12 April 2024


About The David Lynch Foundation

Our Mission

The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace® of Canada helps to enhance the lives of students by promoting the implementation of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in educational institutions and the adoption of the practice by Canadian students.

Our Vision

The David Lynch Foundation will be a catalyst for the adoption of the Transcendental Meditation program and Consciousness-Based Education by fostering partnership between educational institutions and a network of specially trained instructors TM instructors:

Specifically the Foundations will:

  • Establish mainstream understanding of the effects of Transcendental Meditation and Consciousness-Based Education among students, teachers, and leaders in the field of education
  • Raise funds to implement TM pilot programs in educational institutions that serve students, particularly within at-risk populations
  • Ensure the institutional implementation of the TM program on a national and international basis
  • Advocate the implementation of the TM program throughout educational institutions on a Canada-wide basis


The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness Based Education and World Peace® is associated with the international David Lynch Foundation (DLF).

Since opening its doors in 2005, the US based David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has helped to bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to more than 500,000 children and adults around the world. DLF specifically focuses on underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; and women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse.

The effectiveness of these programs have been researched at leading medical schools, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School and Yale Medical School, and have received the endorsement of and support from private foundations and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, General Motors Foundation, the Chrysler Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the American Indian Education Association, Indian Health Services, many school districts and state departments of corrections.


“Your programs have significant impact for dramatically improving academic performance and reducing the stress and violence that permeate impoverished communities. Thank you for all you do to bring change for healthy, peaceful communities worldwide.”
—Bill Clinton
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“Veterans need our help, and this is a wonderful cause. The initial research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation in treating PTSD offers so much hope—reduced anxiety, depression, hypervigilance and insomnia, as well as reductions in substance abuse, violent behavior and suicidal tendencies—better than many things being tried and at far less a cost.”
—Candy Crowley
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“TM is the only time I have that stillness… it gives me this peaceful feeling, and I love it so much. I can’t say enough good things about it. All the benefits that you can achieve from sitting still and going within—it really is a beautiful experience. David Lynch is such a wonderful man to start this foundation to help people.” 
—Ellen DeGeneres 
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“Putting [TM] into schools is a fabulous thing. The kids love it and you’re getting results.”
—Paul McCartney 
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“I want to offer my support and encouragement in these efforts to help children and veterans—and anyone who needs help to overcome stress though meditation.”
—Martin Scorsese 
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