Transcend means to ‘go beyond’. When the mind has gone beyond all activity, it becomes an experience of the inner Self, which is perfect peace, also known as Transcendental Consciousness.
Transcendental Meditation is the purest, simplest, and most effective form of meditation the world has known. It is the pure technique of transcending or settling and the most powerful state of awareness – one that is untainted by any mind control or thought process.
This one simple technique allows you to go beyond thinking and contact the deep, transcendental source of all your energy, creativity and intelligence, dissolving stress and enriching your mind, body, emotions and relationships.
Inner peace and happiness
Transcendental Meditation produces a coherent state of restful alertness – a state of true inner peace, for your mind and also your body. Think of it this way- deep within your mind is a peaceful field of pure consciousness, your own awareness that awakens to its own most settled state. This is exactly what Transcendental Meditation allows you to experience effortlessly. All you need to do is practice the exercise for 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with your eyes closed.
Transcendental Meditation eliminates the effects of stress internally as well as physiologically. When practiced regularly, this results in a more balanced outlook, where one experiences more energy and motivation and also a deeper appreciation of one’s surroundings.
There are 7 steps to learning Transcendental Meditation:
Step 1: Introductory Talk
If you are interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation, join one of our free introductory talks at Yoga Vimoksha, the Yoga school in the Mollem forest, near Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa, India that conducts teacher training courses in various aspects of Yoga. Our experienced teachers will explain how Transcendental Meditation could benefit you, how it differs from other practices and answer any questions you many have. Anyone interested can attend, it’s completely free of charge and there’s no obligation to learn (1 hour – free)
Introductory talks are held regularly by local teaching centres throughout the country. Personal appointments are also available on request.
“From the moment we wake up, to the moment we fall asleep, the mind is constantly active”.
Transcendental Meditation allows the conscious mind to experience quieter levels and ultimately to transcend, or go beyond even the finest impulse of thought, to experience pure consciousness, the source of thought – the field of infinite creativity and intelligence. The mind is profoundly relaxed, yet wide-awake and by gaining this deep level of rest, both- your mind and body are refreshed and replenished.
The ability to transcend makes Transcendental Meditation fundamentally different from all other meditation techniques.
Other techniques involve either concentration (by controlling the mind or attention) or contemplation (an active thought process of some kind). As a result, other types of meditation keep the mind active which impedes the transcending process.