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Meditation retreat planned
by Marla Pisciotta
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1 January 2009
On 1 January 2009 The State Journal reported:
West Virginia, USA is set to become home to a professional group practising the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Plans are underway for 'a private, environmentally friendly retreat', The State Journal of West Virginia reported.
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fulfilment to the field of world peace.
The retreat will have a positive impact on the local economy, said Bob LoPinto*, regional director of the project for the Global Country of World Peace. 'We will be hiring people to build the retreat and also help run it,' he was quoted as saying.
Former resort owner and manager of the new project, Randal Ashelman, told The State Journal, 'The first phase of the project calls for residential units as well as dining and recreational facilities for 120 long-term residents.'
'Every aspect of the design is being looked at as to how it can be environmentally sensitive,' The State Journal quoted LoPinto as saying. He described plans for 'geo-thermal systems for heating and cooling, as well as . . . solar photovoltaics being explored to offset the cost of electricity from the grid'.
The article also mentioned that ancient principles of architecture** have been used in the retreat's design.
The State Journal went on to describe the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation Technique which LoPinto discussed. He told The State Journal that the National Institutes of Health in America 'has provided $24 million over the past 20 years to investigate the beneficial effects of the TM technique on blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and heart failure'.
Bob LoPinto also told The State Journal that the Global Country of World Peace is considering another nearby facility where it will offer spa treatments and courses in Maharishi Vedic Health for the public.
Global Good News comment:
*Robert LoPinto is a Raja (Administrator) of the Global Country of World Peace.
**This refers to principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture.
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