Film & TV

Bonus Chapter: Transcendental Meditation

David Lynch

Lesson time 17:08 min

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.

David Lynch
Teaches Creativity and Film
David Lynch teaches his unconventional process for translating visionary ideas into film and other art forms.
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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.


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

it was an amazing masterclass!! I loved it with all my soul! thank you so much for sharing! I feel so close to David now. thank you

I wish to watch it again a few times before I can say.

Fantastic! Loved his work before watching this and love it even more.

Lynch's class is a cut above other MasterClasses. It's mindful, insightful, and just delightful.


Bob R.

Wonderful course from Lynch. He's one of my fave directors, for works including: Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, The Straight Story, Rabbits, and Lady Blue Shanghai. I appreciate the following points: the mood for a film is key, daydream to get ideas which can include valuable fragments for stories, 70 scenes make a feature film and you can draw the scenes on 3-by-5 cards, when writing allow yourself to get a lot on paper even if only 10% is valuable, learn by doing and the medium will reveal itself to you, make your set happy never a place of fear, give actors room to make mistakes, the music needs to feel correct as it keeps moving while a scene unfolds, before filming a scene you should rehearse with the cast and then review a scene with the crew which is mostly about lighting, and make a film you love and then maybe others might love it.

Ed C.

Thank you, sir. Brilliant! So inspiring and entertaining like all your work. Great class, got my mind working on a deeper level. Will try TM for sure, I've been focusing on my breath. So inspiring!

A fellow student

"Transcendental meditation release the suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity." I adore you David Lynch. I'm going to try it.

Chava G.

Now that we have experienced this, perhaps I should go back and re-experience David Lynch's Master Class On Creativity And Film, exponentially. We all love you David Lynch, and am profoundly effected by your entering our lives in such an inspiring way. - Selah!

A fellow student

Beautiful. The lessons came from a deeper place of experience. Loved it! I am inspired.

Ashfique R.

Amazing!!! Trying to learn TM from

Evan M.

A big thank you to David Lynch, for sharing his intuition & wisdom with us. Twin Peaks absolutely changed my life. It took me down a rabbit hole, and opened up a door for me, to start exploring spirituality, things of the esoteric nature, history, conspiracy theories, and the list goes on. And I feel like once I successfully learn how to Transcend, TM will probably change my life as well. Hats off to you Mr. Lynch. Thanks a million for everything.

Nicole D.

It was great!! I just wish that this was an ongoing class and that we could continue to learn from David on a regular basis. It is important for artists to get to study with somebody who talks about the deeper concepts of life and is not just about the work. His innate understanding of the human condition and his desire to explore is part of what makes him such a great artist and teacher. Grateful for this experience. And I was able to share it with my daughter.

Maria Jose N.

Best Masterclass ever! What a great teacher, filmmaker and person! My hat down for him!

Troy B.

Wonderful course - thank you David. I feel more creative and inspired than before. (Sunset Boulevard recommendation and Twin Peaks were awesome)