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  Transcendental Meditation Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is also the name of a movement led by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which claims Transcendental Meditation is reminiscent of and possibly derived from Hindu tantric practices.
This generally uncoveted spoof of the Nobel Prize is given annually to recognize "achievements" that "cannot, or should not, be reproduced." What astounded the critics most was the TM researchers' excuse for why Washington D.C.'s murder rate during the study periord had climbed to the highest rate in history.
The lawsuits, filed on Feb. 24, 2006, claim that the university's required twice-daily regimen of meditation can be dangerous for a mentally ill student: "In particular, Transcendental Meditation can magnify psychological problems, including the likelihood and severity of aggressive and violent behavior."[37].
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Transcendental_Meditation   (3229 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Transcendental Meditation
While the official Transcendental Meditation website denyies that any religious work is intrinsic to their learning, it does state that advanced courses of TM utilize the Bhagavad Gita and Rig Veda, Hindu holy scriptures.
TM claims to be unlike any other form of meditation in that the meditator's mind "transcends" physical boundaries to become one with the "creative force".
Transcendental Meditation is not alone among religious movements that promise a scientific pathway to "bliss," "truth," "total freedom," etc.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/tm.html   (3669 words)

  
 The Watchman Expositor: Transcendental Meditation Profile
By 1972, The Maharishi had revised Transcendental Meditation to fit his new strategy called the "World Plan." Its goal was to "take the movement's comprehensive understanding of knowledge and life to the entire world" (Ibid., p.
Transcendental Meditation ventured into the political realm when, in 1992, the Natural Law Party was founded on the property of the Maharishi International University's campus in Fairfield, Iowa (San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 1995, p.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the offspring of Hinduism, an eastern religious tradition.
www.watchman.org /profile/tmpro.htm   (2129 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - transcendental meditation
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION [transcendental meditation] religious movement based on Vedanta philosophy, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Stressing natural meditation and the liberating pleasures such practices could invoke, the method is believed to help individuals achieve a higher level of consciousness.
Brought by Maharishi from India to the West in 1959, transcendental meditation was a distinct subculture within the 1960s youth movement, attracting actress Mia Farrow, cultural philosopher Marshall McLuhan, and the Beatles, who eventually rejected the Yogi's teachings.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/t/trnscdmed.asp   (329 words)

  
 Transcendental meditation - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Transcendental Meditation technique, or TM, is a form of meditation that was introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian spiritual teacher.
Transcendental meditation settles the mind so that the field of pure knowingness becomes a living reality for the individual.
Critics of TM assert that transcendental meditation consists of mantra meditation of Hinduism, the repetition of a bija mantra, which is an invocation to one of a number of Hindu gods and goddesses.
voyager.in /Transcendental_Meditation   (5692 words)

  
 James Randi Educational Foundation — An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
(TM) Becoming very popular after its introduction outside of India by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918?-) in the 1960s, TM requires devotees to meditate twice daily, repeating their individually assigned mantras.
TM is a philosophy that also teaches siddhis such as levitation (flying in the air by mind power) and invulnerability (safety from all assault, physical and spiritual) along with an assortment of other supernatural claims.
www.randi.org /encyclopedia/Transcendental%20Meditation.html   (401 words)

  
 Adrian The Ageing Hippy's Zen Buddhism, Transcendental Meditation and Krishna Consciousness.
Adrian The Ageing Hippy's Zen Buddhism, Transcendental Meditation and Krishna Consciousness.
All that you have to do is to select a calm and quiet place, sit and concentrate and meditate on the mantra and its interpretation for a few minutes.
After a few days of practice a unique mental calm and self-confidence will be attained.
www.adrian.smith.clara.net /zen.html   (253 words)

  
 Adherents.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
in 1959 he began a ten-year series of tours to the West, teaching an elementary form of Vedanta and Yoga practices called TM (transcendental meditation).
Since the emphasis of the training is so firmly on meditation techniques rather than philosophical or religious beliefs, even the followers of the movement are undecided about whether it should be considered religious.
Although the Maharishi maintained his original center in the Indian holy city of Rishikesh, in Uttar Pradesh, the TM movement was never as popular in India as it became abroad.
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_633.html   (2961 words)

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