Really nice how David Lynch answers these questions, even though I'm not a big fan of his work. I'm also always happy to bash Transcendental Meditation, because a mantra isn't worth thousands of dollars. It's a rip off, though it obviously wouldn't hurt David Lynch's wallet. That being said, to be very clear, I have no problem what so ever with mantra meditation and practice it regularly myself. (Mostly the Yogani 'I am' or the Gayatri Mantra). It's just charging insane money for consciousness techniques I can't support.