Watch the replay of an amazing, mind-blowing, inspiring evening at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where David Lynch hosted an array of celebrities, scientists and philanthropists for the annual "Change Begins Within" benefit event — to provide meditation instruction to 10,000 veterans with PTSD.
Comedian Russell Brand is brilliant and hilarious talking about his experience practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique twice-daily for 14 months. Dr. Oz laid it on the line describing the importance of TM practice for reducing stress and saving lives. But the most deeply moving parts of the evening were speakers from established organizations that help at-risk groups such as child prostitutes and the homeless, who tell the stories of how TM practice has profoundly transformed the lives of these people like nothing else ever has.
War War II fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, along with veterans from America's subsequent wars, tell their story of how battle affected them, and how the Transcendental Meditation program turned their lives around.
It's heartening to see what powerful work is being done to transform life from the norms of suffering to something much, much better — and everyone practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique is an integral and major part of this quiet, yet widespread social transformation.
You might also enjoy Asheville, NC, TM teacher Jeanne Ball's new interview with David Lynch, posted Sunday on the Huffington Post:
"Change Begins Within," a benefit event featuring David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Candy Crowley, took place on Dec. 13 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
"We know David Lynch for his award-winning films -- "Mulholland Drive" was recently voted movie of the decade by the LA Film Critics Association. Seems like every night there's a "Twin Peaks" party going on somewhere. Lynch is also known as an artist, musician, philanthropist and proponent of meditation. He has been meditating twice a day for 37 years. His interests in meditation have led him to India and the Far East, as well as university EEG labs where brain researchers are exploring meditation's effects on the brain.