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New Vastu buildings and plans for a spa retreat in New Zealand
by Global Good News staff writer

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16 December 2011

New Zealanders have enthusiastically embraced Maharishi Vastu architecture. The small country boasts 42 different Vastu buildings, designed according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (Vedic architecture), one of the highest per capita rates in the world.

One such complex of buildings is the Maharishi Spiritual Capital of New Zealand, a 19-acre (about 8-hectare) development north of Auckland.

The land is about one mile from the Pacific Ocean and has rolling hills and pristine scenery. A new residence hall in the Spiritual Capital was built according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda and is already hosting regular meditation courses. The main lecture and meditation hall are also built according to Vastu principles.

New Zealand has a long history of adopting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's technologies of consciousness. Over the past 50 years, more than 1% of the country's population has learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique.

In the last year alone the number of people learning Transcendental Meditation has doubled compared to the previous year.

In response to an earthquake at the end of 2011, teachers of Transcendental Meditation in New Zealand offered a programme allowing people to learn the stress-reducing meditation technique for a reduced fee.

'Many people came forward,' said Dr Robert Wynne, an administrator of Maharishi's programmes for New Zealand who is also mayor of Maharishi Vedic City in the US. Dr Wynne was reporting from the Maharishi Spiritual Capital on latest progress in New Zealand. He added that Transcendental Meditation is a wonderful way to deal with the psychological trauma resulting from a natural disaster like the earthquake.

Dr Wynne also mentioned plans for the development of a Maharishi Ayurveda spa and retreat in 2012.

A small island off the coast of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean was famous because the original inhabitants of the country, the Maori, used the island in the 1800s. Maori spiritual leaders came out to the island and created a confederation agreement that the different Maori tribes would work together instead of battling one another.

'This island is a real gem,' Dr Wynne said, 'so the thought is to build it out as a spa and retreat, a place where people can come from all over the world.'

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