The Foundation’s goal is to establish the world’s first permanent group of 9,000 Vedic Pandits trained in the Maharishi Technologies of Consciousness. The principle of superradiance together with extensive scientific research and past experience predict that this group will be sufficient to create peace for the whole world.
Progress on Establishing a Group
The entire Global Capital of World Peace where these 9,000 Vedic Pandits will live has been master-planned according to the principles of Vedic architecture, Sthapatya Veda, on an auspicious site located in the geographic center, or Brahmasthan, of India.
At this site, 1,700 acres have been acquired and the basic infrastructure of roads, utilities, water, and communications has been built. A campus of 200 buildings to accommodate the first 2,000 Vedic Pandits is finished, where 1,500 Vedic Pandits are already in-residence, practicing the peace-creating technologies of consciousness.
Construction has begun on two more campuses for an additional 6,000 Vedic Pandits. These campuses are composed of residences, meditation and yagya halls, assembly halls, dining facilities, kitchens, administrative buildings, gardens and a dairy.
A program of training Vedic Pandits around India starting at age 10 is being supported at local day-training centers and at several residential academies for the older students. This program will ensure that the Vedic Pandits will be available as the funding and housing become ready.
Additional Funding Required
To complete the construction of the buildings in the Brahmasthan $59 million is needed. This is in addition to the $27 million that has already been spent.
As well, a Reserve Fund is needed, the interest from which will provide perpetual support for the 9,000 Vedic Pandits. The Reserve Fund will also support a Pandit training program throughout India so that young students are constantly being trained to offset any attrition from the main group. Approximately $50,000 will endow a Vedic Pandit, and almost as much again is needed to fund the Pandit training program. To permanently endow this group of 9,000 Vedic Pandits and the training program, a Reserve Fund of $890 million is required.
Taking Manageable Steps
As the first step towards permanently endowing this group, a campaign for raising just the annual costs has been launched calling on well-wishers of world peace everywhere to make regular monthly donations to help create this group. Phase One of this campaign seeks to raise the number at the central campus in India from its current level of 1,500 to 3,500 and to support a Pandit training infrastructure with 13,000 students enrolled at both non-residential and residential programs. Phase Two targets additional funding sources to raise the group at the Brahmasthan to 9,000 and increase enrolment in the training program to 30,000. Phase 3 aims at funding the endowment for the group.
Under construction—Four two story residential buildings for Vedic Pandits on the third campus of the Global Capital of World Peace
An unprecedented opportunity
On occasions in the past when groups of this size were assembled temporarily, the change in world events was unmistakable. In the late 1980’s when a group of 7,000 Vedic Pandits received funding for several years to practice this technology together in a group, the Cold War came to an end and the Berlin Wall was torn down, events that caught the attention of the world as powerfully and unexpectedly positive.
To put the cost of creating this group in perspective—and relative to the enormous power of the outcome—the cost to build the full campus and fully endow the group and the training program is less than what the world's armed forces spend every six hours. (Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Yearbook 2011).
A donation to this project will be the most effective use of funds in the history of peace-building.