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“Meditation Helps Homeless Kids” –NBC News


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

Children of the Night: giving girls a safe haven – within


One year ago, I arrived in Los Angeles on a bright, sunny February day with a directive from the great film director David Lynch: Teach the Transcendental Meditation/Quiet Time Program at Children of the Night—a school/shelter dedicated to assisting homeless children and teens who have been involved in prostitution. See the video post

Arizona art school finds TM helps students be more creative


More than 350 schools all over the world have begun to incorporate the Quiet Time / Transcendental Meditation program as part of their curriculum during the past five years—thanks to the work of the David Lynch Foundation. See video post

Agence France-Presse report: TM program helps de-stress schools in Brazil


Improved grades and better test scores, reduced stress and less anxiety, greater happiness and more inner peace. That is the forecast for more than one million students attending 1,000 public schools in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, who will soon get the chance to meditate twice daily during class. Read more

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Women college athletes train with TM


If you are like me, and most other vegetable-loving Americans, the word “squash” probably conjures up an image of succulent green zucchinis, yellow squash, or butternut squash. The last thing that would come to my mind is a highly competitive sport, which, to those of us uneducated in the world of this particular athletic endeavor, looks remarkably like racquetball. Read more

Pioneering school principal brings peace to inner city children


Dr. George Rutherford was one of the first educators to establish the Quiet Time program—a period at the beginning and end of the school day that allows school children to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique. See video post

David Lynch on NBC’s Carson Daly Show


A few weeks ago I was wandering around internet-land at some odd hour, when I came across a video of David Lynch featured on the Carson Daly Show. I was mildly surprised that I hadn’t seen it yet, since I work for the David Lynch Foundation and any time David does anything it pops up all over my cyber world–through emails, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Read more

David Lynch Foundation: Teaching meditation to at-risk girls


At 6:00 am on February 18 I walked out of my home in the midst of a tough winter in the Midwest. It was dark and frigid, three degrees to be exact. I pushed a few last belongings into every spare inch of my little green Corolla, blasted the Read more