Prudence Farrow

Prudence Farrow
Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow

(1948-01-20) January 20, 1948 (age 70)
ResidenceSeagrove Beach, Florida
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
OccupationAuthor, meditation teacher, producer
Home townNew York City
Spouse(s)Albert Bruns
Parent(s)John Farrow
Maureen O'Sullivan
RelativesPatrick Villiers Farrow (brother)
Mia Farrow (sister)
Tisa Farrow (sister)

Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow Bruns (born January 20, 1948) is an American author, meditation teacher, and film producer. She is the daughter of film director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan and younger sister of actress Mia Farrow.[2] She is the subject of the Beatles song "Dear Prudence".[3]

Early life

Farrow was raised in the Catholic faith and attended convent schools. She learned the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) in 1966 at UCLA and next year became interested in yoga, opening a yoga institute at a former church in Boston.[4][5][6] In 1968 Farrow, along with her sister Mia and brother Patrick, traveled with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from New York to India,[7] and then to the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh for a Transcendental Meditation teacher training course.[2]

The Beatles arrived shortly thereafter.[8] Farrow was dedicated to practicing the TM technique so she could become a TM teacher. She said: "I would always rush straight back to my room after lectures and meals so I could meditate. John, George and Paul would all 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".[2] She "turned into a near recluse" and "rarely came out" of her cottage.[9] Lennon was asked to "contact her and make sure she came out more often to socialize" and he wrote the song "Dear Prudence". According to Lennon, "She'd been locked in for three weeks and was trying to reach God quicker than anyone else".[2][10]

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