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Transcendental meditation
    #3794833 - 02/17/05 09:04 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

ive been looking onto this, it seems like a very good type of meditation but the place near me chareges 2500 dollars for their seminar, thats alot of dough man, does ne one know if this is a standard price to learn, n take a seminar


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Re: Transcendental meditation [Re: Machmood]
    #3795506 - 02/17/05 11:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Get the book.


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Re: Transcendental meditation [Re: mecreateme]
    #3797846 - 02/18/05 12:17 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That sounds like a rip off new-age institution. Anyone who loves you will tell you the truth for free. And even if you don't have anyone to tell it to you, you can get a book or read up on it on the internet for way cheaper!

Don't give those fucks your money!


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Re: Transcendental meditation [Re: dr0mni]
    #3799143 - 02/18/05 05:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

well...
TM is a sorta brand-name medic=tation ssystem mass-marketed by his holiness the maharishi mahesh yogi, beginning in a big way in the 60s with the likes of the beatles, mia farrow, donovan, paul horn, the beach boys, charles lloyd...
the teacher was originally a physics professor in india, and studied under a guru before taking his version out to the world (the maharishi (= "great teacher") was a guest on johnny carson's "tonight" show! he mostly giggled in a blissed-out guru-high, hehheh...)

it is derived from hindu meditation traditions - you are given a "personal mantra" (the TM folks try to pick out a mantra suited to you from maybe a dozen or two matras for chanting & meditating with...)

but...
there are indeed many many books on "how to" meditate...
do you need a teacher to teach you to follow your breath & focus on your "given" mantra?
okay...
but there are many mantras that are available to the seeker (for no charge :wink: ) & a quiet place to sit can be found if desired...
the discipline to "do the work" (even if the way is wu wei, heh...) - well, that cannot be purchased now, can it?

if it's books or websites or speccific methods or...
poke around here, at some of the other entheogen & mind sciences websites, ummmm utfse, etc...
ttfn...


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Re: Transcendental meditation [Re: gnrm23]
    #3802513 - 02/19/05 05:05 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

search for books and cheaper places.


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Re: Transcendental meditation [Re: butterflydawn]
    #3802822 - 02/19/05 11:10 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Most meditation practices are beneficial. Just buy some books and read them, practice their techniques. Do not spend $2500 for a seminar on TM. For $2500 you could probably fly to Tibet (or wherever you like) and find a guru for yourself.


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