TM Teacher Training
It’s a well known principle of life that the more you give the more you will receive. Nowhere is this more profoundly and quickly experienced than by becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Maharishi assured us, and it has probably been every teacher’s experience, that teaching TM is by far the most powerful and evolutionary path in TM.
You will experience great joy as most new meditators leave you after just a single day’s instruction, looking and sounding noticeably elevated and happy – even ecstatic – from the experience. The delight will continue as you see your new extended family of meditators (many becoming very good friends) flourish with beauty and variety as their lives improve in every conceivable way.
An even greater blessing for you on the personal level is the fact that the procedure of teaching itself is designed to engender higher states of consciousness in the teacher, elevating both your life and your teaching to maximum effectiveness. Thus, you will experience continuing growth in all aspects of your life and teaching, especially if you teach full-time and follow the Trust’s guidelines for continuing professional development (CPD). On top of this, the process of training itself is an unforgettably enjoyable and life-changing experience, especially the 3 month residential retreat, which those who have completed the Siddhi Course will have no difficulty in imagining and qualified teachers look back on with great nostalgia!
The Teacher Training Course (TTC)
The Course is in three stages:
- Preparation (the longer the better – start as soon as possible)
- Residential Training (3 months Retreat in S. France – mid Sept. to mid Dec. 2016)
- Group Support ‘in the field’ (probably a few months) to establish each teaching area
This will then be followed by support and guidance by the Trust’s office and senior teachers and the very valuable peer support of a democratic group of fellow teachers undertaking CPD together.
Preparation: First contact our office to register your interest so that they can send you full details of what the course entails and Colin can contact you for an initial discussion about your particular situation.
Aspiring course participants will need to:
- Ensure that meditation practice is regular, and activity smooth
- Come regularly to Group Meditations, Meditators’ Meetings and Retreats
- Attend the Siddhi course in 2015 if not already a Siddha
- Help at least two teachers with teaching a few times and sit in on the meetings
Attend an interview with a board of TM teachers;
Read the key books on TM, making notes and bringing questions to meetings, retreats and the TTC course itself. One or two other preparatory meetings or weekends may be added according to our assessment of the group’s needs.
Residential training: This will be run principally by Colin and Gemma with additional teaching support from at least two other senior Trust teachers.
Group support in the field: To get all course participants off to a good start with teaching in their chosen area, we envisage a promotional tour of group members to start early in 2017. Details to be decided by course participants.