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
Thu May 24th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Few remaining Details 20180524
Thu Jun 7th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Few remaining Details 20180607
Thu Jun 21st 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20180621
Fri May 25th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Few remaining Details 20180525
Fri Jun 8th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20180608
Fri Jun 22nd 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introductory Talk Available Details 20180622

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."