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Background in voice, extensive experience with Gregorian Chant, seeking to widen my practice. The Introduction to Mantra Meditation class is given in 16 branches of the public libraries in Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka - once every three months in each location.
Experience compels us to point out that, although we always welcome questions, our class is not a discussion group. So ridiculous is my obsession with the franchise that I penned a piece for Psychcentral not too long ago that explored the life and times of actor Chris Pine. After penning the Psychcentral piece, I was inspired to look at the most popular Star Trek Captains in and identify each of their traits and characteristics in a way that might impart wisdom through the lens of mindfulness.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you know that I’ve written about mindful living before as a way of helping readers explore how focusing on the here and now can help with issues like irritable bowel syndrome, weight loss and muscle gain.
I’m assuming that if you are reading this post, you already know that Star Trek is as much about psychology and the human condition as it is about space travel and the future.
During the time he was captain of Enterprise, the Federation had just begun exploring space. His biggest asset as captain was the relationship he cultivated with his fellow shipmates, particularly Mr.
In many situations, Kirk had only his intuition to go by in order to get out of a jam or to keep him and his crew safe. Serving onboard were a variety of new Federation members from different species under his command. Janeway represented a new direction for the Star Trek franchise, featuring the first female captain for the Federation. Janeway’s ship had many of the same technologies as Picard’s vessel however; Voyager had an Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH). Because Captain Janeway and her crew were separated from the United Federation of Planets after being cast 70,000 light years away (see Memory Alpha), she had to use a variety of skills to keep herself and her crew safe until they returned home to Federation space. There is a fantastic book entitled, Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History written by Robert Greenberger that does a great job of providing background on the entire franchise, its cultural influence on society and by extension, life lessons that all of us might benefit from. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, including meditation experience you have had, if any. This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.” “Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Learn a relaxing and enjoyable practice that you can easily apply, which will give you peace of heart and mind, answers to your troubling questions, and spiritual awakening. Occasionally, someone tries to take over our class and "enlighten" our students by promoting their own path.

A Please let me know if you are interested in the 8-week group or the retreat on Saturday, April 9. And I need to say here that if you are a die-hard trekker, please do not feel as if I am dissing other Star Trek Captains by not mentioning all of them here. He led the Enterprise (NCC 1701-D) during a time in which the Federation was experiencing great change. The first episode aired back in 1966 and since that time has become multi-billion dollar franchise. In many instances, the messengers of these lessons can be found in the leaders of the various ships. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking…A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.” “Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it’s relatively quick to learn and easy to master.
It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.Transcendental Meditation — brought to the West in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — is an ancient technique that's easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. This is disrespectful, especially to our students who have come to learn Mantra Meditation, not some other process. From the original series that was filmed back in the 60’s to The Next Generation to Deep Space 9 to Voyager, I’ve seriously watched them all. The fastest his ship could travel during his period (a Constitution Class Starship) was Warp 5. A departure from Kirk’s bold and brash style, this captain set the example for others under his command with the guiding principles of diplomacy and tact. She brought a welcomed feminine energy, tending to her crew much like a mother might tend to her children. This initially presented a challenge for Janeway as she had to get these two very different factions to somehow get along. I am interested in bringing together those who want to learn more about mindfulness and people who want to continue to cultivate their mindful practices.
You can reserve a seat for your chosen date by clicking here, or by calling (312) 809-6009 using the calendar on the left, or calling (312) 809-6009.What you’ll learn at an intro talk Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety How TM improves brain function and memory Why TM is easy to practice Why TM works from the start Why personalized one-on-one instruction is needed How to learn TM in Chicago TM instruction requires personal one-on-one instruction from a certified TM teacher, so it won’t be taught during this group introduction. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.What if I “can’t meditate”? Select number of seats One seat Two seats Three seats Four seats Please select* Mr Ms *required Reserve seat(s) ?
However, you’ll have the opportunity to meet local TM teachers and sign up to learn the TM technique. The TM technique can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. No concentrating or focusing No control of the mind No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts) No trying to “empty the mind” How can TM be effective if it’s so easy?

It makes me calm and happy and it gives me peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!"Hugh JackmanFind a TM teacher in ChicagoYour privacy is important to us. Each local TM center offers a payment plan (above), as well as partial grants or partial scholarships for those facing financial hardship. For more information, contact contact your local TM teacher.Non-profit organizationThe Transcendental Meditation technique is available in the USA through Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. 100% of the course fee supports the organization’s educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. MoreHelping those in needOver the past several years, full TM scholarships have been given to more than 500,000 at-risk students, military veterans, homeless people, and others in need through partnerships with other non-profit organizations and foundations.Questions? Deep inner calm Proven effective for stress and anxiety Full story Clarity of mind Clarity of mind Clarity of mind Improved focus, productivity, and memory Improved focus, productivity, and memory Improved focus, productivity, and memory Full storyFull storyFull story Heart health An effective natural approach Full story Other evidence-based benefits Insomnia The most common cause of insomnia is stress and anxiety. Many research studies have found that the TM technique is highly effective at producing a state of deep inner calm. Many people report an immediate improvement in their sleep quality after learning the TM technique. Treating and preventing alcohol, nicotine, and drug abuse through Transcendental Meditation: A review and statistical meta-analysis. The patterns of reduction of drug and alcohol use among Transcendental Meditation participants. The use of the Transcendental Meditation programme in the prevention of drug abuse and in the treatment of drug-addicted persons. Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program in preventing and treating substance misuse: A review.
Transcendental Meditation as an epidemiological approach to drug and alcohol abuse: Theory, research, and financial impact evaluation. The role of the Transcendental Meditation technique in promoting smoking cessation: A longitudinal study.
A neuroendocrine mechanism for the reduction of drug use and addictions by Transcendental Meditation.
Overall, I am more balanced and at ease.”- Peg Samuel, Founder of Social Diva Media How do I learn?The Transcendental Meditation technique is easy to learn and provides a lifetime of benefits. TM center — one-on-one or in a small group Group meditations at TM centers Local events providing deeper knowledge to enhance your TM experience Online access to special videos, articles, and more Questions?

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