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Aug 18, 2023

Russell Brand and Bob Roth visit Google to discuss transcendental meditation, commonly referred to as TM, and how it has greatly improved their lives.

Comedian, actor, and best-selling author Russell Brand has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for nearly 10 years. He says the technique has been instrumental in fostering creativity, appreciating fatherhood, and maintaining his recovery from addiction. Bob Roth, a TM teacher, taught Russell to meditate and the two remain close friends. Bob and Russell will be discussing the benefits of practicing Transcendental Meditation, how TM has personally helped Russell, and how TM can help people suffering from stress and trauma.

Originally published in May of 2017.

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