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David Lynch's shockingly peaceful inner life
by Alex Williams
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3 January 2007
On 3 January 2007 New York Times reported:
Through his new book, a series of lectures, and his own foundation, Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch is leading a revival of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation programme.
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The New York Times article stated that the 'inscrutable' and 'eccentric' filmmaker was the 'least likely' to learn a meditation practice that promised 'inner harmony'. However, Lynch learned Transcendental Meditation in 1973, and has continued to meditate daily ever since.
The New York Times reported, 'And now, the low-key auteur is emerging as the most visible, even fiery, proponent of the resurgent practice, which is being used increasingly in schools and in the workplace, as well as by a new generation of stars, including Heather Graham, Laura Dern and the record executive Rick Rubin.'
The article briefly explained the history of Transcendental Meditation, the meditation process, and how Lynch discovered the benefits of the consciousness-raising Transcendental Meditation technique. The New York Times quoted Mr Lynch as saying, 'The side effect of growing that consciousness is, negative things start going away. Like fear. It's like the suffocating rubber clown suit begins to dissolve.'
The New York Times further explained, 'Over the years, the practice has been the subject of numerous scientific studies, including one by the University of Michigan Health System in 2003, which indicated that sixth graders who were practicing such meditation appeared to score significantly higher on tests of self-esteem and emotional competence.'
The article explained that the director formed the David Lynch Foundation in 2005 to award scholarships to middle school and high school students to learn Transcendental Meditation, and also during the year gave lectures on college campuses, which generated wide media attention.
The New York Times stated, 'Mr. Lynch cites his increasing concern for young people as the primary reason he launched his crusade.'
The New York Times reported, 'This winter, Mr. Lynch is taking the message to the masses. His autobiography-cum-self-help book, 'Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity' (Tarcher/Penguin), will be released this week. Next month, he will preside over a series of readings and discussions, in tandem with concerts by Donovan, at Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.'
The article explained 'The director's goal is to raise $7 billion to help open seven 'peace universities' around the world.'
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