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Transcendental Meditation sparks unprecedented interest in Russia
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16 June 2010
An article in the Russian magazine Passport describes the unprecedented interest in the Transcendental Meditation Programme following the 2009 visit of filmmaker artist David Lynch to Russia.
Last year David Lynch visited Russia to promote both his book on Transcendental Meditation, Catching the Big Fish, and the work of his charity, the David Lynch Foundation, in the country.
Lynch, who has been popular in Russia since his Twin Peaks series was released on local television at the end of the Soviet era, was enthusiastically welcomed, and an article about his trip published in Moscow's Passport magazine got a record high number of hits on its website.
The renewed interest in the Transcendental Meditation Technique was so great after his visit that Passport recently published another article simple called, 'Transcendental Meditation in Russia', in April's issue.
The article likens Lynch's Moscow visit to 1988, when the USSR had accepted international assistance for the first time since World War II, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Armenia—with Teachers of Transcendental Meditation arriving as part of the humanitarian aid effort.
The article provides an in-depth account of that project and of the flourishing of business, agriculture, education, and health care projects in Russia since that time, in cooperation with the worldwide Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's organization.
It concludes that these offer a means to build a 'future of light for the country', as understood by Russian artist and philosopher Nikolai Roerich:
'Wealth in itself does not generate culture. But broadened and subtler thinking and the sense of beauty produce that subtlety, that nobility of spirit, which are distinctive for a cultured person. It is this kind of person that can build the future of light for its country.'—Nikolai Roerich, Russian artist-philosopher, early 20th century.
The Passport magazine article is featured on the News page of the official Transcendental Meditation website in the United Kingdom.
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