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One million at-risk youth will soon be able to learn the Transcendental Meditation Technique

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8 May 2009

'It's a lifelong gift. It's something you can call on at any time. I think it's a great thing it's actually coming into the mainstream. . . . Allowing children to experience something that they wouldn't have been able to experience otherwise is a great thing. It started for us when we met the Maharishi in India, and it's going to get bigger and bigger and rule the world.' —Paul McCartney

'I have been meditating for 37 years.'—Jerry Seinfield

One million at-risk youth will soon be able to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique

The April 4th 'Change Begins Within' Benefit Concert at Radio City Music Hall was a grand success. The goal of this event was to increase awareness of the value of the Transcendental Meditation technique for children, and to raise the funds to teach one million at-risk children around the world to meditate.

It was a star-studded evening of exuberant celebration. World-class performers like Bettye Lavette, Moby, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Donovan, Paul Horn and Jim James thrilled the audience as a prelude to the incredible musical performances by Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.

As part of an interlude while bands were changing, Jerry Seinfeld made a surprise appearance and delighted the audience with an especially brilliant performance. When he began his monologue by saying, 'I have been meditating for 37 years,' the entire audience just cheered.

Positive press coverage appeared in thousands of media reports all over the world. Here is a brief selection:

ABC News April 6: Stars' Mantra: Get 1M Kids to Meditate —
In Post-Beatles Era, Meditation Replaces Medication for Stressed, Troubled Kids

The New York Times April 5: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite at Radio City

The Times (UK) April 6: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr promote Transcendental Meditation for pupils

The New Yorker April 13: All Together Now

This event was sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation

© Copyright 2009 Transcendental Meditation News

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