“THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE”

What is a Peace Palace Retreat?

Peace Palace Retreats are open to all those who practise Transcendental Meditation and are seeking inner renewal – who desire to leave behind the pressures of everyday life, if only for a few days, to deepen their inner experience and renew body, mind, and soul.

The core of every Retreat is profound rest and deepening inner experience through longer meditations, together with some gentle Yoga postures and breathing exercises. Add to that, profound archival recordings of Maharishi, the knowledge and guidance of experienced TM Teachers, delicious organic vegetarian meals, and optional Maharishi AyurVeda consultations and treatments, and you have the essence of

“The Peace Palace Experience”.

 

  • Dr Peter Warburton

    Dr Peter Warburton

    Dr Peter Warburton currently oversees 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.

    In normal times, Dr Warburton travels 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.

  • Nigel Grace

    Nigel Grace

    BSc Hons, MSCI, Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation

    After graduating in Sociology from the University of London in 1973, Nigel embarked upon a 17-year career to teach Transcendental Meditation, which included many years of studying and working with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Europe Asia and the USA, to implement Maharishi’s initiatives to create a more peaceful enlightened world.

    Then, at the age of 40, Nigel moved to North America and started a career in technology consulting – specialising in human-computer interaction design. The next 20 years saw Nigel helping corporations design and build their businesses through digital technology, websites, and software developer training classes. His design and technology teams consulted with a range of industries including banking, telephony, pharmaceutical and humanitarian organisations.

    Nigel’s long-term goal is to use his business experience combined with the study and practice of meditation to help business and technology leaders create a deep change in the advancement of the human condition towards personal fulfilment and societal well-being.

    He lives in East Sussex, England with his wife Jacqui who is a certified dance-movement psychotherapist. His son Christopher is director of student activities at Maharishi International University, Iowa, USA, and his daughter, Daya, is attending the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Maharishi Foundation as well as teaching Transcendental Meditation in London.

  • Dr Sheetal Raut

    Dr Sheetal Raut

    MD, B.A.M.S

    Dr Shital is a highly qualified and very experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, having received her B.A.M.S., and higher MD qualification in Dravyaguna, from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Dravyaguna deals with the study of herbs, their origin, nature, properties, and effects upon human beings. It is a complete science of herbal plants.

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

  • Dr Geoffrey Mead

    Dr Geoffrey Mead

    TBC

    Dr Geoffrey Mead is a long-term medical doctor and Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner. He is also a trustee of Maharishi AyurVeda Institute in the UK.

  • Marma Therapy

    Marma Therapy

    Marma Therapy

    Coming soon

  • Dr Rajvinder Kaur

    Dr Rajvinder Kaur

    BAMS

    Vaidya Rajvinder Kaur, BAMS attained her Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from “Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College” in the state of Haryana in India. This is a six-year degree course covering all aspects of Ayurvedic Medicine.

    She also has a diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga Science and is a qualified Yoga teacher.

    Vaidya Rajvinder worked in General Medicine in India, specialising in women’s health care. She has lived in Ireland since 2007 and has become an integral part of the Maharishi AyurVeda Centre there.

    She has trained in Maharishi AyurVeda under the guidance of Dr Donn Brennan and specalises in Ayurvedic treatments and consultations. Rajvinder also runs cookery courses, where her knowledge of herbs, spices, and healthy eating comes to the fore.

    Vaidya Rajvinder is also an expert in Yoga, and runs one to one classes, teaching Yoga postures for back pain, healthy heart, weight loss, and general pain.

  • Maharishi Yoga

    Maharishi Yoga

    Maharishi Yoga

    Coming soon

  • Light Therapy with Gems

    Light Therapy with Gems

    Light Therapy with Gems

    Coming soon

  • Peace Palace Shop

    Peace Palace Shop

    Peace Palace Shop

    Coming soon

RETREATS & COURSES end-2023 & 2024

TM FOR WOMEN SERIES
FOR TM WOMEN MEDITATORS, SIDHAS AND TM TEACHERS

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY – SPECIAL RETREAT
with Leaders of the International TM Women's Organisation
8 - 11 March

EVERYTHING SERIES
TM MEDITATORS, SIDHAS & TM TEACHERS

"THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE"
Raja Peter, Nigel Grace, Vaidya Sheetal Raut, and guests
4 - 6 May

DLF SERIES
TM MEDITATORS, SIDHAS & TM TEACHERS

DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION RETREAT
Details TBA
May 2024

EVERYTHING SERIES
TM MEDITATORS, SIDHAS & TM TEACHERS

"THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE"
Raja Peter, Nigel Grace, Vaidya Sheetal Raut, and guests
25 - 27 May

advanced leadership series
TM TEACHERS

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Details TBA
5 June - 8 July
By invitation only

EVERYTHING SERIES
TM MEDITATORS, SIDHAS & TM TEACHERS

"THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE"
Raja Peter, Nigel Grace, Vaidya Sheetal Raut, and guests
23 - 25 August

ENLIGHTENED ADMINISTRATION SERIES
Maharishi Foundation Administrators

INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS ASSEMBLY
Details TBA
September 2024
By invitation only

EVERYTHING SERIES
TM MEDITATORS, SIDHAS & TM TEACHERS

"THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE"
Raja Peter, Nigel Grace, Vaidya Sheetal Raut, and guests
6 - 9 December

learn tm

LEARN TM AT THE PEACE PALACE
By Appointment. Enquiries please to tminresidence@peacepalace.org.uk

Min 10% off RRP
Peace Palace Shop
Maharishi AyurVeda
& AyurVeda.World
Products & Books

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.

THE PEACE PALACE EXPERIENCE

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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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OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU SOON

“I’ve travelled around the world and the Maharishi Peace Palace UK has been my most satisfying, most enjoyable, most restful, and most welcoming experience. It’s so perfect! Everything about it is comfortable and homey and rejuvenating – everyone was so great. I’m looking forward to coming back!” – Bob Roth, Bestselling Author, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation