Wednesday, May 02, 2007

David Lynch to End School Violence!

You can do it David.

David Lynch to Announce Plan to End School Violence:
Teach One Million Students to Meditate
Filmmaker says meditating students will transform schools from breeding grounds of stress and violence to centers of creativity and peace

Tuesday, May 1, 12 Noon (EDT)
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David Lynch will be joined by quantum physicist John Hagelin and singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch

Filmmaker David Lynch will announce during a global webcast ( on Tuesday, May 1, at 12 noon (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 centers of creativity and peace.

The David Lynch Foundation has already provided nearly $5 million to support in-school Transcendental Meditation programs for thousands of students in public and private schools in the United States and around the world to learn to meditate. (See

The National Institutes of Health has granted more than $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, over Memorial Day Weekend, from May 25 to 28. (See Students from throughout the United States are invited to attend.


Blogger Pete said...

I knew he was really into meditation... nothing wrong with that. I guess for anyone to get over the disturbing images and themes he invents, you'd need to be okay with your mind.

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