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Gravity Replay: Bob Roth, Transcendental Meditation
Bonus Episode15th August 2022 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 00:56:40

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Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought after meditation teachers in the US. For nearly 50 years, Bob has taught transcendental meditation to many, many thousands of people. He’s the author of the New York Times bestseller “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation” and the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, a global non-profit which has taught meditation to more than one million at risk adults and youth in 35 countries.

When he saw Robert Kennedy speak at the Civic Auditorium he saw a path to creating a better world — and four days later, Kennedy was assassinated. Bob went to college from that point with a desire to become a Senator and change the world. He originally believed the way to change the world would be through legislation, but it wasn’t until he was exposed to the idea of transcendental meditation that he saw a true path to healing and change.

What Brett asks:

  • [01:31] Can you tell us about your early childhood and journey?
  • [04:26] Can you elaborate on what it was like to grow up in the Bay Area?
  • [09:15] What was it like being at Berkeley in the 60’s?
  • [14:15] Can you talk about how meditation came into your life?
  • [24:21] How do you make sense of how these things show up in our life?
  • [33:36] How was working with people of high influence been important to you?
  • [36:49] What are you doing with your foundation in tackling trauma?
  • [46:26] Can you talk about what you are seeing going on in the world?

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