McCartney, Starr reunite to promote meditationApril 6th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Beatle legends Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared the stage Sunday to talk about their experiences of learning transcendental meditation together more than 40 years ago.
They gathered to speak in support of a project to teach one million children the meditation technique. McCartney and Starr spoke about their trip to India to learn the technique from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the “crazy 60s”, reports the Daily Mail online.
“It was a great gift the Maharishi gave us. For me it came at a time when we were looking for some stability towards the end of the crazy 60s. It’s a lifelong gift that we can call on anytime,” said McCartney.
“Allowing children to experience something that they wouldn’t have been able to experience otherwise is a great thing. It started for us when we met the Maharishi in India and it’s going to get bigger and bigger and rule the world,” he added.
McCartney and Starr last played together in November 2002 at the Concert for George (Harrison) in London’s Royal Albert Hall after the Beatle’s death from cancer at the age of 58.
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