Q. What if I can’t help being sceptical?
A. It’s natural and healthy to be sceptical, most people are when learning TM, even if they want to believe it will work for them. Many of those who practise TM are the last people you would imagine to meditate daily. Most of them started out sceptical, but soon discover it’s just a technique and requires no belief. Over the years I’ve taught many hundreds of doctors, scientists, engineers and hard headed business people who enjoy the benefits of TM just like everyone else.
Q. If its so simple why can’t I learn it via the internet or from a book?
A. It’s true, it really is the simplest thing you will ever do, but there is a subtlety to it. To learn it properly you do initially need guidance from an experienced teacher. Without that you are likely to contantly wonder if you are doing it correctly or not.
Q. Is TM a religion?
A. People from all religions and belief systems, as well as those with none, practice TM. It is a practical meditation technique, no belief is required.
Q. Do you need to be a vegetarian?
A. Apart from fitting meditation into your everyday life, no change in your life style is required.
Q. Are you connected to the Maharishi Foundation?
A. I was trained by them and qualified in 1977, but left in 1995 when they raised the course fee’s to £1280.
Q. How do you sit?
A. Comfortably, no cross-legged, yoga positions required.
Q. Do you offer any ongoing support after the course?
A. Yes, while T.M is very much a technique you can practice on your own and use to enrich everyday life, you are always welcome to keep in touch with your TM teacher (plus our independent TM teacher network) and I offer ongoing free advice via phone or email + refresher meetings, regular newsletters etc.