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||November 01, 2002|
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62 of 65 found the following review helpful:
RehashAug 01, 2006
By James F. Quaid
This book was nothing new only a rehash of previous books on TM.
The author was lacking in "Technique". The title suggested he was going to give you the how to to TM; however, he obliquely suggest signing up for the TM sessions at about $1,500.00.
This book was nothing but a sale's pitch to sign up for the TM course.
77 of 84 found the following review helpful:
Moving beyond TMJan 07, 2007
By Matthew R. Lyon
TM is a wonderful technique. In today's world I find it unacceptable that this universial and very simple meditation technique would cost upwards of $2,000. I would direct people to other organizations such as The Art of Living which offer very affordable classes in breathing, yoga, and a meditation course that is a similar technique as TM but with a slightly different, more heart-focused approach. It is mantra based and has the same structure, at a fraction of the cost. Its founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, was recently nominated for a Nobel prize. An interesting note is that Ravi Shankar was previously part of the TM movement years ago but broke off and has gained unprecendented world-wide acceptance.
I was very interested in learning TM but as a graduate student, however, it was out of my reach. I simply don't buy that you need to break the bank to learn meditation. I paid a very small amount and practice Sahaj Samadhi (Art of Living's technique that is similar to TM) joyfully and dilligently every day, twice a day.
If you are uncomfortable with the costs associated with this technique, look elsewhere. The Art of Living is a great place to start.
35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
COSTLY ADVERTISEMENTOct 17, 2007
IF FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE NOTHING MORE THEN A ADVERTISMENT FOR A $2,000+ MEDITATION CLASS. I REGRET BUYING THS BOOK.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Good message but no technique here, you'll need more than a few bucks.Jul 04, 2009
By Steven J. Turner
I gave this 2 stars because the essence of the message of TM is a good one, and the technique (although not included in this book) I believe is a good one for some. It didn't agree with me but I meditate in a very similar way where I watch my thoughts for a while and then let the technique go. It loses three stars because the whole TM movement do themselves a great disservice by charging so much for courses.
May I recommend checking out True Meditation by Adyashanti. You get a book and cd with guided meditations and he explains what meditation is in it's purest form. His message rings so true for me. It's essentially the same message that TM teach at a fraction of the cost. Basically, begin with a technique then eventually let it go and with a bit of practice you can reach unconditioned consciousness within a few minutes of meditation with very little effort. Listen to the guided ones first then try on your own. Go for it, you'll feel so much better for it.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
TM now costs $2,500.Nov 27, 2007
By M. Schroder
I was very interested in transcendental meditation after reading David Lynch's book, "Catching the Big Fish." After calling my local TM center, and after a few emails, it comes down to paying $2,500!!! There are plenty of free meditation classes, which I am going to take instead of paying this shameful sum. Also, "Meditation for Dummies" is a great book to compliment any beginner.
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