We are pleased to announce that this national celebration and benefit concert to launch MEDITATE AMERICA will feature as co-hosts Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Katy Perry as well as ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and ABC’s medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, M.D. They are long-time supporters of the David Lynch Foundation and will bring a special joy to the evening and deep insight into the purpose to bring meditation to America.
Led by musical director Rob Mathes (Kennedy Center Honors), the concert will feature performances by Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Graham Nash, Elvis Costello, Kesha, Jim James, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. These artists are coming together to raise awareness and support so that people under trauma and stress, including health care workers, first responders, veterans, and families in under-resourced neighborhoods can all learn to meditate, for free.
Meditate America is a national initiative that is being launched on December 3, 2020, to bring the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to everyone in the country who is at-risk and vulnerable to stress and trauma, in the same way that approved medicines are available to people. The first phase of the initiative is to conduct large-scale, randomized controlled trials on the benefits of the technique for healing trauma; reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke; and reducing anxiety and depression. Outcomes from the trials will be used to qualify TM as a medical intervention covered by private and public insurance companies. Once the technique has been approved for reimbursement, then anyone who suffers from stress and stress-related disorders will be able to learn TM at no cost to the individual. In this way, as many as 300 million people will be able to meditate, a development that will transform the health of the people and the entire nation. Here are three David Lynch Foundation projects already underway to support Americans in need.
For further information visit meditateamerica.org