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Does anyone have free info on how to start transcendental meditation?

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  1. The artist “Starlark” has lots of information on meditation. Go to her web site, “www.starlark.com” and you can find info.

  2. I’d recommend Falun Gong. Guided meditation music and demo video are available for free download. The meditation and exercises are explained in the book, Falun Gong, in the book section from the web site: http://www.falundafa.org. If you need any help, contact the local practitioner in your area for free instructions.

  3. There is a lot of criticism on the internet regarding transcendental meditation. I would read some of that before getting into it. They don’t usually give stuff out for free- they seem to be very much about making money.
    A good free site for learning meditation is http://www.freemeditation.ca/

  4. If there is any criticism of The Transcendental Meditation Technique and you want to find out the truth about it, go to TruthaboutTM.org. You will find the real answers to any doubts/questions/criticisms backed up by hard science, published peer-reviewed rigorous science.
    There are Certified TM Teachers all over the US who are dedicated to finding loans, grants, scholarships to enable everyone to learn The Transcendental Meditation Technique regardless of their financial situation. Call the Toll Free number 888-LEARNTM on the website TM.org and you will find a TM teacher near you.
    The TM Organization is a non-profit (5013c) organization and teaches The Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM.org) in many extremely poor countries around the world, as well as to people in need in the US
    Currently there are 348 published, peer-reviewed studies validating the benefits of The TM and TM-Sidhi programs. These include 32 Random Controlled Trials, (a drug company only needs two of these with “positive” outcomes to get their drug with negative side effects to market!) and 6 Meta-Analysis which compared TM to any other mental technique that has published research. For example TM was found to be twice as effective in reducing anxiety as any other technique with published research and if only rigorous research was considered, TM was found to be 3 – 4 times as effective.
    Personal instruction: the key to success.
    Maharishi, the founder of the TM program, spent over 50 years elucidating the principles behind the Transcendental Meditation technique, always emphasizing the need for personal, one-on-one instruction:
    “By necessity, the practice of Transcendental Meditation is imparted by personal instruction. It cannot be done through a book [or CD or online training] because it not only involves telling an aspirant how to experience the subtle states of thinking, but an even greater responsibility lies in finding out what the aspirant experiences when he proceeds on that path… The experiences on the path of Transcendental Meditation are very subtle… It takes a while for the beginner to be able to pinpoint his experiences of the subtle state of thought. The practice of Transcendental Meditation must always be given by the expert teachers of Transcendental Meditation who have been properly trained to give it and who have been trained to check the experiences.
    “The checking of experiences is a vital point in the practice of Transcendental Meditation. Again, it cannot be done through books…by nature it is delicate and therefore highly technical. But under personal instruction and guidance the way is smooth and easy.“ [Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Science of Being and Art of Living (New York: Plume/Penguine Group, 1963/2001), p. 35-36]
    The process of systematic “effortless transcending” is simple and easy, but also very, very delicate; so delicate that it was lost to society, East and West, for thousands of years simply because of misunderstanding and inadequate teaching methods
    Maharishi revived correct practice of this technique and structured a systematic, standardized course of personal instruction to ensure that everyone everywhere can gain maximum benefit from meditation. Learning TM from a properly trained teacher was the best decision I ever made. Good luck to you

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