Maharishi Purusha Capital | West Virginia, USA | Courses for Enlightenment Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Global Country of World Peace

World Peace Assemblies (For Men)

  • Spacious individual Maharishi Vastu® accommodations with panoramic mountain views
  • Enjoy deep rest and profound experience in the atmosphere created by Purusha
  • Delicious organic vegetarian cuisine and good company
  • Watch beautiful knowledge talks of Maharishi during the afternoons and evenings

World Peace Assemblies offer an opportunity for practitioners of the TM-Sidhi program to enjoy a weekend or week of extended practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs, gaining deep and revitalizing rest.

Enjoy the soft silent atmosphere created by Purusha in the deep seclusion of a forest setting. This the place to totally relax, switch off and dive into deep experiences. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and scenic walks and the added benefit of living in a Maharishi Vastu Architecture designed facility.

“The atmosphere is totally enveloped in a deep, soft silence and peace created by the Purusha doing long, deep meditations, and the experiences of all the men who attended the course with me, were the best they have had anywhere. And to top it off, it is very comfortable. It is an ideal place to go and really taste the inner essence of Maharishi’s teaching. It is obvious that much of Maharishi’s attention went into this wonderful place.”
—Michael Busch

“In over 35 years as a meditator I have never had such profoundly deep and clear programs as I experienced at the Purusha Capital in West Virginia. The facility is beautiful and comfortable in a pristine, quiet mountain setting. Most important though is being in the atmosphere of silence created by a powerful, coherent group of Purusha.”
—John Morehead, M.D.

Forthcoming Course Dates 

15% discount on your first course in West Virginia

Course Dates Nights Fees
Silence WPA Dec 29-Jan 9 or
Dec 29-Jan 13
11 or 15 $1500 or $1900*
Enjoy a week of silence from Jan 1-7 for deep experience of pure bliss consciousness in the silent atmosphere generated by Purusha. Apply early as space is limited. See our testimonials page for the experiences enjoyed by course participants from last year’s Silence WPA.*Discounts are not available for this course.

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2019 Course Schedule

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Course Dates Nights Fees
Silence WPA (2018-2019) Dec 29 - Jan 9 or 13 11 or 15 nights $1500 or $1900
For many years, wherever we were, Purusha spent the first seven days of January in deep silence along with Maharishi. We have continued this annual tradition of beginning each new year from a platform of powerful silence and profound TM and TM-Sidhi programs and we invite you to join us. The Silence WPA has been a favorite for many course participants due to the depth of experiences gained during this longest WPA of the year.
President’s Day Weekend with Dr. Stuart Rothenberg Feb 15-18
(Fri-Mon)
3 nights $450
Dr. Rothenberg will be returning to lead our Presidents’ Day WPA. In addition to videos by Maharishi, the course will include presentations on the Maharishi Vedic Approach to HealthSM and news of recent developments and successes in offering Maharishi AyurVedaSM programs to an increasing number of Doctors and patients. Dr. Rothenberg has worked closely with Maharishi and the leading Vaidyas in the TM organization for many years, overseeing health clinics and educational programs, and has trained over 1500 physicians in Maharishi AyurVeda. Currently he is the Co-director for the Maharishi AyurVeda Association of America and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology and Health at Maharishi University of Management.
9-Days of Mother Divine April 6-13
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950
This week long course will take place during the nine days in April, Navaratri, when Natural Law in the various forms of nature’s nurturing power are most lively. It is an especially auspicious time for spiritual growth toward enlightenment and for gaining pure knowledge and support of nature. In addition to video lectures of Maharishi discussing higher states of consciousness and the significance of Mother Divine in Natural Law, the course will feature Vedic recitation videos by Maharishi Vedic Pandits devoted to enlivening the deep inner qualities of these nine days in everyone’s awareness.
April Weekend WPA April 26–29
(Fri-Mon)
3 nights $450
We have three weekend WPAs per year — each beginning on a Friday and ending on a Monday. These courses are particularly convenient for our East Coast friends to make a comfortable drive to get some deep rest and thereby refresh their experiences both in and out of program. The effect of these weekend courses is dramatic. Participants report that even after one day they feel like they’ve already enjoyed several days of profound rest and lively deep silence.
WPA with Dr. Bevan Morris May 25–June 1
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

What Maharishi Did in the World – 1955 to 2008 – and How the World Has Changed – Personal Memories and Reflections
Note: Due to unexpected responsibilities, Dr. Bevan Morris, instead of being in residence for the course, will be connecting to the course every afternoon from the International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in Holland by video conference. Bevan will share his unique personal memories of Maharishi and reflections on the gifts he gave to the world. Having worked closely with Maharishi as a teacher and leader in our worldwide organization for nearly 50 years, Bevan is uniquely qualified to offer deep insight into Maharishi’s vision for the world. On this course, he will explore:

  • How Maharishi started his worldwide organization and how it spontaneously developed, year after year, reaching every corner of the planet. 
  • What Maharishi did to fully transform the knowledge and technologies available to the world in every field of life during 53 years of service to Guru Dev. 
  • The nature of the golden age of the human race that is now rising as a direct result.
  • Reflections of personal experiences of Maharishi’s cosmic genius and supreme achievements.

Audiences around the world have been greatly uplifted by Bevan’s presentations and his discussion of these topics. Dr. Morris is Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace and works closely with Maharaj Adhiraj Rajaraam. The Global Country of World Peace is Maharishi’s organization to create world peace, balanced health, prosperity and invincibility through the application of his Vedic Science and Technologies in all areas of human life.

WPA on the Bhagavad-Gita with Raja John Bright June 15-22
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

Raja Bright spent many years working intimately with Maharishi, absorbing his wisdom, and for over 20 years led weekly Gita study groups at the TM center in Palo Alto, CA. Comments made by previous participants in this course included:

  • “Raja John Bright's course is Purusha’s best kept secret!”
  • “These were the most lively, insightful discussions I’ve had at any course in 20 years.”
  • “I walked away with unprecedented access to the Gita and Maharishi’s brilliant commentary.”

Please join us for this unique opportunity to delve deeply into the transcendent while simultaneously correlating your experiences with the Gita. As Chapter 2, verse 40 of the Gita says, “Even a little of this Dharma delivers from great fear.” You will leave with a renewed and ongoing experience of the Gita as a personal guidebook to development of higher states of consciousness.

Creating Coherence Course (includes Raja Bright WPA) June 15–29 or
June 15 – July 13
14 or 28 nights $1150 or
$1600
These courses provide an ideal venue for going deeper into pure consciousness for an extended period of time. Each Creating Coherence Course begins with a one-week WPA (see course list below), which is included in the course fee. After the WPA is finished, the program is similar to the WPA routine but with afternoons free for personal activities. For the maximum benefit of this program there must be a minimum of three course participants.
Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum with Raja John Konhaus and Dr. Fred Travis June 28–July 8
(Fri-Mon)
9 nights $1100

Raja John Konhaus, who has directed The Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum in courses held over the past several summers, and Dr. Fred Travis, Chairman of the Department of Vedic Science at MUM, will conduct this recently released course on the science and art of supreme leadership.

This unique course, recorded and presented exclusively by Maharishi, reveals his Vedic approach to leadership and governing with unprecedented depth and clarity. It illuminates the role of consciousness in creating successful leaders. Throughout the thirty-plus hours of lessons, Maharishi details both the knowledge and the experience of Unity Consciousness, and how we can learn to lead with the full support of the Vedic Devata, or Laws of Nature that serve as the source and control point of all our actions. The course structure will include Maharishi’s lectures, long program, question and answer sessions, and listening to recordings of Vedic recitations. It will also include some enjoyable outdoor activities to help integrate the knowledge from the course and promote the awareness of the role that a healthy, vital physiology plays in developing true leadership. This course is ideal for all those who aspire to lead from the field of consciousness.  Please watch this video for some comments on the most recent course. The fee for this nine-day course is $1,100 per person. However, we offer a reduced fee of $750 per person for full time students and those working full time for the TM organization. The course is open to all male Governors and Sidhas. For more information on the course or to inquire about additional financial assistance, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Guru Purnima WPA with Dr. Fred Travis July 13-20
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950
We are happy to welcome Dr. Travis back again this year. In 2018 course participants said they were fascinated by Fred’s explanations of the present state of brain and neurophysiological research and how development of the brain through our practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs relates to one’s own experiences of the development of higher states of consciousness. Dr. Travis will be bringing EEG equipment to test several WPA volunteers and illustrate in real time the profound effects of transcending on the brain physiology. Fred has done extensive research on the changes in brain functioning during meditation, yogic flying, and reading Vedic literature and says “Cosmic consciousness is closer than you think, and it’s not a theoretical concept. It’s the reality of our life. The whole thrust of our life on earth is to enhance brain functioning.” Dr. Travis is Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management, Chairman of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science at MUM, and author of the book Your Brain Is a River Not a Rock and co-author of Excellence through Mind-Brain Development and Dharma Parenting.
Creating Coherence Course (includes Guru Purnima WPA) July 13–27 or
July 13 to Aug 10
(two weeks minimum)
14 to 28 nights $1150 - $1600
See course description for June Creating Coherence Course
September WPA Sep 7–14
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

September is a beautiful time of the year to attend a course in the mountains. This WPA will feature unique videos of Maharishi selected from Purusha’s extensive archive. Courses at the Purusha Capital provide deep rest and rejuvenation, leading to clearer experiences in and out of program.

Creating Coherence Course (includes September 7 WPA) Sep 7–21 or
Sep 7 to Oct 5
14 to 28 nights $1150 - $1600
See course description for June Creating Coherence Course
Columbus Day Weekend Oct 11–14
(Fri-Mon)
3 nights $450
This will be the last weekend course in 2018. The close proximity of the Purusha Capital℠ to much of the East Coast makes it an ideal venue for weekend WPAs.
Nine Days of Mother Divine WPA with Dr. Doug Birx Sep 28 to Oct 5
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

This course is a special opportunity to spend time with one of the great leaders of the TM organization and to refresh your understanding of correct practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs. Over the past 42 years, Dr. Doug Birx has taught many thousands of people the TM-Sidhi program in more than 80 CIC Courses, and Maharishi called him the “Master Checker”. Course participants enjoy Doug’s warmth and wisdom as he discusses experiences and does a thorough review of correct practice of the TM-Sidhi program. There will also be an opportunity to meet with Doug privately about your TM-Sidhi practice. His courses typically fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve a room early. Some comments from prior courses:

  • “Doug completely eliminated any trace of effort that I’d been having in program.”
  • “I couldn’t believe how generous he was with his one-on-one consultations. Program has become so blissful.”
  • “I loved his warmth and easy-going manner. So inspiring.”

This course coincides with Navaratri, the nine days of the Vedic calendar most lively in the qualities of Mother Divine. The course includes videos of the traditional recitations for the Nine Days of Mother Divine.

Dipavali WPA with Dr. Neil Paterson Oct 26 to Nov 2
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

As he has for the past three years, Dr. Neil Paterson will once again visit the Purusha Capital to lead an autumn WPA. Neil worked extensively with Maharishi for over 30 years, is a TM-Sidhi administrator and Advanced Technique teacher, and is currently working closely with Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam. He will meet daily with the course and answer all questions, whether about Maharishi, higher states of consciousness, or practical points regarding the subtle practice and experience of the TM-Sidhi program. In addition, Neil will meet privately with anyone who wishes regarding their Advanced Techniques or TM-Sidhi program. Dipavali, The Festival of Lights (Mahalakshmi), is October 27th. Mahalakshmi is the day in the Vedic calendar when the Laws of Nature supporting wealth and prosperity are most lively. Here are some comments from participants at one of his courses:

  • “Neil manages to simultaneously be eloquent, comprehensive and down-to-earth.”
  • “As the week went on, my program became more and more effortless and brought my program to a level I’ve never experienced before. Best of all, that new depth of experience appears to now be a permanent part of my program at home.”
  • "Best course I’ve been to since learning the TM-Sidhis in person with Maharishi."
Silence Course Dec 29-Jan 9 or
Dec 29-Jan 13
11 or 15 nights $1500 or
$1900
For many years, wherever Purusha happened to be, we spent the first seven days of January in silence along with Maharishi. We invite you to join us in this annual tradition of beginning each New Year from a platform of powerful silence and deep experience of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs. The Silence WPA has been a favorite of many course participants due to the depth of experiences that are often gained during this longest WPA of the year.

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If your travel arrangements make it necessary to arrive a day early or leave a day later, please inform our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We offer a discount for full time students and anyone working full time in the Movement. Please contact us for details.

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