Thursday, December 8, 2011
My parents recently attended an event honoring the David Lynch Foundation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, supporting conscious-based education and transcendental meditation. Although my father is a self-professed Zen Buddhist, the idea of transcendental meditation is - even for him - a head-scratcher. But there's got to be something to it if it attracts the likes of Ellen Degeneres, Russel Brand, Russell Simmons, Laura Dern. Djimon Hounsou, Edward Zwick, among others. So...I've decided to take on the challenge. Suggested reading from the David Lynch group is a book by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal called, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation. What distinguishes transcendental meditation from regular meditation? Not a clue. It's a little 'sandals and candles' if you ask me, but any method of healing that has survived centuries of technology and is still considered effective must have some real power. What do you think?