A Free introductory talk on the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) to be offered at the Madison Public Library on August 8

A free introductory talk on the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) will be offered at the Madison Public Library on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public (6111 Middle Ridge Road in Madison).

TM is the world’s most widely practiced meditation system. TM is unique among meditations, is not religious in nature, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It’s very easy to learn and do, and provides a wide range of practical benefits (most notably reduced stress, increased inner peace, and integrated vitality and wellness). No change in lifestyle is required, and one does not join an organization to practice the TM technique, it is a do-it-yourself program to develop consciousness and help live a restful and successful life in today’s world.

Over 700 published scientific studies show that the deep rest during TM produces greater mental clarity, greatly reduced health care costs, more energy, decreased stress, relief from stress-related health issues, and an increase in overall well-being. Over 400 of these 700 studies have been published in independent, peer-reviewed journals. 

The American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Cleveland Clinic and many other institutions recommend and/or fund the Transcendental Meditation Program due to its evidence-based benefits and ease of practice. 

Over two million Americans have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1959, including thousands of area residents. Currently, about 2,000 Americans are learning to practice TM every month.

This introduction will be offered by Einar and Mary Cathryn Olsen, currently of Fairfield, Iowa, the national headquarters of the TM organization. Einar, the son of former Judge and Mrs. John E. Olsen of Cleveland and Ashtabula, began teaching TM in NE Ohio in the spring of 1974 and has taught TM to over 100 area residents. 

This introductory presentation will not teach the TM technique itself, but summarize its nature, and benefits of practice, the course structure and requirements, and answer questions. Instruction in the TM technique may be offered in the days after this presentation. 

As Einar and Mary Cathryn currently live in Iowa, and the nearest regular TM events are in Beachwood, this will be a rare opportunity to learn about and possibly learn the TM program at this time in the Lake and Geauga Counties area. More information is available online at https://www.tm.org/

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