Transcendental Meditation Is a Superpower—And It’s as Easy as Two Syllables (and 20 Minutes)

Let’s save some time here: Is there any real need, in the year 2023, to explain that meditation is good for you? That a regular practice of sitting still and quiet and clearing the mind, in one way or another, amidst a world filled with more and more distractions, from the micro to the macro, each of them seemingly demanding our attention 24/7, is probably helpful, welcome, soothing, beneficial, and all the other good things? FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Reading, Writing, Required Silence: How Meditation Is Changing Schools and Students

On a Wednesday afternoon in early May, after a full day of studying the Byzantine Empire and sitting through lessons on annotation and critical reading, the sixth-graders in Zsazita Walker’s social studies and language arts class were, expectedly, acting like sixth-graders. FULL STORY

My Morning Routine – with Ivanka Trump

Meditation is One of the Most Important Things I Do Each Day.

I meditate for twenty minutes, ideally twice daily. FULL STORY

The Washington Sun

PGDF Partners With David Lynch Foundation to Study Transcendental Meditation and Alcoholism

The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) announces its first research grant, to be awarded to the David Lynch Foundation for a feasibility study on Transcendental Meditation (TM) and alcohol dependence. FULL STORY

Chicago Inno

These Three Organizations Just Got Over $1M Combined To Combat Youth Violence In Chicago

Summer in Chicago is known for being one of the most violent times in the city. FULL STORY


What Is Transcendental Meditation?

Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, and many other high-profile stars, along with six million people worldwide, swear by this simple, yet profound practice. Here's why. FULL STORY

New York Magazine

How to Not Think: Transcendental Meditation on the C train.

A great many extremely successful and presumably fully actualized people, from billionaire hedge-funder Ray Dalio to pop goddess Katy Perry, are advocating these days for the life-changing benefits of Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Can TM Help Make a Dream Come True?

"I'm a dreamer. Being Italian I'm also a lover of life, food, fashion, family and friends." FULL STORY

Ivanka Trump Blog

#TeamIvanka Learned How to Meditate

Ivanka shared one of her favorite habits with the team. FULL STORY


Transcendental Meditation Makes A Comeback, With The Aim Of Giving Back

Transcendental meditation (TM) has been having a renaissance in recent years: Celebrities, businesspeople, and regular folk are practicing it in record numbers. FULL STORY


The Secret Weapon Successful Career Women Have

Four powerful women share why in order to do it all, sometimes you have to do nothing. FULL STORY

TM Home

Yearning for balance, actress Eva Mendes is ‘big into meditation’

Before she was spotted by a casting agent, Eva Mendes who came from a family of modest means dreamed of becoming an astronaut, an opera singer or a nun. And Hollywood’s glitz and glitter has not made Eva loose her cool.. FULL STORY

Rolling Stone

Courtney Love, Amy Poehler Salute Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' in L.A.

Great minds come out for loose, ramshackle tribute to the iconic poem. FULL STORY

LA Times

Allen Ginsberg celebrated by rock stars at the Ace Hotel in L.A.

Hal Willner is the former longtime musical producer for “Saturday Night Live,” but over the years he has also become known as a grand poobah of the kaleidoscopic, ensemble-cast, live-event form, orchestrating tributes to everyone from Charles Mingus to Kurt Weill to Tim Buckley. FULL STORY

Times Magazine

Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, Amy Poehler and More Celebrate Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ in L.A.

As the man who produced one of Allen Ginsberg’s last recorded works — and who virtually invented the tribute album as standalone art form — FULL STORY

Chicago Tribune

Stars celebrate 60th anniversary of 'Howl'

Actors and musicians, including Amy Poehler and Tim Robbins, gather in downtown Los Angeles for a unique performance celebrating the 60th anniversary of 'Howl,' by American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. FULL STORY


Courtney Love, Nick Cave & More Pay Tribute to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' in L.A.

On Tuesday night, Los Angeles' Theater at the Ace Hotel saw a massive convergence of counterculture icons, as Nick Cave, Lucinda Williams, Courtney Love and more paid tribute to Allen Ginsberg's seminal poem "Howl" on its 60th anniversary, all to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. FULL STORY


Nick Cave, Courtney Love and more perform at Allen Ginsberg tribute concert

Amy Poehler, Beth Orton, Peaches and more also perform at the show in Los Angeles. FULL STORY


Watch Nick Cave perform at Allen Ginsberg tribute concert

Amy Poehler, Beth Orton, Courtney Love also played at the show. FULL STORY

Paste Magazine

Nick Cave, Amy Poehler Honor Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” in L.A.

A concert in downtown Los Angeles was held Tuesday night to commemorate the 60 years since poet Allen Ginsberg debuted his magnum opus, “Howl.” FULL STORY

Rolling Stone

Duran Duran, Flaming Lips Play Surreal 'Music of David Lynch' Tribute

Artists from Sky Ferreira to Moby offer electric interpretations of the director's soundtracks. FULL STORY

Interview Magazine

The David Lynch Foundation Presents the Music of David Lynch

If there was one thing to take away from Wednesday night's event, The Music of David Lynch, it was the weight of the Twin Peaks director's passion for film, music, and the power of Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY

LA Times

All-star tribute to David Lynch lights up the Ace Hotel

At an afternoon rehearsal in downtown Los Angeles, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was on his knees making noise. FULL STORY


David Lynch Tribute Features Duran Duran, Flaming Lips, Lykke Li

Duran Duran, Moby and Lykke Li were among the musicians and bands who celebrated the music of director David Lynch at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday. FULL STORY

DIY Magazine

Sky Ferreira, Karen O and Other Artists Host David Lynch Tribute Concert

The night of celebrations came as the renowned director, actor, and musician’s non-profit foundation turned ten years old. FULL STORY


Sky Ferreira, Flaming Lips, Jim James, Duran Duran Cover David Lynch at Benefit Show

Watch Sky do "Blue Velvet" and more, from last night's tribute concert. FULL STORY


David Lynch Tribute Features Music From 'Twin Peaks,' 'Mulholland Drive' & More: Concert Review

Duran Duran delivered a three-song finale at a concert tribute to the music of David Lynch on April 1, saluting the director with songs from their hitmaking heyday -- FULL STORY

Boston Herald

David Lynch tribute features Duran Duran, Flaming Lips, Lykke Li

Duran Duran, Moby and Lykke Li were among the musicians and bands that gathered to perform and celebrate the music of legendary Hollywood director David Lynch at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday. FULL STORY


Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. FULL STORY

Consequence of Sound

Live Review: The Music of David Lynch at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel (4/1)

A few days after Brian Fest, a celebration of Brian Wilson’s career, Los Angeles’ second tribute concert of the week slipped out of the sunshine and into the shadows for a night honoring the cinematic and pop music of David Lynch. FULL STORY


Flaming Lips, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran and more cover music of David Lynch at tribute gig

The likes of Duran Duran, Sky Ferreira, The Flaming Lips and more performed at a David Lynch tribute concert last night (April 1) in Los Angeles. FULL STORY

Yahoo Music

No Ordinary World: Duran Duran, Flaming Lips, Moby Play Surreal David Lynch Concert

Truly, there could be no more apt adjective than “Lynchian” to describe Wednesday’s Music of David Lynch tribute concert in downtown Los Angeles. FULL STORY

Music Times

David Lynch Ace Hotel Tribute Concert Featured Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran & Flaming Lips, Promoted Meditation

If being spooked, mystified and left hanging to solve cryptic messages conjures any appeal, look no further than Oscar-nominated director, David Lynch. FULL STORY


The Music of David Lynch at the Ace Hotel Theater, 4-1-15

We often speak of David Lynch in terms of his vision, whether it is a severed ear crawling with ants amongst the grass, or a puffy-cheeked lounge singer squashing mucousy spermatozoa with her heels, or the river-washed body of a prom queen, pale blue and wrapped in plastic. FULL STORY

Orange County Register

'The Music of David Lynch' is suitably strange and wonderful

Any true fan of David Lynch’s hypnotically strange films is also passionate about the music in those movies, for it has been just as idiosyncratically compelling as the cinematic riddles he has created. FULL STORY


Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, More to Play Benefit Commemorating Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"

Proceeds from forthcoming 60th anniversary celebration to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. FULL STORY


Cool Schools: Meditation Prepares Students for Class

Mind over material. That's what this week's Cool Schools is all about. FULL STORY


What Oprah Knows for Sure About Finding the Fullest Expression of Yourself

Seeking the fullest expression of self. That's the story of my life in six words— FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Rick Goings, CEO Of Tupperware: Success Is Not Just About Money

Rick Goings, CEO of Tupperware, joined HuffPostLive at the World Economic Forum In Davos Wednesday to discuss the need to redefine success in modern society. FULL STORY


Donna Karan and SELF Host CFDA #HealthIsBeauty Panel

During Fashion Week, models, editors and photographers sprint around New York from show to show—starting at 9 AM and not ending until well after 9 PM, or, well, later, if you're out at one of the many after-parties. FULL STORY

Business Insider

Arnold Schwarzenegger says a year of practicing Transcendental Meditation in the '70s changed his life

Arnold Schwarzenegger's career was skyrocketing to a new level in 1975. FULL STORY


The New Resolution: Making Time for Yourself

I can’t speak for other places in the world, but among New Yorkers, the oft-uttered phrase, “I’m so busy,” is delivered as a simultaneous lament and brag—one to be interpreted as both “I wish I could cut back” and “I’m in high demand.” FULL STORY

WCF Courier

It's about time for "Quiet Time"

Nothing succeeds like success, as they say, and I’m here to report two genuine successes. One is small, the other large, a possible game-changer. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Calm, Clarity and Capacity in Our Lives

Ask anyone and they will likely tell you they are running at 120 percent, that there aren't enough hours in the day. FULL STORY

New York Times

Sharon Isbin: Seeking Out Serenity

Sharon Isbin’s living room is decorated with two Grammy Awards and a keepsake from her time performing in the Amazon: a handcrafted poison-dart gun. FULL STORY

NBC News

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students meditate for fifteen minutes. FULL STORY

Gabrielle Bernstein

A Meditation Practice That Will Change Your Life

Last summer I was invited to attend a four-day Transcendental Meditation training. This invitation came at the perfect time on my spiritual path. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Interview With David Lynch: His Mission to Change the World Through Meditation

I can remember being absolutely hooked and engrossed into the surreal world of the cutting-edge television series Twin Peaks back in the '90s. FULL STORY


The Fashion World Gets Spiritual

Fashionistas revitalize through practice of the TM technique. FULL STORY


How Meditation May Help People With HIV

A mindfulness routine may lead to better health outcomes. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

How Transcendental Meditation Changed This HIV Patient's Life

Transcendental Meditation boasts major health benefits, but for some, the practice can be truly life-changing. FULL STORY

Seleni Institute

Seleni Institute and David Lynch Foundation Announce Perinatal Mental Health Research Award Funding

Research award program investigates Transcendental Meditation® as possible treatment for perinatal anxiety disorders. FULL STORY

The O'Reilly Factor

The David Lynch Foundation helping children

Bill O'Reilly reports on the David Lynch Foundation's 2005 benefit at Radio City Music Hall, featuring Paul McCartney, and its work to help underserved urban youth. FULL STORY


Ringo Starr - GQ's Humanitarian of the Year

GQ awarded Ringo Starr the 2014 Man of the Year award in the humanitarian category for his efforts to raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation's Quiet Time Program. FULL STORY

The Daily Beast

David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, True Detectives, and Collaborating with Kanye West

The acclaimed auteur behind Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and countless other classics on the David Lynch Foundation, TM, and how cable TV is the new arthouse. FULL STORY

Financial Times

Meditate to Sharpen Your Assertive Edge

Business professionals are increasingly turning to Transcendental Meditation to lower stress and improving focus. FULL STORY

Harper's Bazaar

DLF Collaborates with Live the Process

Clothing brand 'Live The Process' is teaming up with model Alyssa Miller for a collection that gives back with Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY


Make Ringo Starr’s Birthday Wish Come True—Post a Peace Sign Selfie For a Good Cause!

To kick off Ringo’s 74th birthday, John Varvatos is launching #PeaceRocks, a charitable, social media-based initiative wherein Varvatos will donate $1 to The Ringo Starr Peace and Love Fund for every peace-sign selfie that is posted to either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and is tagged with hashtag #PeaceRocks. FULL STORY

LA Times

Ringo, Photobombs and Birthday Cakes

For years, Ringo Starr has used the occasion of his birthday to urge fans to flash the peace symbol and say the words "Peace and love" at noon wherever they happen to be in the world. FULL STORY

BBC News

Ringo Starr's 74th Birthday Rocks Peace, Love and Fundraising

Former Beatle Ringo Starr has been lending his star status to support the David Lynch foundation. FULL STORY

USA Today

Ringo Starr Stars in Expanded Tour,
Art Show, TV Special

Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love, a tribute concert honoring the drummer, will premiere at 8 p.m. ET July 13 on AXS TV. The tribute concert launched the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund, which will help at-risk adults and children around the world. FULL STORY

Sirius XM

Lena Dunham on Changing the World:

Staying Grounded through Meditation. FULL STORY

Good News Planet

Transcendental Meditation Impacts an Incredible, Young Man with Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders or ‘ASDs,’ are described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a group of developmental disabilities that can cause “significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.” FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Educating the Self: First Things First

Self-improvement and empowerment organizations are playing a dominant role in redefining our goals and expanding our vision for living a life of fulfillment. FULL STORY

New Haven Independent

TM Chills Out A High School

Senior Brandon Crowder went from an F to an A in math class not by studying harder or getting a tutor — but by meditating. FULL STORY

Modern Lux Manhattan

Transcendental Inspiration

The David Lynch Foundation brings Transcendental Meditation programs to at-risk children, veterans, prisoners and survivors of domestic violence. FULL STORY

CNN Money

Wall Street says ‘Om’

Stocks are near all-time highs, the IPO market is hot, but while optimism is high on Wall Street these days, so is stress. FULL STORY

Everyday Health

This No-Cost, Drug-Free Therapy Helps Children With Autism

Evidence is mounting that Transcendental Meditation can help children with autism focus and be less impulsive. FULL STORY


Dixie Chicks, David Lynch Foundation Honor Rick Rubin

Legendary music producer received org's ‘Lifetime of Harmony’ award for dedication to Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY

Rolling Stone

Rick Rubin: A ‘Lifetime of Meditation & Music’

Producer receives DLF's ‘Lifetime of Harmony’ award in L.A. FULL STORY

LA Times

Dixie Chicks Perform in Honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch Benefit

The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for David Lynch Foundation. FULL STORY

USA Today

David Lynch Foundation to Honor Music Producer Rick Rubin

The life and work of producer Rick Rubin, a longtime meditator, will be celebrated Thursday at a Los Angeles concert. FULL STORY

Rolling Stone

Q&A: Filmmaker David Lynch on Enlightenment, ZZ Top & ‘Yeezus’

The 'Blue Velvet' director & self-described 'bliss ninny' talks meditation & music. FULL STORY

Wall Street Journal

To Scale a Mountain, First Meditate by the Sea

When Erik Oberholtzer was feeling overwhelmed by the stress of expanding his restaurant business, he decided to go as far off the grid as he could go for three weeks. FULL STORY

Women's Health

6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (and How You Can Get Started Today)

Practice transcendental meditation for 20 minutes, twice a day, to help you lose weight, thrive at work, and ward off heart disease. FULL STORY

Yahoo Finance

Could This Be the Key to Success on Wall Street?

‘Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio thinks so.’ FULL STORY

Institutional Investor

Ray Dalio and Mario Batali Meditate on the Secret of Their Success

The billionaire founder of hedge fund firm Bridgewater and the frenetic Iron Chef share a strong taste for meditation. FULL STORY

Business Insider

How Meditation Makes Ray Dalio Feel Like ‘A Ninja In A Fight’

Billionaire Ray Dalio, the founder of hedge fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates, has been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 42 years. FULL STORY


Last Night: Ray Dalio, Batali Meditate, Talk Clams

At a panel on transcendental meditation last night, Ray Dalio and Mario Batali revealed they both have rubber soles. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

The Surprising Success Secret This Hedge Fund Founder Swears By

“Meditation more than any other factor has been the secret to whatever success I've had,” Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, told financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at a DLF event. FULL STORY

BuzzFeed Business

The Chef, The Doctor, The Hedge Fund Manager, & Transcendental Meditation

Mario Batali can “comfortably meditate” on his Vespa. Batali, Ray Dalio, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Dr. Oz, and others make the case for Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY

LA Times

David Lynch Leads Star-Studded Salute to Ringo Starr at the El Rey

Who better to inspire a little help from your friends than Ringo Starr? FULL STORY

Rolling Stone

Ringo Starr Honored With ‘Lifetime of Peace & Love Award’

David Lynch and an all-star band paid tribute to the musician, Ringo Starr in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Day. FULL STORY


Rolling Stone

Honoring Ringo Starr with Tribute Concert

Joe Walsh, Ben Folds, Ben Harper and more will band together on January 20th to honor the life of the legendary musician. FULL STORY


The Transcendentalists

David Lynch and Calvin Klein Collection's Italo Zucchelli on their shared passions: creativity and Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY

Wall Street Journal

A Benefit for the David Lynch Foundation

Wall Street Journal reports on the Foundation's fifth annual benefit gala, honoring FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Hugh and Deborra-lee Jackman. The event was co-hosted by David Lynch and Jerry Seinfeld. FULL STORY


Meditation as a Potential Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the CDC, 1 in 88 people have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence has increased ten-fold over the last 40 years. There is no cure, but there seem to be as many treatments as there are manifestations of symptoms of the disorder. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Bringing Calm to the Center of Life’s Storm

Huffington Post interviews Bob Roth, DLF Executive Director, about his success in making TM available to tens of thousands of individuals in need over the past eight years. FULL STORY

Huffington Post

Lena Dunham Shares Her Experience with TM

The Emmy award-winning filmmaker and actress behind Girls shares how TM has helped her cope with stress, anxiety and negativity. FULL STORY


The Totally Stressed Out Man's Guide to Meditation

DLF supporters share the benefits TM has had in their lives. FULL STORY

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

War Veterans Hail Meditation as Beneficial, Cost-Effective PTSD Treatment

Dr. Sarina Grosswald and war veteran Jason Lebracht report on the healing benefits of meditation for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. FULL STORY

Bloomberg Businessweek

TM May Help Stressed Vets

Research on the effectiveness of TM for relieving PTSD symptoms and developing resilience may offer hope for preventing further military suicides. FULL STORY

Good Morning America

Jerry Seinfeld on Importance of Meditation

Emmy Award-winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld and DLF executive director Bob Roth discuss the benefits of TM and the Foundation's work. WATCH

Boston Globe

Study Suggests Meditation Helps Treat PTSD

New research performed by Norwich University studies the effects of Transcendental Meditation on strengthening resilience to stress among future officers. FULL STORY

Washington Post

Veterans Affairs Testing Whether Meditation Helps Treat PTSD

TM shows great promise as effective alternative to conventional mental healthcare approaches. FULL STORY

New York Times

Celebrities and Recent Research Fuel Interest in Transcendental Meditation

DLF offers TM to troubled students, veterans, homeless and prisoners. FULL STORY

Wall Street Journal

David Lynch Introduces Veterans to Meditation

Operation Warrior Wellness launched to help veterans overcome PTSD. FULL STORY


Meditation Nation

How Transcendental Meditation returned as the new status symbol. FULL STORY

Wall Street Journal

A Transcendental Cure for Post-Traumatic Stress

Study of soldiers shows 50% reduction in symptoms after eight weeks of Transcendental Meditation. FULL STORY


Alternative Treatment Promoted for Soldiers Suffering from PTSD

Meditation could help the increasing number of military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress. FULL STORY


Meditation Heals Military Vets with PTSD

Research suggests Transcendental Meditation can be helpful in relieving symptoms of PTSD among combat veterans. FULL STORY

New York Times

Just Say ‘Om’: The Fab Two Give a Little Help

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and friends support David Lynch Foundation, bring meditation to at-risk students. FULL STORY

San Francisco Examiner

Meditation Program Mends Troubled Vistacion Valley Middle School

School credits program with reducing violence, increasing attendance and test scores and dramatically decreasing suspensions. FULL STORY

LA Daily News

Children of the Night and Movie Director David Lynch Expand Work

All residents of shelter for abused teens participate in TM program. FULL STORY

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