David Lynch donates $1 million in grants through his foundation to teach veterans to meditate
The Washington Post: Entertainment
By Associated Press: Friday, December 2, 8:17 AM
LOS ANGELES — David Lynch wants soldiers and veterans to experience the stress-reducing benefits of Transcendental Meditation.Lynch’s namesake foundation is giving $1 million in grants to teach the meditation technique to active-duty military personnel and veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress.
(Evan Agostini, file/Associated Press) – FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2010 file photo, director David Lynch attends the 2nd annual “Change Begins Within” benefit celebration, hosted by the David Lynch Foundation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Lynch wants soldiers and veterans to experience the stress-reducing benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Lynch’s namesake foundation is giving $1 million in grants to teach the meditation technique to active-duty military personnel and veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress.
The filmmaker said Friday that the grants are from the Operation Warrior Wellness division of his foundation, which funds meditation instruction for various populations, including inner-city students and jail inmates. Recipients of Operation Warrior Wellness grants include Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Wounded Warrior Project and UCLA’s Operation Mend. Lynch’s credits include TV’s “Twin Peaks” and the films “Mulholland Drive,” ‘’Blue Velvet” and “Wild At Heart.”
This story was covered extensively. Here’s another example found in the Sacramento Bee: David Lynch supports teaching veterans to meditate CBS News reported David Lynch gives $1M to teach vets meditation, as did The Huffington Post in their Healthy Living section: David Lynch Gives $1M To Teach Vets Meditation, and ecorazzi: David Lynch Funding Meditation for Veterans. See Veteran Veritas Advocacy for our Veterans: Transcendental Meditation–Just What The Doctor Ordered For Veterans of War.
See the Replay of David Lynch Foundation Launch of Operation Warrior Wellness Los Angeles. Watch the Third Annual David Lynch Foundation Benefit Gala.
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