The David Lynch Foundation is hosting “The Super Mind Conversation,” featuring bestselling author and psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, at free public events in New York City, Washington, DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Iowa—May 17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, respectively (see below) ) to promote his latest book, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation (TarcherPerigee hard cover on sale, May 17).

He shares the stage with iconic political reporter Candy Crowley in Washington, DC on May 19, and celebrated filmmaker David Lynch in Los Angeles on May 25.

Dr. Rosenthal is the Georgetown University Medical School psychiatrist and NIH researcher who first diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and prescribed the light therapy to treat it. His new book Super Mind opens the door to peak performance through Transcendental Meditation.

According to Dr. Rosenthal, Transcendental Meditation is a powerful tool for overcoming stress — even severe PTSD — and enriching all areas of life. In Super Mind, he weaves the latest clinical research together with the results of over 600 personal interviews he conducted to define the Super Mind state, which is achieved by meditators through their regular practice. They sought (and many achieved) an expanded state of consciousness that enabled them to excel in their careers and relationships and become “super performers” like well-known TMers Hugh Jackman, Arianna Huffington, Barry Zito, Katy Perry, Jerry Seinfeld, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Martin Scorsese, Cameron Diaz, and Russell Brand.

“I thought I’d shared all I had to say about TM in Transcendence, but I was very wrong. The personal growth continues to unfold in terms of success and synchronistic good luck accompanied by inner happiness and peace. It feels like the perfect antidote for the craziness that’s all around us!” Dr. Rosenthal says.

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of books including Transcendence and The Gift of Adversity. He conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health as a senior researcher for more than twenty years, and was the first psychiatrist to describe and diagnose Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). His current work studying the effects of botulinum toxin as a treatment for depression has earned him national attention in the media and in the world of psychology.

Robert Roth is Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501c3 charity which has brought meditation to over 500,000 inner-city youth in underserved schools in 35 countries, to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.

Super Mind national tour (open to the public, free of charge):
New York: MAY 17, 2PM Katonah Village Library 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536
New York City: MAY 17, 7PM Swedenborgian Church (The New Church) 114 E 35th St, New York, NY 10016
Washington, DC: MAY 19, 8PM Avalon Theater 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Coral Gables: MAY 21, 2PM Books and Books Auditorium 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134
Los Angeles: MAY 25, 7PM Sofitel Hotel 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Chicago: MAY 26, 7PM Center on Halsted – Hoover-Leppen Theater – 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613
Iowa: MAY 27, 7PM Dalby Hall, Maharishi University of Management Campus Fairfield, IA 52556

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