Another great article about the event: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3304762/Katy-Perry-looks-lovely-pink-puts-star-studded-crowd-NYC-benefit-concert.html
The Rolling Stone: “Minutes after an uproarious Jerry Seinfeld performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night, silence overtook the sold-out crowd. At the request of the evening’s host, George Stephanopoulos, and his guest onstage, meditation teacher Bob Roth, the nearly 3,000 people who’d gathered for the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert, Change Begins Within, managed to close their eyes and mostly shut up for three minutes. Only a few cell phones pinged and a handful of people coughed, as those gathered either meditated — the Blue Velvet director’s organization advocates transcendental meditation for stress control — or simply respected the silence.
That short period, however, was the only quiet moment of the evening. In addition to Seinfeld’s comedy, Katy Perry, Sting, Angélique Kidjo, Jim James and classical guitarist Sharon Isbin each performed short, lively sets. And since each of the performers actively practices transcendental meditation, they also spoke to its power.
‘I started TMing about five years ago, and it’s changed my life,” Perry, who taught transcendental meditation to her touring crew last year, told the crowd. “It’s changed the way I’ve thought about things and it’s changed my attitude. You know how you have a crappy day and something just doesn’t want to go right? I always excuse myself for 20 minutes and then I’m back.'”
Join the David Lynch Foundation as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and Annual “Change Begins Within 2015” benefit concert and gala on November 4th at Carnegie Hall. The unforgettable evening will feature performances by:
The evening will be hosted by:
All proceeds will be donated to fund DLF’s “MEDITATE NEW YORK” initiative, whose mission is to provide Transcendental Meditation instruction to 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers at no cost.
13 min video clip: amazing interviews with Dr Lois Lee (Children of the Night), Ray Dalio and his wife, David Lynch (announcing a group of 7.000 to 8.000 peace creating meditators in Mexico for the 21 December 2012), Dr Oz and his wife, Jerry Seinfield, Herbie Hancock, and Liv Tyler. Source: GoodNewsBroadcast
See also Daily Mail with lots of photos.
“… “At first I thought okay, we’re going to meditate for twenty minutes and I’m going to get some rest. I didn’t know anything about the healing process, I didn’t know anything about the rejuvenation, the relaxing of the nerves, you know I’m like, TM does all that? You know what I mean, it heals your body, what? You can think again with your brains? Oh yeah, I need this.
When I meditate, all the outside pressure, all the things that are going on in my life just seem to go away for that twenty minutes. And then when it’s over I’m ready to deal with them again.”
Source: David Lynch Foundation