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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Over the years I've attended many wonderful courses in many locations, but the recent course at the new Purusha Capital in West Virginia was unique. The Purusha members were welcoming, the surroundings beautiful, and the silence golden and all pervading. Anyone who waits to attend a course here will wish they had come sooner.”
—Basil Henderson

“Excellent time of Rest/Relaxation. Great knowledge tapes. Some very deep meditations. Good solid experience with people here. I really liked the people on my course. Great atmosphere here in the mountains. Looking forward to coming back sometime soon.”
—D. S.

“Very enjoyable course, one of the best that I have ever been on! Program was great, smooth and restful—and really unbounded! Food was delicious! Atmosphere was sublime! I will be coming back soon!”
—R.L.

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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2020 Course Schedule

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Course Dates Nights Fees
Silence WPA (2018-2019) Dec 29 - Jan 9
Dec 29 - Jan 13
11 nights
15 nights
$1500 $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 14-17
(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 AyurVedaSM. Currently he is the National Director for Maharishi AyurVeda Association of America and the TM Health Professionals Association, and adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology and Health at Maharishi University of Management.
Maharishi Vedic Astrology WPA with Dr. Charlie Health during the Nine Days of Mother Divine March 28 - April 4
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of the most fascinating areas of human knowledge—Maharishi JyotishSM—offered by one of the nation’s most experienced guides. Charlie is known for his ability to take the abstract principles of this ancient science of prediction and make them easy and accessible to everyone in a delightful and practical way. For the past 30 years, he has been a student and teacher of the Maharishi Jyotish program, having worked closely with many of the great, classically trained Maharishi Jyotish experts from India. The WPA will include lectures, Maharishi videos, and captivating examples of the theory and practice of Maharishi Jyotish. Topics will include:

  • How the movement of the sun, moon, and planets directly impacts our feeling, thinking, and behavior.
  • The intimate connection between the intelligence within each one of us and the intelligence that guides the cosmos in an ever-progressive direction.
  • How Maharishi YagyaSM performances can address the consequences of past action and remove restrictions to future progress.

The Nine Days of Mother Divine is an auspicious time for enlivening peace of mind, prosperity, and fulfillment of desires. This course includes special videos of Maharishi Vedic Pandits performing the traditional recitations for the Nine Days of Mother Divine and a lecture by Maharishi on Mother Divine. Ram Navami, the birthday of Ram, is celebrated on April 2nd.

Memorial Day WPA May 22–25
(Fri-Mon)
3 nights $450
Join us for a weekend of pure knowledge and deep experience at the Purusha Capital. We only have two weekend courses this year, so this is an ideal time to take advantage of the opportunity to gain deep rest and enjoy this silent and beautiful atmosphere amidst a large PurushaSM group.
Creating Coherence Course June 13–27
June 13 - July 6
14 nights
23 nights
$1150
$1500
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.
WPA on the Bhagavad-Gita with Raja John Bright June 13–20
(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 the development of higher states of consciousness. This course marks the beginning of the two-week and four-week CCC blocks, which gives an opportunity for a longer dive into deep silence.

Guru Purnima WPA June 29 - July 6
(Mon-Mon)
7 nights $950
Guru Purnima is that special time of the year when we celebrate the fullness of Vedic knowledge given to us by Maharishi and Guru Dev. We will celebrate Guru Purnima, July 5th, by enjoying the traditional celebrations from Holland with Maharaja and the leaders of the Global Country of World PeaceSM. The course will also include videos of Maharishi speaking about his years with Guru Dev. We will update everyone on our website if we arrange a special guest course leader.
Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum—Phase One with Raja John Konhaus July 10–20
(Fri-Mon)
10 nights $1100
This course on the science and art of supreme leadership, recently released for a wider audience, will be conducted by Raja John Konhaus, who has directed the Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum over the past several summers. 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 25 hours of lessons (15 in Phase One and 10 in Phase Two), Maharishi details both the knowledge and 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, group practice of the TM® and TM-Sidhi® programs, question and answer sessions, and listening to recordings of Vedic recitations. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful West Virginia mountains with some local outdoor activities and trips to integrate the knowledge from the course while promoting 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. We offer a reduced fee of $750 per person for full-time students and those working full time for the TM organization. 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.. Please sign up early as these courses are very popular and are expected to fill up fast.
Maharishi Vedic Leadership Forum—Phase Two with Raja John Konhaus July 23 - Aug 2
(Thu-Sun)
10 nights $1100
Phase Two of the Maharishi Vedic Leadership Program comprises the second week of the original course which Maharishi gave in Nasushiobara, Japan, in October, 2001. In these ten hours of lectures, Maharishi continues his explanation of the science and art of supreme leadership, illuminating the role of consciousness in creating successful leaders. The course will follow the same structure as Phase One, including an in-depth look at how consciousness creates and governs our environment, with special emphasis on how our relationship with our environment is intimately connected to the growth of God Consciousness and Unity Consciousness. Raja John Konhaus will be joined by Dr. Fred Travis, who is Chairman of the Department of Vedic Science at MUM. Several Movement leaders will also be connecting with the course via conference call to describe their own experiences as Vedic leaders and to discuss ways course attendees can participate in our organizations. We offer a reduced fee of $750 per person for full-time students and those working full time for the TM organization. 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.. Please sign up early as these courses are very popular and are expected to fill up fast. Attendance of Phase One is required to attend this course.
Creating Coherence Course (includes September 7 WPA) Sep 26 - Oct 10
Sep 26 - Oct 24
14 nights
28 nights
$1150
$1600
See course description for June Creating Coherence Course
Dr. Bevan Morris September WPA Sep 26 - Oct 3
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

This new course entitled “Vedic Expressions Used by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in His Exposition of His Vedic Science and Technology,” will cover the following:

  • Learning the expressions and how to pronounce them correctly.
  • How to understand them in the context of Maharishi Vedic Science, through lectures by Maharishi using the different expressions.

Br. Dinesh Mittal, Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Administrator from India, who worked very closely with Maharishi for many decades on many important projects, will join Dr. Morris at the Purusha Capital to guide our pronunciation. Learning and pronouncing the timeless Vedic expressions enlivens consciousness to be in greater alignment with Natural Law. The course will also include news from around the world, question and answer sessions, and videos of Maharishi. Bevan Morris, PhD is currently International President for Maharishi Universities of Management and President Emeritus of Maharishi University of Management. He worked closely with Maharishi for more than 39 years after becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in India in 1969. He is also Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace and Chair of the Board of Directors, Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (USA). Dr. Morris received an MA and BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Cambridge University (England) and his MSCI and DSCI from Maharishi European Research University.

Nine Days of Mother Divine WPA with Dr. Doug Birx Oct 17–24
(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 90 CIC Courses, and Maharishi named him the “Master Checker”. Course participants enjoy Doug’s warmth and wisdom as he discusses experiences and conducts 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:

  • “This WPA is the best one I've ever attended in my 41 years of TM and Sidhis practice.”
  • “My program was totally transformed during this course.”
  • “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 Nov 13–20
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

We are happy to have Neil return again this year 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 November 14. 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 (2019-2020) Dec 29 - Jan 9
Dec 29 - Jan 13
11 nights
15 nights
$1500
$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. in advance of the course. The additional course fee is $95 per night. 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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