transcendental meditation

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Transcendental Meditation

A trademark for a technique of meditation derived from Hindu traditions that promotes deep relaxation through the use of a mantra.

Transcendental Meditation

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) trademark US a technique, based on Hindu traditions, for relaxing and refreshing the mind and body through the silent repetition of a mantra. Disseminated by an international organization founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917–2008), an Indian-born guru. Abbreviation: TM

transcenden′tal medita′tion


n.
a technique, based on Hindu practices, for seeking serenity through regular meditation centered upon the repetition of a mantra. Abbr.: TM
[1965–70]

transcendental meditation

A form of meditation in which a mantra is used.
Translations

transcendental meditation

nmeditazione f trascendentale
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My previous research conducted on the role of the TM movement in Fairfield, Iowa, centered on the relationship between environmental sustainability and TM.
The richness of the ethnographic data presented here both facilitates the classification of TM and illustrates the complex emic viewpoint in the TM movement. It is this last point in particular that is important for the main argument of the thesis--that of the relationship between the postcharismatic phase and schismogenesis--and one of the key points is incoherence in the perceptual paradigm.
Tympanometry requires a seal with the external auditory canal because a pressure is applied to the TM to determine TM movement. After positive and negative pressure are applied by the instrument, the readout : will be a positive peaked curve (bulging), a negative peaked curve (retracted), a normal peaked curve (normal), or flat, no curve (stiff TM).
The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, based at the American headquarters of the TM movement in Fairfield, Iowa, is a multi-million dollar entity.
From a modest start, his TM movement became well known all over the world.
Now the TM movement want to run schools, through the Government's academy programme.
Last week a spokesman for the Maharishi had announced he was stepping down as the leader of the TM movement. Maharaja Nader Raam was appointed the new global leader for the movement which has some five million followers worldwide, according to its web site.