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Filmmaker David Lynch to Give Commencement Address at Maharishi University   Leave a comment

Dr. David LynchDr. David Lynch, known worldwide for his highly original movies and his Twin Peaks series on TV, will offer the 2016 Maharishi University of Management commencement address on Saturday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome.

As part of the commencement ceremony, MUM will present Dr. Lynch a Doctor of World Peace honoris causa degree, in recognition of the enormous role he has played in promoting Maharishi’s knowledge throughout the world, transforming people’s lives through the work of the David Lynch Foundation, and laying the foundation for a truly peaceful world.

Dr. Lynch is also well known for his David Lynch Foundation, which began in 2005 and raises funds to support bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to those most in need: underserved inner-city students, veterans with PTSD and their families, and women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse. Hundreds of thousands have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique as a result of the Foundation’s activities.

Dr. Lynch has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1973, and has spent time on campus on several occasions.

Sneak Preview: Oprah Visits America’s Most Unusual Town

Oprah Visits America's Most Unusual City

Oprah visits the safe, green and unusual community of Fairfield, Iowa. It’s the last place you’d expect to find huge golden domes where thousands practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day.

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Posted March 23, 2012 by tm4moscow in Events, People

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Invitation from David Lynch

Change Begins Within - David Lynch Foundation
Last year, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr launched the David Lynch Foundation’s “Change Begins Within” global outreach to teach one million at-risk adolescents and teens stress-reducing meditation at an historic concert at Radio City Music Hall. Since then, nearly 150,000 inner-city students have begun utilizing these techniques to eliminate traumatic stress that undermines academic achievement and short-circuits lives. These students have dramatically better test scores, grades, and graduation rates while drop out rates, suspensions, and expulsions have greatly decreased. The program has the full-hearted support of superintendents, principals, faculty, students, and parents.

More groups of people from all walks of life have come to embrace our program, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their families; homeless adults; children from the streets of Harlem and East LA; American Indians subsisting on impoverished reservations; and incarcerated men and women locked away in maximum security penitentiaries. And the demand has never been greater in New York City; in particular among local schools, veterans groups, and homeless shelter re-entry programs. Read more…

Posted November 19, 2010 by tm4moscow in David Lynch Foundation, Events