Chandra Giri Hills temple over looking Kathmandu Vally

December 2019

Meanwhile, the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC) is supporting 82 Gurukuls (pandit schools) with approximately 3,000 pandit disciples in various parts of Nepal. The young Pandit disciples learn in their education to recite the Vedas correctly and practice the Vedic Technologies of Consciousness in order to successfully combine Yagya and Yoga.

Also in 2019, the Ati-Rudrabhishek Peace-Yagya was performed at these Gurukuls daily and simultaneously by 128 groups of 11 Vedic Pandits each, a total of 1,408 pandits, throughout the year.

Lothar mit Pandits
Pandit disciples of the Gurukul in Banepa

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Acharyas (pandit instructors), who supervise the Gurukul program of the NMFVC, in performing Vedic Yagya ceremonies


November 2019

As every year the Gurukuls were visited by a VIP inspection team in autumn.

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Dr. Neil Paterson, Kingsley Brooks and Dilli Adhikari with a group of fully trained Maharishi Vedic Pandits in Jhapa

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Maharishi Vedic Pandits in Jhapa performing Yagyas


In November, a group of German supporters visited different Gurukuls and could convince themselves of the success of the Pandit Project on site.

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The German group visiting a Gurukul in Pokhara


December 2018

Throughout the year, daily Ati-Rudrabhishek – a peace Yagya by 1331 Pandits – was achieved by synchronizing the local performances of the 80 Gurukuls (Pandit schools) of the Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture in Nepal.

Lothar mit Pandits Lothar Pirc with young pandit-students


Thanks to the initiative and generous support from international donors, construction was started of a large-scale Vastu development, which will also be available to the Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture in Nepal. The property is located in a wonderful, quiet location above Kathmandu, with stunning views of the Himalayas. The entire project, with a floor space of more than 7,000 square meters, is planned to be complete by the end of 2019. There will be four dormitories for 360 Vedic Pandits, a course building housing 70 for initial and advanced training of Acharyas (pandit instructors) for all Nepal, and 18 Yagya Shalas of various sizes for the performance of Yagyas.

Bauprojekt oberhalb von KathmanduConstruction project above Kathmandu

KursgebäudeConstruction project (picture taken December 2018)


November 2018

Leslie Brooks, Wojetc Skalski, Lothar Pirc, Acharya TM Teacher, Kingsely Brooks, Tom Mullins

During his second trip to Nepal this year, Lothar Pirc spent two weeks, from late October to early November, visiting pandit schools in and around Pokhara. He was very impressed by how well the Pandit project of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture has developed in such a short period of time. The young Pandit students really enjoy their training in authentic Vedic recitation and the practice of Vedic technologies of consciousness, successfully combining Yoga and Yagya.

A few years ago, when it all started with a small group of Pandits, nobody could have imagined this huge expansion and outstanding quality. This has been made possible thanks to the generous support from all well-wishers and the tireless efforts of the entire team in Nepal, especially Deepak Baskota, Chairman of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture, and Kingsley and Leslie Brooks.

The following pictures show the various pandit schools in and around Pokhara that Lothar Pirc visited in autumn 2018.








Anlässlich dieses Besuchs konnte Lothar Pirc auch das Bauprojekt oberhalb von Kathmandu besichtigen.

Bauprojekt oberhalb von KathmanduAt the new project’s construction site, November 2018 Starting from left: one of the building project’s supervisors, Lothar Pirc, Royal Lillge, Robert Wallace, Kingsley Brooks, main architect Wojtek Skalski, Leslie Brooks, Deepak Baskota, locals in charge of construction


April 2018

Lothar Pirc visited Nepal in April 2018 to see the progress and to assess the quality of the Vedic Pandit project of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture. Kingsley Brooks gave Mr. Pirc a tour of a sampling from the 80 Pandit Training Schools (Gurukuls) that the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture supports. The expansion and quality of the Vedic Cultural programs were remarkably apparent during this tour.

Panditschulen Lothar Pirc visits the Gurukul at Siphal Chauri, Kathmandu, Nepal, home of the Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture.  Hosting are Kingsley Brooks, Royal Lillge and Robert Wallace.

Panditschulen Vedic Pandits trained at Central Gurukul in Siphal Chauri, Kathmandu.

Panditschulen Dilli Ram Adhikari, Supervisor of the Recitation and Yagya Programs, hosting the tour group at the Central Gurukul in Kathmandu.

Panditschulen Lothar Pirc visiting the Uttar Bahini Gurukul in Gokarna, Nepal.  Hosting are Kingsley Brooks, Royal Lillge and Robert Wallace.

Panditschulen The Batuk (younger) Pandits of the Uttar Bahini Gurukul are delighted to meet a representative of the German Foundation.

Panditschulen Pandits of the Budhanilakanth Gurukul greeting the visiting team. Budhanilakanth is a renowned Holy Place in Nepal and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Panditschulen Dilli Ram Adhikari, Lothar Pirc, Kingsley Brooks and Royal Lillge are received by Swami Nigamananda, Head of the Budhanilakanth Gurukul in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Panditschulen Krishna Prasad Lamichane, Kingsley Brooks, Lothar Pirc and Dilli Adhikari with Swami Nigamananda, Head of the Budhanilakanth Gurukul in Kathmandu, Nepal.

March 2018

By now about 2500 Vedic students, spread over 75 pandit schools (Gurukuls) in various regions of Nepal, are trained in the specific way of Vedic recitation by the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC).



August 2017

Rudrabhishek Yagya. Since August 2017, after some 1500 senior pandit students from various pandit schools have been trained in Rudrabhishek, they perform this peace yagya daily – in groups of 11, 22, 33, or 44, each in their own school – all at the same time of day. Rudrabhishek includes extensive recitation of Vedic texts along with the execution of precise actions.

Kursteilnehmer 2016

Spring 2017

Pandit Acharya Course. The project is expanding greatly, so in March 2017, a third four-month course was started to train new pandit instructors (Pandit Acharyas). After their training, the 28 course participants will each take charge of one pandit school (Gurukul).

Kursteilnehmer 2016

November 2016

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Fully trained Vedic pundits in Kathmandu in front of the Pashupatinath temple district

October 2016

Like every year, an NMFVC inspection team visited the 48 different Vedic schools (Gurukuls) in various parts of Nepal, where the training of the young pundits took place.

VIP inspection teamVIP inspection team

Vedic Pandits

Vedic Pandits

Vedic Pandits

Vedic Pandits

Vedic Pandits

May 2016

In May, a four-month course for new Pandit Acharyas (Pandit Acharyas) started with 36 Acharyas, who after their training, each looked after a Panditschule (Gurukul).

Kursteilnehmer 2016
36 course participants with Nepalese and international guests

January 2016

From the 11th - 14th. January Dr. Karin Pirc and Lothar Pirc visited the central educational institution of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC) in Kathmandu, where they attended the celebrations at the beginning of the year. Afterwards, they visited a beautifully situated plot in the immediate vicinity of Kathmandu, where a new campus for the training of Vedic Pandits is to be created.

Lothar and Karin Pirc with architects

Dr. Karin Pirc and Lothar Pirc (on the left) visited the property, together with the Nepalese architect, an American architect and two project managers.


December 2015

2015 has been a year of rapid expansion of all projects of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC), as the popularity of its educational and training programs have grown in popularity tremendously this year.

In the central Kathmandu campus there are more than 50 young Pandits students in residence to become fully trained Vedic Pandits. They are being provided with full room and board as well as access to all the academic facilities required for their training and Vedic course of studies.




Furthermore, this year, 30 Gurukuls (Vedic Pandit Schools) in different areas of Nepal with about 1100 Pandit students participated in the programs of the NMFVC. All of these Gurukuls have the supervision of fully trained Pandit teachers to assure the proper practice of all aspects of the young Pandits’ daily routine with Vedic recitations and Vedic yagyas.

We expect that the number of those schools will have increased from 30 to at least 50 by the end of 2016.

We owe the progress and success of our programs to the kind and generous donors, who have given their on-going support for all these programs. We are very grateful to them.






April 2015

In April, 2015 Nepal was stricken by two powerful earthquake and many significant after shocks lasting nearly a month. As the Himalayas are an extremely seismic part of the earth, the scientists had been predicting a major earthquake in Nepal for some time. As reported in the world news, loss of life and property damage was quite high and it will take time for Nepal to fully recover.

In April, 2015 Nepal was stricken by two powerful earthquake and many significant after shocks lasting nearly a month. As the Himalayas are an extremely seismic part of the earth, the scientists had been predicting a major earthquake in Nepal for some time. As reported in the world news, loss of life and property damage was quite high and it will take time for Nepal to fully recover.

We are grateful to be able to report that despite the tragic and difficult time the faced by the nation, our NMFVC programs have been uninterrupted and there has been little earthquake damage to our facilities and family members.

We are grateful to be able to report that despite the tragic and difficult time the faced by the nation, our NMFVC programs have been uninterrupted and there has been little earthquake damage to our facilities and family members.


Picture: The ladies from Nepal’s Global Mother Divine Organization (GMDO) went to several villages, that had suffered from the earthquakes, and offered relief and aid.

Also the timing of the earthquake at mid-day on a Saturday, insured that most Nepali villagers were outside tending their fields and schools and work were closed so as few people as possible were actually inside buildings. This fact was responsible for saving uncountable lives. 

Nepal has many challenges ahead as it enters into a reconstruction phase. All of our practitioners of the TM technique and its advanced TM and TM-Sidis program including yogic flying, are very aware that their contribution to creating coherence in collective consciosuness is needed at this critical time in Nepal's history. The NMFVC team are maintaining their coherence creating programs and expanding as quickly as possible. In addition, the NMFVC team will be making presentations to Government and Civil leaders to encourage them to implement our practical programs for helping in the reconstruction of Nepal. A critical element in the reconstruction process will be the timely application of Maharishi Vastu Vidya or Vedic architecture. The purpose of the Vedic knowledge of architecture (Vastu Vidya) is to maintain individual life in harmony with cosmic life and connect individual intelligence with cosmic intelligence thereby bringing nourishing influences to every home, workplace, and even entire communities. Within auspicious Vastu-based communities, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the support of Natural Law in daily life.

January 12th, 2015

The Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture began the year 2015 with a large celebration attended by hundreds of people from the Kathmandu area including Vedic Students (Batuk Pandits), teachers of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program, practitioners and supporters of Nepal’s TM program, the general public, and special guests.  The 12 January annual celebration marked the beginning of the New Year for all of our Vedic Programs in Nepal and the day was filled with traditional music, Vedic recitations, and presentations on Maharishi Vedic Science. The young Pandits were very much appreciated by everyone and as time goes by the profundity of their educational experience under the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture, has become more apparent.


Picture: 12. January 2015. Annual celebration to mark the beginning of the New Year for all of our Vedic Programs. The young Pandits were very much appreciated by everyone as the profundity of their educational experience under the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC), has become more apparent.

The success of the 2014 programs has created a demand from Gurukuls across Nepal and the NMFVC management team is discussing how to meet this demand while providing quality Maharishi Vedic Education for as many Gurukuls as possible. The Maharishi Vedic Yagya program should soon be available in many new locations before the end of this 2015 year.

In January, we constructed three new Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Yagyashalas at our Central Campus of the NMFVC in Kathmandu. These additional facilities will give us more space and a coherent environment for the performance and practice of Maharishi Vedic Yagyas.  The performance of Maharishi Vedic Yagyas in many locations throughout Nepal is now well established. The times are coordinated with all the different locations so as to generate as much collective positivity and coherence in the environment as possible as part of the regular practice and study of the Vedic Students.

November 2014

In November of 2014, the NMFVC management team conducted an inspection tour of 15 different Vedic Schools (Gurukuls) where the Maharishi Vedic Science programs and the training of young Vedic Pandits is being conducted in Nepal. The inspection team included: Chairman Deepak Baskota, Raja Kingsley and Mother of the Domain Leslie, Wojtek Skalski, a renown architect and expert in Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, and the Nepal Purusha Team.


Picture: NMFVC management team on inspection tour of 15 different Vedic Schools. From left to right: Deepak Baskota, Kingsley and Leslie Brooks, Wojtek Skalski, expert in Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.


Picture: Maharishi Vedic Pandits welcome the NMFVC inspection team.


Picture: The Gurukuls are very popular with the traditional rural people and are supported by the local parents and villagers. They appreciate the programs of the NMFVC as a very important contribution to the Vedic Culture of Nepal.

This inspection tour was very inspiring and stimulated many ideas and resolutions to advance the educational programs of the NMFVC. Visiting the 15 different schools and seeing the happy and vibrant young Vedic students, teachers, and staff was a memorable event for everyone. The Gurukuls are mostly in rural areas of Nepal and epitomize the traditional Vedic lifestyle and ideal routine for a Vedic Pandits. These schools are very popular with the traditional rural people and it was uplifting to see the participation and support these schools receive from the local parents and villagers.

Our visiting management team gave presentations and encouraged the Gurukul leaders to strengthen and expand their Gurukul program. The young Pandits attending these schools were enthusiastic to demonstrate their proficiency in Sanskrit recitation—even to the extent of reciting Sanskrit poetry that they had composed. We all enjoyed the hospitality and warm reception we received from everyone. 

In review of the year, the management team has seen a good level of progress in all the programs of the NMFVC. The program’s benefits are being appreciated by the students, teachers, and the society at large as a very important contribution to the Vedic Culture of Nepal. At the same time the practical and scientific explanation and validation of the these programs is very much appreciated and helps to validate the work of the NMFVC—what was just an idea a  year ago has become a reality. We look forward to more progress in 2015.

June 2014

NMFVC sponsored a conference of Pandit TM Teachers in Kathmandu—these  educators have been implementing Maharishi's Vedic Pandit program in 15 different locations. The conference discussions included how to strengthen all the educational programs and plans for future expansion were also discussed and finalized. The programs offered by the NMFVC are now being enjoyed by nearly 1,000 Vedic Students.


Picture: Conference of the educators of the Maharishi Vedic Pandits organized by the NMFVC in Kathmandu, June 2015.

May 2014

On May 1, 2014, the Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Yagyashala was formally inaugurated. From this date forward, daily Maharishi Vedic Yagyas are being performed in proper vastu with noticeable and profoundly positive effects being generated for the nation and all the citizens of Nepal, as predicted by the ancient Vedic Literature and the research on the positive effects of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced TM-Sidhi program.  This important development has been appreciated by all the visitors to the NMFVC campus. Listening to the Vedic Recitations coming from the Maharishi Vedic Yagyashala had a calming yet enlivening effect on the visitors and generated a wonderful feeling of wholeness.


Picture: 1. May 2014. Inauguration of the Vedic Yagyashalas built according to the principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.

April 2014

In April of 2014, the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture (NMFVC) began the construction of the first Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Yagyashala. This very important construction project provided the first proper Maharishi Vastu building for the practice and performance of Maharishi Vedic Yagyas in Nepal. This structure gives an ideal and coherent environment for the Vedic Students to pursue their Vedic studies and daily performances of Maharishi Vedic Yagya.


Picture: April 2014. Construction of the first Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Yagyashala.

January 2014

The 12th of January each year, is an annual event celebrating the rise in collective consciousness throughout the world, resulting from the implementation of the programs offered by Maharishi’s Global Country of World Peace. The year 2014 began for the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture with a large celebration attended by hundreds of people from the Kathmandu area including Vedic Students (Batuk Pandits), teachers of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program, practitioners and supporters of Nepal’s TM program, the general public, and special guests.


Picture: 12. January 2014. New Year’s celebration of the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation (NMFVC) in Kathmandu with the Vedic Students (Batuk Pandits), teachers, supporters / sponsors and special guests.

Hosted by Chairman Deepak Prakash Baskota, the special guest speakers were: Col. Jitendra Karki; Acharya Pushpala; Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Loknath Chand; and Dr. Govinda Tandon, Secretary General of the Pashupatinath Area Development Trust.

Topics discussed included programs for the coming year and presentations related to Maharishi Vedic Science and the discoveries of modern science as they relate to Vedic Science. The day was inspiring for all who attended and the clear Sanskrit Vedic recitations of the young Batuk Pandits was appreciated by all the guests and educators.  Everyone enjoyed seeing how quickly the students have progressed with their studies and how they have mastered their skills in Vedic Recitation.

December 2013

TheNepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture has taken a major step forward in 2013. This year we leased a very suitable Pandit Residential Facility near to the Pashupatinath Temple Complex in Kathmandu. We are now housing Maharishi Vedic Pandits as they continue their education in Vedic Science. Each morning the Pandits perform a Maharishi Vedic Yagya for the Peace of Nepal. The Pandit numbers are now growing as we maintain and develop the quality of their Vedic performances.

This summer The Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture attracted a very high level educator, Acharya Pushpalal, to lead the specialized training of our residential Maharishi Vedic Pandits. Acharya Pushpalal is the Vice-Chairman of the Nepal Gurukul (Vedic Pandit Training School) Promotion Association and a competent educator to lead our Vedic Education programs.

Also this past summer, we were honored to have a visit from Lothar Pirc of Germany, who has been the major inspiration to acquire the Pandit residential facility. Lothar toured our Pandit residential facilities and met extensively with: Nepal National Leader, Deepak Baskota; the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Pandits, and the Nepal Minister of Culture.


Left picture: newly trained Pandits; Right picture:meeting with Member-Secretary, Pasupatinath Area Development Trust

Later in the autumn we enjoyed a visit from Raja Kingsley Brooks and his wife Leslie, who were accompanied by Sthapatyaveda Architect, Wojtek Skalski. They held meetings with the Pashupatinath Area Development Trust Board members, to plan for the renovation of the Vishwarupa Temple, which is within the Pashupatinath Temple Complex. The Vishwarupa Temple is where our Maharishi Pandits perform their Rudrabhishek Yagya each day. The Trust Board recommended we collaborate with renowned German scholar of Nepali architecture. So with our newly formed Temple renovation team, we hope to restore the Vishwarupa Temple Complex to its original dignity and beauty so it can once again be a lighthouse of Yoga and Yagya. This historic and culturally rich Pashupatinath property will give The Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture a very prestigious home.


Picture (from left to right): J. Pirc, Deepak Baskota, Minister of Culture Ram Kumar Shreshta, Lothar Pirc

Our National Leader Deepak Baskota organized a series of high-level meetings with the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Minister of Culture, and the Director of the Pashupatinath Area Development Trust (see pictures). With the consent and well wishes of these Leaders of Nepal, we are proceeding rapidly to expand our Vedic programs in Nepal. We also want to express our appreciation to the renowned Acharya Arjun Bastola, Samhita Shastri Pandit, who was instrumental in organizing these top level meetings and continues to be a champion for restoring the timeless wisdom of the Vedas for the benefit of all mankind.

May 2013
The Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture has now committed to a residential facility in Kathmandu to house our Maharishi Pandits.  In our new facility these Pandits will have a permanent home and be able to complete their Vedic education and perform Maharishi Vedic Yagyas, which will help to stabilize the core element of the Vedic Culture—Yoga and Yagya— the essence of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Vedic Science and Technology. The Pandits will continue their ongoing Maharishi Vedic Yagya each morning at the Vishwarup Temple in the Pashupatinath Temple complex which is only a five-minute walk from the new residential facility.



April 2013
On Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievement in the Vedic Calendar, 24 Nepali Course Participants went to Thailand to attend the Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course. This course is of the highest international standard, and the Nepalis selected for attending are all enthusiastic and committed to teaching Transcendental Meditation (TM), the ancient Vedic Technology of Consciousness, to the people of Nepal.


When the new TM Teachers return to Nepal, there will be for the first time the teaching resource to effectively teach TM throughout the country and in the Vedic Gurukul Schools, in which the Vedic Pandits begin their Vedic Education. These Gurukuls are residential facilities that allow for the traditional lines of Vedic Education. Teaching TM in these Gurukuls will transform them into Consciousness Based Educational Institutions. In this way the Gurukuls will be providing the true ideal of Vedic Education, when through Vedic Technologies of Consciousness the Knower, the Known and the process of Knowing are all united in the Transcendental Field of Self-Referral consciousness, Total Knowledge.
These young Pandits, who will now have gained advanced training, will be able to join our Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture and perform Maharishi Vedic Yagya to create coherence in society.

December 2012
The Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation and the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture were most honored and happy to host Lothar Pirc, Founding Board Member of the German Foundation for the Promotion of Vedic Culture, on his recent visit to Nepal in December, 2012.


Lothar's main focus on his Nepal visit was as a special guest speaker along with Deepak Baskota, Chairman of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture, at the15-day Maha Yagya attended by more than a hundred thousand people. This Maha Yaga was held on December 15 near Bhamai in the District of Nawalparasi, Nepal, and was sponsored by the Bramhandiya Dharma Sabha (Cosmic Religious Assembly).


Lothar Pirc was representing Dr. Kingsley Brooks, International Director of Nepal for the Global Country of World Peace, who had been invited to speak at this august assembly. The Bramhandiya Dharma Sabha invited over 150 Vedic Pandits to perform the various aspects of this Maha Yagya—the 150 Pandits included 90 Indian Pandits from Varanasi, 10 Indian Pandits from Brindaban, and 50 Nepali Pandits—all who recited during the15-day event.


Lothar praised the assemblage of Vedic Pandits for upholding the Vedic Tradition of India and Nepal.  He credited beautiful Nepal, famous for its richness in culture and tradition, as being one of the most Vedic countries in the world. 

He explained that Vedic Recitations and the Vedic Performances (Yagyas) as performed by the Vedic Pandits in Nepal are recognized by UNESCO as a significant part of the world’s cultural inheritance. UNESCO has proclaimed the tradition of Vedic recitation as “a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity”.

From here Lothar spoke more precisely about the Vedic Technologies of Yoga and Yagya which have the ability to create peace and harmony in a country and create positive effects from a distance. The revival of the precision and effectiveness of the Vedic Yagyas was credited to the work of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who through his wisdom and Knowledge, has applied the transforming power of these Vedic Technologies for the benefit of society. Mr. Pirc went on to explain that the essential ingredient of a successful Vedic Performance rests upon the consciousness of the Vedic Pandit himself. The quality of the Pandit is purified and strengthened by the technologies of Yoga (Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Program including Yogic Flying) as taught and systematically presented to the world by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

All of us in attendance noted the keen interest of the audience and Vedic Pandits to these very deep points that were highlighted by Lothar. The audience was also impressed with the progress of the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation in sponsoring the daily Rudra Bhishek Yagya on the grounds of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the plans of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture to support the ongoing Yagyas and the Vedic Gurukuls (Schools for Vedic Pandits) throughout Nepal.

Immediately the senior organizers of the event offered to donate land in the nearby area for the use of such a Maharishi Vedic Gurukul.
All of us in Nepal are deeply appreciative of the work of Lothar Pirc and the German Foundation for the Promotion of Vedic Culture.  
Thank you dear Lothar and thank you Germany!  

The Speech of Lothar Pirc as PDF (click to download)

April 2012
By now the group has grown in size to 66 Pandits. Thanks to a generous donor the project can now quickly move forward so that we can complete the first of the three necessary groups of 121 each as soon as possible. The objective of having a group of 121 fulfills the traditional guidelines for the performance of Vedic Recitations and Yagyas. Currently there is a search for building sites and existing buildings that could be used for Vedic Education Schools.  In addition the Pashupatinath Area Development Trust has been approached to allow restoration of UNESCO World Heritage Site Buildings which have fallen into decay and to put these to use for Vedic Recitations and Performances which was the original intention centuries ago.

March 2012
On the 4th of March, 2012 Raja Kingsley Brooks and Deepak Baskota were honored for their contribution to the Vedic culture of Nepal. These awards were bestowed by the First Jagat Guru of Nepal on the occasion of the First Vedic Gopal Maha Yagya in Sankmul, Lalitpur. Both Raja Kingsley Brooks and Deepak Baskota spoke to an audience of more than 2,000 about the joint efforts of the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation and the First Jagat Guru of Nepal to rescue and re-enliven the old Vedic culture of Nepal.

January 2012
On the 23rd of January, 2012 two members of the Maharishi Purusha Admistrative team, Royal Lillge and Robert Wallace, received the highly prestigious Nepal Felicitation Award from the Everest Foundation of Nepal for their efforts contributing to the enlivenment of the culture of Nepal. In his acceptance speech Royal Lillge, honored the timeless Vedic culture of Nepal and the work of Mr. Deepak Baskota chairman of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture.

December 2011
During the second visit of Mr. Lothar Pirc in December of 2011, Mr. Pirc offered and conducted a Peak Performance Seminar at no charge to thirty top level members of Nepali society, one of whom was the director of the Shtrii Shakti Society dedicated to improving the social conditions for women in Nepal (Women Empowerment).  She became so convinced of the benefits of this seminar that she introduced this program to twelve of the top leadership of Shtrii Shakti.

As a result these leaders have become inspired to aid all aspects of Nepali life through the recognition and enlivenment of their own cultural values in order to enhance all areas of life in their country. This growing enthusiasm for Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture is most encouraging. By continuing to gift the Peak Performance Seminar to top Nepali leaders, local volunteer support will continue to grow.

During Mr. Pirc’s visit he attended the Vedic Recitations and met with the organizers of this program. He discussed the charitable help that German donors could provide to the cultural programs in Nepal and discussed a new foundation for Nepal that would provide transparency for donors.

Both the foundations from Germany and Nepal have been established and chartered to lend support to the preservation of Vedic Culture through education and art.  The German Charity and the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture have been recognized by the Governments of Germany and Nepal as Charitable Organizations.

The first Donation of $5,000 from Lothar and Dr. Karin Pirc from Germany was received and rapidly put to use in the winter of 2011.  Gas heaters and LP gas canisters, as well as warm clothing, such as sweaters, were purchased to keep the Nepal Maharishi Vedic Pandits warm during their early morning recitations.  A DVD player and flat screen monitor were purchased for educational purposes as well as a digital project.  Much like years before when the German Government rescued the entire ancient City of Bhaktapur, a city of enormous art, architecture and culture in Nepal, this new German Charity is rescuing an entire living, yet ancient Oral Vedic Tradition of Nepal, whose origins go back much further than the remaining art treasures from the ever changing history of this incredible city.

July 2011
On the 23rd of July, 2011, a Celebration for Vedic Pandits was held in the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center Bad Ems to inspire donations and to form a charity which could make significant contributions to preserving the Ancient Vedic Culture of India and Nepal. More than 60 guests came from all parts of Germany and Holland and were impressed by the wonderful presentations of several of the international top leaders from Maharishi European University, Holland including Dr. Bevan Morris, Raja Harris, Raja Kingsley Brooks, Girish Momaya and Deepak Baskota.

They also enjoyed the profound Vedic recitations from 4 Maharishi Vedic Pandits from MERU, Holland. The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center sponsored the event including a delicious Ayurvedic meal and a boat ride on the river Lahn.

March 2011
In March of 2011, Lothar Pirc, Director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Clinic in Bad Ems, Germany visited Nepal.  During this visit he lectured to many leading citizens including Ayurvedic doctors and health practitioners, and political leaders in society concerned with health maintenance in Nepal. From his own personal experience with the Science of Ayurveda, Mr. Pirc witnessed how Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived this Ayurvedic system of health from decay and restored it to practical use in modern society.

During his visit Mr. Pirc became aware of the power and beauty of the Vedic tradition of oral recitation in Nepal as restored by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; much like he restored the Science of Ayurveda throughout the world.  Simultaneously, Mr. Pirc saw first-hand that the cultural depths of Nepal appeared to be in sad decline.  Many historical places of Vedic Recitations and Performances were rapidly deteriorating.  He became inspired to not just accept this decline, but to do something about it. It was then that he began a German charity to assist with the preservation of this unique cultural tradition.