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Sunday, October 28, 2012

David Lynch Foundation: Many happy returns

(Photo by Beyond My Ken)
When Katy Perry's birthday rolls around, people celebrate. Knowing this, she has asked fans for contributions to a cause she firmly believes in – that of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF).

Perry makes this statement on the DLF website:  I have been meditating for two years now, and it's the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy, and peace to my life…  I support the David Lynch Foundation because it brings Transcendental Meditation to millions of
adults and children all over the world who suffer from post-traumatic stress, such as veterans, inner-
city school kids, and women and girls who are victims of violence.

Lynch himself - in addition to his other many accomplishments (filmmaker, musician, visual artist, television director, actor) – has practiced Transcendental Meditation (TM) assiduously since 1973.  In 1975 he met the founder of the TM movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  He later enrolled in the Maharishi's 2003 month-long "Millionaire's Enlightenment Course" (so named because the enrollment fee was one million USD).

Lynch continues to avidly spread the word about the benefits of TM.  After attending the Maharishi's 2008 funeral, Lynch stated:  "In 20, 50, 500 years there will be millions of people who know and understand what
the Maharishi has done."  Lynch's 2009 benefit concert, titled "Change Begins Within" featured such celebrities as Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Moby and Mike Love.  Other filmmakers have also publicized Lynch's TM efforts in documentaries such as "David Wants to Fly" and "Beyond the Noise…"


Copyright October 28, 2012 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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