What Experts Say About the Course
"In my early 20's, I learned transcendental meditation whilst at University, with wonderful results. The thought came to me that if I can gain so much from a meditation technique learned in the UK, surely if I go to its source in India I could learn the real thing and get even better results... I have recently returned home after 10 years touring India. I have visited every type of Ashram and learned meditations of every conceivable description - only to realise that by far the most powerful technique I have learned was here in England before I left - that's the TM technique!" - 'JJ' Marsden
"I started Buddhist Meditation 8 years ago at the age of 24 and practiced on and off for a few years along with Zen and Taoist contemplation and started transcendental meditation about 8 months ago. I had read that TM was the original and most pure strand of meditation practice and Buddhist meditation was good but did not speak of higher states of consciousness. When I transcended very deeply straight away on the First day, which took me a long time to get even a glimpse of before, I knew this was right, logical and pure and this was for me. TM is now the only one I practice. Friends see that my mind is sharper, that I am always calm and peaceful and that my energies are endless and they now believe me when I tell them how TM allows the mind to return to the source of silence and stillness every day, increasing creativity and memory so much. Other benefits include greater insight, better vision, clearer skin, younger looking face and deep, deep sleep which I awake from refreshed. More patience, more time for people and overwhelming happiness. The benefits are really endless."
- Duncan Judd
"I started yoga 40 years ago and for some 20 have trained candidates for the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers' Diploma. I have studied or Caught many different systems of meditation; with breathing, counting, visualisation, use of chanting and gongs, choosing one's own English language mantra etc. It was only when I learnt transcendental meditation with Colin that I have finally discovered the true benefits."
- John Davis: Former Vice-Chairman and Trustee of the British Wheel of Yoga. Author of "Yoga for You" (Mirror Books); 'Golden Book of Yoga Terms' £BWY) and 'East Wind West Wind' (memoirs).
"The decision to learn transcendental meditation in 1976 was one of the most important of my life. In 1986 I qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher and currently teach full-time. The two practices are an integral part of my life. TM brings unity and harmony directly to the mind in much the same way as Asanas do for the body. In every way they are highly complementary practices, each enhancing the other. TM is at the heart of what Yoga is about - 'unity'."
- Lorraine McConnen
"Having tried meditation techniques, of which there are many offered in the teachings of Yoga, I struggled to find that place of stillness within myself. Not until I learned TM six years ago did I experience the simplicity of bliss. I had been trying too hard. Now I can gently be with my mantra and feel my body release the tensions of my day. TM is now part of my personal yoga practice." - Ruth Little BWYdip.
Comments from new Meditators
"An inspiring teacher can make any subject interesting, but an inspiring teacher and an inspiring subject - well, that was last weekend! I was rather concerned that I wouldn't have the energy to attend all sessions, having had ME and being prone to big energy slumps. However, I did attend all sessions and didn't feel remotely tired, quite the reverse! It seems almost too good to be true. I have read all the books - now it's time to put it into practice. I'm very excited. I know I shall get some miraculous results - I already am!" - Carol Freeman
"Since the transcendental meditation (TM) course two months ago, my life has been definitely challenged (so soon!!!) Among other things, I am shortly to undergo (minor) surgery for breast cancer. I just don't know how I would have coped with this without the amazing strength and confidence that I seem to obtain from my meditation practice. I have come to the edge of fear and been comforted beyond understanding. I am constantly drawn into a deep sense of peace and can only feel that 1 was meant to meet you and receive this teaching to prepare me for this experience which I guess is another step on the spiritual path." - Ann Wilson
"I have experienced remarkable benefits pretty much from day one. Notably, my alcohol consumption has decreased dramatically, my sleep has improved and I am much more calm and relaxed. In addition, I have finally taken steps to make changes to my life that I have been putting off for ages. My wife says that the change in me has been amazing and that I am a completely different person to live with and to be around. She claims I am far more contented and happy, and a lot less argumentative. Hence her decision to want to learn TM For herself." - Steve Martin
“Thank-you for the incredible teaching that you have given me. It has already made such a remarkable and positive impact on my life. I have been trying so hard for so many years to make a connection and now I feel I have - and it feels as natural as walking. I feel this incredible sense of relief and peace. I especially appreciate the direct and non-esoteric way in which you explained everything - you made it fun." - David Lever
"It is almost as though some massive door has been unlocked and a whole new life is laid out ahead. We both look forward to the future meetings and group meditations." - Jack & Kate Lee
"Very, very good. Just the improvement in my sleep is fantastic - and the feeling of inner peace and calm."
- Keith Barton
"Excellent course. I'm amazed how simple and easy the technique is. I have a feeling of 'coming home' after many years of searching."
- Gill Turner
"Absolutely brilliant and amazing. I feel I am starting a new life and looking forward to it instead of just crawling through each day." - Sara Parsons
"I have learned so much and appreciated the caring, nurturing way we have been taught. Inspirational teaching." - Laura Lynch
"Excellently and efficiently delivered. Colin seems to be fresh and enthusiastic about transcendental meditation - which belies the fact that he has taught over 4000! The course has been a delight." - Katie Burton
"It's been by far the best form of meditation I have experienced. The teaching was superb - clear, gentle, humorous. For me Colin hit exactly the right note in my personal growth." - Pam Townsend
"Excellent, a breakthrough, having tried Buddhist meditation and struggled, this really works. The theory also makes a great deal of sense." - Jan Parker
"I've found the course truly fascinating and enjoyable - more so than I ever could have imagined." - Annie Lawson
"Fantastic - I feel as if my life has been handed back (no exaggeration!)." - Abigail Beale
"This is what I've been searching for for 10 years! Great!" - Jean Hills
"Much more practical and user-friendly than I had anticipated. Style relaxed and knowledgeable whilst giving space for us to develop." - Steven Stonehouse
"Fascinating!" - Karen Bridger
"Centred, human, invaluable. Gorgeous atmosphere." - Yvonne McCarthy
"Enlightening, with immediate physical benefits." - Len Boardman
"Not sure what I've gained - but I know it feels good!" - Kristel Saintley
"Described so simply, and yet benefits are so obvious. I have gained a greater understanding of the laws of the Universe." - Anne Richardson
"Of all meditations I have done, this has been the most powerful." - Neil Brown
"Powerful stuff! Did not expect that!" - Eileen Ward
"Excellent, life-changing experience." - Paul Armfield
"Wish I'd done it years ago." - Paula Stevens
"A revelation! I feel much better in myself - more confident and definitely less stressed." - Elizabeth Turner
"I found it very easy to follow. Tuition brilliant. I seem to be more aware of what is going on around me, and more tolerant." - Joy Freeman
"Wonderful, thorough, effortless, inspiring. Gained knowledge beyond expectations." - Jill Keynes
"Amazed at how simple the technique is. Surprised at the initial effects." - Sandra Smith
As a courtesy to Maharishi Foundation, we point out that, apart from
three of the 'Experts' quoted. All the other 'experts' and new meditators were taught by
our Trust, which has no connection with the MF.