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At Home in Maharishi Vastu

Issue #19:
November, 2012

Welcome to our Issue

  • Hurricane Sandy tests Vastu Shield effect
  • Now in Print—Vastu City Planning
  • More New Videos

Maharishi Vastu® Architecture, Applying the principles of Maharishi Vastu design

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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.

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Hurricane Sandy tests Vastu Shield effect

Last year at the end of August, our Facebook page featured a Maharishi Vastu home situated along the Connecticut coast that had come through Hurricane Irene without damage of any kind.

Hurricane Sandy

Just a few weeks ago, as all of us know, an even more powerful storm came ashore on the northeast coast of the US and again battered this same area and then moved far inland, bringing massive destruction and power disruption. Again the owners of the home in Connecticut elected to stay in their home, even though the neighborhood was told evacuation was the best plan.

Here is what the owners related of their experience:

As we entered into what was being called a storm of epic proportion and duration, Hurricane Sandy, we took the usual hurricane precautions: got food, water, generator in place, our custom made double front doors and our first floor bay windows boarded up.

We lost power at about 4pm and from that moment forward and for many hours we got pounded by sustained winds of 50-80 mph. it never seemed to let up. The sheer force of its relentless battering on the house was eerily similar to the storm last summer Once again we were in the position of putting our faith in the Vastu Shield effect, especially because our home is only 250 feet from Long Island Sound. This area was predicted to be in the RED zone for highest flooding and most danger. Many suggested we evacuate and many of our neighbors did evacuate but because it was not mandatory, we chose to stay within our Vastu. Even though the experience was frightening, we kept always referring back to our knowledge of MVA. Knowing that nature would not harm our Maharishi Vastu home was a great comfort.

Other homeowners had trees fall on their property and one huge tree would have fallen on our garage had it not been stopped by a neighbor’s garage. A house across the street had a tree fall directly onto the house. Trees and wires are down and the water came up our street but not up to our home.

Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy

This storm came at high tide and on a full moon making for higher water levels in Long Island Sound on top of the storm surge.

 As our home is higher up than any of our neighbors it makes our home significantly more vulnerable to wind and puts our third floor “up in the sky” all by itself making the house a perfect target for high winds during such an event. For hours at the height of the storm, the house shook and creaked and the large third floor windows were bowing in as the intense pressure of the hurricane force winds pressed in on them. The only thing we lost was a tiny piece of roof shingle, measuring about 4 inches by 15 inches, which blew off after hours of pounding wind.

All along we had no worry for our personal welfare, knowing that we would be OK, and our entire focus was on our home pulling through unscathed as it had last July. I have lived in this part of Connecticut all my life and can count the number of hurricanes I’ve experienced here on one hand. Remarkably, since building our home according to MVA, we have had two such storms. So not only did we survive one major hurricane last year, but now a second, even worse event. Our Maharishi Vastu home survived a very dangerous and damaging storm once again. Vastu is safe and sound. Even the Kalash on our roof is intact!

Other Maharishi Vastu homeowners in the Northeast had similar experiences…very high winds and torrential rains for hours on end and yet no damage to their homes.

One man with several Vastu structures on his property relates:

Hurricane Sandy

We were thankful that this storm raised the water table back up to normal after the mid-summer drought.

Two branches of a five year old tree came down on the property but as I had discovered that this species was in fact invasive and is inherently weak in winds, this was merely nature’s way of reminding me to take that tree down which I have now done! .

Another homeowner who recently completed construction writes:

Hurricane Sandy

The house stood firm, and even with roaring wind up to 65 mph and pounding rain all night, the next day only one small branch had been displaced from our enormous pile of leaves and branches in the back yard. We did lose power for 24 hours, but we stayed safe and warm.

The Vastu Shield Effect derives from the coherence and orderliness created by the Maharishi Vastu principles of proper orientation, proportion and dimensions that are used in building a home. The effect is further strengthened by the placement of the home inside a fence in a way that enhances and supports the buildings’ alignment with Natural Law and repels negative outside influences. We may not always be able to avoid these challenges from nature but we can certainly choose to build according to Maharishi Vastu architecture thereby insuring the safety and comfort of ourselves and our family.

Now in Print—Vastu City Planning

We are delighted to inform everyone that the print version of Vastu City Planning, Sustainable Cities in Harmony with Natural Law is now available through This edition has been significantly expanded from the original eBook with the addition of several new chapters.  The new material includes detailed descriptions of existing peace colonies around the world. There are now over 123 pages overflowing with photos making the book not only a textbook on Maharishi Vastu architecture and city planning but a rich pictorial vision of these fascinating and timely topics.

The text is lively, easy to follow, and will be useful as an introduction for meditators and non-meditators alike. If you are acquainted with anyone working in the field of city planning, we highly recommend that you give them a copy of the book to read. This includes city /town planners, developers, government officials, and academics involved in this field.  The book offers a vision of why this technology is timely, how it integrates with current trends and thinking in the field of city planning and why it is the logical direction in the “sustainable building” movement. The book beautifully integrates the technologies of consciousness, including the TM program and Vedic Approach to health, into the subject of city planning and development while defining the concept of living life in harmony with Natural Law.

Of course, friends and family who may not yet be familiar with Vedic architecture will find the book inspiring and enjoyable.

We have studied the details for international shipping and find that this will be easy for everyone around the globe as Amazon ships books to all continents at very reasonable rates.

The eBook version of Vastu City Planning will be updated soon to reflect this latest version of the book.

Please order soon and consider writing a review or comment on the Amazon site once you have read the book!

More New Videos

If you have not already seen them, be sure and visit the “Videos” tab at : to view two new videos. The first is a short but comprehensive introduction to Maharishi Vastu design and construction by Jon Lipman and includes many photos and graphics to accompany the clear presentation of the topic. View it directly at:

The second is a wonderful exposition by Dr. Eike Hartmann, Minister of Architecture, Global Country of World Peace, on Vastu city planning created to accompany the new print version of the book on this topic. Similar to the book, it is a pictorial essay as well as a thorough overview of this timely subject.

Either video would serve as a helpful introduction to Vastu for anyone unfamiliar with the concept of design and construction in harmony with Natural Law.