무료 TM 소개강연

Transcending = real mindfulness

The real state of mindfulness is a state where the mind is completely still but at the same time completely alert, where one transcends all thoughts and is completely “in the now”.  This state can not be reached by trying to be mindful.  The more one tries, the more one keeps the mind actually active. Nevertheless, it is only this state that can really create the profound effects of meditation. The technique to transcend has been lost over time because people started the interpret “meditation” incorrectly.  Meditation was made much more difficult that it really is.

Large numbers of Buddhist monks are learning TM

mindfullness meditatie?Mindfulness came to the West from Buddhism, but in the East more than 3000 Buddhist monks, in 100 monasteries across Asia recently learned the TM technique. They discovered that mindfulness is not an experience one has to try to reach through various exercises, but it is the natural consequence, something that is spontaneously experienced, with the experience of “nirvana”, the experience of transcending.  Through the TM technique, this experience is reached automatically, in a natural way, without effort or concentration.

The real effects are created by transcending

The completely natural process that creates the experience of transcending is not only easy to learn and pleasant to practice, it also appears to be highly effective.  This is shown by the experiences of 6 Million TM practitioners and 600 scientific studies that have confirmed the effects of the experience of transcending during the TM practice during the past 40 years.

An exceptionally deep state of rest

Transcending is a state where the mind finds complete inner silence, a state that is reached completely naturally and spontaneously, without needing to try to reach it.  This state also creates an exceptionally deep level of physical relaxation, much deeper than sleep.  This can be measured easily.

deep-restOn this graph, showing a research from Harvard University, we see that during the TM practice, almost instantly a state of physical relaxation is reached that is deeper than the deepest rest in sleep.  And with sleep it usually takes several hours of sleep before we reach this deepest point. [3], [4].

It is this state of deep rest that activates the body’s own inner healing power.

Deep rest allows the body to let go of past accumulated stress. And the body can eliminate even the deepest tensions we have, even traumatic stress, in a completely natural way, provided the state of rest is deep enough. That is what happens during the TM practice.

Here is a video of the David Lynch Foundation containing examples of how powerful this is for those who have to deal with very heave stress, and why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governments are supporting the TM technique.

Transcending = Deep inner happiness…measurable

Stress has a direct impact on how our brain works.  Under stress, the production of the “happiness hormone” serotonin decreases.  A shortage of serotonin doesn’t only influence our inner feeling of happiness, but it’s also connected to migraines, insomnia, anxiety, anger outbursts, alzheimers, eating disorders and many other health issues.  One can try to artificially increase serotonin in the short term (for example through anti-depressants), but this only treats the symptoms, not the real problem itself.

serotoninThe experience of transcending on the other hand, activates the body’s inner healing power, so the brain can function normally again. The consequence? A completely natural increase in serotonin production during the TM practice, and eventually also in the long term [5]. This has benefits for all areas of life, as you can discover on this site.


Transcending = brain development…measurable

Transcending doesn’t just impact our health, our welness, our self-confidence or our relationships, but even influences our brain development, even in adults, whose brains are supposed to be fully developed already.  How can such a simple experience have effects on the brain that till now were considered impossible (like disappearing of ADHD, increasing of IQ and creativity in adults etc) requires a bit more explanation (see transcending = highest human experience).

But the effects themselves can be clearly measured, for example through EEG coherence measurements.

Every time part of the brain is active, there is electrical activity that can be measured by an electroencephalograph (EEG), a device that transmits the information in the form of waves.

Next, the EEG waves from different parts of the brain are sent to a computer which then calculates (in real time) to what extent different wave forms correspond with each other (=show coherence). When the brain waves are fully coherent, this means that different parts of the brain are connected with each other. They functions like one whole.

During normal activity, this coherence is relatively low, somewhere between 30 and 40 %.  During transcending however, the mind experiences a state of unity, and this has a directly measurable impact on the brain, which starts to work more like one united whole.  We can see how this happens in real-time in the video below. 

The more somebody has this experience of high EEG coherence, the more the brain will start to get used to this state, so EEG coherence outside of the TM practice will also start to rise.  A higher EEG coherence is associated with higher IQ, more creativity, more emotional stability, better reflexes, more ethical thinking etc ( for more information, see  transcending = brain development )

How can I learn to transcend?

Real meditation is effortless and pleasant to do, anybody can learn it and it gives immediate results.

David-Lynch-Russell-BrandWhen one thinks about “meditation” today, one usually thinks about some form of forcing the mind to reach a state of inner silence, through some form of concentration (on a sounds, the breath or “being in the now”).  However, this restraining of the mind is against its nature, demands a lot of disciplined practice and is just not pleasant.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead anyone in a completely natural way to the experience of transcending.
If one has had this experience once, then the mind remembers it and afterwards it can go back there spontaneously, in a totally natural and effortless way, provided that one uses the correct technique. This technique is taught step by step, during four consecutive meetings.  This initial training course is followed by a extensive program of follow-up meetings to ensure continued correct practice. 

Even in the oldest scriptures in the world, the experience of transcending is described as an essential experience for health, happiness and the full development of our human potential.  Transcendental Meditation is the re-discovery of the completely natural formula to reach this state. (see what is TM?).

대중매체가 말하는 초월명상

한국에서는 1만 5천명이
초월명상을 배우고 있습니다

명상은 가볍게는 심신의 휴식이나 간단한 반성이나 염원을 위해 사용되지만 가장 심오하게는 인간존재의 핵심에 닿으려는 한 방법이다.

초월명상은 촉각을 다투는 현대인들의 실정에 맞게 개발된 것으로서 아침저녁 20분씩 시행함으로써 안정된 마음으로 직장에 출근하고 또 편안히 잠자리에 들 수 있다. 더구나 이것이 개인생활 개선 뿐 아니라 널리 세계평화와 인류복지에까지 이바지할 수 있다는 전망을 제시하고 있다.

《 초월의 길 완성의 길 》 추천사에서 – 범우사 발행

정재각 교수
전 정신문화원 원장
동국대 총장
전 창조지성학회 회장

초월명상을 하고 나면 머리가 맑아지고 가슴이 시원해짐을 느낄 수 있었다. 그러니까 자신감도 생기고 대인관계도 활발해졌다. 1978년 말 20년 넘게 피우던 담배도 끊었다. 금연 직후 20년 넘게 다니던 한국은행에서 종합금융으로 옮기는 등 환경변화에 따른 스트레스가 극심했지만 이를 이겨내고 금연에 성공한 것도 TM효과 덕분으로 믿고 있다. 동료들은 대부분 은퇴했지만 70이 넘게 건강하게 활동하는 것도 모두 ‘밥을 걸러도 명상은 빠지지 말라’는 조언을 잘 시행한 덕이리라.

전 한국종합기술금융(KTB) 회장,
현 마이벤처 회장

제 성격은 내성적이라 작은 일에도 스트레스를 잘 받고  큰일이 있으면 쉽게 초조하고 불안해졌어요. 1년에 두 번씩 하는 그룹전을 준비할 때 유난히 안 되는 날이 있어요. 그런 날은 영락없이 악몽을 꾸었어요. TM을 시작하고부터는 악몽은 커녕 뒤척임도 없이 숙면을 취하게 되더군요. 내 변화를 보고 치과의사인 남편도 TM을 시작했는데. 진료 받으러 오는 손님 중에 신경이 예민한 사람이 있으면 꼭 TM을 하라고 권합니다.


나는 학생시절에 초월명상을 만났다. 그리고 특별히 초월명상의 효과를 본 것은 미국 유학 때었다.초월명상이 없었다면 어떻게 그 힘든 학업을 마쳤을까! 명상을 하고 나면 피로 스트레스가 시원하게 풀려 다시 학업에 매진할 수 있었다.

방건웅 교수
전 한국표준과학연구원
국가참조표준센터 센터장
뉴욕 주립대 교수

참선을 하다가 TM을 배웠습니다. 불면증이나 혈압 치료는 문제가 아닐 정도입니다. 온 종일 잔잔한 즐거움에 휩싸이고 뭔가 좋은 일이 생길 것 같고 마음이 평화롭습니다. 명상에 들어가면 나오기 싫을 정도여서 ‘부처님 이 속에서 입점하게 해 주십시오’라는 말이 절로 나옵니다.

대통령상을 4회 수상한 교육자
전 대학설립심사위원회 위원장

나는 고혈압 때문에 초월명상을 시작했다. 그전에도 여러 방법을 시도했지만 TM을 시작하니 스트레스가 해소되고 초조함과 우울증이 사라졌다. 이제 TM을 시작한지 20년이 넘었는데 늘 웃으니까 나이에 비해 젊어 보인다고 한다. 사업도 전의 조급한 마음에서 지금은 느긋한 마음으로 운영하고 있다. 명상은 내게 평온하고 행복한 마음으로 유 토피아에서 유영하는 시간이기도 하다. 또 명상을 다 마치고 느긋하게 쉬고 있으면 화학기술에 관한 좋은 아이디어들이 떠올라 제품개발에 크게 활용하고 있다.

한국유지기술 사장

저는 연구직에 종사하고 있기에 늘 스트레스가 심했습니다.

초월명상을 시작한 후 제일 눈에 띤 변화는 숙면을 취하기 시작하면서 불안과 무력감, 우울증이 사라진 것입니다. 그리고 점차 건강이 좋아지면서 운동 중에도 숨이 덜 차고 몸이 훨씬 부드러움을 느낍니다. 박사과정을 잘 마친 것은 초월명상에서 얻은 편안한 마음과 집중력 덕분이었습니다.

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