How to Learn

Transcendental Meditation is taught by certified teachers in a systematic, seven-step process.

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Seven Steps to learning Transcendental Meditation
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)

(The following 4 steps consist of 4 days of instruction—over 4 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)

Follow-up program
Once you have completed the seven step course, you have both the knowledge and experience of how to practise TM regularly at home. After this stage we provide important weekly and monthly personal checking sessions to ensure that you are meditating correctly and gaining the benefits. These classes are scheduled at your convenience.

As a course graduate, you have full access to a lifetime follow-up program at any Transcendental Meditation centre around the world. This includes personal checking of your meditation, group meditations, advanced lectures, special events, and celebrations.

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