David Lynch, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His work includes Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, and INLANDEMPIRE.
Peter Warburton, PhD, MInstLM
Dr Warburton is Chairman of the David Lynch Foundation registered charity in the UK. He is also Chairman of the Maharishi Foundation group in the UK, comprising four registered charities and nine companies working in the areas of self-development and natural health care. Dr Warburton has his master’s degree from Cambridge University (physiology and sociology) and his PhD in political science. He is a Member of the UK Institute of Leadership and Management.
Over the past four decades, Dr Warburton has trained 3,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation from all over the world, and has worked on the development of numerous publications and courses on Transcendental Meditation and its application in different areas of society. He has worked with leaders of government, education, and industry in many countries to implement Maharishi’s programmes.
John Hagelin, Ph.D.
Dr Hagelin is a leading scientist and public policy expert, chief advisor to the Congressional Prevention Coalition, and director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy—a public policy think tank at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He directs the implementation of the Transcendental Meditation programme in government, schools, and hospitals nationwide. Dr Hagelin is Chairman of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace in USA.
Nigel Barlow is an Oxford-educated barrister. He is a keynote speaker and coach to many of the world’s leading companies, focusing on creativity, innovation, and leadership. He is also the author of Batteries Included – Creating Legendary Customer Service (Random House) and Rethink – How To Think Differently (Wiley). He has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 35 years.
Norma Sullivan RMN, RGN, NDN
Norma Sullivan is a qualified nurse with experience working in many different areas of health care. She has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 30 years, and is a strong supporter of Consciousness-Based Education in the UK, having worked closely with the Maharishi Free School in Lancashire – which has offered CBE for more than 20 years.
Deirdre Parsons, PGCE, PhD
Deirdre Parsons is Executive Director for the David Lynch Foundation UK. After studying design and art history, she has followed a career in education. For the last 25 years she has had extensive experience working as a lecturer, curriculum developer, promoter, and education advisor within the public and charity sectors. During the last two decades she has specialised in the development of education to improve health and well being, and has also trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation.
Bob Roth is the Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation in the USA where he has helped to direct the introduction of the TM programme to over 150,000 at-risk students in 130 public and charter schools in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. He also serves as national director of the Center for Leadership Performance, where he oversees the introduction of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) programme in business, industry, and governmental organisations.