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Comments from Transcendental Meditation scholarship recipients

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During Transcendental Meditation. Source: tm.org/friends

Catalyze a Major Life Change
“The TM program seemed to reach out and find me at a time when I needed it the most and had the least means. The offer of a scholarship not only provided a way, but also provided a sense of universal support that helped to catalyze a major life change. Thank you so much!”
Terah Cox
Westchester County, NY

The TM program is having great effects in my life
“I want to tell you how much I appreciate the scholarship fund that was offered to me so that I may attend the TM program. I am on disability and could not afford to pay for the full course. If not for the scholarship program I would not be able to attend. I have been meditating for a little over a month and I’m starting to see how the TM technique is having great effects in my life. I hope that the scholarship program will continue so that others that are in need of financial assistance can receive it and they to can obtain this wonderful practice. Thank you Diana and Jeff for being such wonderful teachers and thank you to the people who support the scholarship fund.”
Christine Harrigan
Cary, NC

Helping me cope with trauma
“The TM technique has been invaluable in helping me cope with recent trauma. It continues to amaze me with it’s simplicity and effectiveness. Getting the lowered rate for financial need was key in getting me into the center in the first place. I don’t see how I could’ve done it otherwise. I am eternally grateful for the technique and the teachers who I have learned so much from.”
Daniel Pearce
New York City

A window to a peaceful place that I have never been
“The TM technique is the window to a peaceful place that I have never been. The space that you enter has not feelings, emotions, or thoughts. Therefore, the experience is magnificent. It feels like you are reborn again after each practice. Imagine to wake up with no worries, no stress. I call it my mental private spa. Absolutely delightful. Please try this technique. It is so wonderful that my children are learning. I want them to experience what I have found.”
Brenfy O’Rorke-Rogers
Round Rock, Texas

Cultivating peace and clarity within
“Having recently graduated from college and facing the reality of student loans, I could not have done the TM course without the assistance of the grant. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to learn how to meditate. Everyday, I look forward to the moment where I can sit in meditation and let the rest of the world fade away, cultivating peace and clarity within.”
Connie Horak
Madison, WI

Facing life with a sense of calm and presence
“Receiving a scholarship to learn the TM technique was a precious gift. It has exceeded my expectations to manage stress and immediately helped me to face my self and life with a sense of calm and presence. It’s extraordinary how quick and simple it is to learn and practice.”
Kathleen DiPaola
Orange County, CA

A priceless precious lifelong gift
“Words cannot express my gratitude to the TM organization, especially my instructors. Without the scholarship, I could never have learned. I started practicing the TM technique during a time when I needed it most but could not afford it. Now it is a priceless and precious lifelong gift.”
Sandi Broadhurst
Pleasantville, NY

Solitude and relaxation every day
“Receiving the TM grant was the first step in a turning point for me—after experiencing some acute and longer term emotionally and physically difficult issues I was suffering from severe anxiety—after my very first lesson my husband could see a difference in my level of anxiety. I’ve now been practicing the method faithfully for five months and find that both my body and mind crave the 20 minutes of solitude and relaxation each day. I am extremely appreciative of this grant for without it I simply could not have afforded to learn the method at a time when it was critically needed. Many thanks.”
Sarah Ripp
Madison, WI

Inner Peace
“Meditation has given me a sense of inner peace that I never thought I could obtain (and it really is just another form of love). The generous grant from The David Lynch Foundation made learning the TM technique a reality—even at my current ‘starving actor’ status”.
Bobby Keith
New York City

I was basically able to change my life
“The TM program has really helped me. When something stressful happens, I can deal with it in a smarter, balanced, more harmonious way. As a student, money really comes into play in my decisions of what to do. Thanks to the Friends of the TM program, I was basically able to change my life.”
Susana Guerrero
San Diego, CA

Everything about your life transforms
“I’ve had some awesome effects. Sleeping better at night is a huge benefit. In the morning I had such a deep sleep. I’ve been sleeping so much. I’m making more money now because my attitude has changed. If it wasn’t for the scholarship, there’s no way we’d be able to start. Everything about your life transforms.”
Matt Russell
San Diego, CA

Source: http://www.tm.org/friends