Some common myths about meditation — and the facts according to scientific research and the Transcendental Meditation program's 50-year track record.

12 Myths Dispelled

The Internet. Despite it's wondrous benefits, it's also a breeding ground for modern-day myths.

Wikipedia. Intended to be a credible encyclopedic source, but now most high school teachers don't even allow students to cite it as a reference. Turns out, user generated content isn't always the most reliable source

The professional, commercial skeptic. On a crusade to "debunk" everything from organic food and therapists to vitamins and herbal medicine—and of course they target meditation.

Hopefully, the following accounts will help dispel some of the more common misconceptions about meditation propagated on the Internet.


Tom Ball
Asheville TM Program

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