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  • Transcendental Meditation on ABC's Catalyst Sydney, Australia

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    For more info about Transcendental Meditation go here http://tm.org.au/

    NARRATION
    In the 60's, the Beatles took a break from rock'n'roll and turned to this man for spiritual guidance — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian guru, who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the Western world.

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    The practise is very simple, it's very natural, it's effortless. One feels relaxed, one feels happy inside.

    NARRATION
    Maharishi travelled the world spreading the good news. His technique is practised by over six million people.

    Dr Tim Carr
    His key message was that life, life is bliss. And that life is to be enjoyed.

    NARRATION
    But extraordinary claims of levitation, yogic flying and the ability to bring about world peace have made it highly controversial.

    Dr Maryanne Demasi
    There's no doubt Transcendental Meditation has its critics. It's been labelled a cult, a religious practise, even an outright sham. But does it have health benefits?

    NARRATION
    Prayer is probably the best know type of meditation, but others include Mindfulness Meditation, Zen Meditation and of course Transcendental Meditation or TM.

    Dr Tim Carr
    Transcendental Meditation is a very simple, mental technique, practised 20 minutes, twice a day with eyes closed.

    Beth Eager
    It's not a form of concentration at all, In fact, we just utilise our natural thinking ability.

    NARRATION
    TM is an ancient Indian tradition and it often conjures up thoughts of religion.

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    As a practise, this has nothing to do with religion. People of all religions practise Transcendental Meditation.

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