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First Mixed Use Vastu building in a European Capital City

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17 November 2015

The City of Edinburgh Planning Council has granted permission to build a substantial Maharishi Vastu* building with eight attractive apartments and a spacious ground-floor commercial space for the teaching and practice of the Transcendental Meditation program. The multi-purpose building of 600 square meters (6400 square feet) will be the first of its kind in a European capital city.

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Project Director and Maharishi Vastu consultant Andy Pringle explains, ''The auspicious east-facing land is situated in a peaceful area close to Arthur's Seat—Edinburgh's famous rocky peak within a beautiful area of parkland.

''It's within easy reach of the city center, with good public transport. Set amongst beautiful mature cherry trees, the building has been thoughtfully designed to quality construction standards which will provide homeowners with finishes and fixtures they would expect in such an attractive building, yet at regular market price. Each apartment has its own balcony, along with a top-floor communal deck so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy watching the sunrise over the city.

''Now that we have achieved planning permission, we look forward to beginning construction in Autumn 2015. We expect the building to be completed in nine months. This completion date will allow the homeowners to move into their new apartments in the summer of 2016.'' To date, over half of the eight apartments have prospects intending to purchase.

David Rae, director of the Transcendental Meditation program in Scotland, says, ''This site has a very special feeling about it. Everyone who visits there remarks on its peaceful atmosphere. . . . It will be a delight to offer Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programs in perfect Vastu and to provide a permanent home for practitioners of Transcendental Meditation to enjoy their practice of the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Program including Yogic Flying together. As the building is situated not far from Scotland's Parliament, this building, virtually a palace of peace, will generate a transforming influence of coherence, order, and goodwill at an important time in Scotland's history.''

Director of Vastu Architecture for Scotland, Henry Brighouse, adds that Maharishi planned for ''this timeless knowledge to be housed in perfect Vastu buildings and for people to live in fortune-creating homes so as to enjoy the full support of natural law. This development model provides a template that can readily be implemented to fulfill both these goals in inner-city environments everywhere. We see this as a first step for Scotland. Soon we will begin to plan other Maharishi Vastu developments in Scotland including all types of housing, a retreat building for in-residence courses, a school and university campus, and a Tower of Invincibility which will welcome, introduce and inspire the general population to all the aspects of Maharishi's revival of Vedic knowledge.''

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∙ Source: At Home in Maharishi Vastu newsletter, November 2015.

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* 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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