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Meditation Creativity Peace:
A documentary of David Lynch's 16-country tour
by Julie Eagleton
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30 May 2012
Following are excerpts from a recent blog post* by British journalist Julie Eagleton, who writes of attending the London premiere of the new David Lynch documentary,
Meditation Creativity Peace:
''The human mind will not be confined
to any limits.''
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
'Last week I attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation at the Curzon Mayfair, the documentary—shot by film students and a camera crew from David Lynch Foundation Television over a two-year period—follows the director as he embarks on a tour of 16 countries, where he speaks to college students and members of the general public on the subjects he's most passionate about: meditation, his films, world peace and his charitable foundation.'
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'The David Lynch Foundation was established in the USA in 2005 and officially launched in the UK last year by the award-winning filmmaker, to help people of all ages and from all walks of life to overcome stress, suffering and hardship, and to unfold the full potential of their lives. As stress in society rises to epidemic levels, many children and adults are suffering from chronic stress-related disorders: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse to name just a few.
'The foundation was established to support the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing programs using a holistic approach, including Transcendental Meditation, that promote creativity, happiness and success. The foundation believes that for lasting transformation to take place on the outside, then change must begin within. . . .
'David Lynch first learned Transcendental Meditation as a young man in 1973, and has not missed a day's meditation since . . . .'
David Lynch at the University of London
Ms Eagleton describes Meditation Creativity Peace, noting that 'the documentary is peppered with colorful and very beautiful analogies'—including an early one in which David Lynch holds up 'a rather delicious looking donut (minus a bite)' and says:
'You don't know how sweet and how good it is until you have tasted it. Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than this donut. It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life: pure bliss consciousness.'
David Lynch in Israel
The film follows him through question-and-answer sessions with audiences in Jerusalem, Sofia, Kiev, Palermo, Lisbon and Edinburgh.
Ms. Eagleton concludes by explaining that 'in the past six years the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for meditation instruction for nearly 200,000 inner-city school students, veterans with post-traumatic stress, incarcerated adults and teens, and homeless adults and children throughout the world.
'Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, had two goals: enlightenment of the individual and peace on earth. David Lynch wants to achieve both.'
* Enjoy the complete text of Julie Eagleton's blog post at Meditation Creativity Peace: A documentary of David Lynch's 16-country tour. Source: TM.org/blog
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The film is available to stream free of charge within the UK and Ireland from Curzon on Demand.
CLICK HERE to view a video of David Lynch talking about Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain (Transcendental Meditation).
This blog was originally posted May 2, 2012 by Julie Eagleton at: julieeagleton.wordpress.com
Julie Eagleton is a London-based freelance writer who covers the arts (most notably film and theatre), business, lifestyle and travel. She is a regular contributor to the Harpers Bazaar luxury spa guides and covers lifestyle and travel for The Independent, The Telegraph and The Times of London. Her work has also appeared in Departures, Elle, Food and Travel, High Life, People, Ski and Board and Vogue magazine. Throughout her diverse career, she has interviewed many eminent figures from the worlds of arts, business and entertainment.
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© Copyright 2012 Julie Eagleton, Maharishi Foundation USA
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