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Southeast Asia: Maharishi Vastu schools, homes, and Peace Palace under development
by Global Good News staff writer

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17 July 2013

In several countries in Southeast Asia—Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar—schools, homes, and other buildings including a Maharishi Peace Palace are being developed and built, designed according to Maharishi Vastu* architecture.

In Malaysia land has been acquired, in a dignified location near the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, to build a Maharishi Peace Palace. The 1,000 square metre building will house all of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes offered in the country, including teaching of the Transcendental Meditation programme, a Maharishi Ayur-Veda Health Centre, World Peace Assemblies for advanced TM participants, and other in-residence courses.

The building design is intentionally flexible so that in time it would also be able to house a school offering Consciousness-Based Education. Transcendental Meditation teachers hope that construction will begin soon.

A number of Maharishi Vastu homes and schools are in various stages of progress across the region:

∙ In Myanmar the first Maharishi Vastu building is in the process of being designed.

∙ A Vastu home is well along the way to completion for Dr Ken Chong, Director of Maharishi Vedic Architecture in the region.

∙ In Thailand the first beach home designed according to Vastu principles—a three-storey home of about 1,000 square metres—is currently under construction.

Rajapark Institute, an institution of higher learning offering Consciousness-Based Education in Thailand, has acquired land in the capital of Yala Province in southern Thailand to build another Vastu school for over 1,000 students. Construction of more than 2,000 square metres of classroom space is underway. Dr Rajavikram Aditya Charoen-rajapark, Rector of Rajapark Institute, reported that the Institute has expanded to include 10 campuses in different parts of Thailand, to meet the demand of its growing student body, which has increased from 700 to 3,000.

∙ Construction of a residence for monks, part of a programme developed by Reverend Koji Oshima from Japan, is underway in Thailand. Rev. Oshima is a revered Japanese Buddhist monk who is a longtime Transcendental Meditation practitioner and certified TM teacher. Several thousand Buddhist monks in monasteries throughout Southeast Asia have learned Transcendental Meditation through his work. (See related article: Thousands of Buddhist monks in Asia learn Transcendental Meditation)

∙ In yet another area, construction of a Maharishi Vastu-designed school has been started.

Throughout Thailand a total of about 5,000 square metres of Vastu buildings are currently under construction this year.

* Vastu refers to Vedic architecture—the complete knowledge of design and building in accord with natural law—brought to light from the Vedic literature by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and known as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.

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