What makes Transcendental Meditation different from other techniques?

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New methods and venues for calming the mind, meditation and mindfulness programs are popping up everywhere, from smartphone apps to slick meditation mega-studios. So what makes Transcendental Meditation different from any of these options?

The difference lies in the specific approach itself as well as the way it’s taught.
Learning TM requires a minimum of 4 hours of one-on-one instruction with a trained teacher, spread over four consecutive days. Many mindfulness techniques attempt to influence or change the type, content and quantity of thoughts, to try and create calm in the mind. This requires concentrated effort to master over time.

Meditation at Gaia Retreat Center, Ubud, Bali

By comparison, TM involves no concentration or control of the mind. It simply and effortlessly gives access to a level of the mind that lies deep within everyone, which is already perfectly calm and peaceful.

Take time to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique and nourish your body inside and out, at our full board 5/7 day TM Retreat in beautiful Ubud, Bali. Inclusive in our retreat is a combination of therapeutic massages, delicious healthy meals, invigorating yoga and cherry picked trips to accompany your TM private sessions with our accredited teacher Wayan Sutrisna.


I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 5 day Transcendental Meditation retreat and would highly recommend the training to anyone. Wayan Sutrisna is an incredible teacher, his classes are so joyful and inspiring. He makes meditation so simple and teaches you how to easily integrate it into every day life. Doing my training at Villa Gaia was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I have nothing but praise for the beautiful team there. I leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and relaxed. The amazing vegetarian food, in-house spa treatments, infrared sauna, pool and thoughtful staff made it an experience to always cherish and a place I will definitely be coming back to again. – Caitlin Manning from Australia

A beautiful serene place, with great staff, service and food. A perfect location for a self-love getaway; yoga, meditation, Balinese massages, amazing vegetarian food. It is also only a few minutes away from Ubud’s many attractions. The 5-day Transcendental Meditation at Gaia Retreat Center was great. Perfect for someone looking to start a meditation practice or learn a new technique. I had a great time and highly recommend it! – Dana Abou Zaki from Dubai, UAE

We learnt a lot about TM meditation from Wayan our teacher. The cleansing ritual at Tirta Empul Holy Water Spring temple was also an eye opener! Pak Ngurah was great as he handled details about our itinerary, including planning our lunches, dinners and massages. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience, and we were very pleased with the hospitality and certificates at the end of our trip. Our thanks to this wonderful team!  – Riko from Singapore



Email: gaiaretreatbali@gmail.com
Visit: www.gaiaretreatcenter.com

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