I agree about TM being needlessly costly economically,
but have no doubt it can be beneficial in many other ways.
I know they may be in another part of Virginia, but I suggest
considering checking out one of the certified Integral Yoga
teachers for meditation lessons. The VA ones can be found here:
I may not be able to direct you to a specific teacher, but I do
know that they were taught meditation as shared by one of the
greatest meditation masters ever - Swami Satchidananda, whose
Words of Wisdom have been posted here many times.
Similarly, my wife and I have been to Yogaville many times
and every time it has exceeded our expectations, and know
first hand that the experiences we had there are beneficial
and ever-after available to everyone who actually uses them.
BTW, Yogaville itself is one of the most serene and beautiful
places anywhere. There is no cult-like or religious obligation
type pressure....just a sharing of wisdom as was taught by
Swami Satchidananda. It would be well worth your going there
for a class or perhaps a Saturday night Satsang.
In any event, I wish you well in you quest to fill with meditative
knowledge. It's the best thing you can do for your Self.
Peace and blessings,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Douglas Darling <douglasedarling@...> wrote:
> Virginia Piedmont 45 miles West/South of DC. DD
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Michele Mitchell <mcmitch05@...>wrote:
> > **
> > ** Have you thought about a class? What area do you live in?
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> > *Subject: *[Meditation Society of America] Getting started
> > I would greatly appreciate advice on getting off on right foot in this
> > meditation stuff. I have been to one lecture where the primary aim was to
> > pick my pocket. A friend who is a yoga instructor has offered to work with
> > me on initial TM techniques. What to do, what to do? DD
> Douglas E. Darling
> Warrenton, VA 20186
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