Issue #6: December, 2010
Welcome to our Issue
Live or work in Maharishi Vastu and gain a powerful influence of fulfillment, happiness and perfect health for the rest of your life.
Maharishi Vedic® architecture provides the universal rules and principles to design buildings, developments and cities to bring the beneficial influence of all the laws of nature to human life.
Maharishi Vastu is the holistic science of establishment that connects the parts to the whole, the individual to the cosmic.
What we offer to you:
1. Consultation services: to ensure that your architect’s custom design will have a fully nourishing influence.
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Maharishi Vastu schools under construction in Mexico
Just a few weeks ago, construction began on two, 2-story school buildings in Monterrey. They will be yogic flying halls for 900 students and will be built using both traditional stick frame construction as well as the Sand Bag-system.
Those working on the project have already noticed that the buildings are already developing a strong sense of the power of Maharishi Vastu; they feel the strength of silence even in the midst of the construction activity .
We hope to have more details for our next issue as well as pictures of the construction. Below is a render of the building.
Vedic Green home included in Green Home Tour in New York
In early October, the Maharishi Vastu home of Joel and Laura Wysong both Vastu Coordinators, was included in a very successful “Green Home Tour” sponsored by Cornell University. Their house was one of 30 featured in this year’s Green Building Tour organized by their county extension office in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance.
They had 120-150 visitors come to the house and are having a follow-up lecture focusing on Maharishi Vastu architecture this weekend. This home is also a unique model for green and sustainable living as it features mostly local materials, is super-insulated and tightly sealed with only non-toxic materials and gives special attention to air and heat flow using a centrally located soapstone stove as the heat source and transom windows and atrium skylights to create proper air movement and heat distribution.
Many remarks from the visitors mentioned special features that characterize a Vastu home. There were many appreciative comments about the abundant daylight, open floor plan and the spacious feeling. “It feels much bigger than 1500 square feet!” was a frequent comment. Also the lightness and brightness of the walls and knotty-pine trim and ceiling and the spaciousness of the Atrium, the open transom windows that allow both air and light to penetrate the space, these were all noticed by visitors.
There were also many questions about the natural materials such as the bamboo floor, Marmoleum counters and dining table and the wood exterior. . Even the Vastu fence got a comment; “The fence surrounding the house fits so well with this house”.
Many people said they had seen the house under construction and were watching its progress. “I knew this house was very special right from the beginning.”
One young boy looked around the house with his mom, then seated himself in a comfortable chair on the southwest screened porch in the afternoon sunshine and declared, “I want to live in this house. This will be my room,!”
Laura reports, “A young builder who has built his own green home and is an active member of the Ithaca Green Building Alliance spent a long time in the house. He watched both slide shows (our videos on orientation and placement) several times, then wandered around, studying things. When questioned, he said, “I LIKE this house!”
General comments included;
“Your home is so peaceful and harmonious.”
“I really enjoyed being in your heavenly home.”
People were clearly enjoying and wanted to linger.
This house feels so good to live in.
To view a photo album of the house go to: http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?
Why not try a “Taste” of Maharishi Vastu Living?
Many people have mentioned that they would like to experience living in Maharishi Vastu before they make the final decision to buy or build their own home. Moving into a new home is a significant decision and many people have found that having a firsthand, personal experience of staying in Vastu made the experience real to them. There are several countries where Maharishi Vastu short term rentals are currently available to fill this need. In addition to Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa there are also homes in North Carolina, Canada and Germany and coming soon in New Zealand.. You can view photos of each of these houses at:
The Sweetwater bunkhouse in Abundance Ecovillage, Fairfield, Iowa, has 4 bedrooms, a full kitchen and living area.. It can be rented by the day or the week, by single room or the entire house. It is tastefully decorated with wonderful attention to details-not a traditional “bunkhouse”! The Ecovillage is an off the grid subdivision just a mile from MUM and the golden Domes. You can find all the details you need at, www.sweetwaterfairfield.com.
The Rukmapura Hotel in Maharishi Vedic City has lovely 2 room suites available for short visits that have full kitchen facilities and washer/dryers. This is an elegant hotel adjacent to the Vedic Pundit campus Call 641 469 11919 for details and scheduling.
In the northwest corner of North Carolina, in a beautiful resort area called Heavenly Mountain, situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains. Serenity Cottage is a wonderful, 800 square foot guest house available spring, summer and fall. A place to enjoy Maharishi Vastu and nature at its best. Compact but surprisingly spacious it has a full bedroom plus a sleeping loft. Call 641-472-7484 for details and scheduling.
In Canada, close to Vancouver, there is a wonderful Vastu house with maple hardwood floors, fir beams and window frames, a soapstone fireplace, full kitchen, and even a back-up generator. The house is situated on 10 ocean-view acres on Salt Spring, Island. It operates as a Bed & Breakfast, with 2-3 bedrooms. Nightly and weekly rates are available. Call 250-538-0076 for details.
In Germany, in the town of Bad Essen a lovely Vastu home with a beautiful eastern porch and unobstructed views of the sunrise is available for weekend stays. It was built and designed by a lady architect and Maharishi Vastu consultant. and incorporates the use of natural construction materials such as wood, clay and flax. Contact information is:, Email: MSth-Veda@web.de, Tel.: 0031 475 538 796.
In New Zealand, the Maharishi Spiritual Capital is adding a new “accommodations” wing. Completion date is anticipated to be March, 2011 and will have 10 elegant rooms with private baths. In addition to group program facilities for TM meditators, the property is just a short drive to great beaches, some excellent marina facilities and has a golf course next door! For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward to New Zealand.
Expanding our terms and updating our website
By now, everyone has noted we have used the term “Maharishi Vastu” throughout this enews and that www.MaharishiVastu.org has become the new URL of our website. On the strong advice of our movement marketing experts, our International board has made the decision to promote that term exclusively. It is by far the most recognized term on the internet for our services and the knowledge we represent.
We also know from years of experience that Maharishi Vastu is the easiest term to pronounce and spell for anyone unfamiliar with this knowledge. (Some of us still cannot spell “Sthapatya”!) It will be very helpful for those who represent us to have one term and not confuse people by using a variety of terms to represent our knowledge. We will still be using the description of Fortune-Creating for homes and buildings as this is a term Maharishi conceived.
There is now a Blog page to showcase the experience of Vastu living and we have rearranged some of our main tabs to make them more understandable and accessible. This also allows certain topics to be more accessible to search engines.
The Videos page is now fully functional and there are many wonderful topics to view.
The How to Get Started page, now under Services & Designs, has been re-designed to be comprehensive, simple and include all countries.
Our next assignment will be creating a free, online introductory course for Maharishi Vastu that we will promote through our website.
Lastly, we have several dedicated people working to translate this website into several major languages and then there will be portals for each of those from our homepage.