One of the past benefit conerts that the David Lynch Foundation has hosted wasa the Change Begins Within benefit at Carnegie Hall in 2015, where Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld and others performed.
by Erik Martin at Enjoy TM News website
8 September 2017
I am a music guy and a David Lynch fanatic. I not only know his films deeply, but I’m also intimately familiar with Twin Peaks, his interviews, paintings, music, sound design, weather forecasts. . . . all of it. And then there’s Dumbland, perhaps his most jarring work. I remember seeing it and wondering, “What’s going on here?” A renaissance of consciousness, that’s what!
I didn’t know anything about meditation a few years ago, nor that David Lynch was a practitioner. I didn’t know that he felt it had enormous value for artists, and more universally, for all human beings. What I did know was that The Beatles had met with Maharishi in India and that an explosion of creativity (The White Album) sprang forth during their time there.
Fast forward to three years ago. I saw a screening of David Lynch’s documentary on Meditation, Creativity, Peace, which features highlights from his conversations with college students around Europe about Transcendental Meditation and filmmaking.
I was gripped by David’s descriptions of happiness and creativity and expanding the “ball of consciousness.” I had to have it. So, I signed up for a TM course and proceeded to release my stress and emerge as myself.
So, here I am today, producing concerts for DLF Live [the David Lynch Foundation’s events and music division], along with my dear friend Jessica Wisk. Our mission is to produce events that raise money to heal trauma and to explore the natural link between music and meditation, which we consider to be the language of the soul. We’ve had an incredible year, thanks to the generosity of artists who believe deeply in the Foundation’s work.
Talk to people who dive within, who access their true nature through meditation. They’ll all tell you the same thing. They’ll say that the song of the Self is the sweetest music they’ve ever heard.
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