FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, Oprah Winfrey acknowledges fans during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)
Following a stealthy six-hour visit to the Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa, Oprah Winfrey will tell the country about her newfound devotion to transcendental meditation Sunday night on the OWN network.
Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy said Winfrey had a working knowledge of transcendental meditation based on her experience with inner-city school systems.
The practice has been introduced there to children suffering from academic and behavioral problems with the help of Maharishi board of trustees member David Lynch, the television and film director.
“It’s had phenomenal results [in schools] and I think she became intrigued by that,” said Malloy, who has practiced transcendental meditation for 38 years.
Gannett News Service