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Thursday, September 11 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meditation, Creativity, Peace

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trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG4XPk8runI

Meditation Creativity Peace opens in typical Lynchian fashion. The director is filmed in crisp black and white in front of a large canvas of abstract art with music of his own composition playing in the background, as he holds up a rather delicious looking donut (minus a bite) as an analogy for meditation: ‘you don’t know how sweet and how good it is until you have tasted it. Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than this donut. It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life: pure bliss consciousness.’

 

This sets the tone for the documentary. As a director, writer, painter, musician and occasional actor, David Lynch is a true artist and he thinks and speaks like one. The documentary is peppered with colorful and very beautiful analogies. When he explains the actual process of Transcendental Meditation, talks about the unified field or discusses quantum physics, he doesn’t blind one with complicated science-speak, rather he uses simple words and simple visual aids: a black marker pen, white board and his own doodles.

We see him visiting cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Sofia, Kiev, Palermo, Lisbon and Edinburgh and fielding all sorts of questions from How would you describe your creative process? to What is the meaning of life to How did monkeys become human? And employing great elegance, he answers them all, without so much as a flinch.

 

In the past six years the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for meditation instruction for nearly 200,000 inner-city school students, veterans with post-traumatic stress, incarcerated adults and teens, and homeless adults and children throughout the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, had two goals: enlightenment of the individual and peace on earth. David Lynch wants to achieve both.
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- See more at: http://www.tm.org/blog/news/meditation-creativity-peace/#sthash.GVrM7YlK.dpuf

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL

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