Below details of our ongoing Transcendental Meditation refresher meetings.

Please note : 20 minute group meditation starts 15 minutes into meeting, so please be on time.  Why not get your T.M practice retuned & at the same time have the pleasure of doing your 20 minute evening meditation in a group.  While T.M is very much a technique you can practice on your own and use to enrich everyday life, most people like to have the option of keeping in touch.  Correctly practised it should be an easy, effortless & enjoyable experience. These meetings are open to anyone who has attended a T.M course, whether you’re still meditating or not. They are relaxed and informal and always include a group meditation. Meetings are free, but if you feel like contributing, a donation is welcome to help with the cost of the venue, you do not have to attend regularly or make an appointment, just turn up.

For details of venue, please contact Chris.

  • Newcastle upon Tyne : Thursday 30th January 6.30 – 8.00 pm.
  • Manchester : Sunday 14th June, 4.00 – 6.00 pm.
  • Ringwood (New Forest) : Sunday TBC, 4.00 – 6.00 pm
  • York : Sunday 9th February, 4.00 – 6.00 pm.
  • Edinburgh :  Sunday 2nd February, 4.00 – 6.00 pm.
  • Glasgow : Sunday TBC, 4.00 – 6.00 pm

DATE: Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April, 2019, Rydal Hall (nr Ambleside) Cumbria

Idyllic spot in the heart of the Lakes set in beautiful grounds, just outside the lovely town of Ambleside, but a peaceful haven to enjoy a weekend of meditation.
The all inclusive fee per person is : £229 for a single en-suite room, £219 for a shared en-suite room & £210 for a non en-suite room.

Everyone needs a break. The emphasis of these weekends is deep rest & revitalisation, enabling you to gain a clearer experience & understanding of Twenty Minutes Meditation. They are open to anyone who has learnt T.M. Meditation, regardless of whether you are practising regularly or not. Many people use the weekend to re-establish a meditation routine.

Starting Friday evening and finishing Sunday teatime the weekend includes extra meditation (in the group or separate as you prefer) with optional simple yoga postures and breathing exercises plus group meetings and discussion. The whole thing is very informal and there is plenty of time to enjoy the company of meditator’s from across the country over delicious meals (vegetarian options available) and leisurely walks.

To book a place contact Chris at chris@tm-meditation.co.uk

Dear Sir, Madam,

I took up TM in Antwerp last Saturday. I can’t believe the effects I’ve already experienced during this less than a week of meditation. I’m so enthusiastic that I’ve told my family and two of my friends whom I think could also be interested. Much as they are attracted by the idea of TM, and its potential benefits, they all balk at the expense, which in the Antwerp branch of the Mahadishi Foundation, where I followed my course, is €900. I coincidentally discovered your website when looking up more information on TM, so I can share it with my family and friends. My question is do you know of any fellow TM associations that offer decent TM courses at a more affordable price than the Mahadishi Foundation?
Thank you in advance for your reply.

Sincerely

Another in our continuing series of TM testimonials :
I attended my TM course around three years ago (actually this could have been four, a lot has changed since then!). Some years before this I had become interested in meditation whilst at high school; I was lucky enough to have an adventurous religious studies teacher who did a kind of secular guided meditation with her classes, and this was a lovely experience, but I wanted to take it further. After leaving school I researched on the internet around other types of meditation and felt that TM would be ideal for me, because I could easily fit it in with the rest of my time. I visited the official TM organisation website but during that period, to my disappointment, I found that no new TM courses in the UK were being taught. There didn’t seem to be any explanation on why this had happened on the website, but I learned from news websites that they had withdrawn the course because Maharishi had decreed the UK a ‘scorpion nation.’ Later, when the ban was lifted, I found that the fees were unaffordable, so I put my plans to learn on the backburner.

Several years later, after leaving university and getting a job, I found I was experiencing depression. I’m not sure of the underlying reason as to why I had become depressed but I went and visited my doctor, who diagnosed that I had a moderate case of depression. I was provided with SSRI medication but shortly became concerned about the side effects. I began looking around on the internet for alternative ideas and TM sprung up once again. I was intrigued to read some well-researched studies on the benefits of TM on alleviating depression and improving general well being. I took these studies to my doctor. I was pessimistic about the response i’d get from her but to my surprise she had read about TM and of its effects on depression, she thought it would be worth trying. So I went back on the internet and that’s when I came across Twenty Minutes Meditation (Independent TM teacher) and booked myself in..

The course was easy to understand and the technique and background was broken down over three days. Initially I didn’t ‘feel’ anything, but I returned home and it became a part of my routine. After several weeks I began to feel a general sense of wellness. After some months I noticed my depression had gradually lifted. My mood continued to improve and today I have a broad sense of wellness across my life. It is difficult to describe with words – language is a limited tool in dealing with the beauty of TM. The main thing I would say is to follow the teaching and just to let things unfold. The biggest surprise for me was that many people over the years have commented on my unstressed nature. Initially this began with family and, later, work colleagues. I work in an environment which can be testing, it’s the local authority social services line, for which i’m a customer services officer. This involves taking calls and answering enquiries from concerned members of the public, elderly and vulnerable people, police and medical professionals. The content of the calls can be stressful so TM is absolutely invaluable. In the rest of my life, several strangers, including a joiner who was doing work at my house, my dentist and an independent financial adviser, have all commented on my stress free nature. All of which was pretty unexpected.
Craig, Preston