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Learn how to - in Lynch’s words - “meditate and create!”

by i-D Staff and Felicity Kinsella
06 October 2015, 3:53pm

If you're a fan of Lynch's mind-bending cinematic creations, you might want to relocate to Iowa for the year. Hot on the heels of the latest promo for Twin Peaks, the super surreal director announced that applications for places on the David Lynch MA in Film have officially opened for 2016 students. Lynch will be lecturing at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, an institution founded by his real-life guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who also developed the technique of Transcendental Meditation. The course is the first and only of its kind, focusing on "consciousness-based" filmmaking, and students will practice TM daily.

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"This master's degree in film teaches all the aspects of filmmaking, but with the profound addition of Transcendental Meditation® as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi," Lynch states in the course description. "This gives those in the program the ability to dive within—to transcend and experience that unbounded ocean of pure consciousness which is unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy, power, and peace. The students in this program grow in these all-positive qualities, and it serves the work in glorious ways. The big secret to great filmmaking, I believe, lies within in the big treasury within us all. This is a truly great program."

The course's class of 2015 travelled to LA to meet both Lynch and guest speaker Jim Carrey for their end of year class trip, so if you'd rather a starry trip to Hollywood than a day out at your local museum, you have until November 1 to apply!

Find out more here.


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography David Lynch