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We address the epidemic of toxic stress and trauma among disadvantaged and at-risk populations through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.

A Global Epidemic

The global escalation of traumatic stress is linked to a grim list of mental, physical and social health disorders, including impaired brain and cognitive functioning, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, poverty, violence, and crime.

How We Can Help

David Lynch Foundation Caucasus offers TM to people who need to meditate the most,
at no cost.


Transcendental Meditation is twice as effective as other meditation techniques in reducing anxiety – Journal of Clinical Psychology

“TM gives effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity, and happiness deep within. This level of life is sometimes called ‘pure consciousness’ – it is treasury and it is deep within us all.”

David Lynch, filmmaker and Founder of the David Lynch Foundation
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Who We Help

Gobally, the David Lynch Foundation is currently working with students in under-resourced middle and high schools, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, accident victims dealing with post-traumatic stress and adults and youth who struggle with opioids and other addictive substances.

Who We Are

The David Lynch Foundation was established on July 21, 2005 by filmmaker David Lynch. We work in partnership with military bases and military colleges, under-resourced public and charter schools, homeless shelters, HIV/AIDS clinics, prisons, and American Indian reservations. Since 2005, we have provided scholarships for more than 600,000 disadvantaged adults and young people in 35 countries to learn to meditate, at no cost.

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