David Lynch Foundation

On January 20th Ringo Starr will receive the “Lifetime of Peace and Love Award” from the David Lynch Foundation. The award will be part of an event taking place at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles and will include a tribute concert featuring musicians Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Brendan Benson, Bettye LaVette and Dave Stewart. Read more



On a beautiful evening in New York City this past Fall, Liv Tyler and Sean Lennon performed together with Royston Langdon & Spacehog in a live rooftop benefit concert. They helped to raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation’s New York City First Responders’ Initiative. Read more


The following appeared on September 30th on Maria Shriver’s website in a section devoted to “Architects of Change.” It was written by Bob Roth, the Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Read more

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On Tuesday, October 8, at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, a standing-room-only crowd of 350 professionals gathered to hear ten women leaders in business, media, education and social services discuss the impact of their Transcendental Meditation practice for reducing stress and stress-related disorders while improving health, creativity and performance. Read more


New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center to help the David Lynch Foundation raise funds to help bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to police officers and first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress, families that have experienced domestic violence, and children on the autistic spectrum disorders. Read more

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When Michael Ortiz retired after more than 20 years as a New York State Trooper and undercover DEA agent, his wife Deborah sensed that there was something not right. Michael had trouble sleeping, was hypersensitive to stress… Read more


Every 65 minutes, a U.S. military veteran committed suicide in 2010. That’s according to a comprehensive study released last Friday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, which tracked veteran suicides from 1999 to 2010 (PDF). Read more


According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) youth violence is a public health crisis in the United States. The recent dramatic incidents of school violence is not the only events that are creating fear and trauma for our youth. Read more

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A Very Happy Birthday to Ms. Katy Perry

by Linda Mainquist October 25, 2012

Katy Perry says that the Transcendental Meditation program changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides full funding for TM instruction for inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat. Read more

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New Video—TM projects around the world: Saving lives by helping people overcome traumatic stress

by Mario Orsatti October 2, 2012

More than 250,000 at-risk children and adults who suffer from the devastating effects of acute stress have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique over the past five years through the work of the David Lynch Foundation. Read more

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Gala in NYC Helps Raise Funds for Veterans and First-responders to Learn TM

by Austin Ayer August 21, 2012

Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), a division of the David Lynch Foundation dedicated to delivering Transcendental Meditation to our nation’s veterans and military personnel, held a summer gala on Saturday, August 4, at Brooklyn’s historic Fort Hamilton. Read more

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“Only Higher Consciousness Can Transform Our World” – Dr. John Hagelin

by Mario Orsatti March 28, 2012

In a recent national broadcast, Terry Patten, faculty at the Integral Executive Leadership programs at Notre Dame University, interviews John Hagelin, world renowned quantum physicist, educator and author, about a variety of topics including… Read More

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TM Helps Women Vets Overcome the Stress of Military Life

by Linda Mainquist March 13, 2012

According to the National Center for PTSD trauma exposure is quite common for many women, and that women are more likely to develop chronic PTSD than men. While women are less likely to be exposed to circumstances of combat, women are more likely to experience military sexual trauma… Read more

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Breaking the “predictive power of demographics”: SF principal talks about how TM helps his students

by Mario Orsatti February 15, 2012

James Dierke, Principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, like so many thousands of principals and teachers who are working in inner-city schools throughout the US, knows how frustrating it can be trying to provide an education in America’s low income, high stress… Read more

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Combating poverty and exceeding expectations: LA school students benefit from TM

by Mario Orsatti February 2, 2012
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According to a recent report by America’s Promise Alliance, only about half of the students served by public school systems in the nation’s largest cities receive diplomas. Seventeen of the nation’s 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent. Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres and Russell Brand Raise Awareness About TM for Overcoming Traumatic Stress

by Mario Orsatti January 21, 2012

Meditating celebrities, leaders of veteran service organizations, and top scientists and educators gathered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on December 3rd for the David Lynch Foundation’s third annual “Change Begins Within” benefit gala. Read more

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TM helping people in Ireland cope with the global financial crisis?

by admin December 16, 2011
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A Sunday feature story in The Independent, one of Ireland’s leading newspapers ran with the title, “The answer to happiness lies within us.” Irish newspaper suggests it might. Columnist Barry Egan writes that as times gets tougher, “many people are searching for a more meaningful existence Read more

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Helping Veterans and Their Families Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress

by Mario Orsatti November 11, 2011
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a crushing impact on the lives of veterans. But worse, it is often contagious. The negative psychological and emotional traumas of a vet’s past can spread to his or her family members and other caregivers—with nightmarish consequences… Read more

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New George Harrison documentary: a boon to the David Lynch Foundation

by Heather Hartnett October 4, 2011
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Martin Scorsese’s stunning two-part documentary, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” airs this week on HBO, Oct. 5-6. The film features deeply moving, never-seen-before footage of the early days and pivotal moments in the life of the Beatles…
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“Meditation Helps Homeless Kids” –NBC News

by Puki Freeberg June 23, 2011
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NBC News recently reported on the benefits homeless teens are finding as a result of the Transcendental Meditation program. According to an article in Psychology Today, in the United States alone, approximately 3.5 million people are homeless and… Read more

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