David Lynch Talks Meditation with Paul McCartney

David Lynch has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for decades, and, last year, he interviewed another longtime TM practitioner – Sir Paul McCartney. The interview (find Part 1 above and Part 2 here) turned quickly to The Beatles, their involvement with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (guru of the TM movement), and their famous trip to his ashram in Rishikesh (India) in February 1968. There, among other things, they wrote 48 songs – many of which contributed to The White Album – before having a falling out with the guru and leaving town.

The filmmaker sat down with McCartney before a benefit concert staged by The David Lynch Foundation in April 2009. Lynch’s organization provides scholarships to schools so that students can learn TM. Both Paul and Ringo performed at benefit that night

FYI: You can find several short films from David Lynch’s early days in our collection of Free Movies Online.

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