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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Transcendental Meditation

Interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation, the technique that our students at Maharishi School practice twice daily integrated into their daily routine? Here are the topmeditation questions 10 most frequently asked questions about TM.

10 FAQ’s About TM

  1. What is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural technique that involves silently repeating a mantra to achieve a state of restful awareness. It was introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1950s and has since gained global popularity for its effectiveness in promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  1. How is Transcendental Meditation different from other meditation techniques?

Unlike other meditation practices, Transcendental Meditation doesn’t require intense concentration or control over thoughts. It is a simple technique that allows the mind to effortlessly settle into a state of deep restful awareness, distinct from common mindfulness or concentration-based methods.

  1. Do I need to have a specific belief system to practice TM?

One of the remarkable aspects of Transcendental Meditation is its universality. It is a secular practice, and individuals from all walks of life and belief systems can benefit from its positive effects. TM is not associated with any particular religion or philosophy.

  1. How long does a Transcendental Meditation session last?

Each TM session typically lasts for about 15-20 minutes, practiced twice a day. The brevity of the sessions makes it convenient for individuals to incorporate into their daily routines.

  1. Is it difficult to learn Transcendental Meditation?

Learning Transcendental Meditation involves attending a series of personalized one-on-one sessions with a certified TM instructor. The technique is easy to learn, and individuals of all ages can quickly grasp the fundamentals. Click here to learn TM today!

  1. Can anyone practice Transcendental Meditation?

Yes, anyone can practice Transcendental Meditation. It is suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities. Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or a retiree, TM can be adapted to your lifestyle.

  1. What are the benefits of practicing Transcendental Meditation?

Research has shown that Transcendental Meditation can have a wide range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and creativity, enhanced overall well-being, and even better cardiovascular health. Many individuals report experiencing a greater sense of inner peace and happiness.

  1. How does Transcendental Meditation affect the brain?

Neuroscientific studies have revealed that regular practice of Transcendental Meditation is associated with changes in brain functioning. These changes include increased coherence in alpha brainwave patterns and improved connectivity between different regions of the brain, contributing to heightened cognitive abilities and emotional resilience.

  1. Can Transcendental Meditation be practiced by children?

Yes, children as young as five years old can learn and practice Transcendental Meditation. The technique has been shown to be beneficial for children in terms of improving focus, reducing stress, and promoting overall well-being.

  1. Is Transcendental Meditation a lifelong commitment?

While many individuals continue to practice Transcendental Meditation throughout their lives, it is not a binding commitment. People can choose to practice it consistently or intermittently based on their preferences and evolving life circumstances.

By answering these frequently asked questions, we hope to demystify this powerful technique and encourage those seeking a path to inner peace to explore the transformative benefits of Transcendental Meditation.

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FAQ: What Domestic Boarding Families Need to Know

What are the questions domestic boarding students and their families have?

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Maharishi School is more than a place to sleep and study, which is why we have many activities for our students to get involved. Our students gain knowledge at our farm-to-table dining table, in the meditation hall,  and regional field trips, weekend social events like bowling. We also have an eSports night, Iron Chef night, and other excursions designed for our boarding students. Learn more about student activities available beyond the classroom.

Looking for a quick overview of information about Maharishi School’s boarding program, here is your one-stop-shop for all the most commonly asked questions.

 

What is the tuition for a boarding student? $39,000
Can I apply for financial aid?Yes, over 75% percent of students receive financial aid. Click here to find out more.
Is there a payment plan?Yes. You will see that option after you go through the application process.
Do we have a college preparatory curriculum?Yes we have rigorous and dynamic college preparatory classes.
Do we have AP classes?We have 9 Advanced Placement Classes; AP Calculus, AP English Language Arts, AP English Literature, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP Computer Science
What are the extracurricular activities?At any time you can find students designing independent, creative projects, stepping into leadership roles, spearheading community initiatives, challenging themselves in athletics, performing arts or STEM competitions. To read about specific actives beyond the classroom click here.
Is your area safe?Yes,Fairfield is ranked #14 in Iowa’s Safest Cities.
Do you shut off the internet at night so students can’t game late?Yes, our boarders have “lights out” at 10:30pm every night and devices are collected by the dorm supervisor. Read “Day in the life of a boarding student” to find out more details on boarding life.
Where do your students go to college?Over 96% of our graduates (since the school has opened) have been accepted at accredited universities, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Wellesley, University of California at Berkeley.Plus regional and national public universities.
Is College Counseling available?We have an excellent college counselor who is also an alumni of our school, as well as a teacher, his name is Jason Walls jwalls@maharishischool.org
Can you help me understand TM better?Definitely, click here to get started with some basic information.
Is your school a religious school?We are a non-sectarian school.
Do you have counselors for students?Students can meet one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional on a confidential basis around a variety of issues and concerns, such as homesickness, depression, grief and loss, eating, sexuality/gender identity, and relationships. Counseling services are available every other Wednesday afternoon and are free for students.
Can you address students with special needs?We can accept students, on our ability to make the reasonable and necessary accommodations to serve their needs. Please let us know during the application process, what kind of accommodation, if any, your student requires.
My child was bullied. How do you address bullying?We have several procedures in place if bullying occurs in the school, starting with an investigation into the bullying. We actively use Restorative Justice procedures and positive discipline. You can read more about that here
My child is very advanced. Can you keep him challenged?We offer a range of courses in the Middle and Upper Schools that support ability and interest levels, allowing for students to take accelerated or Advanced Placement courses across all disciplines. We also provide enrichment and acceleration within classes. Because we have small class sizes, teachers can provide differentiation and individualized learning plans.

 

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