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Ringo to Join Paul for "Change Begins Within" Benefit Concert

Sir Paul McCartney, who is headlining the "Change Begins Within" concert on April 4th, is a friend of David Lynch, whose Foundation is sponsoring this extraordinary event. Sir Paul took his daughter to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Vlodrop, Netherlands, in the late 90's. Paul has signed on as National Co-chairman for the concert and to help raise funds for one million children to learn to meditate. The Iowa Source ran this piece about the latest addition to the concert lineup: Ringo!

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The big news is that Ringo Starr had tea with Paul in Los Angeles earlier this week. The night before Ringo had had dinner with some friends who told him about the school project in San Francisco. So when he met with Paul, he was very enthusiastic about participating. Paul and Ringo have not performed together for seven or eight years. The last time they performed was at a concert for George Harrison, who had just passed away. Prior to that, it may have been at least 20 years since they played together on stage. As one of our promoters said, "If these tickets don't sell within one hour after going on sale, we should all retire!" This will be a fabulous and historic event.

David Lynch is orchestrating the whole evening, and it will be a unique Lynchian event—unlike any other concert anyone has attended! He is having a lot of fun coming up with creative and unusual ideas to make it a fabulous evening.

Don't wait, buy your tickets early. It's for a wonderful cause and one of the best events any of us will attend in this lifetime.

Paul McCartney — "Cosmically Conscious"

Hear Paul McCartney perform "Cosmically Conscious" — written in India while with Maharishi.

Paul McCartney's "Change Begins Within" Benefit Concert

Legendary rock musician and former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, will headline the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert, “Change Begins Within,” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday, April 4. The concert will launch a global initiative to teach one million children the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Sir Paul, who is co-chairing the event, learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1967 and attended a course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in 1968.

Sir Paul will share top-billing with Donovan, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Moby, jazz flutist Paul Horn, and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

David Lynch, Russell Simmons, Laura Dern, and other surprise guests will fill out the star-studded slate as presenters.

The concert will raise funds to teach one million at-risk children the Transcendental Meditation technique, giving them the life-long tools to overcome stress and violence—and promote peace and success in their lives. Over 60,000 children in various countries have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in the past two and a half years thanks to the David Lynch Foundation.

“Over one hundred schools in the New York City area expressed interest in incorporating the Transcendental Meditation technique into their systems,” said Dr. John Hagelin. “Extensive research on the benefits of the TM technique on student health and performance as well as the tremendous educational success of Maharishi University of Management contribute to the wide acceptance of the program.”

“Teach one million kids to meditate—and we will change the world overnight,” Mr. Lynch said. “This will be a celebration of Maharishi’s life-transforming knowledge.” Mr. Lynch, an award-winning filmmaker, inspired Sir Paul and his fellow artists to honor Maharishi and help the David Lynch foundation spread peace.

A limited number of excellent seats have been reserved for meditators and their families and friends. Information about tickets is available through the David Lynch Foundation.

Reprinted from Maharishi University of Management e-newsletter,"Achievements."
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