Twin Peaks Director David Lynch Receives 2016 Namaste Award from Yoga Gives Back fundraiser
Fans of the cult classic “Twin Peaks” have been waiting in anticipation for David Lynch to release Season 3 which will air in 2017 on Showtime.
In the meantime the three time Oscar-nominated film director David Lynch received the Yoga Gives Back foundation’s prestigious 2016 Namaste Award at their fifth-annual fundraising gala in Malibu at the estate of philanthropist Dr. Amarjit Marwah.
Oscar nominated: David Lynch accepted the Namaste Award at the Yoga Gives Back event
Lynch graciously accepted the Namaste Award which recognizes his uplifting work using Transcendental Meditation, carried out through his David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
He said he wishes “auspiciousness to be seen everywhere, suffering belongs to no one, peace,” when accepting the award.
Award Winning: Bob Roth (left) of David Lynch Foundation, David Lynch (center), Ken Atchity of Yoga Gives Back
His Foundation teaches Transcendental Meditation in many countries and, through its practice, helps young children in inner-city schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the homeless and women and girls who are victims of violence. Lynch has been practicing Transcendental Meditation daily since 1973.
Gracious: Kayoko Mitsumatsu and David Lynch accepting the Namaste Award
YGB Founder Kayoko Mitsumatsu explains, “While it’s common for many to perceive yoga as a physical exercise, the ultimate goal of the practice of yoga is to unite with the Divine Self—and meditation plays an important role in achieving this.
‘Namaste,’ which means ‘the divinity in me salutes divinity in you’ in Sanskrit, symbolizes Yoga Gives Back’s mission, which is to help others, and is the inspiration for the Namaste Award.”
Kayoko Mitsumatsu speaks to the guests at the Yoga Gives Back event in Malibu
“The Namaste Award recognizes special people who have gone beyond the practice and teaching of yoga to incorporate noble humanitarian service, which helps make the world a better place,” she continues, “and we believe Mr. Lynch exemplifies this through his acts of kindness and desire to help others reach enlightenment. ”
The Thank You Mother India fundraiser is a joyous annual event gathering 200 members of the Southern California yoga community and beyond, to express gratitude to “Mother India” for the gift of yoga.