The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) is pleased to join the David Lynch Foundation and Freedom Institute in hosting Recovery, Meditation, and the Brain, a national summit for leaders in the field of addiction and recovery.

Presentations will highlight 40 years of research and clinical application of Transcendental Meditation (TM) as a tool for increasing resilience to stress, reducing anxiety and depression, and providing key support in the fight against addiction.

A panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ashton (co-host, ABC’s The Doctors, senior medical contributor, Good Morning America, World News with David Muir), will feature actor, TM practitioner and recovery advocate Russell Brand plus other key figures in research, advocacy, and addiction medicine. Panelists include:

  • Peter Dodge, Founder, Board Chairman, President, The Peter G. Dodge Foundation
  • Dr. Jan Grycynski, Senior Research Scientist, Friends Research Institute
  • Cindy Feinberg, President, The Recovery Coach NY
  • Dr. Richard Friedman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Director of Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College; NY Times science columnist
  • Robert Miller, Board Chair, Freedom Institute
  • Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School; medical researcher, author 


Recovery, Meditation, and the Brain

Sponsored by The Peter G. Dodge Foundation, David Lynch Foundation, and Freedom Institute

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd Street, New York City

Lunch: 11:30am, Presentations: 1pm to 3pm

Cost: $125 includes lunch and conference materials

Reservations are limited, please respond by April 11>


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About The Peter G. Dodge Foundation: The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction. Through our online treatment guide and our grant programs, we support the advancement of new treatments and the dissemination of up-to-date information about alcohol-use disorder.

About David Lynch Foundation: The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations by promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.

About Freedom Institute: Freedom Institute is a non-profit recovery center healing individuals and families since 1976.