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Effortlessly Opening the Door to Higher States of Consciousness

What is the TM Technique?

It’s an effortless technique for “recharging your mind and body” — and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind.

Transcendental Meditation allows the mind to reach its deepest parts through transcendental meditation courses, As compared to other forms of meditation, it is effortless and automatic – the mind is allowed to function according to its natural tendency without being controlled.

Want to know more about Transcendental Meditation? Or wish to join our programme?

Questions that will be answered at the Introductory Lecture

  • What do we mean by Higher States of Consciousness?
  • What is unique about the TM experience?
  • How can TM be effortless? Doesn’t success in anything take effort?
  • How can TM work for everyone? Different people have different natures; some are more devotional, some more intellectual, some more intelligent, some less…
  • Do I have to quit smoking, quit drinking, and become vegetarian?
  • Why can’t I learn TM from a book or video?
  • What are the pre-conditions the prerequisites for learning TM?
  • What does it mean to “use my full potential“?
  • What do we mean by saying the benefits of TM come spontaneously?
  • What is the difference between a “state of mind” and a “State of Consciousness“?
  • What do we mean by purity? How do we gain purity? And what is the value of purity?

Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

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How is it different?

Compared to other techniques, TM is different in two ways:

Absolutely effortless

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No trying to “empty the mind”

Proven effective

TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About Transcendental Meditation (TM) – Kerala

1. What is Transcendental Meditation (TM)?

The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is a simple, effortless practice designed to enhance various aspects of life. It involves sitting comfortably in a chair with your eyes closed for 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day.

2. What happens during TM meditation?

During TM practice, the active thinking mind naturally settles into a state of “pure consciousness,” where the mind is silent yet fully alert. Simultaneously, the body enters a profound state of rest and relaxation.

3. What are the benefits of TM meditation?

TM’s unique state of “restful alertness” is believed to enhance the entire brain, reduce accumulated stress and fatigue, and serve as the basis for increased creativity, intelligence, and improved health, as reported by practitioners.

4. Is there scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of TM?

Yes, over 600 scientific studies on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique have been conducted at 150 independent universities and research institutions, including prestigious institutions like Harvard Medical School, Cornell Medical School, University of Michigan Medical School, and UCLA Medical School.

5. Has the research been published?

Yes, the research has been published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, such as Scientific American, Science, the American Heart Association’s Hypertension and Stroke, and the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine. The National Institutes of Health has also awarded over $24 million for studies on TM’s effects on heart disease, hypertension, and stroke in the past 18 years.

6. Do I need to change my diet, lifestyle, or religion to practice TM?

No, the Transcendental Meditation technique does not require you to change your lifestyle. It has been learned by over five million people of all ages, nationalities, and religions. Practitioners report reduced stress and increased mental clarity, which can help individuals appreciate life more fully and, for religious individuals, follow their faith more faithfully.

7. Do all meditation techniques produce similar results?

No, there are distinct physiological and neurophysiological differences between various meditation techniques. For example, EEG and brain imaging technologies differentiate the TM technique from others, showing enhanced EEG coherence and marked improvement in the prefrontal cortex, which governs key executive functions like planning, decision-making, problem-solving, and judgment.

8. Do other meditation techniques offer similar health benefits?

Many comprehensive meta-analyses of published studies on meditation and stress-reduction techniques indicate that the Transcendental Meditation technique produces highly beneficial effects for health that are not replicated by other methods. These benefits include marked reductions in high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other stress-related disorders.

9. What if I'm a skeptic?

Being skeptical is perfectly fine. The Transcendental Meditation technique does not require any belief changes. You can practice TM and gain its benefits regardless of your level of skepticism.

Experiences with TM

ട്രാൻസെൻഡന്റൽ മെഡിറ്റേഷൻ മനുഷ്യന്റെ  മസ്തിഷ്കത്തിന്റെ തന്നെയും മാറ്റങ്ങൾക്കു വഴിതെളിക്കുന്ന ഒരു പദ്ധതി ആണ് . നിരവധി വർഷങ്ങളുടെ സുദീർഘമായ അനുഭവപരിചയത്തിന്റെ അടിസ്ഥാനത്തിൽ ഞാൻ ഇത്  മാറ്റങ്ങൾ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്ന  വ്യക്തികൾക്ക്  നിർദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നു. ശ്രീ രാജേഷും ശ്രീ ജെയിംസ് സുസാരിയും  അതീവ ലളിതമായും ആധികാരികമായും  ട്രാൻസെൻഡന്റൽ മെഡിറ്റേഷൻ പഠിപ്പിക്കാൻ പ്രാവീണ്യം സിദ്ധിച്ചവരാണ്.

M.R. Abhilash
Advocate Supreme Court of India

M.R. Abhilash, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness”

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of Transcendental Meditation

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