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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.
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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
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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]
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transcendental meditation

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

nmeditazione f trascendentale
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Eastern meditation became popular in the West in the 1960s with the advent of the Transcendental Meditation movement, founded in India in 1957 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and popularized by the Beatles.

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