Can I learn the TM technique from a book?

Steven Rector, M.D.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is Medical Director of Wellspring Neurology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. She also serves on the board of directors of the Center for Neurologic Study in La Jolla, California. She graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in psychiatry, and completed her neurology residency at the University of California, San Diego.

“The TM technique is unique among forms of meditation. It’s natural and effortless, but requires personal instruction to learn. Imagine trying to learn a natural golf stroke from a book. Or if you have ever learned to play a musical instrument, you know how helpful it is to have a good teacher. The teacher is needed to show you proper technique, so you can grow in confidence that you’re proceeding along correctly. Learning the TM technique is a lot easier than mastering the piano or getting a good, natural golf swing, but involves the same kind of personalized guidance.”