We present to you a number of accounts from people just like you who have kindly shared their testimonials about their meditation experiences. We also share feedback given on the support and guidance given, including about the meditation books and videos. We hope you find it inspiring, whatever step along your journey it is nice to remember that others are walking with you.
Video Testimonials about Meditation
The following videos provide feedback voluntarily given about Mark’s meditation teaching approach. Although they refer to Pure Energy Meditation, this was in the years just before he co-founded The Way Back and provides a wonderful insight into how normal people benefit from the spiritual teaching and guidance now available on The Way Back.
Hint: after the closing credits on the TM video below there is a bonus scene, when you watch till the end.
The Way Back: Mick Compares Transcendental Meditation to The Way Back Meditation Approach
Pure Energy Meditation: Feedback on Meditation Lessons with Mark, David
Pure Energy Meditation: Feedback on Meditation Classes with Mark from Edd in West Yorkshire
G Wright, NHS Employers. Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace Testimonial
What People, Just Like You, Are Saying
The following testimonials and feedback are gathered from just a few of the many students that Mark has taught on Pure Energy Meditation and then on The Way Back which he co-founded in 2018. It includes testimony from people who attended regular classes, one-off weekend meditation retreats, and one-to-one meditation lessons.
My most favourite thing about meditation is that it helps me to relax. I relax when I watch television but my mind is still thinking about other things, but in meditation I and my mind feel still. I am much calmer when I meditate as it takes the stress away and it helps me to sleep much better.
A Young Teenager
During my one to one session with Mark he taught me several meditative techniques and how to use them easily. This gave me a direction and understanding of how to meditate that I can now use on my own. Before I felt I was wasting my time but now I get so much out of my meditation.
On a recent visit to the doctor for routine blood pressure readings, when the doctor placed the cuff on my arm, I started to use the breathing techniques as learned in your meditation classes. The doctor was baffled as the first reading was high but the subsequent readings were normal. The breathing techniques are obviously making a difference. The doctor had been going to increase my blood pressure medication but didn’t as a result of the improved readings. Thank you Mark! Cheers Pearl Lewis.
Having practised Buddhism for over 16 years, I thought I knew how to meditate. But guided by Mark it has taken just months to achieve stillness & raise my vibration to a level I have never experienced. Mark’s meditation teaching has changed me in an utterly profound way.
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful meditation sessions I have recently attended in Broadstairs, Kent. You have taught me ways to relax, empty my mind and enjoy the stillness within. The quality of your classes, teaching and understanding of individual needs is truly remarkable.
I was already a meditation advocate before initiation into the Light and Sound, (having meditated for several years). However, I was certain there was more to experience and attain. The help received setting up my initiation was amazing, and subsequently all the follow-on support has be exceptional, and most astoundingly, it has all been completely FREE. Importantly my meditation has deepened and is much more meaningful, and I have discovered a new and significant spiritual direction.
I learnt transcendental meditation many years ago when I was a student… over the years I’ve continued to use the techniques but it reached a plateau and although I meditated 20 mins every day it tailed off and I felt almost like I’d “done it”… with Mark there was a much deeper level of guidance and I really did feel I’ve moved my meditation on further in fact I’d say I’d learnt more in two sessions meditating with Mark than I’d learnt in the previous 25 years of TM and for me personally that was a huge step forward. I know I’m experiencing things on a different level from the experiences I had on TM which was good, but this is better.
Hi Mark, I just wanted to thank you for my first meditation session, it was amazing! It stayed with me all day and I meditated before going to bed, slept straight away and didn’t wake once, slept 11 hours! Meditated before getting up this morning too. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU.
I run the staff health and wellbeing programme and as part of our choose wellbeing month at the end of 2013, we invited Mark to run an hour long meditation session. We had just over 20 staff attend and the feedback was great. People saying that they felt totally energized afterwards, and that it gave them just that quiet 25 to 30 mins just to decompress at the end of the day really. People also said it was a really thought out session and they really appreciated the time just to take some time to be still at the end of the day. Following on from our session Mark recorded a podcast for us with a quick tutorial dispelling some myths around meditation and offering some hints and tips.
NHS Employers, Leeds
I had such a wonderful weekend… I’m going to start meditating every day and feel really excited about it. Thank you Mark!
What a wonderful way to spend a weekend! I’ve learned a lot of useful ways to relax and go deeper into a place of stillness. Thank you for a wonderful time. The crystal exercises were very useful and also enjoyable.
Weekend Course Attendee
I am stunned by the impact this course has had on me, I feel like I’ve been transforming over the course!… I always felt like an individual, despite being in a group setting, and was cared for as a client… a very professional but gentle and human approach.
Group Meditation Course Class 2008: I first started meditating about 10 years ago. I attended this course to increase my focus on my meditation and help me to explore my meditation more. This course has taken my meditation to new levels. Techniques I’ve learnt on this course have really improved the quality of my meditation and have helped me get stiller quicker. It has also given me some invaluable life skills. The course has been assisted with concise notes at the end of each class which provide an excellent reference guide.
I enjoyed the course so much that it became my weekly treat to myself. The techniques I learnt and the environment we were placed in allowed me to totally relax and lots of things in my life have became clearer because of this. I am about to embark on a career change and these relaxation techniques will help me stay focused instead of stressed. I would whole-heartedly recommend the course and the friendly trainers that run it!
Spiritual Book Reviews
Below you will find reviews on our spiritual books which cover topics including meditation, life before birth, life after death, the soul journey, the spiritual journey and other important aspects of life as a human being.
A book I keep coming back to: I was already meditating when I was recommended this book by a friend. I found it to be really helpful and as well as helping me to make sense of my journey it also improved my meditation too. Because it is easy to understand I have given it as a gift to many of my friends who are just starting out and so I am happy to recommend this for all beginners and also people who are experienced meditators. It’s probably a good read for anyone interested in things like meditation, life-lessons, and life’s purpose, you know, soul, spirit and all that stuff.
Finally! A down to Earth book that inspires. I was recommended this book when I first got interested in learning meditation and have found that it has really helped me get the most from my practice. Admittedly I didn’t understand everything at first but as I have progressed in my meditation and gone back to this book I have found it to be profound and really inspiring. The author clearly has insights beyond most of what I’ve read elsewhere. This book isn’t just about meditation or even spirituality, it’s about life and learning how to live more aligned with your soul and your life-plan. Recommended to anyone who is spiritually aware. A great read too.
Spiritual practice and explanation. Great book with such an in-depth exploration of spiritual practice. A humbling read and wonderful insight into what we are beyond our physical body. Well done Mark.
Would definitely recommend. Absolutely brilliant book. Really well written and very informative. Would definitely recommend.
Outstanding book, well written easy to follow and understand. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to practice meditation and reach enlightenment.
For the seeker of truth, this is a must read! A very clear and concise book that provides answers to questions about life, spirituality and our soul journey that I have been unable to find anywhere else. If you have started your journey or are thinking about it this book is highly recommended! Thank you to the author and the spiritual hierarchy!
An important truth! Every meditator needs to know. This book has been of incredible value to me, the subject that is light and sound meditation has either been wrapped in mysticism or more commonly, completely unknown. This book however has shed so much light on this phenomenon and revealed a world of knowledge that I thought wasn’t out there. A mind blowing introduction to the bigger picture, and truly, the most incredible thing about it all is that is not just a story to entertain the mind, but there is also the opportunity for you to find it all out for yourself.This book is an incredible and imperative resource for all those curious about life’s big questions, and anybody practicing meditation and want to take it to that next level.
Very well written and easy to read as print is just how I like it. Complicated to understand at times but still interesting. Will read it again to make sure I have grasped its meaning.
A fantastic book that will help and guide you. I have read Mark’s previous books which have provided wonderful insights into the bigger picture and this book continues on this theme. When truly embraced I believe that The Six Virtues are something that are empowering and enable us to evolve in so many ways. Thank you for providing us with this.
Another great book, very well written and easy to understand, the 6 virtues are all clearly explained. I’m still learning to “trust” so reading about how I can achieve this is very helpful. Looking forward to the next book.
Thanks Mark for such a useful adjunct to your previous book. Really well written, clearly explained and so fascinating to read. For anyone wanting to know more about the truth and virtues please buy a copy. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
To put quite simply – another barnstorming piece of scholarly work by Zaretti. An absolute tour de force of moral, spiritual and philosophical thought… This book will no doubt become a game changer for many years to come – providing the spiritual guidance, or a detailed map on how to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century… a classic for the ages. My only criticism is his book leaves you wanting more.
Did you know that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the books above go directly to funding the charitable work that The Way Back does, including keeping all their videos, MP3 downloads, articles, and online resources completely free, not to mention running free classes and workshops. We are delighted to share the positive feedback and testimonials about these meditation books. You can see all of The Way Back books by Mark here.