Thousands of Buddhist monks in Asia learn Transcendental Meditation More than 3,000 Buddhist monks in 100 monasteries throughout Southeast Asia have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique,
as a result of the work by a revered Japanese Buddhist monk, Reverend Koji Oshima, who is a longtime TM practitioner and certified TM teacher. According to Rev. Oshima, the Buddhist monks appreciate
the simplicity, effortlessness, and profound experience of transcendence, which is gained almost immediately after starting the TM practice. Rev. Oshima adds that transcendence provides the natural
basis for the monk’s subsequent prayers and practices.
Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka beginning their day with the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique
Young students practicing the TM technique as part of their daily routine at a Buddhist monastery in Thailand Reverend Oshima said the younger monks are especially inspired by Maharishi’s integration
of modern and ancient knowledge. “They were particularly interested in the Unified Field chart, illustrating how the Unified Field of Natural Law, as described by modern quantum physics, is
experienced directly during TM practice as the field of transcendental consciousness, the field of Absolute Being.” Reverend Oshima has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree by Maharishi
University for the significant contributions he has made to society by promoting the experience of Nirvana—the spiritual foundation for the achievement of the goals of Buddhism. Through Reverend
Oshima’s travels and teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique he has helped enliven the knowledge and direct experience of Absolute Being in the lives of thousands of Buddhist monk—an
influence that helps heighten the peace, happiness and sustainable progress of these monasteries and the world around them.
Reverend Koji Oshima (center) with students who have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique at a monastery in Thailand