Transcendental Meditation

NYC: victims of domestic violence learn meditation

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From left: Britten Chroman (Director, Women’s Initiatives, David Lynch Foundation), Candy Crowley, Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez and Bob Roth

The David Lynch Foundation and the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence have announced a partnership to bring the Transcendental Meditation course to victims of domestic violence across New York City to help them heal from trauma and abuse.

The partnership was announced at the David Lynch Foundation’s “Women. Meditation. Stress” event at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on October 10, 2013. The luncheon was followed by a panel discussion where women professionals including Lena Dunham and Candy Crowley spoke to a crowd of over 300 people about their personal meditation practices.

Free meditation lessons to victims of domestic violence

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Lena Dunham speaking at the conference “Women. Meditation. Stress.” Photo credit:
The David Lynch Foundation

“We were thrilled at the overwhelming turnout and support of such a great cause,” said Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation. “Commissioner Jimenez has been an incredible force in helping victims of domestic violence and we are honored to be partnering with the Mayor’s Office to continue to bring Transcendental Meditation to these women and their children.”

The partnership between the David Lynch Foundation and the Mayor’s Office will expand the current Transcendental Meditation training program at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center to Family Justice Centers across the city in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

Through these programs, victims of domestic violence will be able to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique at no cost.

“I have seen firsthand the transformative effect of Transcendental Meditation on the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children,” said Yolanda B. Jimenez, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. “The deeply-rooted emotional impact of abuse can take a lifetime to heal – Transcendental Meditation can be a powerful tool for victims to begin the healing process for themselves and their children.”

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