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Our monthly Online TM (Transcendental Meditation) Refresher tonight!

“I may not meditate everyday, maybe even not every week, but knowing that TM is there and it is something I can do anywhere at anytime, feels like having a safety net with me at all times.” Karen ~ Newcastle upon Tyne (Learnt TM in 2004) You are very welcome to attend our monthly Online TM refresher tonight, Thursday 13th June at 6.25pm to start 6.30pm finish by 8.00pm. (90 mins max)  UK time BST. Open to all who have attended a TM course. It will include a full 20 minute meditation and you will find it really helpful in consolidating your medi...

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Learning TM (Transcendental Meditation) Online in Pickering, North Yorkshire via Newcastle upon Tyne

Another excerpt from a Google Review “I can absolutely recommend Chris Greathead’s training course in T.M. I found him online and took the plunge. I was impressed how easy it was to learn over the internet, with both a helpful one to one tailored sesssion and a few group learning sessions that really worked well. I’ve tried to do mindfulness meditation over the years, but didn’t find it easy or useful, but TM is so much more straightforward and I have really felt the benefits.  I’ve noticed that my concentration is better (impressive with menop...

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Learning TM (Transcendental Meditation) online in London via Newcastle upon Tyne

Webmaster: Andrea at Dialogue - Copyright @ 2021 Twenty Minutes Meditation - Independent Transcendental Meditation Teacher - TM classes and courses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester, York, Ringwood, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and much more. Learn TM online via Zoom.

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Learning Transcendetal Meditation (T.M) online in Texas, USA

Excerpt from a Google Review : “I took the training course from Chris via Zoom in August 2021, and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Since taking the course I have read Jack Forum’s book on Transcendental Meditation, and the process by which Chris taught me is exactly the same as Mr Forum’s description of the process. So if you are concerned that you may not be getting “authentic” experience, have no fear this is the real deal. About 6 months after learning the technique, I went through a very stressful period in my life. We were in ...

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3 night Meditation Retreat by the Sea in beautiful Northumberland?


Fancy a 3 night Meditation Retreat by the Sea in beautiful Northumberland? Open to anyone who has attended a TM (Transcendental Meditation) course. Starting at 4pm on Friday 15th and finishing Monday 18th of March. Give yourself a Spring boost and treat yourself to a lovely 3 night weekend meditation retreat at Alnmouth on the beautiful Northumberland coast this March. As it happens the November one is now almost full, but I do have some lovely en-suite rooms available for the March one. (NEXT MONTH!) If you’re interested let me know right away...

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Learning Transcendental Meditation Online in London

Webmaster: Andrea at Dialogue - Copyright @ 2021 Twenty Minutes Meditation - Independent Transcendental Meditation Teacher - TM classes and courses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester, York, Ringwood, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and much more. Learn TM online via Zoom.

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Transcendental Meditation in Tyne & Wear

“Though developed in the Vedic tradition, for me TM is not a mystical, religous or even a New Age practice. It is a practical and down to earth way of dispelling stress, and opening up the ideas section of my mind. No forced focus on the body or on a mantra; no fighting the mind’s purpose, which is to think thoughts. It works the way your mind works. Literally no effort, in fact, effort is a no no! I’ve worked two meditations into my daily routine and the benefits have been dramatic and quite specific; easy stress handling, significantly enhanc...

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Some Transcendental Meditation Comments From 2023

* “The meditation has been great and the online groups are an added bonus too.”  Ian ~ Dunoon, Scotland * “As ever TM continues to provide moments of sanity and even calm in this crazy, wonderful world!”  Claire ~ York * “The meditation has been really good, generally doing once a day, late afternoon.” Brian ~ Manchester * “TM is really powerful and different from all the other methods I have experienced so far.  I already loved meditating, but now I just can’t wait to sit down?  I am doing great and enjoying my meditations.”  Sonja, Lugano, Sw...

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Challenging the positive, popular perception of Transcendental Meditation: a conference presentation

I put together this conference presentation last year. It was intended for a professional audience, but I think it serves as a good overview of what Transcendental Meditation and the TM organization are today, its history, how it came to be popular in the late 1960's and 1970's, the many questionable and misleading aspects of its marketing and underlying doctrine, and the different forms of criticism of TM.There's also a detailed handout that went along with this presentation, containing many more details, citations and references. The original...

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Judgment entered against David Lynch's foundation and Chicago school board in US Federal Court


One of the three civil cases brought against the David Lynch Foundation and the Board of Education of the City of Chicago has reached its conclusion, with judgments against both the DLF and the Board. Quoting the court: (1) Judgment is entered in favor of plaintiff Mariyah Green and against defendant Board of Education of the City of Chicago in the amount of $75,000. This is inclusive of any and all relief available to the plaintiff in this case against the Board including all types of damages; attorney’s fees; costs; interest; and litigation e...

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There is Now a Clear Divide Between the Person I Was and the Person I Am Now

Written by Michael J Dougherty, originally published on Medium. I felt the angry dog’s presence first around 2012. It lived in my Thai Town apartment’s elevator, or so I thought, and every time I left my place and waited for the elevator doors to open, I was struck frozen with the feeling the angry dog would be there, and it would spring from its muscular haunches and tear into my neck. The angry dog, I discovered, never came out of the elevator, but the specter of it hung over me for years, as absolute as my skin. Days, weeks, months, and year...

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What I’ve Learned From Three Years Of Daily Transcendental Meditation


Below is an excerpt from author JB Minton’s article about his journey learning the TM technique. You can read the original article on Medium here.  I was nearly run off the road and it was my fault. I flipped the guy the finger. I looked at him across the lanes of highway traffic, looked him right in the eye, and mouthed the words my finger was already saying. And it nearly got me killed. Something had to change. I had to find a way to avoid my anger controlling my behavior, my life. Now, I had been a mindfulness meditator on and off since the ...

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Transcendental Meditation review from Glasgow

“At the beginning of Covid I was going through a difficult time and a friend suggested I do Chris’s Transcendental Meditation course. I’d tried various sorts of meditation before and had had no success so I was sceptical. I was even more sceptical when I learned the course would be via Zoom. How could one possibly learn TM via Zoom? Well, very easily, as it turns out. Chris created a safe and friendly athmosphere in which to learn, individual issues and preferences were respected. Chris’s teaching was clear, straight forward, jargon-free, fasci...

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A perfect description of why meditation becomes such a precious thing for so many people

Webmaster: Andrea at Dialogue - Copyright @ 2021 Twenty Minutes Meditation - Independent Transcendental Meditation Teacher - TM classes and courses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester, York, Ringwood, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and much more. Learn TM online via Zoom.

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Interesting article on how short regular rests help maintain a better quality of life

Webmaster: Andrea at Dialogue - Copyright @ 2021 Twenty Minutes Meditation - Independent Transcendental Meditation Teacher - TM classes and courses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester, York, Ringwood, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and much more. Learn TM online via Zoom.

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Transcendental Meditation testimonial from Dorset

“I first learned TM (Transcendental Meditation) nearly 40 years ago when I was in a very dark place after losing my mother. It really helped me a lot, but I did not keep my regular practise up as the years went by. I tried many different meditations, but always came back to TM. It was like an old friend and saw me through many difficult times in my life. It helped me with insomnia too. Several years ago I took a refresher course with Chris Greathead and have been practising regularly ever since. Now there are daily zoom TM meditations online wh...

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A Life Hack For Leaders


The following is written by Mark W. Clark, MS, CNP and originally published on Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Mark is a retired police officer and currently the Executive Director for a nonprofit education foundation in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he worked for over six years as a Chief Operations Officer for a national leadership education association.______________________________________________________________________________ There are scarce instances in one’s life that qualify as life-changing events. As I go through my sixth decade on t...

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Convicted child pornography collector was a MUM trustee and major donor to TM organizations


It’s a standard article of faith among many practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, that long-term practice of TM improves moral decision making, and a movement spokesperson has even claimed that donating money to the organization will hasten one’s own “personal evolution.” The recent conviction and imprisonment of a long-term meditator, former Maharishi University of Management trustee and major donor to the cause of TM emphasizes what should be obvious: that meditators are seldom any better off than most everyone else, and the people who ...

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From the archives: "TM and Cult Mania" on meditators' responses to criticism


I think a lot of people, who are new to the whole field of raising criticism and objections to Transcendental Meditation, may be a bit unprepared for the kinds of reactions that I've long been on the receiving end of. Hostile reactions from meditators, TM teachers and others who are almost reflexively supportive of any effort to spread the practice of meditation far and wide are common, and they usually take the form of avoidance, distraction or personal attacks on the person raising the objection to TM, along with the usual repetition of the "...

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The dubious research claims of Transcendental Meditation, part 1: Truly independent research on TM is rare


TM original research listed on the tm.org website, evaluated over five-year periods. Meditating individuals and affiliated MIU/MUMfaculty have authored the majority of it since 1981.For over a half century now, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the movement and the organizations that he spawned, and now the David Lynch Foundation, have insisted that their claims supporting Transcendental Meditation have been scientifically validated, and are supported by some consensus among many scientists. The prominence of TM, and the reputations of public figures who ...

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