Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Invincible Donovan University

Holy shit. Lately I've been thinking about applying to some grad schools, or at least starting the process by taking the GRE. But honestly, I just haven't had a clue about which programs I'd be interested in. Enter Invincible Donovan University. Problem solved.
That's right...Donovan Leitch is starting a university for transcendental meditation. With David Lynch. Not making this up. It's really going to be called the Invincible Donovan University. He speaks:
"The Maharishi told me during that 1968 visit that I should build a university in Edinburgh. I went to my room and drew a beautiful dome-shaped place of learning," he said Friday.

"I didn't know what to do because I couldn't do this on my own. But then I met David Lynch, who told me about the positive effects of TM in education. Although it's taken me 35 years, I will do what the Maharishi told me to do."
Apparently Lynch has been bringing transcendental meditation to schools across the US in hopes of reducing crime and drug use among teens. He believes that it would take "only 250 students meditating to protect Scotland from its enemies and to bring peace, to stop violence and drug abuse."
Sign me up. Though I doubt the tuition will be as peaceful with Donovan involved. This reminds me of my little brother Adam's dream of starting a Donovan museum after studying in Glasgow a few years back. I'm sure after hearing this news he'll attempt to be a member of the inaugural class.


John M. Knapp, LMSW said...

Many critics consider Transcendental Meditation a cult led by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. For an alternative view of the TM Movement, readers may be interested in checking out TM-Free Blog,, or my counseling site,, where individuals recovering from Transcendental Meditation and similar groups will find helpful information.
John M. Knapp, LMSW

PasserbyDonovan said...

Wow, buzzkill. Donovan is the man.