Is it worth $2500 to learn Transcendental Meditation?
August 13, 2005 8:01 PM Subscribe
I am interested in meditation. I've read several books by authors including Pema Chodron and Wayne Dyer who speak of the benefits of meditation. I am also the sort of person who multi-tasks and can't sit still for very long (like more than 5 or 10 minutes).
Today I went to an introductory lecture at the Washington, DC center for Transcendental Meditation. There was no hard sell but it costs $2500 to learn to do TM. For $2500 you get 4 instructional sessions and access to a lifetime of follow up sessions for free if you want them. This strikes me as a lot of money. The TM folks claim the benefits are priceless. Still the high price makes me wary. What if I don't like it or if it's not for me? It'll cost me $2500 just to try it.
Are there any TM practitioners -- current or former -- who can let me know if TM is for real or if I should look elsewhere?
And of I should look elsewhere, where might I look to start?
I just want to explore meditation. I don't want a guru or a sect or a cult.
posted by dclawyer to Religion & Philosophy (34 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite