On Thursday, August 4, the David Lynch Foundation will partner with the Southampton Arts Center to present Energy, Focus, Peace: The Power of Meditation – A Conversation with Executive Director Bob Roth.
At the event, the Roth introduces guests to a science-based Transcendental Meditation technique which helps individuals learn to relax and focus while reducing stress and anxiety. As described by the David Lynch Foundation website, Transcendental Meditation is, “a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle.”
A Transcendental Meditation teacher and Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation—a non-profit charity that provides services for individuals dealing with traumatic stress—Roth has taught the method to thousands of people over 40 years. He also authored a book about the practice, titled Transcendental Meditation.
The David Lynch Foundation has various programs including healing trauma services for inner-city kids who have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. The trauma services have been a success, helping more than 500,000 youths across the world. The organization also provides free mental health services for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and for the homeless and the incarcerated.
Roth also heads another non-profit organization, the Center for Leadership Performance, which provides to different companies and organizations.
A number of celebrities practice Transcendental Meditation, including Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Scorsese and Hamptonite Jerry Seinfeld. DeGeneres raves, “It gives me this peaceful feeling, and I love it so much. I can’t say enough good things about it. All the benefits that you can achieve from sitting still and going within—it really is a beautiful experience.”
Energy, Focus, Peace: The Power of Meditation – A Conversation with Executive Director Bob Roth will be held at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton) on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. For more information, visit southamptonartscenter.org.