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Meetings for TM Practitioners
We welcome to our meetings all those who have learned TM from a qualified transcendental meditation teacher, whether in the Trust or The Maharishi Foundation. Although WE HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH HIS ORGANISATION, numerous meditators taught by them come to our meetings, retreats and advanced courses. If you have not been taught by one of the Trust's teachers, you must register with our office, and speak to a teacher, to verify your TM instruction details before attending a meeting, or you may be denied access.
(Sunday afternoons on teaching weekends, at course venue - See below for times)
This is your chance to enjoy meditating in a large group, where the effect will be more powerful than on your own at home. Meetings usually feature a 20-minute meditation and 10-minute group 'check', with a chance to ask questions and also meet and chat with your teacher or others who have been meditating, for anything from one month or thirty years! The greater understanding of meditation that you gradually gain from attending these meetings will greatly enhance your experience and speed your progress.
Meetings are free, but a donation is requested to help with the cost of the venue when a teacher is holding them, or other costs when held by a meditator in their home.
Meeting Dates - With a Teacher
All starting at 4pm Sunday unless otherwise stated. Details of addresses can be obtained from our office if required.
Archway N19 19th May and 16th June
Barnes SW13 Sunday 12th May (3.30pm start) and 15th Sept (3.30 start)
Epsom Dates as follows. Meetings are at 143 Chadacre Road, Epsom, KT172HQ 020 8224 7611.
Sundays: 19th May, 23rd June, 4th August 2.
Start at 3.00 finishes with 20 min group meditation.
Wednesdays: 24 April, 22nd May, 26 June, 7th August.
Meeting Starts at 7.00pm or 6.15pm for prompt start of 20 min. group meditation at 6.30pm
Birchington, Kent: Sunday 26th May and 3rd August – 3.30pm (at the new venue)
Ringwood 7th July and 6th October 2013 - all at 4pm
Totnes (Devon): TBC
Manchester 9th June and 20th October - all at 4pm
York 24th November - all at 4pm
Contact Chris Greathead – 0191-213-2179 email@example.com
Edinburgh 14th July and 10th November - all at 4pm
Local Meetings in Mediators Home - No Teacher Present
New Milton, Nr Ringwood, Hants
For more regular local meetings, ring Philomena Hayward on 01425 612781
For details contact Romey: firstname.lastname@example.org or
01244 370 641 or text 077 1978 63 64
Canterbury Yoga meeting 31st May at 7pm
COVENT GARDEN, London WC2H
Morning Meditations in Covent Garden every Wednesday and Friday (excluding bank holidays) start time 7:30am.
To book these sessions along with venue details please contact us (Chris, David, Seema and Ted) at email@example.com
TM Saturdays are days packed with Yoga and full rounds of Meditation (Yoga Pranayama Meditation and Rest) a Qi Gong (or a moving meditation) session make up the rest of the day. Snacks including water, teas and coffee are provide throughout the day.
These sessions are very popular and thus meditators are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Dates for the remaining TM Saturdays of the year are 23rd June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September, 27th October, 24th November and 15th December
TM Meditators wishing to attend TM Saturdays must of been practising for at least 3 months. Please contact Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org to book this day. Cost for the day is £40.
Based on last year’s success BGM’s (Big Group Meditation) will be taking place in Central London every month.
Numbers have hit over 150 meditators in the past and we expect this to increase as we open our doors to one and all to experience the power of large groups of meditators. There is no fee set for these wonderfully powerful days but contributions are appreciated to cover costs of venue etc.
Dates for remaining BGM’s are as follows 29th September, 27th October, 24th November and 15th December
For more information or to book any of these sessions please feel free to drop Andre a line on email@example.com
A Facebook Page “Meditation Trust Group Meditations” where all information and much more is available. As is a Meet up page for those of you not on Facebook which is also “Meditation Trust Group Meditations”
NORTH LONDON TM GROUP
Meeting in North London, N22 (Alexandra Palace) 3rd Monday of the Month
It is very near Alexandra Palace Rail station, serviced by First Capital Connect trains from Moorgate, Highbury & Islington or Finsbury Park.
10 mins walk from Wood Green underground on the Piccadilly line.
Buses are W3 from Finsbury Park or 184 from Turnpike Lane or Bounds Green or Wood Green.
We are now doing 2 meditations at both 7.15 and 7.55 pm prompt, and finish by 8.30pm. People can come to either or both.
Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month, and upcoming meetings are:
June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, Sept 16th
A reminder there is no teacher present, it is just an opportunity to get together and mediate in a group.
Contact Lizzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST LONDON TM GROUP
TM Group Meditation in community house Bow, London E3
Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8.15 / 8.30pm. Meeting is free.
An opportunity to meditate with others (and tea provided)
next dates: TBC
House is 2 minutes walk from Bow Road tube station (District line / Hammersmith & City line).
Also 5 mins walk from Bow Church (DLR) or 10 mins from Mile End (central line)
Please contact Kate for details at email@example.com
Meetings are a very important aid to our progress as meditators: in three ways:
• Mentally, as our awareness expands it is important that our intellectual understanding also expands so that we feel comfortable with our experiences. Meetings with teachers present, help with this. Where no teacher is present, you are asked not to discuss subjective meditation experiences. Wrong interpretations can be made even by experienced meditators!
• Psychologically, it is uplifting to feel the support and companionship of a group, and to know that you are not the only one meditating in your area!
• Most important of all, is what scientists refer to as "the group dynamics of consciousness".The coherence of individual minds creates a group coherence that helps everyone transcend more deeply and so speeds up our progress as a
Hold Mediators Meetings in your Home
Strengthen your meditation practice - "Create Heaven in your Home!"
These are experiences of two of our regular hosts:
"It's wonderful having meetings here. The depth and power of the silence is greater and the atmosphere builds up over time. It reminds me of the fantastic experience of having Colin teach in the house. Meditators love coming, and have remarked that the deeper meditation experience here is 'food for the soul'. Business visitors recently remarked "What an incredible atmosphere in the house". The regular ritual of meetings keeps me on track, it brings you back to what matters. It becomes like a family meeting, with people linking and supporting each other and the bond is strengthening and reaching out to include ‘stray' meditators in the area who learned years ago."
Sue Webster, Totnes, (Fortnightly meetings)
"I have found these gatherings enormously enjoyable. The power of the group certainly applies, whether it is two or ten or twenty. A great stillness seems to come down on us, and there is absolute silence for the twenty minutes. Everyone feels totally at ease and relaxed, and finds the practice so much easier in a group. Also it is very empowering - we need to do this, and adding the support of each other makes it such a good and pleasant thing to do. Occasionally, following the meditation and a rest afterwards, we share how we felt the practice went, and sometimes air a few problems - or joys - that crop up. We all know that if there are any real problems, then we can phone our teacher for support.
"I really do recommend meeting up with a few friends to meditate together - it doesn't have to take hours. Just the 20 mins and a little longer. To meet for one hour would be fine, with maybe a cup of tea - or not. There is one added bonus which you may not think of and that is the uplifting atmosphere of joy left in the house afterwards. It is well worth doing for that alone!"
Philomena Hayward, New Forest (Monthly meetings)