15 June 2009

Transcendental Meditation

Celebrities support TM in schools

Change Begins Within a http://dlf.tv/ campaign

David Lynch Foundation benefit concert in New York, April 4, 2009 (excerpts)

Sir Paul McCartney
Putting [TM] into schools is a fabulous idea, because it’s all very well to talk about it, but when you actually put it in the mainstream.. .. this is what people need, they don’t need high-minded talk, so much as results. So for you to be able to say, the kids love it, the kids in the West bank love it, the kids in Brazil love it and you’re actually getting results... That’s what I love about what we’re involved in right now, why I’m so happy to do the concert, it’s so inspiring.

In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity — and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world.

It was a great gift that Maharishi gave us. For me it came at a time when we were looking for something to stabilize us towards the end of the crazy sixties. It’s a lifelong gift, something you can call on at any time.

Ringo Starr
It gives me great pleasure to be part of this evening. I feel the aims of this charity are wonderful !

Over forty years ago, we ended up in Rishikkesh with Maharishi. Since then, sometimes a lot and sometimes a little, I have meditated. My mantra is a gift Maharishi gave me, something I could use and something no one could take away. It’s one of the few things I was ever given that means so much to me.

Mike Love (Beach Boys)
The David Lynch Foundation’s goal to teach a million children meditation will be like a million steps in the direction of world peace.

Donovan
How great to be playing with Paul, Ringo and Paul Horn again — as we did in India in 1968. And now we see the amazing results of our work from 40 years ago to bring meditation to the whole world. It’s the same message today, which is “Change begins within”.

Paul Horn
I’ve been meditating since 1966. In this age, so full of stress, young people gain the experience of the quietness and peace which lie within. This is then carried with them throughout the day, bringing a sense of greater joy, creativity, fulfillment.

Sheryl Crow
This event to me is one of the most important events to happen at this moment in history.Our kids are living with this chaos, this stress...... . The message that should be sent all around the world is that all of us on this planet can talk about peace, but peace begins within all of us... This is the right thing to do, this is what should be in the school system, but also should be part of our daily lives, throughout.

Moby
One of the things that impressed me so much about TM was its simplicity. It’s not ideologically driven, it’s not dogmatic, it’s a simple practice that calms the mind.

Bettye LaVette
Transcendental Meditation may very well be the thing that is able to help these unfortunate children better cope with the stressful world we live in today.

Jerry Seinfeld (America’s greatest humorist)
I did meditate actually before I came down here, I’ve been meditating 37 years !

Howard Stern (very famous radio journalist)
I’ve been meditating for 38 years. I say to people, Maharishi was a living saint for what he has done for the world. I am so proud to stand before you tonight and say, somewhere Maharishi is looking at this crowd saying, this is wonderful, this is a fulfillment of desires.

Russell Simmons (major U.S. hip-hop producer and philanthropist)
I’m a meditator, I operate most days from my meditation. It gives me the ability to function in the world when the outside is full of stress. when I operate from my meditation, from that stillness, it’s much easier, it’s simple. My children are meditators. It’s changed their life, and I want to give this gift that I’ve given my children, to all kids.

David Lynch
This is not a luxury — this is the missing link to a healthy, happy, successful life.

David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace
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14 June 2009

The Soul of Money



Lynne Twist and Deepak Chopra discuss Soul of Money at Alliance for a New Humanity forum in Puerto Rico in December 2006
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11 June 2009

Ringo Starr and Transcendental Meditation



Ringo Starr is interviewed by DLF.TV’s Heather Hartnett as he gives advice to young artists, talks about his involvement with Transcendental Meditation and the Change Begins Within Benefit Concert.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney played together for the first time since 2001 at the Change Begins Within concert at Radio City Music Hall on April 4th, 2009 hosted by the David Lynch Foundation.

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01 June 2009

School of Thought



The film stars legendary film director and Academy Award-nominee DAVID LYNCH, and world famous quantum physicist JOHN HAGELIN. Special appearances by DONOVAN, PAUL McCARTNEY and RINGO STARR.

SCHOOL OF THOUGHT
is presented by
PERRI PICTURES
and
PFG ENTERTAINMENT

Go to: http://www.perripictures.com for more information.

Film clips from the documentary SCHOOL OF THOUGHT appeared during a big screen video presentation at the PAUL MCCARTNEY & RINGO STARR Benefit Concert - "Change Begins Within" - for the DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION at Radio City Music Hall, New York on April 4, 2009.

Go to David's site for more info:
http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Recent Comments:
"SCHOOL OF THOUGHT is great work, great thought and great heart." - DAVID LYNCH

"...a wonderful documentary." - ALI McGRAW

LOG LINE
A small midwestern school joins forces with a legendary Hollywood director in an ambitious mission to eliminate violence and life-threatening stress in schools across the planet.

SYNOPSIS
Somethings happening deep in the heartland of America. Some folks are starting to call Fairfield, Iowa the Midwestern Stepford. A few locals claim theres a creepy cult slowly taking control of their comfortable small town. Even the County Commissioners are saying, We really dont know whats going on here.

But a legendary Hollywood director and the local school hes teamed up with know exactly whats up in Fairfield.

School of Thought is a mysterious and amazing adventure into the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment with Academy Award-nominee, David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and The Elephant Man). David brings along a few friends to Fairfield, including Beatles collaborator, Donovan (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman) and the world-renowned quantum physicist, John Hagelin (What The Bleep Do We Know!?)

Together, these three peacemakers are touring the world with their mind-blowing solution to creating harmonious schools and world peace. Their answer: Have every student in every school practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day and watch them quickly become happier, healthier and more focused, thereby dissolving the life-threatening stress which typically manifests itself in young people through drug abuse and violence, often in fatal ways.

Join the Maharishi University coeds as they honor David and celebrate his arrival with their annual David Lynch Weekend. On the same special night, the younger students at the Maharishi School are celebrating their senior prom - where they find themselves in a surreal scene straight out of a David Lynch film, when the Hollywood icon crowns the shocked Prom King and Queen during a surprise visit with Donovan and Grammy-nominee Moby.

Youll be fully engrossed with this intriguing journey through the boys and girls meditation rooms and the giant Golden Dome of this Consciousness-Based educational institution where thousands of the Fairfield faithful meditate together. Its an unbelievably peaceful K-12 school where the upper grades consistently score in the top 1% of the nation on standardized tests, the athletes win state championships every year and each student is required to meditate twice a day.

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