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Building world peace, one house at a time, adherents of Vedic architecture striving to promote, sun-orientated designs
by Ben Rubin

Journal Inquirer    Translate This Article
16 February 2006

On 16 February 2006 Journal Inquirer reported: Buildings constructed utilizing the principles of Vedic Architecture have a profoundly positive influence on those who live and work in them, according to Peace Palace directors Richard Dalby, Peter Trivelas, and Lynn Kaplan. The directors are planning Peace Palaces, individual homes, and offices all built according to Vedic Architecture for Connecticut, USA. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of world peace.

Peter Trivelas and Lynn Kaplan, co-directors of the Peace Palace project for the Greater Hartford Area in Connecticut, USA, described the benefits of Vedic Architecture. Trivelas is quoted as saying, 'When you live in a house like this, your life changes, your life gets better.' Kaplan, who built a home in Iowa according to Vedic Architectural design, described her own personal experience: 'You just feel like your thoughts and actions are coherent. My whole life improved on every level—and I know it's such a huge claim, but that was my experience.'

Trivelas and Kaplan are looking for land on which to build two Peace Palaces, one in the Manchester area and one in Farmington.

The Peace Palace in Manchester will be 12,000 square feet and two stories high. The Peace Palaces will offer the programmes of the Global Country of World Peace, a non-profit, international organization founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. These programmes include instruction in Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme, Vedic Medicine, Vedic Architecture, and a health spa.

The article reports that every Peace Palace 'will be a perfect Vedic structure with the not-too-modest job of bringing inner peace and world peace to the community'.

Construction of a Peace Palace for the Greater New Haven area has already begun. The director of the project, Richard Dalby, expects the Peace Palace to be completed within the next seven or eight months.

The article quotes Dalby as saying, 'Just being in the building will have its own health-creating influence. It will radiate that influence to the community at large.'

The article noted some of the key principles of Vedic Architecture. The building should ideally be oriented east, athough north is also acceptable; the structure should have an empty central area, called a Brahmastan, that receives light from all directions; placement of rooms should support the function of the room.

The article reported: 'Conceptually, a Vedic structure taps into the sun's energy and is intended to align its occupants with nature and the universe. The result is supposed to improve every aspect of life for the homeowners, bringing them health, peace, happiness, and success in life.'

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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