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Archive: David Lynch Doing DC Right, WashingtonPost.com


Moviemaker David Lynch Pitching the TM Program

David Lynch

David Lynch

Moviemaker David Lynch is determined to have his impact on Enlightening society and who am I to stand in his way. In fact I’m happy to help chronicle his exploits in doing just that.

So, here is one of them re-posted here covering David Lynch pitching the Transcendental Meditation program message to the Hungarian Embassy!

Enjoy,

John

At the Hungarian Embassy, Dinner and a Moviemaker

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Wednesday, January 17, 2007; Page C03

Who knew official Washington was so eager to find its inner bliss? Or that it harbored a yearning for gentle ’60s folk-rock? When Hungarian Ambassador Andras Simonyi planned a dinner for director David Lynch and Scottish singer Donovan — both here to lecture at the Kennedy Center on the benefits of meditation — he anticipated an intimate affair.

“The smaller embassies, you send out 90 invitations, you get 30,” he mused Saturday night, looking out at a seated crowd so big it had to be moved from his home to the embassy. “We sent out invitations, and we kept getting ‘yes.’ ”

About 60 guests (including Tony Lake, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and GWU prez Stephen Trachtenberg listened to the auteur of dark visions like “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive” explain how transcendental meditation has changed his life and why it should be taught in schools.

“We grow in happiness. Creativity starts to flow,” said the surprisingly earnest Lynch (a little like Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper in Lynch’s ’90s series “Twin Peaks”). “You’re getting out of bed looking forward to the doing of the thing. A job that’s boring becomes more exciting.” He also threw in mentions of quantum physics, unified fields, prefrontal cortices and something about “water the root, and enjoy the fruit.” Hey, sounds good.

Donovan, who has joined Lynch on his TM tour (last week, Lincoln Center; this week, LA’s Kodak Theater), was praised by Simonyi for pioneering the kind of rock that “caused the Iron Curtain to fall.” The singer, in turn, invited the ambassador — a guitarist with D.C. diplomat band Coalition of the Willing — onstage to join him for his old hit “Colors.”

You know, the one that goes “Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair”? Except that the second verse, as delivered by the Hungarian, went something like this: K ék az ég mikor ébredek / a reggel ha felkelek. Come on, everyone, sing along!

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2 responses to “Archive: David Lynch Doing DC Right, WashingtonPost.com

  1. Anonymous February 20, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I would really like to know of the kind of meditation that Lynch told about in your last entry. Have often planned to start learning to meditate, but so far not. I practice Autogenic Training, but to use both would be better.

  2. Anonymous February 24, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    its really fine experience about meditation. i am very much interested on meditation. i do it first time at early 1997. after that it change my life and life style. actually i do meditation myself that time with a help of book of our local writer “Biddut Mitra” (real name Kazi Anwar Hossain).. and i love it.. but sad now a days i can’t continue my practice but i’m interested to know more about this subject on future…

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