Q & A

Questions & Answers

 

Q. If I sign up how many classes can I attend at the center?

A.  When you sign up you have access to unlimited meditation time at our center from Monday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and Sunday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

 

Q. How often should I attend classes?

A.  As much or as little as you wish. We encourage students to attend as much as possible to see results and reach completion (the program can be completed in six months as of 2017). But our main goal is for you to be happy and this means you must choose the speed that brings balance and joy to your life.

 

Q. Is prior experience with meditation required?

A.  No. The method is designed to be accessible to all people, regardless of education, age, experience with meditation etc. Children as young as six years old have been known to meditate and they tend to grasp the concepts right away and love it.

 

Q. What are the roots (or lineage) of this meditation?

A. Unlike other meditative practices, that come from specific spiritual traditions, this meditation is somewhat new. This project started in 1996 after an ordinary man named Woo Myung reached full enlightenment. What first started as one meditation class consisting of ten students in Mungyeong, Korea in November of 1996, later developed into a complete program. Since that time Teacher Woo has worked for the past two decades developing different techniques (later established into the 7 levels) trying to perfect a method so others could reach a state of completion. Throughout the years as the different techniques were developed, students could reach various enlightenments, but were unable to reach completion themselves until 2012. As of 2017, there are now 5,000 people who have reached human completion and the number is growing every year!

While the founder provides a standard guide (i.e. manuals etc.) and guidance to the meditation centers when needed, the centers around the world run independently from him. Instead, this is emerging by hardworking people from all over the globe trying their best to share this message of hope with others as a result of their own positive and transformational experiences.

 

Q. Why is our method so revolutionary?

A. The meditation was finalized as a complete program in 2012 and has grown into an international project spanning 41 countries. This method is special because what has been sought by all spiritual, mystical and philosophical traditions throughout the history of humankind: a return to the origin, the state of completion, or oneness is a reality. Now it is possible for everyone to recover their original nature.

The most revolutionary aspect of the meditation is that it has the possibility of leading to the achievement of world peace because a return to the origin, the state of completion or oneness is achievable. After one has achieved human completion one lives for others, only then is peaceful co-existence possible.

 

Q. Honestly this method sounds too good to be true. Is it too good to be true?

A.  We get that a lot! Many of us also thought the same thing when we started, but this method is absolutely not too good to be true! This is why staff at the center are so excited about sharing it with you. We are relatively new as a community and experience, therefore we are still slowly finding the words to articulate this unprecedented experience of joy and peace.

Since 2017, 5,000 people have now reached a state of completion and you can find student reviews on this site. There are also studies and research exploring the methods’ effectiveness and understanding the impacts on the brain.

But most importantly, we do not ask that you believe anything, rather we invite you to experience the profound changes for yourself.

 

Q. What are the various payment options? Why do you offer a longer term agreement?

A.  We have different payment options. We provide the option to pay for unlimited classes month by month or the option of a year/two-year agreement (at a discounted monthly rate). We have a long-term agreement simply to encourage our students to commit to the course that is the completion of all levels (minimum time takes a year, on average most people finish it in 2-3 years).

If you sign up for the agreement, you are absolutely free to cancel it at any time, however just like when canceling a gym membership we charge a small cancellation fee.

 

Q. What are the forms of payment?

A.  Cash, credit or check. We are a 501(C)(3) non-for-profit charitable organization. All monetary donations, excluding the membership dues, are tax-deductible. Speak to your accountant regarding donations as tax deductions.

 

Q. Will I have to pay more per level?

A. No. However, following the completion of all of the levels, there is a “Cham-na education” workshop/retreat, which consists of action and/or sitting meditation; it is considered the finalization of the program. These educational workshops are held throughout the world (with educational programming, room, board, and airfare it can be costly, however funds from the educational retreat are used to keep this project growing by opening up new centers across the globe). The money received from these retreats are used directly to fund new centers worldwide or support centers that are struggling. Your attendance is optional of course, as with everything related to your participation, however, after experiencing the benefits and authenticity of the method following the completion of the steps, it is rare that a student chooses not to attend.

 

 

Please feel free to speak with the Main Line Meditation staff to inquire into any other remaining questions you may have. Given the magnitude of this project, questions are common and encouraged!