Peace Palace Programme Room – January 2024

MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR JANUARY 2024
Open to all permanent MGV Residents and authorised guests

MGV RESIDENTS
£60/entire month (or any number of days across that period)
GUESTS
£40/14-day period (or any number of days within that period)
£30/7-day period (or any number of days within that period)

The 1- and 2-week options are not really intended for MGV residents, who are understood to be regular users, and supporters, of the Peace Palace Programme Room, but rather for guests who wish to join group programme for shorter periods.

Please note that those wishing to come and go during the month will still need to take a 1-month Membership, irrespective of the actual number of days used. For the 1- and 2-week Memberships, applicants will be asked to specify a start-date when booking, and the Membership will start from that date and last until the end of the one-or two week period.  .

Payment is online only via the Peace Palace Booking system please.

For those already in possession of an August, September, October, November and/or December Membership Card, their card will be reprogrammed remotely after payment of the relevant December Membership Fee. Nevertheless, please allow at least 48 hours after you have booked for the remote reprogramming to take place.

Old pre-August entry cards already expired on 31 July evening. New entry cards will only be available by appointment – after payment, and against return of the old card.

Please be aware that new Entry Cards for those not already in possession of an August, September, October, November and/or December Card will not magically appear immediately after payment of the January Membership Fee. The Peace Palace Team will endeavour to provide them as quickly as practically possible, depending largely on staff availability and the then-current activities in the Peace Palace, but please allow at least 48 hours for your new card to be provided. Please be thoughtful and think ahead!

Note that the Membership Fee will remain the same during December 2023 and January 2024. However, a new system will be introduced from the beginning of February 2024.

Please select fees – and a start date for one-week and two-week options (required) – below.

Description

MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR JANUARY 2024
Open to all permanent MGV Residents and authorised guests

MGV RESIDENTS
£60/entire month (or any number of days across that period)
GUESTS
£40/14-day period (or any number of days within that period)
£30/7-day period (or any number of days within that period)

The 1- and 2-week options are not really intended for MGV residents, who are understood to be regular users, and supporters, of the Peace Palace Programme Room, but rather for guests who wish to join group programme for shorter periods.

Please note that those wishing to come and go during the month will still need to take a 1-month Membership, irrespective of the actual number of days used. For the 1- and 2-week Memberships, applicants will be asked to specify a start-date when booking, and the Membership will start from that date and last until the end of the one-or two week period.  .

Payment is online only via the Peace Palace Booking system please.

For those already in possession of an August, September, October, November and/or December Membership Card, their card will be reprogrammed remotely after payment of the relevant December Membership Fee. Nevertheless, please allow at least 48 hours after you have booked for the remote reprogramming to take place.

Old pre-August entry cards already expired on 31 July evening. New entry cards will only be available by appointment – after payment, and against return of the old card.

Please be aware that new Entry Cards for those not already in possession of an August, September, October, November and/or December Card will not magically appear immediately after payment of the January Membership Fee. The Peace Palace Team will endeavour to provide them as quickly as practically possible, depending largely on staff availability and the then-current activities in the Peace Palace, but please allow at least 48 hours for your new card to be provided. Please be thoughtful and think ahead!

Note that the Membership Fee will remain the same during December 2023 and January 2024. However, a new system will be introduced from the beginning of February 2024.

Please select fees – and a start date for one-week and two-week options (required) – below.

Additional information

Fees

Entire Month £60, 14 Day period £40, 7 Day period £30

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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