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David Lynch prescribes meditation for Rio violence

The Associated Press    Translate This Article
5 August 2008

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) U.S. movie director David Lynch says transcendental meditation is the cure for Rio de Janeiro's rampant violence.

Lynch says he hopes to meet with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to discuss the possibility of offering meditation studies in Brazil.

The director of 'Blue Velvet' and 'Mulholland Drive' was in Rio on Monday to promote his new book 'Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity.'

He proposed bringing meditation studies to Brazilian schools and universities, and said such a move 'would end the stress among youths and free the country of violence.'

Rio de Janeiro is among the most violent cities in the world with an annual homicide rate of around 50 per 100,000 residents.

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