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 Apr 6th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170406
Thu Apr 20th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170420
Thu Apr 6th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170406
Thu Apr 20th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170420
Sat Apr 8th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170408
Sat Apr 22nd 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170422
Sat May 13th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170513
Sat May 27th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170527
Sat Jun 10th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170610
Sat Jun 24th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170624
Sat Jul 8th 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170708
Sat Jul 22nd 00:00 Edinburgh TM Centre Personal Instruction in Transcendental Meditation Available Details 20170722
Thu May 11th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170511
Thu May 25th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170525
Thu Jun 8th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170608
Thu Jun 22nd 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170622
Thu Jul 6th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170706
Thu Jul 20th 19:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170720
Thu May 11th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170511
Thu May 25th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170525
Thu Jun 8th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170608
Thu Jun 22nd 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170622
Thu Jul 6th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170706
Thu Jul 20th 10:30 Edinburgh TM Centre 17a/1 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JW Free Introduction Available Details 20170720

Courses of Instruction

Courses are scheduled to start by appointment on

2016

  • Saturday 17 December (meetings 7.30 Sun, Mon, Tue)

2017

  • Saturdays 14, 28 January (meetings 7.30 Sun, Mon, Tue)
  • Saturdays 11, 25 February (meetings 7.30 Sun, Mon, Tue)

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 at 7.30 on the following three evenings, 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."