David Lynch gives $1 million to veterans to teach them meditation

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In what is probably the least weird thing director David Lynch has ever done with his money, the David Lynch Foundation is giving away $1 million in grants to teach veterans and active-duty soldiers the benefits of transcendental meditation, the director announced at a press conference Friday. The money is from the Operation Warrior Wellness division of his foundation, which gives money to inner-city high school students and jail inmates suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Established in 2005, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace is geared towards  teaching members of at-risk populations the stress-reducing benefits of transcendental meditation (and not just for Russell Brand). According to a message on the website, Lynch established the foundation to ensure "that any child in America who wants to learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation program can do so." Which is all well and good, but us poor bastards who are still having Lost Highway-themed nightmares are gonna need more than $1 million worth of transcendental meditation to make that shit go away. HE'S AT YOUR HOUSE, RIGHT NOW.