Phase 1: The initial seven steps
Step 1: Introductory Lecture A vision of possibilities through the Transcendental Meditation program—enhancing mental potential, health and social relationships, and promoting world peace. (1 hour)
Step 2: Preparatory Lecture The mechanics of the TM technique—how it works, why it is easy to learn and effortless to practice, how it is different from other forms of meditation, and the origins of the technique. (45 minutes)
Step 3: Personal Interview A brief private meeting with a certified teacher of the TM program, following the Preparatory Lecture. (10–15 minutes)
Four days of instruction—over four consecutive days:
Step 4: Personal Instruction One-on-one instruction in the TM technique with a certified TM teacher. (1–2 hours)
Step 5: First Day of Checking (group meeting) Verifying correctness of the practice and further instruction. (1–2 hours)
Step 6: Second Day of Checking (group meeting) Understanding the mechanics of the TM technique based on personal experiences. (1–2 hours)
Step 7: Third Day of Checking (group meeting) Understanding higher stages of human development. (1–2 hours)
Phase 2: The follow-up program
Once you have completed these seven steps, you have the intellectual and experiential knowledge of how to meditate effectively. Next comes a series of important weekly and monthly personal checking sessions to ensure that you are meditating properly and gaining the benefits. These classes are scheduled at your convenience over your first several months of practice.
As a course graduate, you are eligible for this complimentary lifetime follow-up at any TM center in the U.S. This includes personal checking of your meditation, advanced lectures, special events, group meditations, and celebrations.
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