For the love of TM: ‘Dear Prudence’ heading to India


"I am using all my resources to fund this, and I have to create my own revenue," Prudence Farrow says of her trip to India.

Special to The Log
Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 03:00 PM.

Prudence Farrow Bruns was first introduced to transcendental meditation in 1968 when she traveled to Rishikesh, India, at the foot of the Himalayas, to study under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Now she is going back.

Bruns was there at the same time as two of the Beatles — John and George — and became the inspiration for Lennon's writing "Dear Prudence," which was recorded and released later that year and appears on their White Album.

When Bruns speaks of the prompting of the song's writing, she said she took so intensely to the yogic study of TM that Lennon was sent to check on her.

"I would always rush straight back to my room after lectures and meals so I could meditate. They would want to sit around jamming and having a good time and I'd be flying into my room. They were all serious about what they were doing, but they just weren't as fanatical as me,” she said.

Bruns has traveled back to India for TM many times and has taught it all over the United States and Canada, including in her home community of South Walton, where she has resided full time since 2004.

First introduced to South Walton when she honeymooned here in 1969, Bruns and her husband built here in 1975 and returned with their children often before settling on making this home.

"This is Albert's dream spot," she said of her husband.

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