January 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
i was surfing the internet and i found out that david lynch, the famous writer and director of great movies such as the elephant man, wild at heart, blue velvet and mulholland drive, founded “david lynch foundation“, a charitable organization, in 2005 to promote transcendental meditation (t.m.) throughout the world. the organization has a long list of famous names undersigned it, such as clint eastwood, paul mccartney, ringo starr, moby, laura dern, donna karen, russel brand, david norton, and so on.
the campaign goals include funding scholarship for the students to learn tm, military post war and post-trauma treatments, provide help to homeless shelters to overcome the traumatic stress, provide service to american indian societies and health care organization to help with disorders such as chronic diseases and addiction, offer prisons with the tm education services for the prisoners, etc. also the foundation is not limited to the united states, it is active internationally.
in today’s world of fear and uncertainty, every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence—bliss—the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep within all of us. this is the way to save the coming generation.
from david lynch message on the dlf website
the whole concept sounds very promising unless you look at it from an anti-religion perspective when it has its own controversies on the systematically promoting a type of religion in schools, and boost it in societies like prison and military groups, among vulnerable people who consider it as a solution to their problems.
anyhow, i like the idea and in my opinion it doesn’t matter what you name it, meditation, psychotherapy, anonymous groups, etc. the real quest is to show people that there are solutions to their problems, and to give them hope and a path to follow to reach their goals in life. to give them a new tool, to teach them a new technique and to show them a new path, so that they can use it whenever they need it. and as a matter of fact, i am really happy that capable and influential individuals such as david lynch is providing service to other people to promote peace, health and a better living.