If this technique really works so well, and if you really want to create a better world, then why don’t you give it away for free?
The answer is very simple: “because then it wouldn’t work”.
If it was possible to teach this technique through books or through the internet, the technique would never have gotten lost, because the books have been there for thousands of years.
But exactly because it’s a natural technique, the correct practice requires strict personal guidance. “Natural” means something different for everybody. Everyone is different and requires a personalized adapted guidance by a trained TM teacher. However, once the correct guidance is given, anyone can transcend, from the first few days. After this, the experience will be ingrained in our memory and the mind will almost automatically go back to that experience. Later on, further guidance by a TM teacher will on occasion still be required to assure the further natural process in the first few months, and to answer the many questions that usually come up during the practice.
If you correctly practice TM then this simple technique can offer effects that can’t be bought anywhere in the world (being yourself, happiness, health, intelligence, etc.). But in order to assure the correct practice, sufficient personal guidance is essential, and this requires time and money. The reality is that a TM teacher currently earns less per hour of work than a physiotherapist or hairdresser. The TM organisation furthermore is a non-profit organisation.
To learn TM and enjoy the benefits for a lifetime, however, is not more expensive than the cost of one day in the hospital. But that day in the hospital is usually paid by our health insurance, we hardly pay anything from our own pocket.
So the question shouldn’t be why there is a cost to TM. The question should be why a method for which scientific proof has been around for 40 years that it works to solve the real cause of many problems isn’t reimbursed by the basic health insurance and all the complementary insurances in Switzerland, while a lot of medicines that usually only suppress the symptoms, often with damaging side effects, are reimbursed in terms of billions of dollars. But this situation is now changing as for example the complementary insurances Optima and Completa Praeventa offered by Swica are since the beginning of 2018 offering a partial reimbursement of the TM fee.
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What people are saying
“Transcendental Meditation has opened up a new world of good health and well-being for me. I am so much more in control of my life and realise that there is something I can do to reduce my stress levels and feel more relaxed. It is such a blessing — I am grateful to have found it.”
Aisling Drury-Byrne, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Musician & Teacher
“The best thing I ever did in my life was to learn TM as an architectural student in 1973. I have benefitted in a multitude of ways from it’s simple, easy practice. In the morning, when I sit down to practise TM, it’s as if I receive a mental bath. Having more energy and clarity as a result of my TM practice, I am able to give and receive more, not only in my professional life, but in my personal life also.”
Peter Mullins, Architect
“As a musician, I feel that it helps me to perform better and as a teacher, it allows me to approach the classroom in a relaxed state of mind which, I believe, in turn has a positive effect on my students. I would highly recommend TM to anyone who is looking for an easy and effective way to bring balance into all aspects of their lives.”
Rachel Robinson, Musician & Teacher
“I encourage all my patients to practice Transcendental Meditation. Experience Shows and research confirms, that it is the best vaccine against stress-related conditions. Regular practice keeps you inwardly settled despite being surrounded by chaos.”
Dr Donn Brennan (MRCGP), General Practitioner.
“Having practised TM and the TM Sidhi Programme for 27 years I find it hard to describe the magnitude of change it has brought to my life other than to say it has changed everything ; in a phrase perhaps it has made me a completely happy and enriched person enjoying all aspects of life.”
Derek Crampton, Businessman