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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2018 Course Schedule

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Course Dates Nights Fees
Silence WPA (2017-2018) 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 16-19
(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 a presentation on the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Healthsm. Dr. Rothenberg has worked closely with Maharishi and the leading Vaidyas in the TM organization for many years, overseeing health clinics and educational programs. Currently he is the national director for the Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America and an adjunct Professor of Maharishi AyurvedaSM at Maharishi University of Management.
Maharishi Vedic Astrology Course During 9-Days of Mother Divine March 17-24
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950
Dr. Charles Heath, Director of Maharishi Jyotish programs for North America, will be returning to lead this WPA on Maharishi Vedic AstrologySM during Navaratri, the nine days of the Vedic calendar most lively in the qualities of Mother Divine. Come and explore the extraordinary contributions Maharishi’s Science and Technology of Prediction and Transformation offers to the individual and society — enlightenment, self-sufficiency, and all possibilities. Learn how the Vedic disciplines of Maharishi JyotishSM and Maharishi Yagya® programs provide the intellectual and experiential means to gain integration of mind, body and environment, avert problems before they arise and promote good fortune in life. The course includes videos of the traditional recitations for the Nine Days of Mother Divine.
May Weekend WPA

May 4-7
(Fri-Mon)

3 nights $450
We have three weekend WPAs per year — Presidents’ Day, early May, and Columbus Day — 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 and get a quick lift in experiences and deep rest. The effect of these weekend courses is dramatic. Participants report that even at the end of the first day they feel like they’ve already enjoyed several days of profound rest and lively deep silence.
WPA with Dr. Bevan Morris May 26–June 2
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950
The Great Leap of Natural Law in One Generation: Maharishi and the Dawn of a Golden Age, and the Fulfillment of all Religious Traditions
Dr. Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World PeaceSM and the International President of Maharishi Universities of Management, will lead this special Spring WPA. The exciting theme of "Maharishi and the Dawn of a Golden Age” promises to be one of our most inspiring courses ever. Bevan is also a TM-Sidhi administrator, renowned for his beautiful comments on the experiences of higher states of consciousness described by members of the Invincible America Assembly. This WPA will be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions you may have about your experiences and practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs. For four decades, Dr. Morris worked closely with Maharishi on countless initiatives and projects around the world, and now works closely with Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam. In his capacity as one of the foremost representatives of Maharishi's world-wide TM organization, Bevan has met with top leaders from every field in over 100 countries.
WPA on the Bhagavad-Gita with Raja John Bright June 9-16
(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 9-23 or
June 9 – July 7
14 or 28 nights $1150 -
$1600
This course provides 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. 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. The WPA course office will help coordinate those interested to ensure that we have the required minimum for the listed starting dates. If someone is interested in attending at another time, or would like to organize the minimum group of three course participants around other starting and ending dates, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Guru Purnima WPA with Dr. Fred Travis July 21-28
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950
Dr. Fred Travis is Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management. He is noted for making the scientific research on the TM and TM-Sidhi programs both accessible and inspiring to any audience. Fred will be bringing EEG equipment to test several WPA volunteers and illustrate in real time the profound effects of transcending on the brain physiology. Dr. Travis has done extensive research on the changes in brain functioning during meditation, yogic flying, and reading Vedic literature. Fred 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 Chairman of the Department of Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM at MUM, author of the book Your Brain Is a River Not a Rock and co-author of Excellence through Mind-Brain Development and Dharma Parenting. Fred has presented his groundbreaking research on brain integration as a marker of higher states of consciousness and success in all walks of life to conferences and meetings around the world on behalf of both MUM and the David Lynch Foundation. This Guru Purnima course will include videos of Maharishi and highlights from the global celebration in Holland.
Creating Coherence Course (includes Guru Purnima WPA) July 21- Aug 4 or
July 21- Aug 18
(two weeks minimum)
14 to 28 nights $1150 - $1600
See course description for June Creating Coherence Course
4th Annual Enlightened Leadership International WPA Aug 10 - 20
(Fri-Mon)
10 nights $750

This course has been designed to give the next generation a taste of the great power and bliss of the Maharishi Purusha Program. Here at the Maharishi Purusha Capital of the Western WorldSM, you will experience a profound level of silence and deep rest from extended practice of the TM® and TM-Sidhi® programs in an atmosphere deeply enriched by a large group of long-time members of the Purusha program. If you would like to rapidly develop your consciousness in a pristine natural environment with a group of like-minded young men, this is the course for you. The course is open to unmarried single men under the age of 45 who practice the TM-Sidhi program and includes:

  • Spacious individual Maharishi Vastu® accommodations with beautiful forest views
  • Delicious organic vegetarian cuisine and good company
  • Blissful, fresh mountain air and scenic hikes on 400 acres of wooded property with panoramic mountain vistas
  • Specially selected knowledge talks of Maharishi during the afternoons and evenings
  • A kayaking trip down the Potomac River and refreshing swims in our lake

A 33% discount is available for full-time students and those working full time in an organization affiliated with the Global Country of World Peace. Scholarships may be available for those who qualify.

If you would like to help more people attend this course, you may contribute at GoFundMe.

September WPA with Dr. David Orme-Johnson Sep 15-22
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

This course will feature not only our usual meeting structure with a wealth of treasured videos of Maharishi, but later in the course Dr. David Orme-Johnson will lead a few sessions – including sharing stories and answering questions. David is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Maharishi University of Management and worked with Maharishi for many years on scientific research on the TM and TM-Sidhi programs. He is one of the most prolific researchers in the TM organization, having authored over 100 papers on the beneficial effects of the TM and TM-Sidhi programs on individual and world consciousness. You may read more about David’s fascinating background in the three-part TM News article https://tinyurl.com/yauwsnby

Creating Coherence Course (includes Dr. David-Orme Johnson WPA) Sep 15-29 or
Sep 15 - Oct 13
14 to 28 nights $1150 - $1600
See course description for June Creating Coherence Course
Columbus Day Weekend Oct 5 - 8
(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 Oct 13-20 7 nights $950

Once again we are offering this very popular WPA led by Dr. Doug Birx. Doug has taught many thousands of people the TM-Sidhi program in more than 80 CIC Courses, and Maharishi called him the “Master Checker”. Come and 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 always 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. Vijaya Dashami, Victory Day, is October 19th. The course includes videos of the traditional recitations for the Nine Days of Mother Divine.

Dipavali WPA with Dr. Neil Paterson Nov 3-10
(Sat-Sat)
7 nights $950

We are happy that Dr. Neil Paterson will once again visit the Purusha Capital and 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. Here are some comments from participants at his last course:

  • “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."

Dipavali, The Festival of Lights (Mahalakshmi), is November 7th. Mahalakshmi is the day in the Vedic calendar when the Laws of Nature supporting wealth and prosperity are most lively.

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 deep 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 for many course participants due to the depth of experiences gained during this longest WPA of the year.

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