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Students have been showing universities, such as Harvard, MIT, and the University of Michigan, a 70-minute documentary with clips of David Lynch's European tour where he answered questions about meditation, creativity, and peace.



Students intern with David Lynch Foundation Outreach Programme
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
29 November 2011

Five Maharishi University of Management students helped to introduce the Transcendental Meditation technique to college students around the country during an internship last block with the David Lynch Foundation.

The immediate goal of the Student Outreach Program is to organize showings of a 70-minute documentary that contains clips of Mr. Lynch answering questions about meditation, creativity, and peace during his European tour of 16 countries several years ago.

The students distributed approximately 400 DVDs to interested parties locally and across the country. They began by assembling email lists of practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation technique and then contacted them, offering the DVD as well as help with organizing the event. They also contacted film departments at universities.

Once they laid the groundwork and began making contacts, they quickly lined up a number of showings at universities such as Harvard, MIT, the University of Michigan, and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Their goal was to organize 100-200 events.

The students helped with promotion on the campuses, provided posters, helped line up the venues, and sent out packages to the Transcendental Meditation centers describing the project and including the DVD.

Heading up the program are David Lynch Foundation employees Cooper Rose and Sam Johnson, both graduates of Maharishi School and MUM.

"The students are doing an excellent job," Mr. Rose said. "They've exceeded my expectations. I expect a lot of success from the project based on the work the students have done in this course. We're really happy with the way things are going and hope to continue."

Mr. Rose said that the project will be ongoing for the next few months and that there will be ongoing internship opportunities.

The students also spent some time helping with other David Lynch Foundation projects, such as filming footage of campus that can be used by documentary filmmakers and news media.

Students interested in participating in an internship with the David Lynch Foundation can contact Mr. Rose via email at cooper@davidlynchfoundation.org.

© Copyright 2011, Maharishi University of Management


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