The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was founded in July 2005 by the award winning filmmaker David Lynch with the immediate goal of teaching one million at-risk youth to meditate. The Foundation has already provided over 100,000 scholarships for students to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, as well as inmates and guards in prisons, formerly homeless men in re-entry programs, soldiers with PTSD returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and American Indians suffering from diabetes.
In April 2009, David Lynch launched David Lynch Foundation Television (DLF.TV): The Online TV Channel, which celebrates, in David's words, "consciousness, creativity and bliss." DLF.TV showcases high quality video content from David Lynch Foundation events, compelling profiles and documentaries, exclusive content from David himself, and explores all aspects of creativity.
Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is a fully accredited, progressive university, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs based the Consciousness-Based approach to education. MUM has a strong focus on personal development, sustainability, and natural health and a dining room that serves locally grown, organic vegetarian meals. All students and faculty practice the Transcendental Meditation technique, which boosts learning ability, improves brain functioning, and reduces stress.