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Russell Brand interviews quantum physicist at David Lynch Foundation gala
by Michelle Kung

The Wall Street Journal    Translate This Article
5 December 2011

On 5 December 2011 The Wall Street Journal reported: 'With his manic energy and cheeky vocabulary, British comic Russell Brand hardly seems like a poster boy for Transcendental Meditation,' writes Michelle Kung in The Wall Street Journal. 'But Mr Brand . . . is indeed a practitioner of TM and served as a master of ceremonies Saturday night for the David Lynch Foundation's annual ''Change Begins Within'' benefit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.' It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of culture.

The event also featured Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Simmons, and eminent psychiatrist Dr Norman Rosenthal explaining 'the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation', the article explains.

Filmmaker David Lynch, a long-time meditator, described the Transcendental Meditation Technique and his foundation's initiatives to bring it to high-risk populations suffering from traumatic stress, including combat veterans and schoolchildren.

Ms Kung noted another article, by Dr Rosenthal and David Lynch,* which was featured recently on The Wall Street Journal's opinion page.

At the end of the evening Mr Brand conducted an interview with renowned quantum physicist John Hagelin**

(The article concludes with a video clip of a similar interview by Mr Brand with Dr Hagelin at last December's second annual Change Begins Within benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.)

Click here to read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.

© Copyright 2011 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Global Good News comment:

* 'A Transcendental Cure for Post-Traumatic Stress', published 13 July 2011, described the David Lynch Foundation's initiative to teach Transcendental Meditation to active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS), referring to results of a recently published study of veterans by Dr Rosenthal and colleagues that showed a 50% reduction in PTS symptoms after eight weeks of meditation.

** Dr Hagelin is also president of the David Lynch Foundation and director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.

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