Two-Week Online Knowledge Program for Gurukuls (Pandit school) Teachers of Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Two-Week Online Knowledge Program for Gurukuls (Pandit school) Teachers of Transcendental Meditation (TM)

Our Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC), initiated a two-week online Knowledge Program for Gurukul (Pandit school) Teachers of Transcendental Meditation (TM). Over 50 TM Teachers enjoyed an Advanced Vedic Science Course which included lectures by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on “Veda and Devatas in Human Physiology.”

Course Highlights:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, regarded as the foremost scientist in the field of consciousness in the world, completely restored the thousands of years-old scattered Vedic Literature and organized it in the form of a complete “Science of Consciousness.”

Maharishi explained that over the past centuries the Vedic Recitations performed by the Pandits, have lost their effectiveness because the Transcendental Field of life was lost from view.

Maharishi reminded us that achieving Transcendental Consciousness or Yoga/Union is the first priority for all Pandits performing Vedic Yagyas and this is what gives the power to the Yagyas and develops Enlightenment in the Pandits.

Since the Laws of Nature or Devatas reside in the Transcendental Field of life, the Pandits must first experience the Home of the Devatas (in their own Self-referral consciousness), so the purpose of the Yagya can be fulfilled.

(For example, the Power house is there but if we do not know how to plug in the electric cord to the line to the power station, then what happens? We remain in the dark unable to find the way to reach our goal.)
Kathmandu City planners and Architects Enjoy Webinar on Vedic Approach to City Planning

Kathmandu City planners and Architects Enjoy Webinar on Vedic Approach to City Planning


Our Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation (NMVF) co-hosted with Nepal Institute for Urban and Regional Studies (NIURS), a Webinar entitled, “Vedic Approach to Resilient City Planning.”
Nepal City Planners, Architects, Engineers, and Students (over 40 participants) enjoyed informative and illuminating presentations by Maharishi Vastu experts, Dr. Eike Hartmann and Wojtek Skalski.

Kathmandu City planners and Architects heard how buildings, constructed according to Maharishi Vastu principles, can bring health and happiness to its residents and also protect the residents from natural calamity like fire or damaging storms.

For more information about Maharishi Vastu Architecture and City Planning visit:


Nepal Maharishi Foundations Update March-June, 2020 country-wide lockdown

Nepal Maharishi Foundations Update March-June, 2020 country-wide lockdown

Group practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique at Nepal Global Mother Divine Organization Center in Kathmandu

Group practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique at Nepal Global Mother Divine Organization Center in Kathmandu

Every Saturday morning at the Buddhanagar TM Center, Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire, Chairperson for the Nepal Global Mother Divine organization (NGMDO), invites all TM practitioners to meditate together to create increased coherence and harmony for themselves, their family, Nepal, and the world. In addition to enjoying deeper experiences of the inner silence of Pure Consciousness, the group also enjoys discussions on the profound knowledge contained in the Vedic literature. Individuals can ask questions about their TM experience to certified Teachers of the TM program.

Quotes from people who practice TM together in groups…

Shyam Krishna Subedi is one of the organizers of the weekly TM group and he commented how much people are enjoying coming together and experiencing directly the unity and harmony generated by the group practice of TM. Mr. Shyam also said that the number of participants is increasing and the positivity generated from the group meetings has inspired more people to learn TM. Mrs. Bimla Adhikari, TM Teacher and NGMDO Board member, noticed how quickly people who practice TM enjoy its benefits like better health, increased ability to manage their personal activities and work, and more positive relationships. Mr. Shyam and Mrs. Bimla collected these quotes from people who practice TM:
Mrs. Mira Thapa— “After learning Transcendental Meditation , my sleep is more deep and refreshing. My migraine headaches are almost gone—it is so inspiring for me.”
Mr. Mahendra Shrestha —“Since starting Transcendental Meditation my health has dramatically improved. I am filled with positive feelings and thinking in my TM practice and therefore enjoying my activity more.”
Ms. Suman Kunwar — “Transcendental Meditation has helped relieve my headaches. Now I feel refreshed and energized every morning after TM.”
Mrs. Nirmala Upadhyaya “My regular TM practice has reduced my headaches, balanced my blood pressure and hypersomnia. Everyday after practicing TM I feel an increase in positive thoughts. I strongly feel that every family member should practice TM to create a peaceful and harmonious environment at home. It’s very difficult for me to describe in a few words about the positive impact TM has given me in my life.”


Invitation from Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire—Director of Nepal Global Mother Divine Organization  (NGMDO)

Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire says,
“NGMDO programs offers women and girls the knowledge and practical programs for perfect health, enlightenment, and success in every area of life. Any women or girl now has the opportunity to realize their full spiritual potential—enlightenment—and enliven world peace through the nourishing power of inner bliss and coherence. This is easily achieved through the extended collective practice of Transcendental Meditation® and its advanced programs, which enrich all areas of life from their universal basis, the silent field of pure consciousness. I would like to invite all ladies and their families to come to our NGMDO Center and join the checking and group meditation session every Saturday morning.The correct practice of Transcendental Meditation ensures the awakening and rejuvenation of mental, physical, and spiritual potential of every individual. All of us at the NGMDO Center wish that abundant good fortune smile on Nepal, and may Maharishi’s great legacy of peace and enlightenment permanently bless the human race.”
(NGMDO is a nonprofit educational organization.)

-Deepak Baskota, Raja Kingsley and Leslie Brooks


Deepak Baskota, National Director for
Maharishi’s programs in Nepal
Drs. Kingsley and Leslie Brooks,
International Directors for Nepal
TM Teachers interviewed by Nepal TV

TM Teachers interviewed by Nepal TV

On 31 January 2020, Madhav Aryal, Nepal Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program, was interviewed on AYO Nepal TV. Madhav was asked about the difference between meditation and Transcendental Meditation. Madhav replied:

“Meditation is like contemplation or concentration which keep the mind on the surface level— this is directly opposite to the practice of Transcendental Meditation which easily allows the mind to go inward and settle to its deepest and most quiet level of wakefulness. And when the mind dives deep inside, then our body gains profound rest which is the basis of good health. When people are calm and healthy then their behavior becomes positive.”

The Interviewer then asked Madhav how long he has been teaching TM here in Nepal. Madhav said that he has been teaching TM for 20 years and taught 10,000 people. Madhav added:

“TM is like what Lord Krishna taught to Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter 2, Vs.45 – Nistraigunyo Bhavarjuna, which means to retire from the field of activity to the field of Transcendental Being. In this pure field of Being, the mind and body are refreshed and nourished so that after TM, activity can be more enjoyable and successful. The Bhagavad-Gītā presents a timeless formula for rising above the mundane problems of life to enjoy eternal freedom in higher states of consciousness.”

Madhav Aryal Interview on AYO Nepal TV

TM Teachers Minraj Adhikari and Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire interviewed by B-TV in Bhairahawa

Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire on B-TV

Minraj Adhikari on B-TV

B-TV Interview – Minraj Adhikari 

Minraj has been a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in Nepal for 10 years and Kalpana has been teaching TM for 20 years throughout Nepal. The interviewer asked Minraj where TM was being practiced in Kathmandu. Minraj talked about the many schools and institutions where TM is practiced twice daily—and why the technique is easy and effortless and can be learned by anyone.

Minraj also mentioned that TM was recently taught in a Nepal prison where more than 220 prisoners learned the TM technique. The prisoners reported that they are enjoying better sleep and feel less stress and anxiety. Minraj also added that many people who are not in jail are also feeling the pressure of life—so Minraj recommends to everyone to learn this profound technology for deep rest, relief from anxiety, better health, and more happiness.
Minraj also explained Maharishi’s Unified Field Chart which shows how creation at its basis is unified. The structure of the Unified Field Chart and the function of the Unified Field Chart are significant. According to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Founder of the TM program, the ultimate purpose of the Unified Field Chart is to foster the growth of higher states of consciousness. Also the Unified Field Chart can be applied to every academic discipline and any area of human life.

B-TV Interview – Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire

 Mrs. Kalpana Ghimire, Director of Nepal Global Mother Divine Program (NGMDO) talked about the GMDO programmes, based on the total knowledge of life from the ancient Vedic tradition and verified by extensive scientific research. Says Mrs. Ghimire:

“These programs allow women and girls to realize their full spiritual potential—enlightenment—and enliven world peace through the nourishing power of inner bliss and coherence. This is easily achieved through the extended collective practice of Transcendental Meditation® and its advanced programs, which enrich all areas of life from their universal basis, the silent field of pure consciousness.”

GMDO is a nonprofit educational charitable organization.

B-TV in Bhairahawa interviews
Nepal’s first school building dedicated to the practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi program

Nepal’s first school building dedicated to the practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi program

Welcome to our January, 2020 newsletter and Happy New Year!
This e-news features the completion of Nepal’s first school building dedicated to the practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi program at Tilingatar Secondary School in Kathmandu.
On 29 December 2019, Principal Saroj Pandey and his school Team inaugurated their new 2000 sq.meter building for students to practice their daily TM and TM-Sidhi program including yogic flying. The festivities were attended by 1000’s of members of the community and school. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Sports, and Municipality Mayor spoke and appreciated Principal Saroj and his Team and also Deepak Baskota, Chairman of the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation (NMVF) for its donation from International Supporters.
The TSS students provided lively entertainment and the best Yogic Flyers received awards.
TSS is one of seven schools in Nepal where the TM technique has been of great benefit to the students and teachers. A Grade 8 girl said, “I have been two years now at the school and my parents admitted me here because of the special feature of TM. I had really high temper and made a bad impression on my friends. After a few weeks of TM I feel a soothing comfort and warm inside. My life has now a different quality and the best I can describe it is that life is simple and comfortable and easy and sweet and now I can control my temper.”
This is just one of many young students who are enjoying a better life in school and at home. The goal of NMVF is that all students can benefit from the TM practice so they can enjoy a life free from problems and suffering and live in a prosperous, healthy, and happy Nepal.
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.

You may also enjoy this video:
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

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
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