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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Maharishi Vedic City is arranged and built according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda architectural principles as adapted by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The principles are grounded in the philosophies of ancient India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea and Moorish Spain. Sounding a lot like Feng Shui – a traditional Chinese system attempting to meld human and cosmic aspirations together – Vedic architects say the two systems are actually quite different. With Vedic-inspired homes, the orientations are tantamount: entries face east and the first rays of the sun; kitchens are flooded with natural sunlight, so are on the south side. Homes are designed so ‘that the different energies of the sun correspond to the specific function and activity for each room. Then Natural Law supports every aspect of our daily activity.’

    Here in Maharishi Vedic City, you will find many homes built, and being built. Many more lots are for sale. It is a quiet area, the only noise coming from the new construction. From the outside, the homes appear to be moderately expensive – according to Maharishi Global Construction; ‘most clients … have found it somewhat more expensive to build according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design than with similar standard construction.’

    It should be noted that Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design can be combined with any architectural style or building system and a Vedic house can be built almost anywhere. Just check in at vedahouse.com and discover how you can build your next home to ‘harness the full potential of Natural Law’ with the help of the Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Consultation Service.

    Home built according to Natural Law principles
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    by Rich62 Written Jul 14, 2010

    This is a most interesting school. One might expect to find the Maharishi University in California or maybe New York City, but not in rural Iowa. According to a former resident of the town who was unaffiliated with the school, the town is basically divided into "them" and "us."

    In 2000 the school began demolishing old Parsons College buildings to reconstruct the university to match their philosophy and standards. They now utilize sustainable architecture and emphasize a "green" lifestyle.

    Some of their goals are: to maximize the itelligent use of the environment, and to solve the age-old problem of crime and all behavior that brings unhappiness to our world family.

    THE STUDENT CENTER FEATURES VEGETARIAN MEALS THE STUDENT CENTER SELLS BAMBOO CLOTHING THE GOLDEN DOME OF PURE KNOWLEDGE FOR WOMEN STATE CHAMPIONS 78% OF STUDENTS ARE FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES
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    by mtncorg Written Oct 9, 2004

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    Not in Maharishi Vedic City but nearby Fairfield, Iowa, the Maharishi University of Management – MUM – occupies a campus of some 282 acres. Prior to the transfer of MUM from its former home in Santa Barbara, California, in 1974, the campus was home to the Presbyterian-oriented Parsons College, which dated back to the 1870’s. Parsons had about 300-400 students until the 1960’s when academic standards were drastically lowered enabling thousands of academically-suspect young men to flood the campus seeking student deferments from the military draft and party times. Loss of accreditation and finally bankruptcy – in 1973 – followed. The MUM offers several standard academic tracks and a few not-so-standard tracks.

    Besides offering educational venues, there are two large golden domes – gender-segregated – within which people have the opportunity to come together and meditate twice a day. The goal is yogic flying in which the proper mediation can lift people off the ground. The Maharishi – completely enlightened – is presumed to be able to hover indefinitely. The rest of us can only hope for an occasional hop in the proscribed lotus position. War would come to an end, says the Maharishi – a former physicist before his present path – if the square root of 1% of the World’s population could be brought together to meditate at one time.

    One of the Golden Domes of Pure Knowledge
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  • by mahdeealoo Written Sep 1, 2004

    Petit Paris is new and just off the square as of June 2004. Wholesome authentic organic french with good crepes and fabulous bread and desserts. Owned and operated by a lovely french woman - Marie Helene.

    Regina's, been around for several years, has a non smoking bar next door to the restaurant . Reginas has a wide variety of entrees, appetizers and desserts. My top recommendation in Fairfield, located in the red brick 3 story building on Broadway, behind Taco Bell and KFC 1/2 block North of Hwy 34. In that same building is a wonderful Bistro,

    Cafe Paradiso organic coffee roasted on the premises by coffee master Steve. Latte' cappucino, breve, croissants, pie, cookies, panini. You can buy coffee to take home fresh roasted that morning. They have a small stage and performances almost nightly with a wide range of music, poetry, etc.

    Favorite Dish: Petit Paris, would be the lunch sandwich of Brie, avocado, smoked salmon with side salad. Marie Helene's bread makes it perfect.

    Reginas menu changes often but the seared tuna is wonderful, quail magnificant, and filet meat loaf is smashing.
    Presentation is everything only second to taste which is always consistantly good.

    Paradiso coffee is all good, croissants nice and made in the kitchen there. The best coffee drinks in the state, hands down.

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