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Scotland: First Maharishi Vastu home completed
by Global Good News staff writer
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10 July 2011
This year Scotland is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's first visit to the country in November 1960. A celebration held in November 2010 drew people who had been practising Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme for many years, together with those who had just learned the technique.
Also in this year, the first home designed according to Maharishi Vastu (Vedic architecture) has been completed in Scotland. The house is located in the north of the country, overlooking the sea, almost at the northernmost point of the mainland. Everyone who visits comments on the beautiful experience of entering the new Vastu building, and many people have become inspired to build their own Vastu homes.
The organization offering Transcendental Meditation and related programmes in Scotland is very active in the two main cities—Edinburgh, the capital city, which is a World Heritage site; and Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. Eighty per cent of the population lives in this central area of the country, and the rest is not as widely populated, commented a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, 'so it's here we have to create enlightenment for the whole country'.
Planning is moving ahead to develop a substantial Maharishi Vastu project, a residential community to be built in the Edinburgh area. The development team is benefiting from the contributions of a distinguished Scottish architect as well as those of a longtime expert in the housing industry. There is also the intention to build a Maharishi Tower of Invincibility in Edinburgh.
In Glasgow, while plans are developing to build a Vastu home for all activities of the Transcendental Meditation Programme in the central part of the city, in the meantime a new centre for the Transcendental Meditation Programme has been established in a building which has an entrance perfectly oriented to face due east, an important principle of Vastu design. Educational projects have been developing in Glasgow in a secondary school and in a college of higher education.
In addition to courses offered regularly in Scotland for people to learn Transcendental Meditation, advanced courses are held for those who have already learned the technique, including weekend residence courses, given for many years in beautiful areas around the country. Vedic experts from India have visited Scotland in the past year, teaching advanced techniques of Transcendental Meditation and giving treatments in Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology therapy.
Rising coherence in national consciousness, resulting from many people learning and practising Maharishi's programmes, has been reflected in news reports in the last year. For example, last autumn it was reported that Scotland had raised its renewable electricity target from 50% to 80%, to be achieved by 2020. More recently, the Scottish government has ruled out building any new nuclear power plants in the country, and Scotland has also made clear its opposition to renewal of nuclear defence technologies which might be sited in the country.
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