MAHARISHI PEACE PALACE
RETREAT CENTRE

THE MAHARISHI RETREAT “ESSENTIAL 8”

MAHARISHI VASTU ARCHITECTURE

"Because the individual life is cosmic, everything about individual life should be in full harmony with Cosmic Life. Maharishi Vedic™ architecture gives dimensions, formulas, and orientations to the buildings that will provide cosmic harmony and support to the individual for his peace, prosperity, and good health — daily life in accord with Natural Law, daily life in the evolutionary direction." — Maharishi

PROFOUND REST & DEEPER INNER EXPERIENCE

The unique experience of deep silence and profound knowledge over an entire weekend results in a dramatic reduction of accumulated stress and tension. Participants in TM retreats report that even one such weekend can boost energy, clarity, and happiness for months afterwards.

MEDITATORS will enjoy extended practice of Transcendental Meditation, including instruction in yoga asanas and pranayama (gentle breathing techniques), in a programme designed by Maharishi to accelerate the growth of inner experience. This will provide greater familiarity with the inner creative silence of Pure Consciousness, and deep, extended, rejuvenating rest for the body. This results in profound release of stress which effortlessly provides the basis for greater clarity, energy, and happiness when returning home.

TM SIDHAS will enjoy extended group practice of the TM-Sidhi programme in the comfortable and silent Maharishi Peace Palace Programme Room.

"THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE"

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VEDIC WISDOM

Dr Peter Warburton, MA (Camb), DSPS MERU

Dr Peter Warburton currently heads the Transcendental Meditation® organization in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a Master's Degree from Cambridge University in Social and Political Sciences, and a Doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace.

Dr Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr Warburton to offer courses in Total Knowledge, which present the full range of Maharishi's knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practising Transcendental Meditation.

In 2007, Maharishi appointed Dr Warburton as Spiritual Leader of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement of Great Britain, one of the first national organisations that Maharishi established outside India, 50 years ago.

Dr Warburton has travelled extensively to teach Maharishi's Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australasia, to Asia, to Europe, and to North America.

"BEGINNERS & REFRESHERS"

A weekend of deep, revitalising rest and profound knowledge for TM beginners, or anyone who just wants to refresh their practice.

A Weekend Retreat provides the opportunity to gain deep, revitalising rest through a structured programme of extended TM practice along with profound knowledge about the development of higher states of human consciousness.

This unique experience of deep silence over an entire weekend results in a dramatic reduction of accumulated stress and tension. Participants report that even one such retreat boosts energy, clarity, happiness, and health for months afterwards. Many Meditators take time for a TM Retreat on a regular basis.

Retreats are held in the settled, relaxed atmosphere of Maharishi Peace Palace, away from home and work responsibilities.

MAHARISHI AYURVEDA WELLNESS

Vaidya Rajvinder Kaur, BAMS

Dr Rajvinder Kaur, BAMS attained her Bachelor Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Sri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College (Kurukshetra) in the state of Haryana in India. This is a six-year degree course covering all aspects of Ayurvedic Medicine and western medicine. She also has a Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga Science, and is a qualified Yoga teacher.

Dr Rajvinder also worked in General Medicine in India, specialising in general well-being and women's healthcare. She has a wonderful understanding of Ayurveda herbs.

She and her family have lived in Ireland since 2007. She has worked closely with Dr Donn Brennan and has become an integral part of the Ayurveda Centre there.

She offers Ayurveda consultations, tailors Ayurveda treatments for her patients, and runs workshops on Ayurveda nutrition, Ayurveda self-care. During the last few years, she has also been successfully running spring and autumn group detox programmes. She is much loved and appreciated by her patients.

Dr Rajvinder visits India frequently to update and refine her skills in all areas of her expertise.

MAHARISHI AYURVEDA CONSULTATIONS

Vaidya Sheetal Shivsen Raut. BAMS, MD (Dravyaguna)

Vaidya Sheetal Shivsen Raut is a highly qualified and experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, having received her B.A.M.S., and higher M.D. qualification in Dravyaguna, from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (India), over an eight-year period of study and research. Following this, Dr Sheetal worked in clinical practice, as an Assistant Professor of Dravyaguna, and as an Assistant Medical Officer. During this period, she also authored and published a number of scholarly papers as well as making presentations at National Conferences and Seminars in India.

Dravyaguna, Dr Sheetal's speciality and passion, deals with the study of herbs, their origin, nature, properties, and effects upon human beings. It is a complete science of herbal plants.

Dr Sheetal is also experienced in Nadi Vigyan, the Ayurvedic science of pulse diagnosis, an element of Ayurveda precious to Maharishi in his revival of Ayurveda.

In 2023, Dr Sheetal and her family moved to the UK. They now live in Eastbourne, where her husband works in the NHS.

Dr G S Mead, MRCS, LRCP

Dr Mead qualified in medicine in London in 1969,and has since worked both in General Medical Practice and in the NHS Blood Service.

In 1985, Dr Mead began a series of courses to train in Maharishi AyurVeda in Switzerland, Netherlands and India. He founded the first Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre in Britain, and is Past-President of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association. Dr Mead is now a Trustee of the Maharishi AyurVeda Institute.

Dr Mead retired from the NHS in 2004 but continues the practice of Maharishi AyurVeda.

Dr Mead is also a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He was made a teacher in 1972 and has worked for Maharishi Foundation at the local, national, and international levels.

Dr Mead currently lives in Rendlesham, Suffolk in a home designed and built according to the ancient principles of Vastu Architecture.

LEARN TM IN RESIDENCE

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.

It enables mind and body to access a special quality of rest. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learnt TM. Anyone can learn!

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It differs completely from other meditations as it does not involve concentrating, or trying to empty the mind or be in the present - it is completely natural. Stress and anxiety are harmful to health, happiness, creativity and productivity. Hundreds of published research studies on TM verify its effectiveness for reducing stress, improving focus and clarity of mind, strengthening immunity and much more.

TM is the only meditation that is:

  1. Absolutely effortless Anyone can do it
  2. Includes one-on-one sessions Personalised instruction with an accredited TM teacher
  3. Consistently effective Hundreds of published research studies

To learn TM is the one of the most important steps one can take in one's life; and there can be no more perfect place to learn than in the perfect Vastu environment of the Maharishi Peace Palace, near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

8 June – 12 July

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAININGAs a result of hosting the 2024 Advanced Leadership Training, the Peace Palace’s usual programme of Retreats and Courses will be paused at the end of May and start again in the middle of July.

Temporary Pause

From 15 July

FOLLOWING SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN COSTS, THERE WILL BE MODEST INCREASES IN RETREAT AND COURSE PRICES. All bookings made for future Retreats/Courses prior to that date will be honoured at current rates.

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INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING

8 JUNE – 12 JULY

The Peace Palace is privileged to be hosting the 2024 Advanced Leadership Training – “Raja Training” – for those experienced leaders who will go on to lead Maharishi Foundation on every continent.

The Peace Palace’s usual programme of Retreats and Courses will be paused at the end of May and start again in the middle of June.

RETREAT/COURSE CALENDAR JULY – DECEMBER (in progress)

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HOW WHAT WHERE WHEN

Price & Booking

Accommodation is in the luxury rooms of Maharishi Peace Palace, build according to the ancient Vedic principles of Perfect Vastu. There is a choice of single, twin, and double rooms – in standard, superior, and executive – all en suite. A small number of executive suites is also available.

Rooms are limited in number, and bookings will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The costs listed below generally include all elements of a Retreat/Course, including group or personal meetings, group TM Meditation and TM-Sidhi practice, as well as full-board accommodation. They also include VAT at 20%.

For a small number of courses, there are, in addition, course fees – for example, the TM-Sidhi Course, Advanced Techniques of Transcendental Meditation, and the TM-Sidhi Refresher Course. For details of course fees, please refer to the relevant course.

Members of the neighbouring Maharishi Garden Village (MGV) Vastu Community are able to select a non-residential option.

Standard Single (£173 per night, inc VAT)
Superior Single (£203 per night, inc VAT)
Executive Single (£231 per night, inc VAT)
Superior Twin Shared (£145 per person, per night, inc VAT)
Executive Twin Shared (£173 per person, per night, inc VAT)
Executive Suite (£519 per night, max 2 ppl, inc VAT)
MGV Resident (£109 per day, inc VAT)

BOOKING

Bookings for all Retreats/Courses are via the Peace Palace website booking system only. Please follow the prompts within the Retreat/Course in which you are interested and you will be led to a blue button with the words BOOK NOW. This will take you to the page where you can choose your Room Type and number of Retreat/Course nights. Only when you have made those choices will you be asked to book and pay.

Please note that, before making a booking, you will need to open an account (if you have not already done so). If you already have an account, you may proceed immediately to book your Retreat/Course.

Your Retreat/Course Booking Confirmation will be sent to you automatically via email at the moment you place your booking. If you do not promptly see the Booking Confirmation in your email inbox, please check your spam and junk folders. The Booking Confirmation will definitely be somewhere in your system unless you have entered an incorrect email address when booking.

Bookings for one Retreat/Course are not transferable to another, although refunds can be arranged under suitable circumstances (please see General Terms and Conditions).

The Peace Palace is unable to accept bookings for additional night/s before or after a Retreat/Course.

Arrival & Departure

The Peace Palace will be open for Registration and Welcome between 3.00 – 4.30 pm on the day of arrival.

Departure will be after lunch on the last day of your Retreat/Course, unless otherwise specified. Lunch starts at 12.30pm.

Please do not arrange to leave earlier since the last morning's meeting is an integral part of the Retreat/Course and, amongst other things, may contain important post-Retreat/Course information and instructions.

For some Retreats/Courses there may be different Arrival and/or Departure Times so please take care to read the details on your Retreat/Course Confirmation carefully.

Travel Directions

TRAVEL BY CAR Please enter IP12 2GX in your SATNAV, Apple Maps, or Google Maps.

CAR PARKING Please use the designated car parking area directly behind the Peace Palace. Please be aware that the kerbs in the parking area are somewhat high.

There are two restricted spaces at the front of the Peace Palace that may be used for unloading or for picking-up only please.

TRAVEL BY TRAIN The Peace Palace is just over one and a half hours from London Liverpool Street Station. Please take the Norwich train and alight at Ipswich. At Ipswich, change onto the Lowestoft Line for Melton. To avoid a wait at Ipswich, be sure to book a train from London Liverpool Street that connects with the Lowestoft train to Melton. When booking your train through to Melton, please take care to specify Melton Suffolk since there is another Melton elsewhere in the country.

TAXI FROM MELTON TO RENDLESHAM Please ask the taxi driver to take you to the Peace Palace in Rendlesham. It is a short ride.

Please note that it is important to book a taxi in advance since taxis are not based in Melton itself but generally in nearby Woodbridge; they are, therefore, not always promptly available. Furthermore, your arrival times at Melton can sometimes coincide with the School Run, at which times taxi companies tend to be heavily booked.

We can recommend M&R Cars on 01394 386661, CarsSmart on 01394 461 461, and Base Cars on 01394 420716, but there are also others.

Please be sure to have enough cash in Pounds Sterling for your taxi, although most will take credit cards. The Peace Palace is unable to pay taxi fares.

We apologise but the Peace Palace does not have the ability to collect Retreat/Course participants from Melton Station or arrange taxi bookings on your behalf.

TRAVEL BY AIR

STANSTED AIRPORT

The closest international airport to the Peace Palace is Stansted Airport. From Stansted, one can travel to the Peace Palace by:

  • Taxi (about £122). (Please see recommendations regarding taxi companies above.)
  • Coach to Ipswich (about £28); then taxi to Rendlesham (about £28)

LONDON HEATHROW & GATWICK AIRPORTS

One can also fly into either London Heathrow Airport or London Gatwick Airport.

In the case of Heathrow Airport, please take taxi, London Underground (the Tube), or train into London. If by train, please then take either taxi or the Tube to London Liverpool Street Train Station; and then follow guidance as above.

In the case of Gatwick Airport, please take either a taxi to London Liverpool Street Station or train to London Victoria. If by train to Victoria, then take either the Tube or a taxi to London Liverpool Street Station, and then follow guidance as above.

Practical Information

ARRIVAL

The Peace Palace will be open for Registration and Welcome between 3.00 – 4.30 pm on the day of arrival.

DEPARTURE

Departure will be after lunch on the last day of your Retreat/Course, unless otherwise announced. Lunch starts at 12.30pm.

Please do not arrange to leave earlier since the last morning's meeting is an integral part of the Retreat/Course and, amongst other things, will contain important post-Retreat/Course information and instructions.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Dress Code is relaxed/smart casual, with suitable comfortable clothes for some simple Yoga postures and for Meditation.
  • Please bring with you a pair of slippers or indoor shoes for use inside the Peace Palace.
  • Yoga mats will be provided by the Peace Palace.
  • Since the Peace Palace ethos is strictly vegetarian, we request that non-vegetarian items not be brought onto the premises.

DINING

Meals are organic vegetarian with varied set menus for lunch and dinner, and a self-service breakfast. Drinking water is provided as well different teas. Any reasonable special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated with sufficient notice.

DISABLED ACCESS

There are facilities for the disabled, including access ramps and a lift.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Course Participants are kindly requested not to take photographs of the Peace Palace, inside or out.

COVID/HEALTH

We are pleased to announce that all Covid-specific restrictions related to the Peace Palace have been lifted. Nevertheless, anyone with a cough, sneezing, with symptoms of a cold or flu, or with Covid-19 symptoms, should not join a Retreat or Course.

PERFECT VASTU INSIDE & OUT

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    “You will find the most kind, caring, and knowledgeable and experienced people who will help guide you in your TM journey.”

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    “A place to rest, meditate, grow and learn, not just about TM but also about health and life in general.”

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    “This is a place for anyone who wants to learn more about the world we live in, how to lead a better life, and how to find purpose in life.”

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    “Even a long weekend was a life-changing experience for me.”

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