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Germany: First Maharishi Peace Palace in Europe inaugurated in Erfurt
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8 November 2012
On 24 October, the first Maharishi Peace Palace to be built in Europe was inaugurated in Erfurt, Germany. One hundred twenty people from all over Germany gathered in Erfurt, near the centre of the country, for the historic inaugural ceremonies.
The Maharishi Peace Palace is the new home of Transcendental Meditation and related programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the region. It is designed to be a centre radiating coherence, harmony, and peace to the whole surrounding area.
The building is unique not only in its purpose but in having been built according to principles of Maharishi Vastu (Vedic architecture).
Dr Eckart Stein, director of the Maharishi Peace Palace and one of the project leaders for its construction, reported live from the celebration, commenting on 'the waves of bliss which are emanating from here'.
In the audience in the grand central meeting hall of the beautiful, newly completed structure were many honoured guests and distinguished members of the Transcendental Meditation organization in Germany, including Prince Nikolaus Blücher and Princess Ulla Blücher; Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gunter Chassé; Dr Emanuel Schiffgens; and Dr Eike Hartmann, Minister of Architecture of the Global Country of World Peace, who came from MERU, Netherlands for the inauguration.
Construction on the Maharishi Peace Palace began a year ago in October 2011. Dr Stein recounted the first inception of the project in 2004, when Maharishi unfolded his plan to build 3,000 Peace Palaces in major cities around the world, saying that if a few people in each area came together and began to focus on the project, it would be realized. Dr Stein recognized many of those present who had contributed substantially to the realization of the Maharishi Peace Palace, including other project leaders Lila Maria Stein, Martina Bergmann, and Christiane Schuhmann; and Dr Christian Schweizer, the building's architect—'who went ahead, and now after one year, it is inaugurated'.
The gathering in Erfurt also enjoyed special traditional Vedic recitations performed onsite by Maharishi Vedic Pandits for the inauguration.
The inauguration took place during the celebration of Victory Day by the Global Country of World Peace, and Dr Stein's live report was featured during the main celebration of that occasion in MERU, Netherlands, via Internet video conference.
Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, warmly congratulated everyone in Erfurt. 'This is really a great day for Europe and the world,' he said, '—[this] perfect Vastu Peace Palace, built with great care and great diligence, to bring enlightenment from the very heart of Germany to the whole German nation, this very great, powerful nation.' Dr Morris described his visit to the Peace Palace last summer when it was still under construction, and being 'already so deeply impressed by the marvel of what has been done by Dr Eckart Stein and Lila Maria Stein, who have led the project so beautifully'.
Dr Morris thanked all the project leaders and supporters, and all who had devoted their attention 'day and night to bringing this beautiful building into existence'. He and others around the world were deeply inspired, he said, by this great accomplishment which has been 'so beautifully, efficiently, and brilliantly done'.
He also noted that the whole surrounding area had been upgraded, with other nearby buildings being renovated while the Peace Palace was being constructed.
The next building to be constructed on the Peace Palace site will have facilities for group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying, as well as residential space for those participating in these coherence-creating meditation groups.
For more about the new Maharishi Peace Palace in Erfurt, visit: www.facebook.com/TMErfurt, which features photos and videos of the Peace Palace facilities and events, and the stages of the construction process.
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