Discounted Transcendental Meditation Course

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  1. AuntDolly

    AuntDolly Musculature Gold

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    The TM nimrod below was a guest on Jay Thomas today due to SXM's cross-pollination marketing policy:

    BOB ROTH – One of the leading forces in the world of Transcendental Meditation and a teacher of the method for forty years. Host of Success Without Stress on SiriusXM’s Indie 104, Wednesday at 7pmET.

    http://investor.siriusxm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=819585


    Listeners were emailing and tweeting about the well-known TM orientation cost of $2K - $3K. Bob said he'd train for a mere $900 (this equates to 4 one-hour individual sessions)!! :cheer: He also mentioned a few times that the TM Foundation is non-profit. How is that possible? Is TM considered a religious organization? What a bullshit celebrity-scam. You don't need to pay anyone to teach meditation; like many things, it's certainly not easy but takes practice and discipline.
     
  2. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    you can be a non profit without being a religion, think AA, Boy Scouts, the NFL :giggle:
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Just watch TM stuff on YouTube if interested. Obscene what they charge to "help" people
     
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    AA & the Boy Scouts aren't charging ridiculous amounts of money to give someone a personal mantra. :giggle:
     
  5. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    In the grand scheme of things I think there are more evil non profits than TM, I meditate daily, I don't need TM, but they really do help people, from what I understand.
     
  6. AuntDolly

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    I hear you.

    I don't get how an organization like TM - that is clearly SELLING a service - can be a non profit.
     
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    so, you don't believe in majic
     
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    AuntDolly Musculature Gold

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    Naw, not recently.

    Speaking of majic, have you seen this site, sky?

    http://www.mayanmajix.com/
     
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    Cost $100 when I took the course in the early 70's.
     
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    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    TM is a relaxation technique, not true meditation.
     
  11. AuntDolly

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    What's the secret? Years ago, I contacted a nearby TM teacher from the website and was quoted 2 grand. When I asked why so much, I couldn't get an answer.
     
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    Howard has to be the worst advocate for TM ever. he apparently does this shit and is still a neurotic, miserable mess. I would never consider doing it based solely on howard's endorsement. they should sue him.
     
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    Fuck if I know the secret. They give you a personal mantra that you are never to say out loud. I never have. I could never get into the whole concept. Fell asleep or my mind would wander for the 20 minutes required. Some hippie instructor gave private classes.
     
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    you can download a million different guided meditation podcasts and shit like that now. the internet has made yet another industry obsolete.
     
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    I'll save you all a couple of grand. A friend took TM in the late-'70s, early-'80s and confessed to me his mantra was the same pronunciation as the word "I'm."
     
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    TM plus appointments (aka analysis) with his psychiatrist 3x per week for the last [insert amount] years.....only works if you work it.

    How many times did he shit on "Western" illnesses because people have too much time on their hands? He specifically called out Cher for having Epstein-Barr syndrome.
     
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    Honest question. Why are so many Jews into TM?
     
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    This is it, in a nutshell. Pick one of those words (my friend took the course and his "mantra" is on the list"). This mantra is about an individual and personal as Riley Martin's symbols. You sit down twice a day and say the word in your mind for 20 minutes. If your thoughts drift off, just go back to thinking the mantra. That's it, that's what they charge you 3k for.
     
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    The NFL being a non profit organization makes zero sense to me. The commissioner made like $30M in salary last year!