Transcendental Meditation: Let your mind reach a higher state


The tabloid headlines seemed to be circling in alternative universes. The Beatles, a British rock band spearheading the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s, was said to be studying with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, an Indian guru spreading an ethereal philosophy of love and peace. Members of the band heard the Maharishi speak during his tour of London, in 1967. The band members were experiencing a transformation in their music, their career and their lives. In their own individual ways, they were looking for answers to life’s bigger questions. Answers they weren’t getting from their fame and fortune.

Fascinated by the Maharishi’s presentation, The Beatle’ and an entourage of celebrities including actress Mia Farrow, travelled to his spiritual centre in Rishikesh, India, in February 1968. The experience is said to have pulled the band out of a musical rut and inspired their next groundbreaking album, known as The White Album. The Beatles relationship with the Maharishi brought on a surge of interest from many other celebrities including Mick Jagger, Clint Eastwood and David Lynch. Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly still a fan, while Jennifer Anniston, Katy Perry and Hugh Jackman are among the many celebrities who practice TM nowadays.

Are you interested in learning TM?
Group Meditations in English will continue to be held at the local Brussels TM-Centre, No. 60, First Floor, Rue Archimede (near Square Ambiorix) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 18h30-19h45, and French-speaking sessions every Thursday at 20h00 in 2019. Questions and Answers on your experiences and deepening of knowledge will be on the agenda. If interested you can apply for the free Introductory Talk and then decide later whether you want to follow the TM course itself.

For information on the next Introductory Talk available, call Mr. Pieter Riemens on 0475-490630 or email

A Weekend Retreat Residence Course will be held at the Maison Notre Dame du Chant d’Oiseau Training Centre, Avenue des Franciscains, in Woluwe Saint Pierre from the 1-3 February 2019.

“A little over a year ago I started doing TM and that’s really changed everything. Starting your day off and ending with that is pretty powerful. Twenty minutes, you just notice the difference! So? I try to meditate first thing when I wake up. Feeling good comes from within. Loving who you are and being kind to yourself are the keys to confidence. And meditation is helpful.” — Jennifer Aniston

“One of the things – and this comes from someone who was highly self-critical and a type-A personality – that has changed my life is meditating.” — Sheryl Crow

“In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity.” — Sir Paul McCartney

“I start the day with Transcendental Meditation. It puts me in the best mood!” — Katy Perry

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!” — Hugh Jackman.