Courses of Instruction

Courses are scheduled to start by appointment on

 

2017

  • Saturday 26 Aug (Bank Holiday weekend) (meetings 11am Sun, Mon, Tue) alternative for Tuesday 7.30pm
  • Saturdays  21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec (meetings 11am Sun; 7.30pm Mon, Tue)
  • Sundays 10 Sep, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec (meetings 7.30pm Mon, Tue, Wed

Additional courses are often scheduled depending on demand.  These are sometimes daytime, weekday courses.  Transcendental Meditation classes are offered by appointment in seven steps, at times convenient to you.

The first three steps can be taken in one session (Introductory lecture; Preparatory lecture; Personal interview).

Step 4 – Personal instruction in Transcendental Meditation and steps 5, 6 and 7 must be taken over consecutive days for 1.5 - 2 hrs each session. We typically do Personal Instruction on a Saturday or Sunday by appointment during the day, with the meetings following Saturday instruction at 11.30 Sunday, 7.30 Monday and Tuesday; and followingt Sunday instruction, 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but there is some flexibility with times of the meetings.   The first course review is generally on the following Tuesday at 7.30.

Included in the course fee is a six-month follow up programme of regular checking and knowledge meetings, to ensure the best start and maximum benefits over time.

An effortless technique

Personal experience on day of learning TM:

"Without knowing what to expect, I began to drift down into deeper and deeper levels of relaxation, as if I were sinking into my chair. Then for some time, perhaps a minute or a few minutes, I experienced a silent, inner state of no thoughts, just pure awareness and nothing else; then again I became aware of my surroundings. It left me with a deep sense of ease, inner renewal and happiness."