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Transcendental Meditation helped them to change,

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Look inside

Change begins within

David Lynch Foundation: Changing Lives through Meditation

Since 2005 the David Lynch Foundation has shared Transcendental Meditation with our most stressed populations. If you are inspired by this video please make a donation using the Donate button on the right. The David Lynch Foundation runs entirely on donations and there is a long list of schools and organizations eager to participate.

Change begins within!

Video Transcription :

“I looked inside I was hallow in the happiness department. And I said, I got to get that. And so I started Transcendental Meditation.” - David Lynch

Since 2005,
the David Lynch Foundation
has shared Transcendental Meditation
with our most stressed populations

"A year ago this month I was suicidal. I was so low that I just wanted to not be here..."

At-Risk Youth

“I got pregnant at the age of 13.”

“And my mom, she was departed 2 years ago. Sometimes I cry, because it is too much tension.”


“We were attacked at this place called Buddha. That fight went on for two weeks. The first night I killed 14 people.” - Veteran Dan Burks


Soledad O'Brien libre de droit “And the number of women and girls who are raped and tortured and killed in war torn areas is literally beyond estimation and beyond comprehension.” - Soledad O’Brien

African Refugees: "After my husband died my in-laws turned against me. They tortured me, almost killed me."


“I always thought I had a low grade depression- but it really was, probably ever since ten years old, I just really had been miserable with being myself.”

The Homeless

"I was just so frustrated and full of misguided anger I didn't know where to direct it to."

Native Americans

"I lost four members of my family to diabetes. I don't want that to happen to my people."


"Sorrow, anxiety, traumatic stress, depression, hate, anger, rage, fear start to lift away. Life just gets better and better and better." - David Lynch


“When it’s calm and still, even what struggle becomes beauty.” - Russell Simmons


"I used to say I'm going to get my grades up, I'm going to do better. But still it was just what I said, it never happened. Until I started meditating."

“I think every barrio, all school in America, has to have the fundamental right of having an opportunity to do this type of thing.”


“Stay regular in your meditation. Don’t let anybody take it away, and you will unfold your full potential.” - David Lynch

“The kids love it, the kids in the West Banks love it, the kids in Brazil love it.” - Paul McCartney


"I think this is what people need. They don't need high minded talk, they need results." - Paul McCartney

"Speaking as a scientist the amazing thing about Transcendental Meditation is the very well-established research showing the technique impacts things that we didn't think were changeable." - Dr. Oz

Native American Indian: “Since I started TM my sugar has been where it should be. So, I'm sold on TM."

"The initial research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation in treating PTSD offers so much hope. Better then many things being tried at far less a cost." - Candy Crowley

Veteran: “Transcendental Meditation saved my life."

“I’m meditating 37 years”Jerry Seinfeld

“I’ve been using it for almost 40 years” Clint Eastwood

“It is the only time I have that stillness long enough, that I open my eyes and I am sad that it’s 20 minutes later.”Ellen DeGeneres


Inmate #1: “If you just take the time to meditate, (and just let everything go) free your mind, and everything will come together.”

Inmate #2: “It’s just this last month, I felt so much energy, it’s being amazing.”


“All that feeling of heaviness, I can feel it melt away.  It was absolutely transformational.” - Veteran Dan Burks

“I found that there is an ever-present sanctuary within me.” Russell Brand


Inmate #3: “People tell me, you know you look very calm, you look very relaxed.  And there's not a whole of craziness, I'm just sitting there, calm, you know, and its surprising even to me”

At-Risk Youth: “I had a lot of problems in my life, and TM came into my life and gave me like this open door to something that I never knew it would be.”

African Refugees: "Those days I used to cry too much but now even the tears, they are holding. I'm great.”

Veterans: “It comes back to the core of who you are as a person and what you're made of, and you have to give yourself a chance.”


“Real change for the good, truly begins within” - David Lynch

Change begins within
“Transcendental Meditation can save lives, is going to save some more lives, and we just got to make sure everyone is aware.” - Veteran Tara Jones Wise


For information or to donate:

David Lynch Foundation « Changing Lives With Meditation », July 20, 2012, <>, Other link : < original video source >

To learn more about how the David Lynch Foundation is bringing the evidence-based, scientifically-validated Transcendental Meditation technique to at-risk populations all over the world, please visit

Change Begins Within « David Lynch Foundation Fifth Annual Benefit Gala », < Change Begins Within>