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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

Hello, you happy crazy ones. No, this blog has not switched its posting days to Wednesdays…although it may seem like it. 1,284 more words


Discovering Cosmic Consciousness

Most nights I resort to my Transcendental Meditation mantra to help me sleep – not that meditating is supposed to be a sleep aid.  The purpose of TM, as I recall from the instruction and group meditating sessions of years ago in high school, is to bring tranquility and to further one along toward cosmic consciousness. 567 more words

Transcendental Meditation

The term Transcendental Meditation (TM) was made famous by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918–2008) in the late 1960s. Yogi’s diagnosis of the human problem was that humans who are part of the infinite Brahman are unaware of this fact due to our ignorance (avidya), particularly because of our emphasis placed on mundane things. 606 more words




Tran·scen·den·tal Med·i·ta·tion  noun  trademark

a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices, promulgated by an international organization founded by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ( circa 1911–2008).

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Claire Hoffman’s memoir, GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood(Harper), is about a five-year old abandoned by dad, living with her mother and seven-year old brother, Stacey at the Maharashi’s national headquarters for Heaven on earth, in Fairfield, Iowa. 495 more words
Claire Hoffman

TM, the journey continues

It’s now been five weeks since I began practicing TM, I have noticed several subtle changes, nothing drastic but changes none the less. I can’t swear that this is all down to TM, or just a whole lot of things coming together at once, like the change in the weather, the redecoration of my lounge or the fact that a few of my problems have been solved now. 1,203 more words

Parent Story: Fixing the Mess

I removed my child from the Maharishi School at the end of last year. At that stage we were told she was working a year ahead of her class level and was considered to be performing at a very high standard. 217 more words