Unity Plaza’s dynamic year round calendar will feature a variety of classes focused on self-care techniques to help transform Jacksonville from the inside out. Adhering to the best practices in the health and wellness industry, UP has partnered with the Jacksonville Transcendental Meditation Center to increase awareness and access to this life changing practice. This simple and highly researched technique helps rejuvenate the body and restore peace in the mind.
Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 PM: Listen to your Heart: TM and Cardiac Risk
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART (and to hundreds of studies published by the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Association, and other leading health journals). They say that the practice of Transcendental Meditation® has been shown to improve heart health and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. This free Introductory Talk reviews the benefits of the ancient, authentic Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. It summarizes the modern research from over 250 independent medical schools and universities that shows that TM reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and reduces cardiac risk while boosting mental alertness, creativity, energy, vitality, and wellbeing. This talk will give you the information you need before deciding to begin the practice of TM. This is a free public event. Reserve your spot: Click Here
Wednesday, May 27, 12:00 noon: Enlightenment: The Science of Full Human Potential
You know those rare moments of perfect calm and clarity, where everything seems to fall into place? What if you could have those moments more often? What if inner peace was easy after all?
Enlightenment means being awake inside—experiencing heightened clarity, sharper focus, broader comprehension, increased compassion. The Transcendental MeditationÒ technique is an effortless, blissful way to cultivate inner wakefulness. This is the inner experience of people who practice the TM technique, and it is objectively confirmed by years of research.
This free Introductory Talk reviews the benefits of the ancient, authentic Transcendental Meditation technique. It summarizes the modern research from over 250 independent medical schools and universities that shows that TM boosts mental alertness, creativity, energy, vitality, and wellbeing while reducing stress, and improving health. The talk gives you the information you need before deciding to begin the practice of TM. This is a free public event. Reserve your spot: Click Here
Additional Events: (Details coming soon)
Wednesday, June 3, 6:00 PM: TM: Side Effects include Health, Happiness & Longevity
Wednesday, July 1, 6:00 PM: Making Waves: TM and the Brain
Friday, July 10, 12:00 noon: So Long Stress (Including Traumatic Stress)
Transcendental Meditation on “Good Morning America”
The Transcendental Meditation technique
The Norman Rosenthal, M.D. on TM
WHAT IS TM®?
TM is a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions. WHAT CAN TM DO FOR ME? Practicing TM can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect—they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension. Chronic stress is harmful to health, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Over 350 published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for stress and stress-related conditions, brain function, and more.
TM AT UNITY PLAZA
The Jacksonville TM Center invites you to attend one of the free Introductory Talks in the commUNITY Center at Unity Plaza. Each talk has a different theme, but every talk will include a full introduction to TM, complete with time to answer your questions. Come to the talk that seems most interesting. Or come to the one at the most convenient time. Either way, you’ll learn something worthwhile and you’ll complete the first three steps in learning the TM technique. At the end of each talk, if you are interested, you may choose to register for the next phase of learning, a 4-day workshop (2 hours per day). Enter the promotional code “UNITY” when registering to receive a substantial discount off the cost of the full workshop in Transcendental Meditation!
HOW TO LEARN MORE
The best way to get the whole picture about TM is to come to an Introductory Talk were a Certified Teacher can explain the technique and to answer your questions. The Talks mentioned above will be given by Herb and Karen Bandy, Directors of the Jacksonville TM Center and long-time Certified Teachers of the TM technique.
TM is taught in Jacksonville by the Jacksonville TM Center under license from Maharishi Foundation, USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Here is more information about the organization that teaches the TM technique.
Research on the benefits of TM at Harvard, Stanford, and 250 other universities and medical schools is summarized here.
The full 7-step TM course is described here.
*UNITY PLAZA PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR THE FULL COURSE. DETAILS PROVIDED DURING THE LECTURES.
Classes taught by Karen and Herb Bandy
GET HEALTHY. STAY HAPPY. FEEL CONNECTED.
Kristi Lee Schatz, MA
Director of Wellness, Unity Plaza