From David Lynch's MasterClass

Bonus Chapter: Transcendental Meditation

David practices Transcendental Meditation twice a day. Learn to approach life and work with deeper awareness through meditation and enjoy the “doing” of almost any activity.

Topics include: How to Start Transcendental Meditation • What Transcendental Meditation Did for David • Negativity Is the Enemy of Creativity

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David practices Transcendental Meditation twice a day. Learn to approach life and work with deeper awareness through meditation and enjoy the “doing” of almost any activity.

Topics include: How to Start Transcendental Meditation • What Transcendental Meditation Did for David • Negativity Is the Enemy of Creativity

David Lynch

Teaches Creativity and Film

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Connect with your creativity

An avant-garde figure in filmmaking, David Lynch introduced mainstream audiences to art-house films. Now the Oscar-nominated director of Mulholland Drive teaches his cross-disciplinary creative process. Learn how he catches ideas, translates them into a narrative, and moves beyond formulaic storytelling. Embrace the art life in David’s MasterClass and learn to test the boundaries of your own artistic expression in any medium.

Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

So grateful for the emphasis re: focus on the 'idea.' Also, David Lynch's generosity and poetic vision of life and art. I learned so much even though my focus is short fiction, not film. Thank you!

It was fun to hear the backstory of an artist.

Inspiring how David Lynch talks about "ideas" in such a fond way, as though they are beings that take him by the hand to show him their story.

Got some new ideas and got some old ideas affirmed. An inspiring masterclass!

Comments

Doha I.

Every moment of this Masterclass has been DEEPLY inspirational. Thank you David and thank you Masterclass Team!

Pavel Rido

Thank you so much David. This whole class was amazing. Really inspiring and full of wisdom and real life experiences.

Gustavo B.

Wow! truly inspired after this Master Class, thanks Mr. David Lynch, I will use what I learned and discovered during this lesson for writing my next book.

Miguel G.

Many thanks David. This was a real gift. I did meditation but not TM, I will try for sure and very soon. I leave you here a modest gift: https://vimeo.com/35170330 It is the first film shot I made triggered by pain and suffering. To make it without much analysis or premeditation helped to transform those sensations into beauty or at least into something from where me and my relatives could keep on living and loving ourselves and this amazing and crazy world. Best wishes from Madrid!

A fellow student

wonderful class, DAVID share his own experience in his film career, some of them are really helpful.

A fellow student

It's great to simply listen to another artists life experience, and the lessons they've learnt. David shared his experience truthfully and lovingly, teachings don't come better than that.

Yohann A.

Great insight on creative mind, not a lot of people could have covered that so brillantly, thank you Mr Lynch

A fellow student

These courses are SO well done! Thank you for creating these! The subjects, content, video/audio quality & overall production are TOP NOTCH!

Whitney A.

I loved the David Lynch MasterClass, and will watch it again! There’s sooo many great ideas and things he shares with us in the class; workbook not needed. Fans of David Lynch won’t be disappointed. Thank you, Mr. Lynch!

Morgan O.

This was not a how to class, in the traditional sense, seriously, it never could be. The artist Lynch is, the art is in the creating of the work, the doing. Living the art life. Of course it can be frustrating, the need to know how, workbooks are fine, but what would a David Lynch workbook actually look like, when by necessity he leaves and needs room to dream. Just look at how Wild Bob was created, happenstance, chance, coming into play, no script for his creation. I think David works with intuition, getting the 'mood' and 'feel' of something which can at times be esoteric but none the less valuable. We are not going to learn how to make films like David Lynch from David Lynch. You are going to learn how to be creative and how to live with more compassion, grace and humour. I really enjoyed the classes, Lynch walks you down the road, some of the way, and then leaves you alone in the dark. Be brave.