Eh, so I watched the webinar. Nothing new was discussed. Apparently the traditional embargo about research that is about to be published holds.
Perhaps they scheduled things before they realized that, or perhaps some other issue dictated the timing. As it is, we really only learned that 1) Bobby Roth's brother is gay and is a TM teacher and that HE spearheaded the formation of the new HIV branch of the DLF; 2) many people with HIV who have learned TM apparently are enthusiastic about it. It IS significant in one sense though: it puts the DLF and by extension, the TM organization, squarely in the "it's ok if you are gay" camp, which is a huge change the stance the higher ups in the TMO has had for many decades, apparently. They announced a project to have the DLF teach 10,000 people with HIV to meditation, which is also significant, and took a firm stance encouraging research on TM and HIV. Inspirational, I guess, but not earth-shattering. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <LEnglish5@...> wrote : Unless, of course, it works, and works well. The webinar is supposed to be talking about new research. Apparently it has been accepted for publication but not yet published. I thought that many journals put an embargo on such discussions once teh research is accepted until such time as it is published, but perhaps this particular journal doesn't have that restriction. If it's just the findings indicated below, I don't see what the fuss is about as those are pretty much what you would expect the effects of TM to be in any severely stressed out population. Perhaps AIDS patients are so unhealthy overall that such improvements are extremely relevant to the community, or perhaps there's some new types of effects that will be revealed. Regardless, since the DLF teaches TM for free to the groups it caters to, I don't see how you can claim they're "a bunch of shameless sons of bitches" -they're not targeting the HIV sufferers, but other people, AND, the DLF is not paying full price for TM instruction, either. And HIV positive means someone has a viral infection. Even if a person is symptom-free, that doesn't mean that they have been cured of HIV and there's no possible way of reading any claim on the DLF website that I could find that says that TM cures HIV. L HIV http://davidlynchfoundation.org/hiv.html http://davidlynchfoundation.org/hiv.html HIV http://davidlynchfoundation.org/hiv.html Our Foundation was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation program ca... View on davidlynchfo... http://davidlynchfoundation.org/hiv.html Preview by Yahoo Scientific research on HIV-positive individuals practicing TM has shown: 51% decrease in HIV-related physical problems 43% increase in vitality 42% improvement in general health 27% decrease in perceived stress 22% improvement in emotional well being 38% reduction in anxiety 36% reduction in anger and hostility 39% decrease in depressive symptom ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote : They aren't claiming TM will cure HIV, but they are edging too close for my comfort. Targeting the most vulnerable populations to garner donations from everyone stupid enough to believe their spiel. What a bunch of shameless sons of bitches. http://hiv.davidlynchfoundation.org/ http://hiv.davidlynchfoundation.org/ http://hiv.davidlynchfoundation.org/" class="ygrps-yiv-2132973606ygrps-yiv-676216112link-enhancr-card-urlWrapper ygrps-yiv-2132973606ygrps-yiv-676216112link-enhancr-element TRANSCENDING HIV/AIDS http://hiv.davidlynchfoundation.org/ About The Webinar View on hiv.davidlynchfoundatio... http://hiv.davidlynchfoundation.org/ Preview by Yahoo