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Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2015, the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation, based on Capitol Hill, is providing government leaders, influencers, and health experts with innovative and cost-effective approached to dealing with the epidemic of toxic stress and trauma, making a difference in the lives of at-risk populations at the highest level.

DLF is also partnering with local organizations to provide our core programs directly to those in need.


The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eliminate the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through Transcendental Meditation (TM). The Meditation Center @ THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus) was established to serve youth (ages 10+), adults and seniors, providing Transcendental Meditation education to the residents of Wards 7 & 8, as well as those served through THEARC non-profit partners. The Meditation Center will further THEARC’s mission of improving the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River and revitalization of the community in southeastern Washington, D.C.

Ideal Academy

DLF supports the school-wide “Quiet Time” program at the Ideal Academy Public Charter School in the District, which was first implemented in 2004. Quiet TIme provides students, faculty, and administrators with two 15-minute periods of Transcendental Meditation each day to help balance their lives and improve their readiness to teach and learn. The Quiet Time program complements existing educational strategies by improving the physiological underpinnings of learning and behavior. Dr. George Rutherford was the first principal in America to introduce the Quiet Time program into a public school – the Fletcher Johnson Learning Center in D.C. – in 1994, and the success of that original program has led to more than 500,000 students participating in Quiet Time in 35 countries.

Bouler Crest Retreat

Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Virginia provides a free, safe, and sacred place for nearly 700 veterans and their families each year to rest, reconnect, and recharge. Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families and is a model location for DLF’s Resilient Warrior program, supporing veterans dealing with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress.

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120 3rd Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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