In our latest philanthropic ventures, we decided to make a significant donation to the David Lynch Foundation (DLF). Usually #HMPYG donates 10-15% of monthly site commissions to various nonprofits (WWF, GoFundMe campaigns, Kiva, to name a few). This month, 100% of commissions are going straight to DLF.
To be totally honest, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to support this at first. At times, Transcendental Meditation comes off as a gimmicky profiting scheme. Classes are hundreds of dollars (depending on your income). It’s a registered trademark, and there have been legal actions against people using the name.
The Beatles song, “Sexy Sadie,” is rumored to be about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation “technique.” In one of the verses, Lennon purportedly speaks out against some of what was going on:
According to journalist Bill Harry, “Sexy Sadie” was originally going to be titled “Maharishi.”
So why are we donating funds to the …