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David Lynch to announce plan to end school violence: Teach one million students to meditate
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27 April 2007
INTERNET NEWS CONFERENCE
Tuesday, 1 May, 12 Noon (US EDT), 6 p.m. (Central Europe Time)
David Lynch will be joined by quantum physicist John Hagelin and singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch
Filmmaker says meditating students will transform schools from breeding grounds of stress and violence to centres of creativity and peace
Filmmaker David Lynch will announce during a global webcast (www.DavidLynchFoundation.org) on Tuesday, 1 May, at 12 noon (US EDT), the David Lynch Foundation's new plan to end school violence: Teach one million students around the world to meditate to transform schools from breeding grounds of stress and violence into centres of creativity and peace.
The David Lynch Foundation has already provided nearly US$5 million to support in-school Transcendental Meditation programmes for thousands of students in public and private schools in the United States and around the world to learn to meditate. (See www.StressFreeSchools.org)
The National Institutes of Health has granted more than US$24 million to study the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique for reducing high levels of stress and anxiety, improving brain functioning, and promoting cardiovascular health. Other published research shows the technique reduces depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and hypertension—while improving academic performance, creativity, intelligence, and ADD and other learning disorders.
Lynch will be joined by quantum physicist John Hagelin (What the bleep do we know?!, The Secret), and singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch (Hurdy Gurdy Man, Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow).
Lynch, Hagelin, and Donovan will explore the anti-violence plan in detail during a national student weekend entitled, 'Exploring the Frontiers of Brain, Consciousness, and Creativity' at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, over Memorial Day Weekend, from 25-27 May. (See www.LynchWeekend.org.) Students from throughout the United States are invited to attend.
To view the 1 May webcast conference live, please visit: DavidLynchFoundation.org
Press should submit questions to: Questions@DavidLynchFoundation.org
Copyright © 2007 David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace
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