Legendary filmmaker, David Lynch, joins Raghu for a chat on finding true happiness, creativity and peace through Transcendental Meditation.
David Lynch is a filmmaker, painter, photographer, sculptor, musician, woodworker, and founder and chairman of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Possibly best known for his work on the cult classic film, Dune, as well as the CBS series, Twin Peaks; David’s life’s mission has been to spread the benefits of Transcendental Meditation throughout the world. Tune into his Daily Weather Report, short films, and more surprises, on his David Lynch Theater Youtube channel, and check out DavidLynchFoundation.org for more Transcendental Meditation education and resources.
“There are things swimming in us that got to be dealt with one way or another.” – David Lynch
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Fate, True Happiness, & Finding TM
Welcoming legendary filmmaker and all-around renaissance man, David Lynch, to Mindrolling, Raghu opens by inviting him to share the early influences in his life which brought him to create such incredible pieces of art amidst finding true happiness and peace in the form of Transcendental Meditation. From here, they talk about David’s big break with Mel Brook’s Elephant Man, and reflect on the 1960s cultural context of TM.
“There’s got to be a point in all of our lives when something happens and we become a seeker. Something happened to me just about the time I moved to Los Angeles—I couldn’t get enough knowledge of all different kinds of philosophies, spiritual things, meditations.” – David Lynch
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Transcendental Meditation & The Unified Field (20:00)
Hearing a profound change in his sister’s voice and way of being, David became curious about the practice of TM and it’s compounding benefits. Through this lens, he and Raghu dive into why the ancient technique of TM—first brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—proves such an all-encompassing method for transcending the thinking mind and coming into contact with the eternal unified field of unbounded happiness, love, creativity, energy, and peace.
“A human being is like a lightbulb—we radiate out what’s inside. So if you’re filled with anger, stress, and hate, you’ll radiate that out. People don’t like to sit down next to somebody who’s filled with anger and negativity. On the other hand, if you’re filled with happiness and love, you radiate that out; people like that and they feel good around you. It’s just the way it is” – David Lynch
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David Lynch Foundation // Blue Velvet // Daily Weather Reports (40:00)
After they discuss the practical underpinnings of how meditation can revolutionize our daily lives from the inside out, Raghu invites David to share on the TM spreading mission and world-changing work of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. To close, they talk Blue Velvet, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, and David’s daily Weather Reports on Youtube.
“The reality of children being able to engage themselves within themselves at a very early age offers an opportunity for societal change.” – Raghu Markus