Meet our volunteers, Hagen Rainbow and Jenna DeFreitas

Meet our volunteers, Hagen Rainbow and Jenna DeFreitas

MUM Graduate Hagen Rainbow and Hospitality Industry professional Jenna De Freitas, are now in Kathmandu volunteering for the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation (NMVF).

Hagen graduated from Maharishi School and holds an MUM M.S. degree in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. In addition, Hagen attended medical school at the American University of Integrative Sciences in Barbados.
Jenna holds an M.B.A. degree with a specialization in Business & Hotel Management.
Hagen and Jenna are working to bring Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s complete program for perfect heath to Nepal.

Hagen and Jenna giving a presentation at Ganeshman Singh Hospital to Doctors and Nurses

Hagen giving a presentation to 400 students at Bhaktipur Military School

Hagen and Jenna are also working with Bhupendra Nirajan, Director of Healing Herbs Nepal, a NMVF project started by MUM Faculty Dr. John Fagan.

Healing Herbs Nepal plants medicinal herbs and other organic products while maintaining Nepal’s biodiversity and improving the economic livelihood of local farmers.

In addition, Hagen and Jenna are working with the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)—a Platform for Maharishi AyurVeda Health Professionals and Supporters—to organize the 6th International Conference on AyurVeda to be held in Kathmandu, October, 2020.
See the website for details.

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International Ayurveda Congress Nepal 2020
Hagen and Jenna have enjoyed their past three months in Nepal and have visited many historic areas such as Durbar Square in Patan.
“We are sincerely grateful to have this experience of living in Nepal, discovering its rich culture, spirituality and beauty. It has been truly inspiring working alongside wonderful, accomplished people such as, Drs. Kingsley and Leslie Brooks, Dr. Deepak Baskota and countless more.

Volunteering for these various projects to promote and improve the health, education, and well-being of Nepal is truly a rewarding journey for us and we are excited about the opportunities which lie ahead.” – Hagen and Jenna


Nepal Consciousness-Based education (CBE) school projects

Nepal Consciousness-Based education (CBE) school projects

Implementing CBE in a school is the key to awakening the full potential of every student. Since consciousness is the essence and foundation of human life, by expanding the student’s consciousness, we develop the total brain potential of the student from within. And by developing the student we improve the most important element in learning.
Minraj and Bimla Adhikari
Nepal’s National CBE Directors are Mr. and Mrs. Minraj and Bimla Adhikari. For the past five years they have focused on teaching the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to Nepal students and school teachers.
There are 10 schools (with total enrollment of over 8000 students) that are in various stages of implementing CBE. 4000 students have learned TM and over 800 faculty and students have learned the TM-Sidhis Program. The daily practice of TM and its advanced TM-Sidhi program creates a significant influence of coherence and harmony in each school, community, and in the nation. So, it is critical that people are transcending daily, for the benefit of the individual and the society.  
Please enjoy a few pictures of Nepali students practicing TM in their schools
Featuring the Maharishi Sandesh Magazine

Featuring the Maharishi Sandesh Magazine

There have been many positive and evolutionary Maharishi Foundation activities and achievements over the years so our Foundation Chairman, Deepak Baskota, created a quarterly News Magazine to inform Nepalese people about the Foundation’s work.

Past Issues Of Maharishi Sandesh Magazine
In 2013, Mr. Gopal Mainali began working on the News Magazine. Two years later Mr. Bharat Poudel, Chief Editor, and Mr. Upendra Prasad Nepal, Co-Editor, carried on the work by documenting the Foundation’s activities and interviewing prominent Nepalis and International Experts. The goal of the News Magazine is to inform Nepalis that through the most advanced technologies of consciousness (based on the Vedas), they can unfold their inner potential, improve their health, reduce stress, and relieve their anxieties. These technologies, revived in their completeness by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, have not been available to mankind for thousands of years.
Mr. Bharat Poudel, Chief Editor
Mr. Upendra Prasad Nepal,
Assistant Editor
If you or any members of your family would like a copy of Maharishi Sandesh News Magazine or if you have any questions, please email Mr. Upendra Nepal at Soon we hope to make our Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation news magazine available online.

Chairman Deepak Baskota with Upendra planning the next issue of Maharishi Sandesh News Magazine

Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota, Nepal National Director, awarded honorary Doctoral Degree, Maharishi University of Management

Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota, Nepal National Director, awarded honorary Doctoral Degree, Maharishi University of Management

On June 22, Deepak Baskota, former member of Parliament and Minister for Home Affairs in Nepal, was honored at the MUM Commencement Exercises and awarded an Honorary PHD for his work leading Nepal’s Transcendental Meditation organization. He is also the founder of the first cooperative organic tea plantation in the country, Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Centre.

Photo 1 – Deepak Baskota accepts his Doctorate Degree from MUM President, Dr. John Hagelin, saying that this degree was the greatest honor in his life.

Photo 2 – Deepak Baskota with wife Dambar Kumari

Photo 3 – Deepak Baskota shares the stage at MUM’s Commencement with the Board of Trustees and Faculty

Photo 4 – MUM Faculty awarded degrees to 270 students from 53 different countries during their June 22, 2019 Commencement Ceremony in the Maharishi Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge
Maharishi Vastu Buildings in Nepal

Maharishi Vastu Buildings in Nepal

Maharishi Vastu architecture ensures that a building or community will have only nourishing influences on its occupants.
Our FIRST Maharishi Vastu Building was completed in 2014 in the Dang region of Nepal. Over 850 students at the Jyotishmati Vidhyapeeth School are practicing the TM and TM-Sidhi program each day in addition to their regular classes. (See photo 1 below.)
Our SECOND Maharishi Vastu Peace Palace was completed in May 2018. This building is home to our Nepal Foundations and one of four locations where we offer the TM program. Many government and business leaders have enjoyed meeting and working in this Maharishi Vastu Buildling which includes offices, two apartments, and a guest floor.
(See photo 2 below.)
Our THIRD Maharishi Vastu Building is almost complete and the first two floors are already being used by students at Tilingatar Government School (THS) who practice the TM and TM-Sidhi program. Thanks to generous international donors and the government of Nepal, students at THS and community members are enjoying the nourishing and coherent influences of Maharishi Vastu.
(See photo 3 below.)
Our FOURTH Maharishi Vastu Buildling project will be completed in six months. This project is a campus with five buildings to house 400 Maharishi Vedic Pandits.
(See photo 4 below.)

Photo 1 – Jyotishmati Vidhyapeeth School, Dang

Photo 2 – Maharishi Vastu Bhavan—Kathmandu

Photo 3 – Tilingatar Government School TM & TM-Sidhis Program Hall, Kathmandu

Photo 4 – Pandit Campus for 400 Maharishi Vedic Pandits, Kathmandu
Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation