Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-10)
David Lynch was introduced to Transcendental Meditation in 1973. The practice changed the author's life. Lynch relies heavily on TM to clear his head and to provide necessary insight into life and art. Learn about Transcendental Meditation.
1. After practicing TM for a short time, Lynch noticed a big difference in his outlook and his level of creativity. Discuss meditation and how it can alters a person's way of thinking. Discuss Transcendental Meditation. What is it? What does it mean to "transcend?" Why is this practice so important to Lynch? What is the purpose of the practice? How has it helped Lynch? Are there any connections between TM and any form of religion? What are the steps one must take in order to practice TM?
2. The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced TM to the western world in 1959. Discuss the introduction of the practice and how it was received...
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