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Reader squodgy has sent me a link to this video ….
Some years ago I was thinking about posting Gregg Braden’s lecture in full, but the upload disappeared and I forgot about it.
The video above is part of the following lecture:
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I’ve posted this before.
So this is for those who haven’t seen it yet.
With German subtitles.
Transcendental Meditation is a scam:
– The Daily Habit Of These Outrageously Successful People (Huffington Post, Updated: 07/10/2013)
@Amazon.com: David Wants to Fly
@Amazon.de: David Wants to Fly (EUR 12,99)
YouTube Added: 26.04.2010
David, a young filmmaker in search of inspiration, decides to try Transcendental Meditation after all, his idol, director David Lynch, has assured him personally that TM is a source of creativity and the key to success. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of TM, promised creativity, health, professional success, world peace and no less than heaven on earth.
YouTube Added: 19.08.2011
“David wants to fly” – nominiert für den Cosmic Cine Award “Cosmic Angel” 2011
Start watching from 03:50 into the video.
For my German speaking readers: The translation is terrible, but still better than nothing.
– Meditation Affects Brain after Weeks: Improves Stress Response, Increases Empathy (Natural Society, Nov 14, 2012):
Dedicated meditation affects the brain and emotional response even after we’ve finished meditating, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.“
This is the first time that meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state,” says Gaelle Desbordes.