What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural program for the mind, a spontaneous, effortless march of the mind to its own unbounded essence. Through Transcendental Meditation, the mind unfolds its potential for unlimited awareness, transcendental awareness, Unity Consciousness — a lively field of all potential, where every possibility is naturally available to the conscious mind. The conscious mind becomes aware of its own unbounded dignity, its unbounded essence, its infinite potential. Transcendental Meditation provides a way for the conscious mind to fathom the whole range of its existence — active and silent, point and infinity. It is not a set of beliefs, a philosophy, a lifestyle, or a religion. It’s an experience, a mental technique one practices every day for fifteen or twenty minutes.
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
How much does Transcendental Meditation cost?
- Adult course fee: GH¢300
- Full-time student: GH¢150
- Couples who learn together: GH¢300 + GH¢150
- Children under 18 (if learning to meditate with a parent): GH¢75
All course participants receive instruction from our certified teachers who have received over six months of extensive and detailed training in order to provide you with the best quality of experience possible.
After learning the Transcendental Meditation Technique you are provided with free follow up services including;
- Meditation checking
- Advanced knowledge lectures and materials
- Network of support by any of our certified teachers at any time, no matter where or how long ago you learned.
These services are life long and are available through the network of certified TM teachers throughout the world.
How do I learn?
The first step to learning Transcendental Meditation is to attend a free introduction lecture. An introduction lecture will take one hour to complete. You can sign up to receive lecture schedules and locations using our Contact Page.
Where do I go to learn?
There are Transcendental Meditation centers and certified TM teachers located all over the world. Many TM teachers are willing to travel in order to best accommodate your needs. To find a teacher near you, get more information, or set up a meeting, call +233 (28) 9600 100 or email Ghana@TM.org
How long does it take? What’s the structure of the course?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through an initial seven-step course of personalized instruction along with an optional lifetime of follow-up to ensure maximum benefits from the practice.
Step 1: Introductory Lecture A vision of possibilities through the Transcendental Meditation program—enhancing mental potential, health and social relationships, and promoting world peace. (1 hour)
Step 2: Preparatory Lecture The mechanics of the TM technique—how it works, why it is easy to learn and effortless to practice, how it is different from other forms of meditation, and the origins of the technique. (45 minutes)
Step 3: Personal Interview A brief private meeting with a qualified teacher of the TM program, following the Preparatory Lecture. (10–15 minutes)
(Four days of instruction—over four consecutive days)
Step 4: Personal Instruction One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a qualified TM teacher. (1–2 hours)
Step 5: First Day of Checking (group meeting) Verifying correctness of the practice and further instruction. (1–2 hours)
Step 6: Second Day of Checking (group meeting) Understanding the mechanics of the TM technique based on personal experiences. (1–2 hours)
Step 7: Third Day of Checking (group meeting) Understanding higher stages of human development. (1–2 hours)
What if Transcendental Meditation doesn’t work for me?
With Transcendental Meditation there’s no particular skill, discipline, belief, or attitude that’s needed in order to practice the technique successfully and get the full range of benefits. Even if you’ve had a hard day, or you’re traveling, or are in a noisy environment, the technique will work just fine. If you can think a thought, you can practice Transcendental Meditation. This is part of the reason of why TM is so effective – wherever you are and regardless of the circumstances, it is a reliable means to gain a profound quality of rest and come out with greater clarity, less stress, and more energy.