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Meet the Certified Teachers in So. Fla.

Meditation instruction in TSM is something that is good for all people regardless of one's background, interests, ethnicity or religion. While any meditation is good meditation, we believe this technique is easier, deeper and more reliable than most other meditation practices available today. Taught in a standardized manner throughout the world, this simple, mental technique of meditation provides years of value with a relatively inexpensive, one-time course fee. There are no hidden costs or strict cult-like policies to follow.

Mike Scozzari

Mike Scozzari

Mike Scozzari works full time as the director of the Transcendental Stress Management Program of South Florida, where he teaches with his wife, Maria. He learned the technique in 1968 and attended his Teacher Training Course (TTC) in Europe in 1972. Since then he has taught over 5,500 students in Florida and elsewhere. He earned his Bachelors degree in creative intelligence in Europe and studied with some of India's greatest experts in human potential. Mike was chairman and director of the Miami Meditation Center from 1973 to 1986, the Palm Beach County Center from 1989 to 1999, and the South Florida Center from 1999 to the present. He was the Assistant Administrator of the Ayurveda Health Center in Palm Beach in 1991 and worked as tour coordinator for Deepak Chopra, M.D. from 1990 to 1993.

Mike and his wife Maria currently reside in Deerfield Beach and travel throughout Florida, offering introductory and advanced meditation courses in Spanish and English. Their travels also include meditation courses in Colombia, South America and San Francisco, California.

You can reach Mike at 954-354-0804 and 561-542-9200 or by email: .

Dr. Mahapatra

Gyanendra Mahapatra, M.D., BBA

We are happy to announce that Dr Gyanendra Mahapatra, M.D., BBA, has become part of our center. Dr Mahapatra is a medical doctor and oncologist and was born in Orissa, India. Dr Mahapatra became a teacher of meditation after medical school. Since then he has taught over 10,000 students this meditation, a world record, and insists that he prefers teaching meditation to practicing medicine. He regularly tours the US and is a frequent guest to our meditation center in Deerfield Beach.

Dr. Mahapatra worked with our vedic teacher from India, a great rishi, in the capacity of Ambassador to many heads of state and was responsible for initiating and organizing meditation projects in countries in Africa and Asia. He is a trained teacher of the Advanced Meditation program as well as the Vedic Siddhis program and recruited and trained more than 7,000 young students (pandits) in India. Dr Mahapatra brings with him a lifetime of experience teaching meditation.

Our program is taught by certified teachers with years of experience teaching new students and providing free follow-up for those already instructed. One need not spend $1500 to become an expert in meditation. Please support us by using our services and recommending us to friends and family.

A Return To Simplicity

The success of a meditation practice depends on the purity of the essential teaching. Is it simple, natural and real? Did those teachers before us make sure it would be preserved in its original form? Did the teachers remain steadfast in their teachings, not to remove anything or ad something new? Was there gratitude when it was passed on from teacher to student? Did the teachers explain it step by step without using words like concentrate or control the mind?

If I am going to pass on this ancient formula of meditation and my goal is that the student practice it for a lifetime, certain conditions are always foremost in my mind: Keep it pure and simple. Don’t try to take credit for it. You are just a link in the chain.

Methods of meditation are many, few are practiced daily. Why? Because they require work, effort. People don’t look forward to them. They are boring. Teachers may have some training, a week or two, but is that enough to ensure that the student will learn how best to do it and continue the practice over a lifetime?

On the other hand, there are meditation instructors who completed their in-residence training like me, taught a few hundred people and retired from teaching. Maybe because they were required to charge an excessive amount by the organization they represented. Or the rules were too difficult to follow, maybe rules that placed an unrealistic burden on teachers, so they just walked away from sharing such a beautiful knowledge.

For many of us, teaching is a lifetime occupation. It might be necessary to walk away from organizations that charge too much or place unrealistic demands on the teachers. If you are told you can only teach men, if you are a man, or you can only teach women, if you are a woman, what kind of success can we expect in our western culture? Teach everyone. Make teaching primary. Keep it pure and simple, but teach it for a better world, community and village. If the organization you represent is cult-like, condescending or inflexible, maybe it’s not for you. But don’t give up on the essential teaching.

If you are a teacher and want to teach, change the name if you must and start teaching. Invite friends and coworkers to listen to a free talk. Don’t think in terms of rules that prevent this teaching from expanding, think of reducing the stresses in the world, creating more opportunities for peace in the world. So many were trained to teach this and so few actually do.

As for those wishing to begin meditation, there are a few lessons required and then you are on your own. Sitting for twice a day becomes part of your routine and in a natural way evolves. Perception changes and our place in the world family starts to be seen in terms of unity. Our personal growth becomes essential. Our friends begin to appreciate more our state of naturalness and simplicity. We don’t preach, we radiate. This teaching depends on discovering one’s own inner light. The rest is spontaneous.

So when we see darkness everywhere, maybe it’s time to switch on the lights. When we do we begin to notice how even our thoughts and words generate greater consequences in our environment. This natural upsurge in positivity is part of our evolution. When we look back on those days of darkness, we see this as part of the path. Human life is the best blessing of the creator. In moving toward greater fulfillment in life, we start with the removal of this darkness within ourselves.

The success of a meditation practice depends on the purity of the essential teaching. Is it simple, natural and real? If someone is doing good in the world and you can’t contribute in a positive and supportive manner, step aside for now and let it flourish. -Mike S., Transcendental Stress Management Instructor.

Trained Independent Teachers of Meditation

Mid West / West Coast:
Ruffina Anklesaria. Introductory and Advanced Courses in TSM.
Europe:
Colin and Dr. Gemma Beckley. Email: Complete program of introductory and advanced courses in London and throughout Great Britain with 9 independent teachers on staff.
San Francisco:
Paul Brown. Introductory courses and follow-up. Teaching since 1973. (415) 283-7636
South America/Colombia:
Beatrice Helana Mercado. 011 572 514 6611. Introductory and Advanced Courses and Retreats in Spanish only.
Germany:
Michael Dreyer. street: Poggenburg 5, city: Bremen, zip: 28327, Germany, T. +49 (0) 421 40986894,
Spanish:
Cursos de meditación en Español South Florida

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