무료 TM 소개강연

Transcendental Meditation Seoul

Info seminar in Gangnam about the Transcendental Meditation technique on February 27th Thursday at 19:30.


Ellen Degeneres: “I thought I simply wasn’t good in meditation”

Ellen Degeneres discusses her experiences with different Meditation techniques, until she learned the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. (presentation on David Lynch Foundation benefit gala)

True Meditation is Easy

When people think about meditation today, they think about controlling the mind, usually through some force of concentration. This feels unnatural for the mind and is usually not enjoyable to do. It requires a lot of disciplined practice, and has actually been proven to be largely ineffective.


The Transcendental Meditation technique uses the nature of the mind, rather than go against it. It is the rediscovery of an ancient technique that uses an instinctive desire from the mind to naturally go to a deep state of complete inner silence. For the mind this state is like coming home, and it instinctively knows how to go there, if we only allow it. When the right technique is used, anyone can meditate, it is easy and enjoyable to do, and is extremely effective. 

Over 6 million TM practicioners and 600 TM researches performed over the past 40 years have confirmed that only when the mind “transcends” the finest stages of thought and experiences that true inner silence, the true benefits of meditation will become apparent.

Below we’ll explain in more detail just how simply experiencing complete inner silence has profound benefits:

1. A profound state of rest: much deeper than ordinary relaxation, even deeper than sleep.
2. Inner happiness: clearly measurable through increase of happiness hormones
3. activating our inner healing powerwe are far stronger to heal ourselves than we think

Transcending = Deep Rest

When the mind transcends the finest impulse of thought, it comes into a state of complete inner silence. This happens in a completely natural and effortless way. We can’t try to make the mind silent, nor do we have to. With the right technique, the mind will go there by itself. When the mind transcends, the body spontaneously comes into a very deep state of relaxation as well, far deeper than that attained even in deep sleep.

deep-restThis can be objectively measured by monitoring oxygen consumption.Ref.Science 27 Vol. 167 no. 3926 pp. 1751-1754 1970
Scientific American 226:84-90 1972
This graph, from a Harvard Medical School research study, shows that, during TM, the body comes into a state of rest that is twice as deep as even the deepest rest during sleep. More than 30 studies around the world have confirmed this deep rest during TM practice.

This deep rest activates the inner healing power in our own bodies. Relaxation means relaxing tensions. The body has a completely natural way to remove tensions that it accumulates. This is what we happens during sleep but the rest during sleep doesn’t always go deep enough to remove more deeply-rooted, traumatic stresses. Transcending gives a level of rest that can help dissolve those deeper rooted stresses.

cnn storySometimes, the results can be most dramatic with those who need it most.A recent study with US Iraq War veterans showed a 50% reduction in PTSD and depression after only 8 weeks of TM practice.Ref.Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212–215 The results were so impressive that CNN TV did a feature on it on US Veteran’s Day. (Watch the CNN video.)

This was a confirmation of earlier research with Vietnam war veterans that was done 25 years ago.


In that study, the TM group saw such significant reductions (in PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.) that, after only 3 months of practice, 70% of the war veterans required no further treatment. The control group that received standard psychotherapy showed no improvement.Ref.Military Medicine, june 2011

These people have problems that go far deeper than ours. If TM can help them, where other approaches have had limited success or failed, it holds the prospect for helping anybody.

The video below shows several more examples of just how powerful TM can be for those who are suffering from traumatic stress. It also shows why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governmental institutions are supporting the TM technique.

Transcending = Measurable Inner Happiness

Stress disturbs the normal functioning of the brain, causing, amongst other things, a decrease in the production of the “happiness hormone,” serotonin. A lack of serotonin influences not only our inner sense of happiness but is also associated with migraines, sleep disorders, anxiety, anger outbursts, Alzheimer’s, eating disorders, addictions and many others. One can try to influence serotonin artificially (as anti-depressants seem to do) but this only treats the symptoms, not the real problem.


The experience of transcending, on the other hand, activates the body’s own healing ability so that the brain can function normally. The result? A completely natural increase in serotonin production during the TM practice and, eventually, during the rest of the day.Ref.BUJATTI, M., and RIEDERER, P. Serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine metabolites in Transcendental Meditation technique. Journal of Neural Transmission 39: 257–267,1976. This has implications in all areas of life as can be seen on this site.

How can I learn to transcend?


Real meditation is effortless and pleasant to do, it can be learned by anyone, and gives immediate results.

The experience of transcending can be achieved only in a completely natural and effortless way. It is an experience of complete, inner silence that cannot be achieved by trying to be quiet. The more we try, the more we keep the mind active. Trying to relax is a contradiction in terms. That is why most “meditation” methods that require concentration have limited effect.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead a person, in a completely natural way, to the experience of transcending.

If one has had this experience once, then the mind remembers it and, afterward, 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 an extensive program of follow-up meetings to ensure continued correct practice.

Do you have 1 hour to discover how everything can change?

Throughout this site, you can find more information on what TM is and how it works and how you can learn TM. We apologize for now most of the site is still only in Korean. If you would like to see more information in English, please go to tm-ireland.org. The best way to find out more, however, is simply to attend an information seminar. During these seminars, you’ll hear in more detail how the TM technique actually works and what you can expect from it and you can ask all your questions. Such a seminar is organized in Seoul on February 27th Thursday at 19:30.

Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat in the form below.

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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