David Lynch Launches Transcendental Television Site

THE ICONOCLASTIC MIND behind Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and DavidLynch.com, one of the first celebrity membership sites on the internet, jumped into the online television game Wednesday, launching the David Lynch Foundation’s DLF.TV. The site’s focus is not on creating memorable demon spirits like Twin Peaks’ Bob, but rather spreading the word about a time-worn technique to eradicate them, namely transcendental meditation, or TM.

“Instead of taking Ritalin, Prozac or any of those other drugs, you just sit and meditate for 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, go about your business, and watch things get better and better,” Lynch told Wired.com in a lengthy 2007 interview in which he discussed TM. “It doesn’t happen overnight, but it happens, and some things happen right away. The anger that I had when I first started meditating in 1974 lifted in two weeks. It kinda just went away.”

DLF.TV’s first webcast is set to air April 4, when TM (and Lynch) fans like Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder and more take the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the foundation’s Change Begins Within benefit concert. The goal of the concert is the same as Lynch’s foundation, which is, as he explained in his own jocular way, “to give transcendental meditation to any student that wants it, so they can dive within, start expanding that consciousness, start expanding that bliss, and get on the big, fast train to enjoying life.”