DLF Live, David Lynch Foundation's performance-based initiative has announced a one-night-only benefit event titled "An Amazing Night of Comedy: A David Lynch Foundation Benefit for Veterans with PTSD," which will take place at New York City Center on April 30th, 2016. Proceeds will benefit the David Lynch Foundation's initiative to bring stress-reducing, evidence-based meditation to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families.
The show will feature performances by comedy all-stars Louis C.K., Russell Brand, Jim Gaffigan and Vanessa Bayer – ticket prices range from $49 to $149 and go on sale Friday, March 11th.
Since its launch ten years ago, the David Lynch Foundation has already provided scholarships to teach Transcendental Meditation to more than 500,000 at-risk youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), women who are survivors of domestic violence, and homeless and incarcerated individuals.
Transcendental Meditation was first brought to the public eye in 1968 when the Beatles, Donovan, the Beach Boys and others famously traveled to India to study with TM founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Since then, the benefits of the technique for reducing stress and promoting creativity and health have been verified by more than 340 scientific studies, which have been conducted at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA and other top medical schools, and published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals (see www.DoctorsonTM.org).
DLF Live's mission is to create incredible, one-night-only experiences with some of the biggest, most lauded creatives of our time, to help raise money to bring evidence-based, stress-reducing meditation to these one million at-risk adults and youth across the globe.