This is a list of notable individuals who have practiced the Transcendental Meditation technique, introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The organization was estimated to have 900,000 participants worldwide in 1977,a million by the 1980s, and five million in more recent years.
David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, and actor. He is best known for writing and directing films such as Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001), which are often regarded by critics as among the best films of their times, and for his television series Twin Peaks. These works led to him being labeled "the first popular Surrealist" by film critic Pauline Kael. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, he has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and has won the César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. In 2007, a panel of critics convened by The Guardian announced that 'after all the discussion, no one could fault the conclusion that David Lynch is the most important film-maker of the current era', while AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking".
John Samuel Hagelin is the leader of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement in the United States. He is president of the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, and honorary chair of its board of trustees. The university was established in 1973 by the TM movement's founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to deliver a "consciousness-based education".
Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of silent, mantra meditation and to the organizations that constitute the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created and introduced the TM technique and TM movement in India in the mid-1950s.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was an Indian guru, known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique and for being the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious. He became known as Maharishi and Yogi as an adult.
Maharishi International University (MIU), formerly Maharishi University of Management, is a private university in Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a "consciousness-based education" system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its founding principles include the development of the full potential of the individual, fulfilling economic aspirations while maximizing proper use of the environment and bringing spiritual fulfillment and happiness to humanity.
The Transcendental Meditation movement refers to the programs and organizations connected with the Transcendental Meditation technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in the 1950s. The organization was estimated to have 900,000 participants in 1977, a million by the 1980s, and 5 million in more recent years.
Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow Bruns is an American author, meditation teacher, and film producer. She is the daughter of film director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan and younger sister of actress Mia Farrow. She is the subject of the Beatles song "Dear Prudence".
Michael Edward Love is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. Characterized by his nasal tenor and occasionally baritone singing, Love has been one of the band's vocalists and lyricists for their entire career, contributing to each of their studio albums and serving as their frontman for live performances. He is the cousin of bandmates Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, and is often regarded as a maligned figure in the group's history, a reputation he acknowledges: "For those who believe that Brian walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist."
Cynthia McFadden is an American television journalist who is currently the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News. She was an anchor and correspondent for ABC News who co-anchored Nightline, and occasionally appeared on ABC News special Primetime. She was with ABC News from 1994 to 2014 and joined NBC News in March 2014.
The Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) is a non-profit organization that claims to promote Transcendental Meditation, education, and the construction of "buildings for peace" in the world's major cities. Inaugurated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, on October 7, 2000, the GCWP was originally conceived as "a country without borders for peace-loving people everywhere." It has issued a currency called the "Raam," and its leader is neurologist Tony Nader.
The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (DLF) is a global charitable foundation with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded by film director and Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioner David Lynch in 2005 to fund the teaching of TM in schools. Over the years it has expanded its focus to include other "at-risk" populations such as the homeless, U.S. military veterans, African war refugees and prison inmates.
David W. Orme-Johnson is a former professor of psychology at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He is the author of over 100 papers investigating the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
In February 1968, the English rock band the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh in northern India to take part in a Transcendental Meditation (TM) training course at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The visit followed the group's denunciation of drugs in favour of TM and received widespread media attention. The band's interest in the Maharishi's teachings was led by George Harrison's commitment, and it changed Western attitudes about Indian spirituality and encouraged the study of Transcendental Meditation. The visit was also the most productive period for the Beatles' songwriting.
The History of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the Transcendental Meditation movement originated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the organization, and continues beyond his death (2008). In 1955, the Maharishi began publicly teaching a traditional meditation technique learned from his master Brahmananda Saraswati, which he called Transcendental Deep Meditation, and later renamed Transcendental Meditation.
The Transcendental Meditation technique or TM is a form of silent mantra meditation, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The meditation practice involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one's eyes closed. Beginning in 1965, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been incorporated into schools, universities, corporations, and prison programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and India. In 1977, a U.S. federal district court ruled that a curriculum in TM and the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI) being taught in some New Jersey schools was religious in nature and in violation of the First Amendment. However, the technique has since been included in a number of educational and social programs around the world.
The Maharishi School is a non-academically selective free school in Lathom, Lancashire, UK. The school was founded in 1986 and uses "consciousness-based education" methods including Transcendental Meditation. Despite receiving criticism for teaching pseudoscience and being for "the education of the members of a religious sect", it became a flagship free school in 2011.
David Wants to Fly is a 2010 German documentary film that follows its director, Berlin-based, film school graduate David Sieveking, as he interacts with his film hero David Lynch, and explores the Transcendental Meditation movement. The film chronicles a period of time in Sieveking's life that includes his off-and-on relationship with his girlfriend as well as his travels to the United States, Holland and India. The film has received awards and honorable mentions as well as criticism.
Transcendental Meditation in education is the application of the Transcendental Meditation technique in an educational setting or institution. These educational programs and institutions have been founded in the US, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Africa and Japan. The Transcendental Meditation technique became popular with students in the 1960s and by the early 1970s centers for the Students International Meditation Society were established at a thousand campuses in the US with similar growth occurring in Germany, Canada and Britain. The Maharishi International University was established in 1973 in the US and began offering accredited, degree programs. In 1977 courses in Transcendental Meditation and the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI) were legally prohibited from New Jersey (USA) public high schools on religious grounds by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. This "dismantled" the TM program's use of government funding in U.S. public schools "but did not constitute a negative evaluation of the program itself". Since 1979, schools that incorporate the Transcendental Meditation technique using private, non-governmental funding have been reported in the US, South America, Southeast Asia, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel.
Eli Lieb is an independent American pop singer-songwriter from Fairfield, Iowa. In 2014 Lieb resided in Los Angeles, where he was working on his second album.
Bob Roth is an American Transcendental Meditation (TM) teacher and author. He is the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and a director of the Center for Leadership Performance.
one of my favorite things when I get into a routine is Transcendental Meditation. It resets the clock and gives you back your energy. It’s great midday or mid-afternoon. It’s also great to do when traveling.
I do transcendental meditation and I have done for 12, 14 years now. It's very relaxing, very calming and you can do it anywhere. … it has helped me cope with the pressure of management.
It helps you cope with the pressure you come under in this job,' Allardyce explained. 'I read the science and it helps to reduce your blood pressure and keeps you calmer.'
the 61-year-old has revealed he uses transcendental meditation to calm himself
... meditation helped turn his life around. He is an outspoken proponent of and practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
When asked what the number one thing which has kept her looking so amazing is, Jennifer replied: 'I'd say a little over a year ago I started doing TM and that's really changed everything.'
Today [31 July 1979] I had a first session with Enrica—transcendental meditation.
Enrica Antonioni who taught him transcendental meditation
I felt that my body was in shape, but I needed to take care of my mind and spirit better. TM is easy, and involves just 20 min, twice a day. It is a great way to prevent or deal with stress. That's my mental wellness ritual now
I'm starting 2014 by learning the Transcendental Meditation technique.
I went to Rishikesh in the 60s to try transcendental meditation.
I usually meditate twice a day, Transcendental Meditation.
Bayer, who has been an avid practitioner of meditation for the last two years. 'It helps me to be able to focus and be more creative and calm. It helps me handle things in a more deliberate way.'
The host of ABC's hit dancing competition show "Dancing With the Stars," which kicked off its 25th season this week, said he has been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for over 35 years
The single most effective tool that I have introduced into my life to reduce stress and create balance is the practice of Transcendental Meditation
After a short four-day training I was given the gift of Transcendental Meditation.
I was taught transcendental meditation about four years ago.
'I had heard you have actually done some TM and committed to meditation for a time.' 'I have!'
I like to meditate, Transcendental Meditation usually. I took it up in my early 20s and I learned the benefits. I try to do it every day.
He was looking for a future career after baseball and teaching the TM technique to athletes and baseball players appealed to him.
Transcendental Meditation practice helps with clarity of mind and a restful alertness which allows a creative intelligence.
Brady tells anchor Stephanie Ruhle how much he loves transcendental meditation.
Ruhle: 'Transcendental Meditation?' Brady: 'Love it.' Ruhle: 'Me too!'
...his father took him to see a man who taught him transcendental meditation to deal with post–World War II PTSD. Meditation, once he was feeling better, led him to the insight that he wanted to return to music, which he did in the early 2000s.
Gisele Bündchen disse o que faz para manter a boa forma: meditação. 'Normalmente, faço a Meditação Transcedental, que é mais fácil de encaixar numa rotina agitada. É uma técnica simples, praticada duas vezes ao dia, durante 20 minutos.'[ permanent dead link ]
In her interview with the Brazilian edition of Glamour magazine (August 2014) ... 'I practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day. Every morning and lunchtime or evening, for about 20 minutes.'
What was really a revelation for me is that it's not only what it does for me, personally, but … it has an impact on the people who are around you.
Cárdenas practices traditional transcendental meditation
Entre os nomes famosos que empunham a bandeira da meditação estão … Rodrigo Santoro e Cissa Guimarães, e o premiado judoca Flávio Canto.
The DLF raises awareness and furthers education on transcendental meditation, of which Carrey is a practicioner [sic] and admirer.
One of my biggest discover[ie]s has been Transcendental Meditation. When I first started this practice I remember thinking 'Oh... this is what sanity must feel like.'
I have been practicing for around six years and found it to be instantly and radically beneficial.
I had done a four-day Transcendental Meditation course, and on the final day, a young woman named Pookie said, 'Would you like to meditate with David Lynch sometime?'
I do Transcendental Meditation and I will not start my day without it. It’s been two and a half years and it was a major game changer for me.
Fifteen years ago, Maureen Cleave decided to attend an introductory class on transcendental meditation—and went away with her own mantra and a new approach to tackling life's problems.
I started to do transcendental meditation, which helped a lot. I still do it.
When she left AA, she supplemented it with transcendental meditation, which she still practices twice a day.
Long a devotee of transcendental meditation, Alice changed her last name in the 1970s
The log lady from Twin Peaks, she and I started meditating together
... transcendental meditation helps me a lot. It's the most researched meditation out there, and it really helps with the immune system, depression and stress.
I have found transcendental meditation very helpful and comforting. It centers me.
I went with the Beatles to see Maharishi at Bangor in 1967 … and we saw the Maharishi and we got our mantra [23 mins]
She also said she has '... done Transcendental Meditation for a couple of years now.'
Although neither Moby or Dawn practiced Transcendental Meditation (T.M.) before the concert, they both became fans of it afterwards.
he was already experimenting with meditation and self-awareness. ... You won't find too many footballers who read up about electrical engineering, publish cookbooks and practise transcendental meditation.
Bob Roth talk with StandUp! with Pete Dominick host Pete Dominick about what lead[sic] him to learn transcendental meditation.
Martin, who has visited the Island a number of times with his family, is fairly new to TM. 'I thought it was the right time to investigate, I just felt I needed to be a bit more at peace,' he said. 'It’s early days but already I can feel it will be an ongoing thing in my life.'
Burgess's fellow Britpop meditators include Martin Duffy, drummer of Primal Scream.
I recently discovered transcendental meditation… . By meditating for 20 minutes twice a day, I find that I am more relaxed overall, and that stress rolls off me... .
We went to the TM Center at the same time that The Beatles did. Four of us went: me, Mike, Graeme, and Ray. We went through the whole process.
I do transcendental meditation twice a day
Quitting his prescription pill habit, he turned to transcendental meditation.
She practices transcendental meditation for 20 minutes before putting on her show make-up, and credits this practice with changing her life.
Now it’s been almost two years since I started. I went to see David. We were drinking coffee, and I said, 'Oh this is wrong. And this.' He said, 'Sherilyn Fenn, you’re a mess. You need TM!' He hooked me up with a wonderful teacher. It’s life-changing.
TM sort of saved my life. I'm being 100 per cent, for real. Come support. Also... It's for my number one person in the world. David Lynch!
I've just started meditating and it's hilarious.
Russell and I do transcendental meditation together.
Folds, too, extolled its benefits. He said he tried it after touring and taken a toll on his mental and physical health. “I came out of my first week with it not white-knuckling the steering wheel in traffic, not having to return phone calls immediately, and the knock-on effect was far better decisions than I had been making,” he said.
Jane Fonda Transcendental Meditation.
Transcendental meditation and music by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff also hold special places in his day-to-day life.
Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York's renowned Weill Cornell Medical College told me he has been meditating for about three years. While he did not initially try TM for stress relief, he now finds that he is less bothered by the sturm and drang of urban life. 'I am less reactive to small things that would have bothered and upset me in the past,' he says. 'I'm more easy going.'
I'm practising transcendental meditation, one of the purest and simplest forms.
'I found it relaxing and invigorating,' said Army Gen. Robert G. Gard, who works in the Pentagon, 'but I found it difficult to find the time for it.'
How many other hockey players do you know that quit the sport to dedicate themselves to Transcendental Meditation and yoga?
Greer is adding director to her resume as she showcases why Transcendental Meditation has become such a huge part of her life.
opening a Transcendental Meditation centre in Melbourne ... 'Meditation is the closest thing to the euphoria of youth I have discovered.'
The technique ... is popular with folks like Bridgewater's Ray Dalio (who offers TM to his 400 employees), Bill Gross, Dan Loeb, Nigol Koulajian (Quest Partners) and Kevin Kimberlin (Spencer Trask & Co).
Another subject Grote and Unser have in common is transcendental meditation. Both practice it every day
I meditate twice a day, 20 minutes TM [Video: 2' 15"]
“I told him, ‘I’m fatigued, I’m spent, I’m tired, I need to be quiet for a while. I need to rest.’ He said, ‘Oh, so you’re tired? Don’t you do TM?’ [That’s] transcendental meditation,” Hanks said. “If anybody other than a guy like him had said to me, ‘Why don’t you try TM?’ Like, if Goldie Hawn had said, ‘Babe, you gotta try TM!’ I’d have said, ‘Honey, listen, you enjoy your little floral pants and times in the forest and you commune with the wood sprites all you want. I don’t know anything about it.’ And so I did it … I’m kind of glad I did it now so I have answers to that question: ‘What do you do in your spare time?’ Before it was, ‘Wait for a dental appointment.’ Now it’s, ‘I took up that classic version of transcendental meditation.'”
Harper is momentarily lost for articulation, searching for words to describe his experiences with Transcendental Meditation.
I'm a big meditator, I do TM, I do it every day, twice a day. [Video: 2']
My mother had taken me to somebody to teach me transcendental meditation at 14 years old. I think, in David’s world, he thought that was a sign.
It isn’t a question of how do I find the time for it. Rather, I look forward to it. TM is a oasis, a life-preserver. It strengthens you.
Eight nationally renowned women leaders in the media who meditate gathered on April 16, 2015 in New York City to raise awareness about the benefits of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique for overcoming stress, improving performance, and enhancing work-life balance in their lives.
Dr. Hatoyama practices the Transcendental Meditation technique.
David Lynch's book, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity, has helped Hearn connect with his inner artist through transcendental meditation.
I meditate every day, twice a day. I think if you learn to do TM, it changes your life.
I do (transcendental) meditation twice a day.
Bob Roth talks with ... Steve Higgins about the public misconceptions about transcendental meditation.
The London-based producer practices ... Transcendental Meditation. 'For me, it's not about relaxing,' Hopkins said. 'It can get music flowing in a way that's really uninhibited, and I want to spend as much time in that place as possible.'
she took a course in transcendental meditation – which she now thinks should be taught in schools.
I had been experimenting with different approaches to meditation for some time and then in 1983 I picked transcendental meditation as the one for me.
I recently got turned onto this Transcendental Meditation and I would say that it is more along the lines of what I do.
I started practicing [transcendental meditation] a year and a half ago so I meditate 20 minutes in the morning and I try to do another 20 minutes in the afternoon.
... a spiritual follower of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's transcendental meditation.
I learned transcendental meditation from the David Lynch Foundation.
his practice of Transcendental Meditation
My aunt StellaVera [Kilcher] was a transcendental meditation teacher and she taught me transcendental meditation