Presented by the David Lynch Foundation
Meditate America is a free benefit celebration and concert in an effort to bring Transcendental Meditation to healthcare workers, veterans, and families under trauma and stress. Join event co-hosts Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, singer Katy Perry, and ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and ABC’s medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, M.D. as they bring deep insight into the purpose to bring meditation to America.
Attendees will also enjoy a free concert by Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Graham Nash, Elvis Costello, Kesha, Jim James, and the Brooklyn Youth Choir.
Meditate America is a national initiative that is being launched on December 3, 2020, to bring the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to everyone in the country who is at-risk and vulnerable to stress and trauma, in the same way that approved medicines are available to people. The first phase of the initiative is to conduct large-scale, randomized controlled trials on the benefits of the technique for healing trauma; reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke; and reducing anxiety and depression. Outcomes from the trials will be used to qualify TM as a medical intervention covered by private and public insurance companies. Once the technique has been approved for reimbursement, then anyone who suffers from stress and stress-related disorders will be able to learn TM at no cost to the individual. In this way, as many as 300 million people will be able to meditate, a development that will transform the health of the people and the entire nation.