Posted on 1 December 2012 by julieeagleton Last week I was delighted to attend the Transforming Lives From Within benefit gala dinner; the first of its kind for the David Lynch Foundation UK at the Underglobe, a quite magical space under Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was first set up by Lynch in [...]


Integrating Consciousness

by Eric December 21, 2012

Organic vegetarian meals, one class at a time, and meditation twice a day was an experience that will never be forgotten. I attended Maharishi University of Management (MUM) and graduated in the spring of 2008. As I sit here at my desk almost 4.5 years later I am astonished, and smile with joy about my [...]

Meditation Creativity Peace: a documentary of David Lynch’s 16 country tour

by Martin Creese May 9, 2012

by Julie Eagleton, 2 May 2012. “The human mind will not be confined to any limits.” – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832 Last week I attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation UK at the Curzon Mayfair, [...]

Oprah and TM – in her own words

by Martin Creese January 21, 2012

Oprah Winfery in the magazine, Feb 2012: Seeking the fullest expression of self. That’s the story of my life in six words – my personal definition of what I’m all about, at least for now. Writing this mini-memoir reminded me that my definition has always been and still is evolving. (If you haven’t yet [...]

Buddhist monks learn Transcendental Meditation

by Martin Creese November 11, 2011

More than 3,000 Buddhist monks in 100 monasteries throughout Southeast Asia have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, as a result of the work by a revered Japanese Buddhist monk, Reverend Koji Oshima, who is a longtime TM practitioner and certified TM teacher. According to Rev. Oshima, the Buddhist monks appreciate the simplicity, effortlessness, and profound [...]

Leading journalist assesses meditation

by Martin Creese October 16, 2011

Julie Eagleton, 16 Oct 2011 Journalist Julie Eagleton is based in London. She writes for the Independent, the Telegraph, the Times, Elle and Vogue. This is her view of Transcendental Meditation. I first learned of Transcendental Meditation as a 20-year-old attending an introductory talk at Liverpool University. I recall being mesmerised as the female meditator spoke of the wonders of [...]

The BBC Stress Test and Transcendental Meditation

by Martin Creese July 26, 2011

The BBC has launched a nationwide Stress Test. It’s an important investigation into the causes and consequences of stress in London and throughout the country. The Stress Test highlights the importance of Transcendental Meditation in combating the negative effects of stress. The test has been featured on Radio 4’s All in the Mind. It tries [...]

Meditation and the renewal of tradition

by Martin Creese July 7, 2011

A letter to Sheldon Pollock, Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University. Dear Professor Pollock, I listen with pleasure to your lectures and interviews on YouTube. You bring insight and understanding to the study of classical India. And your dissection of contemporary fashions in [...]

Transcendental Meditation: Top of the Bestseller list since 1975

by Martin Creese June 27, 2011

Original article was first published in the Huffington Post and written by Philip Goldberg, Interfaith Minister, author of ‘American Veda: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West’. When I saw a book about Transcendental Meditation (TM), written by a scientist, had landed on the New York Times bestseller list, my reaction was to quote the great [...]

Crime in London? Do something about it – meditate!

by Martin Creese June 19, 2011

Crime is still a problem in London. Is it possible that Transcendental Meditation can help? Unlikely as it seems, the answer is: ‘Yes, in all probability’. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started teaching in London in the early 1960s. Back then he used to talk about how his technique of Transcendental Meditation could benefit the whole of [...]