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TM is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide over the past 40 years. This includes research funded by more than $30 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and US Department of Defense. Key results include:
Contrary to popular belief, different meditation techniques deliver different results – as demonstrated by a large body of over 50 years of research performed on different techniques. Transcendental Meditation differs from other meditation techniques in three important ways: It involves no concentration, no control of the mind, boasts the highest quality research results and offers a standardized course of instruction to ensure maximum results.
Spencer B. Haber
Spencer B. Haber is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of H/2 Capital Partners, an institutional investment manager focused on credit, real estate and related markets. Having completed over $40 billion of investments, H/2 has successfully invested capital across market cycles in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Haber is an active philanthropist, and is the Founder and Chairman of H/3 Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization focused on animal welfare and associated issues globally. Spencer also serves on the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of the U.S.
Mark Axelowitz, CIMA®, Managing Director – Wealth Management, UBS
Rodrigo Bazan, CEO, Thom Browne
Inessa Boltyanskaya, Curator and Art Advisor, IMB
Sashi Edupuganti, Vice President, Business Technology, HBO
Joanna Jordan, Founder & President, CTB-Central Talent Booking
Neil Parikh, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Casper
Nigol Koulajian, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Quest Partners LLC
Benjamin Collins, Founder and Partner, The Connex Group
Benjamin Collins is a Founder and Partner at The Connex Group. With more than 15 years of experience in the business information industry, he is also a member of the board and the company’s management committee. Ben previously held various senior management roles with leading media and business intelligence firms in both the US and Europe, including Senior Vice President for London International Television, where he was in charge of all US business. He holds a degree in Law from University College London. Ben lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.
Dennis Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP, ABIHM, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology and Preventative Medicine, NYU, Director of Integrative Medicine, New York School of Medicine
Dr. Goodman is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, lipidology (cholesterol management), integrative medicine & cardiac CT. He has been consistently named as one of NEW YORK’S TOP DOCTORS, as featured in the New York Times and New York Magazine. In addition, he has been named as one of AMERICA’S TOP CARDIOLOGISTS and TOP PHYSICIANS. He is a renowned expert in Preventative Medicine, Cholesterol Management, and complex cardiology.
Mitch Horowitz, Vice President and Executive Editor, Penguin Random House, PEN Award-winning historian
Mr. Horowitz is a publishing executive and the author of books including One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown, Jan 2014) and Occult America (Bantam), which received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. Mr. Horowitz is frequently featured in in the national media, including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BoingBoing, Time.com, and CNN.com.
Kevin Kimberlin, Chairman, Spencer Trask & Co
Kevin Kimberlin has started and backed new ventures that have saved lives and revolutionized communications. These companies impact humanity on a daily basis: the optical backbone of the Internet; the discovery of the breast cancer gene; immunotherapeutic advancements with Dr. Jonas Salk to address AIDS; the world’s first approved stem cell drug; and, the only start-up selected by the FCC to demonstrate the feasibility of cellular telephony, a startup which was renamed Vodafone. Mr. Kimberlin is the Chairman of Spencer Trask & Co. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MBA from Harvard University.
Perri Peltz, Award-winning HBO filmmaker and Town Hall moderator
Ms. Peltz is a documentary filmmaker and public health advocate currently co-directing and co-producing the “Conversation on Race” series with The New York Times Op-Docs. Ms. Peltz’s films include Remembering the Artist: Robert DeNiro, Sr.; The Education of Dee Dee Ricks; and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers. Ms. Peltz has recently completed a documentary about alcohol use disorder to air on HBO in 2017 and is in production on another documentary for HBO about the drug overdose epidemic. She also hosts “The Perri Peltz Show” and “Doctor Radio Reports” radio shows on SirusXM. Before working in documentary films, Ms. Peltz was a broadcast journalist for NBC, ABC, and CNN.
Norman Rosenthal, MD, Bestselling author of Transcendence and Super Mind
Dr. Rosenthal is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, for 20 years a senior researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, where he was the first psychiatrist to describe and diagnose Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and the author of more than two hundred scholarly articles, as well as books for the general public, including Winter Blues, The Emotional Revolution, Transcendence, and most recently, Super Mind.
Bob Roth, CEO, David Lynch Foundation
Mr. Roth is the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a 501(c)(3) charity which has brought the stress-reducing, evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique to more than 500,000 inner-city youth in underserved schools in 35 countries, to veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. He is also co-director of the DLF’s Center for Leadership Performance, which is bringing TM to business, government organizations, and nonprofit charities.
Orin Snyder, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Orin Snyder is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and litigators. The prestigious Chambers USA named Mr. Snyder one of the nation’s six best trial lawyers in the category of “Litigation: Business Trial Lawyers.” Another commentator called him “the deadliest lawyer in tech.” A former Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Snyder is a Member of Gibson Dunn’s Executive Committee, a senior litigation partner in the New York office Co-Chair of the Media, Entertainment and Technology Group.
Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, Director of Women’s Heart Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
Dr. Steinbaum is an attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She has done fellowship training in both preventive cardiology and cardiology. She recently released her book Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, teaching all women how to lead the healthiest lives by living from the heart. She was the host of Focus onHealth, a weekly magazine news show and is a regular contributor on network television. She has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor, and a Castle and Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease.
Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York County
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., is the Manhattan District Attorney. Since his inauguration in 2010, Mr. Vance has enhanced the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a national leader in criminal justice reform and has expanded the office’s expertise on an array of 21st century crimes, including identity theft, cybercrime, white-collar fraud, hate crimes, terrorism, domestic violence, human trafficking, and violent and gang-related crimes.
Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD, FACC, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dr. Hooman Yaghoobzadeh is a practicing Cardiologist/Internist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He received his BS degree from Cornell University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Cornell, he was selected to help run the Internal Medicine Residency program as Chief Medical Resident and has been an integral part of the medical school and Internal Medicine Residency educational program ever since. His dedication to and excellence in Internal Medicine and Cardiology has been highlighted by his peers as well as hospital leadership through numerous awards. For the past two consecutive years, he has been selected as the “Voluntary Attending of the Year” as recognition. He has been featured on the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News as well as multiple radio talk shows.He lectures on Cardio/Pulmonary/Renal pathophysiology as well as nutritional basis of disease. Dr Yaghoobzadeh is married with two children and lives in Westchester. He spends much of his free time gardening.
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