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Live web news conference, Friday 3 April 2009 - Paul McCartney, other stars to launch David Lynch Foundation global initiative for at-risk youth

David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace    Translate This Article
19 December 2010

WATCH LIVE! Friday, April 3, 12 noon to 1 pm EDT

* Paul McCartney
* Ringo Starr
* David Lynch

Coming together to teach one million at-risk youth to meditate


To watch the live online news conference, click here.

This online news conference will launch the David Lynch Foundation's global initiative to teach one million at-risk youth to meditate. Funds for the initiative will be raised during the 'Change Begins Within'' benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 4.

Donovan, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette, and Mike Love will attend to support the initiative as well.

Experts to explain the benefits of meditation for young people

John Hagelin, Ph.D.
President of the David Lynch Foundation, Harvard-trained quantum physicist, educator, author, and leading researcher on the effects of meditation on health and brain development

Carmen N'Namdi Chief education officer of a Detroit middle school where more than 300 students and teachers practice the TM technique twice daily as part of the school's wellness program

Father Gabriel Mejia Catholic missionary who directs 47 shelters for homeless children in Colombia where over 3600 young people meditate twice daily

Gary Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. Associate professor of clinical neurology at New York University School of Medicine; recipient of the Albert H. Douglas Award from the Medical Society of the State of New York

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. Senior researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology for 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health; clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University

William Stixrud, Ph.D. Clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attention, and/or social/emotional difficulties; associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C. Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Institute of Natural Medicine and Prevention; recipient of $24 million from the NIH [National Institutes of Health, US] to investigate the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cardiovascular disease

The David Lynch Foundation will use BitGravity's BG Live highly-scalable flash-based video stream service.

Presented by the David Lynch Foundation

Find out more about the Transcendental Meditation program:

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