Welcome into the Genius Lounge, a special audio series with Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and long-time TM teacher.

Why do we call it Genius Lounge? Researchers have identified key networks of the brain where the creative process occurs. Neuroscientists call one such area the “default mode network.” They also call it the “imagination network” and the “genius lounge.” Innovation gets its start here—and the practice of Transcendental Meditation® helps to accelerate the process by activating the brain’s default mode network, and removing restrictive stress. In each Genius Lounge episode, Bob shares a few minutes of wisdom and inspiration—that connects us back to our own inner genius and the genius that surrounds us in nature.

We invite you to listen to Bob’s talks below.


Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Entanglement

Bob Reads a Poem Called ‘The Invitation’

Prayers for Peace

What Research Tells Us About Decluttering

Meditation for Balanced Emotions



The Faint Feeling Level


More Extraordinary Facts About The Human Brain

The Sense of Smell, Part 2

The Great Diversity of Intelligence Within Human Beings

Surprise And How It Influences The Brain

The History of Sleep

Sunrise And Sunset

The Effect of Silence On The Brain

Bob Takes Us On A Star Watch

Rest And Relaxation

Your Brain on Kindness

The Benefits of Holding Hands With A Loved One

The Sympathetic And Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

The James Webb Telescope

The Hudsonian Godwit

Nudge Theory


A Message From Hari

Sidewalk Rage

Dogs’ Brains And Human Language

The Value of Managing Cortisol Levels

The Role of Rest In The Learning Process

The Influence of Lullabies On Young Brains


Aurora Borealis

The Marvels of Earth


The Support of Nature

Stress And Rest, Part 1

A Letter From Alex

Music, Rhythm, And The Brain

Where Creativity Or Genius Is Located In The Brain

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

Maharishi’s Discussion of Discernment

The Skillsets of The Prefrontal Cortex, Part 1


The Difference Between Soil And Dirt

Working Smarter, Not Longer

The Sense of Hearing

The Retina


Charles Darwin And Working Long Hours

Prebiotics And Probiotics, Part 1

Prebiotics And Probiotics, Part 2

How To Recharge Our Frontal Lobes

Sensitive Strivers


The Basics of The Brain

The Eight Types of Love

Spirituality As A Part of Healing



Circadian Rhythm



A Letter From Amy

The Microbiome, Part 1

The Microbiome, Part 2



The Primary Function of The Brain

Uncertain Times



Dealing With Uncertainty

The Difference Between Sleep And TM

Patience, Part 1

Patience, Part 2

The Sense of Touch, Part 1

The Sense of Touch, Part 2: Emotional Touch System

The Sense of Smell

The Sense of Sight


The Art of Being Happy

The Best Times to Learn And Be Creative