David Lynch Foundation Los Angeles

Healing Trauma, Growing Resilience

Since the launch of its first program in Los Angeles five years ago, the David Lynch Foundation has expanded rapidly in the city:

  • The initiative has brought TM to 1,400 children and adults since 2009.
  • In 2015, it will nearly double that number – reaching an additional 1,000 children and adults throughout the city.

Program highlights

video BuzzFeed: People Try Transcendental Meditation For 60 Days

video Removing barriers to learning for inner-city students

video Quiet Time at Aspire Ollin

video Creating Peace and Academic Excellence at Semillas Community Schools

video Transcendental Meditation,
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video Helping people successfully
transition from homelessness

video Platoon Sergeant Gets Her Life Back

Outcomes include

  • 98% decrease in suspensions, 21% increase in high school graduation rate, and increased attendance in LA schools
  • Decreased anger, anxiety and depression and reduced substance abuse in the chronically homeless
  • 40-55% reduction in symptoms of PTSD and depress in military vets
  • Greater resilience and improved quality of life in abused women and children

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