Director takes a transcendental tour of Britain
Looking for a spiritual advisor for your kids?How about the helmer of “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks”? The enigmatic David Lynch has embarked on a tour of British schools to tout the benefits of transcendental meditation, accompanied fellow TM enthusiast, ’60s pop star Donovan. Lynch is taking the TM message to the masses to promote his new book, “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity” and the efforts of his Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and Peace. “There is a treasury inside each one of us human beings … it’s pure bliss, pure consciousness,” Lynch told the BBC’s Edward Stourton on Oct. 23. Lynch says his foundation has already persuaded 20,000 pupils in the U.S. to meditate twice a day. He doesn’t specify which 20,000 students are onboard so far, but his goal is even wider: Lynch wants to end school violence by teaching 1 million students worldwide to use TM.
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