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Transcendental meditation teacher, 1983 (1st of 5)

Transcendental meditation teacher, 1983

Tim Irwin practises transcendental meditation (TM) in 1983, the year he graduated as a teacher of this meditation technique. Mr Irwin, of Bluff, was thought to be the first Māori teacher of TM. He stood for Parliament in 1996 as a candidate for the Natural Law Party, which advocated TM as the answer to social problems.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/5042

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Recent and new age religious movements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32290/transcendental-meditation-teacher-1983 (accessed 23 October 2017)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, updated 13 Feb 2017