Welcome to our Issue
- New Projects Around the World
- Science Catching Up to Vastu
Maharishi Vastu® Architecture, Applying the principles of Maharishi Vastu design
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New Projects Around the World
From time to time we like to feature a short summary of new Maharishi Vastu building projects around the globe.
First is a clinic in Geboltsrichen, Austria. This will be an in-residence facility where people across Europe will experience the highly beneficial and rejuvenating treatments of Maharishi Ayurveda panchakarma along with the nourishing values of Maharishi Vastu architecture.
The site plan shows the layout of an complex of buildings that will be situated on the eastern slope of the Austrian Alps with unobstructed views of meadowland and fir forests.
Another Ayurveda clinic is being built in Pokhara, Nepal, in the mountains to the northwest of Kathmandu with a view to the famous Annapurna range and Fewa lake.
The traditional Nepalese-style building will be built with ornamented bricks and ornately carved wood on an earthquake-proof, reinforced-concrete skeleton. It will have 35 rooms for treatments and guest residences plus facilities for yoga and meditation in an area of 2200 square meters (23,000 square feet).
With both projects the locations will provide pure air, water and peaceful silence - all ingredients valuable for a rejuvenating and healing experience. The Maharishi Vastu-designed buildings, with their orientation to due east, will bring the nourishing and sustaining qualities of the rising sun and the other life-supporting characteristics of proper Vastu to support the benefits of treatment for all patients.
The next project, already under construction, is a Peace Palace/TM® headquarters in Turkey.
Located to the northwest of Istanbul in a rural setting the building will be two stories with approximately 330 square meters (3,500 square feet) per floor. Like all Peace Palaces, it will be the center of activity for the TM organization for Istanbul. Not only will it be a teaching facility, but also a place for TM meditators to meditate together and radiate coherence and more orderly, peaceful thinking into the environment—something that is critical in this region of the world today.
Two recently completed homes are similar in size but not in style demonstrating that Maharishi Vastu architecture is adaptable to just about any style of design. The first is in southeastern Poland, near the city of Rzeszow.
It is a lovely two-story home of 360 square meters (3,900 square feet) in the traditional Polish mansion style. The thick, brick-walled home was inaugurated on Poland’s independence day in 2015 and was designed by one of our new Vastu architects, Andrzej Baran.
The second home is in Upstate Pennsylvania, USA on a lovely estate in the country. The owners have built three other Maharishi Vastu buildings on this property over the last ten years prior to the completion of this, the main house, at the end of January. The first structure was an apartment, then a barn, and then another outbuilding. The gardens of this gorgeous property were featured in one of our earlier issues.
The main house has a stone- and lap-siding exterior and features several covered porches and balconies for enjoying the views of gentle rolling hills.
As in many larger Vastu homes, this and the Polish house have a windowed cupola over the brahmasthan area to allow light to penetrate deeply into the house on both levels and air to circulate from the roof down to the main floor.
Science Catching Up to Vastu
New medical studies published in the past year give further glimpses into the Vedic understanding that the direction we face has an effect on the functioning of our physiology. Though these studies are limited in scope we benefit from the knowledge of Vedic texts that tell us the specific effects directions have, and how these directions are a primary aspect of designing and constructing life-supporting homes.
The first article, entitled “Internally-Organized Mechanisms of the Head Direction Sense”, was published in Natural Neuroscience (2015 Apr; 18: 569–575). It reveals that there are significant changes in neuron function based upon head direction, even while asleep, evidence of an internally organized network of neurons reacting to directional differences. The research was conducted on mice but we are advised by a neurophysiologist that such mechanisms are almost certainly stable across all mammals.
The second article showcases an exciting clue to how these internal mechanisms may work, by identifying a protein complex with magnetic qualities in an insect. The article describes that “the MagR/Cry protein complex...has a permanent magnetic moment, which means that it spontaneously aligns in the direction of external magnetic fields.” See Nature Materials 16 November, 2015.
We continue to look forward to more research on these and other Vastu-related subjects, which we feel confident will continue to validate the experience reported by those who live and work in Maharishi Vastu structures.