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Katy Perry Nixes Birthday Gifts, Promotes Meditation Instead

Image courtesy of KatyPerry.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of KatyPerry.com (via ABC News Radio)

Katy Perry threw a birthday party this past weekend, though her actual birthday is Thursday.  Don't start shopping for gifts, though -- Katy's already picked out what she wants.

On Twitter, Katy wrote , "Transcendental meditation changed my life. For my birthday I would love to pay it forward. In lieu of gifts, donate."  She then provided a link to the David Lynch Foundation , which has a huge splash page wishing Katy a happy birthday.  The goal of the foundation, founded by director David Lynch , is to bring Transcendental Meditation, or TM, to at-risk adults and children worldwide who suffer from post-traumatic stress.

On the page, Katy writes, "I have been meditating for two years now, and it's the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy and peace to my life. When I'm tired, stressed, anxious or depressed, I meditate, and it clears my mind, and makes me feel relaxed and happier. I have shared the meditation experience with my friends, and recommend it to everyone I know."

Katy then goes on to say that she supports the Lynch foundation's work, and adds, "Please help me celebrate my birthday by making a donation to DLF. Your donation is not only special to me, but to all of the people whose lives you will help through the lifelong gift of meditation."

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