Posted by: Michael D. Austin | July 29, 2012

Equanimity Underpins Sustainability

David Lynch, Russell Brand and Bob Roth

On June 30th, 2012, I chatted with David Lynch (Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet), Thomas Jane (Hung and Give ’em Hell Malone) and Stephen Collins (No Ordinary Family and 7th Heaven) about meditation, which underlies all the David Lynch Foundation‘s activities. I covered the red carpet ceremonies of the Foundation’s “A Night of Comedy,” a tribute fund raiser for producer George Shapiro, as a journalist for Healthy Life talk radio. There I was introduced to the dynamic Bob Roth, Vice President of the Foundation, but we had to defer our conversation until later because he was directing the event.

But now we’re pleased that Bob will be our guest Friday after next, August 10, 2012, on HealthyLife.net’s Friday morning Arts & Entertainment segment with Ariana Kaiser and me. Listen in! We invited Bob to guest on Ariana’s show because of one key reason: when you’re cultivating sustainability in any sense, your decisions and actions are directly affected by your sense of calm clarity.

A natural outgrowth of mediation, regardless of the technique you use, is your ever-growing sense of compassion and connection to other people and the Earth. Your sense of ubuntu, or “I am because we are” grows gracefully over time as meditation calms you to see your connections with the world. Roth will talk with us about David Lynch Foundation’s programs which are now actively working in schools, the military, for women, homeless shelters and even prisons.

From his Website, Roth explains he has: “… helped to direct the introduction of the TM program to over 150,000 at-risk students in 130 public and charter schools in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

And that: “He also serves a national director of the Center for Leadership Performance, where he helped to oversee the introduction of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in business, industry, and governmental organizations. “… educator, author, and meditation teacher for nearly 40 years. He serves as vice president of the David Lynch Foundation and works closely with David Lynch establishing and overseeing Foundation-sponsored Transcendental Meditation programs in schools, colleges, and universities; American Indian reservations (for tribe members who suffer from diabetes); prisons and rehab centers; and homeless shelters, as well as programs for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Bobby loves to travel for the Foundation, cares a bit too much (to his continued dismay) about the fate of the San Francisco Giants, and is mildly famous for baking during the cold winter months sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls for unsuspecting family and friends.”

Here’s a two-minute clip of Roth explaining how TM works. At that page are also vids thumb-nailing other aspects of TM including scientific research:

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Ariana Kaiser

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