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


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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DLF receives $500K matching grant to help veterans with post-traumatic stress learn TM


The David Lynch Foundation announced on September 11th that it has received a $500,000 matching grant to be used to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to 10,000 veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and their families. Read more

Catholic Priest Uses Transcendental Meditation To Help Orphans In Latin America


“The basic therapy is love. Love is the imperial medicine for any illness or disorder…. When a child closes his eyes and begins to meditate they open themselves to the field of all possibilities, as Maharishi says. The world opens for the child. And then the child discovers their essential nature, which is love.” – Father Gabriel Mejia Read more

The importance of peace: An interview with Sheryl Crow


“Peace is tapping into something that exists in all of us and makes us unique, and that helps us to be pure.”

It was an absolute pleasure having the inimitable Sheryl Crow at the Change Begins Within concert last year at Radio City Music Hall… See Video Post

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How does stress impact a child’s brain? An interview with Dr. William Stixrud


What does stress do to impulse control? Decision-making? Is the Transcendental Meditation technique an effective antidote? Dr. William Stixrud is a renowned clinical neuropsychologist in Washington, D.C., an adjunct faculty member at Children’s National Medical Center… See Video Post

My interview with Ringo Starr


Ringo Starr. The Beatles. Those iconic names are right at the very tippy top of the pantheon of modern music history. I knew that when I sat down with Ringo for a few minutes one day before he joined Paul McCartney on stage for the David Lynch Foundation’s Change Begins Within benefit concert in New York City a little over a year ago. See video post

Paul McCartney Remembers His First Meditation With Maharishi (Part 2)


In this second part of a historic interview between David Lynch and Paul McCartney, the former member of the Beatles reflected on his first experience with Transcendental Meditation over 40 years ago, when he was taught personally by Maharishi. Read more

David Lynch Interviews Paul McCartney About Transcendental Meditation (Part 1)


David Lynch sat down, individually, with Paul and with Ringo for a quiet talk, on camera, about their 40-plus year Transcendental Meditation practice, about their meetings with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and how Maharishi and meditation have influenced their lives. Read more