Ray Dalio
Bridgewater Associates

RAY DALIO is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, which is a global macro investment firm and the world’s largest hedge fund. Mr. Dalio started Bridgewater 37 years ago and has been a global macro investor for 45 years. He was named by Time magazine, in 2012, as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

The Dr Oz Show

Dr. Mehmet Oz is America’s Doctor and three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz is also Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Oz directs the Cardiovascular Institute & Complementary Medicine Program at NY Presbyterian.

President and Editor-in-chief
The Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.

Mario Batali
Chef, Writer, Restaurateur
and Media Personality

MARIO BATALI believes that olive oil is as precious as gold, shorts are acceptable attire for every season, and food, like most things, is best when left to its own simple beauty. To that end, Mario, together with his business partner Joe Bastianich, create magic night after night in his many twelve hotspots in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Host, Could You Survive?
Discovery Health TV

Dr. Pamela Peeke is a nationally renowned physician and expert in nutrition and fitness, WebMD’s lifestyle expert, TED speaker, host of the HER radio show, New York Times bestselling author, Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland. Known as the “doc who walks the talk”, she is a Senior Olympian and member of the National Senior Games Foundation.

Dean, Tisch School of the Arts
New York University

Dean Campbell has been a leader in the cultural life of New York City for over thirty five years: she has served as Curator, Museum Director, Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of New York, Dean for over two decades at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Associate Provost for the Arts at NYU.

Norman rosenthal, md
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Georgetown University

Dr. Norman Rosenthal is the world-renowned psychiatrist and author whose research in describing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has helped millions of people. He has co-authored over 200 professional articles and five popular books. His 2011 book Transcendence was a New York Times bestseller, and his latest book, The Gift of Adversity, was released in late August, 2013.

More magazine

Lesley Jane Seymour was named editor-in-chief of More in January of 2008. Under her guidance, the brand published its first book, More Magazine’s 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life, was named to Adweek’s “Hot List” in 2010 and dubbed “the Vanity Fair for Women” by marketers. Seymour was also ranked 4th on Forbes’ Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors list in 2009.

andrew ross sorkin
CNBC Squawk Box

Andrew Ross Sorkin is co-anchor of “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning program. Sorkin is also a financial columnist for The New York Times and the editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site he founded that is published by The Times. Mr. Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, “Too Big to Fail,” which won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book.

About the Town Hall

A forum for leaders on the research and applications
of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique
for promoting creativity, enhancing performance,
and overcoming stress and stress-related disorders.


6:00 p.m. Wine & hors d'oeuvres 
7:15 p.m. Town Hall
AXA Equitable Auditorium
787 Seventh Avenue at 51st Street, New York City


Reserved Section: $200 | General Admission Section: $125

Proceeds will be used to teach at-risk youth 
and veterans in New York City to meditate.

Sponsored by

David Lynch Foundation
Center for Leadership Performance