More than 40 years after they traveled to India to study transcendental meditation, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite in New York City for a benefit concert that will help fund the teaching of meditation for at-risk kids.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert, called “Change Begins Within,” at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, April 4th, 7:30 p.m. Featured artists include Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette, and Jim James.
Tickets just went on sale at 11 a.m. through www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 866-858-0008.
Change Begins Within will raise funds to teach one million at-risk children to meditate—giving them life-long tools to overcome stress and violence and promote peace and success in their lives.
“In moments of madness, Transcendental Meditation has helped me find moments of serenity,” said McCartney. He added that he supports the work of the David Lynch Foundation to bring Transcendental Meditation to one million children for the same reason. “I would like to think that it would help provide them a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world.”
In 1968, the Beatles, Donovan, and Paul Horn traveled to India to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The trip’s dramatic impact was evident on their music and is credited for the acceptance of meditation in the West today.
Ringo Starr expressed his personal satisfaction to be performing at the concert: “It gives me great pleasure to be part of this evening. I feel the aims of this charity are wonderful!”
Donovan added: “How great to be playing with Paul, Ringo, and Paul Horn again—as we did in India in 1968. And now we see the amazing results of our work from 40 years ago to bring meditation to the whole world. It’s the same message today, which is, ‘Change begins within.’”
David Lynch, Russell Simmons, Laura Dern, and other surprise guests will fill out the star-studded slate as presenters.
Learn more at: www.davidyynchfoundation.org