Salt Spring Island is home to many meditators. The outstanding beauty and peace in this natural environment has attracted many people who were searching for a place that would support the growth of consciousness. Now a community is gathering on this island to help create permanent world peace.
"When I came to Salt Spring on my first visit, I had no intention of moving to an island. After two days here, I realized that Salt Spring felt like home. There was something special about it that was drawing me here. At that point I knew that this was where I would build my Maharishi Sthapatya Veda home."
Meditators from around the world have moved to Salt Spring to experience the benefits of living in a community based on consciousness. However this community is not just a place to live in peace; it is a real generator of peace for the world.
On Dec. 14, 2002, the flag of the Global Country of World Peace was raised on Salt Spring and the island was declared "An Island of Peace".
On this beautiful island, meditators gather regularly to practice Vedic technologies of peace and programs that promote the ultimate goal of life, enlightenment. These programs not only benefit the individual, but also radiate to the surrounding environment bringing peace to Salt Spring and to the world.
Architecture that Promotes Peace
A recent world-wide revival of an ancient form of architecture has emerged on Salt Spring Island. Vedic Architecture, also known as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, is the science of building in harmony with nature. Vedic Architecture (also known as Vastu) brings increased success, improved health and happiness to its inhabitants and promotes peace and harmony. The main principles of Vastu can be found at the Canadian Maharishi Sthapatya Veda web site.
The first home on Salt Spring that was constructed according to the principles of Vedic Architecture was completed in 2001. Since then several more homes have been completed.
Natural, Non-toxic materials
The use of natural, non-toxic materials and sustainable building practices is emphasized in Maharishi Vedic architecture and is combined with ancient Vedic principles designed to bring maximum benefits to the inhabitants. These principles include alignment of the buildings with the cardinal axis, appropriate placement of rooms and precise Vedic dimensions.
Centuries of traditional Vedic knowledge emphasize the importance of proper construction of buildings according to Vedic architecture for the health and prosperity of the inhabitants. We only have to look at the upsurge of occurrences of sick-building syndrome produced by our modern building technology to realize the harm that can come from improper building techniques. A Maharishi Sthapatya Veda building produces none of these negative effects and actually enhances the coherence of the activities conducted there.
Current building technology does not have the ability to increase the coherence in society to bring peace. The principles of Vedic architecture are precisely incorporated in each structure to produce maximum support for everyone who enters the building or resides there. As a result, the individuals are happier, healthier, more peaceful and more successful.
Maharishi Sthapatya Veda homes
The number of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda homes on Salt Spring is increasing steadily. Several families have purchased land and many of them are in the planning or building stages. Vastu homes can be of any size or style and can be built of any construction materials. Because Maharishi Sthapatya Veda emphasizes the use of natural materials, the homes are usually constructed of environmentally-friendly materials.
Home owners can choose from a variety of styles available in today's market place.The Vastu homes on Salt Spring currently include West Coast architecture, two storey and Vedic bungalow styles. Contact the local Maharishi Vastu Administrator who will help you fulfill your desire to live in a Vastu home. Expert help is easily available to help you choose appropriate land and the design for your house. Building a Vastu home has never been so easy!
70 acre Vastu Neighbourhood
70 acres of land in the heart of Salt Spring Island has been developed into one of Canada's first Vastu neighbourhoods. 12 lots ranging in size from 4 to 5 acres have been carved out of this beautifully forested property with each lot created specifically for the construction of a Maharishi Sthapatya Veda home .
Only 5 of the 12 lots are still available for purchase. This is a prime opportunity to join the meditating community here and to buy land at reasonable prices. Contact us if you would like to learn more about purchasing one of the remaining lots. Photos and maps of the land can be found at the Canadian Maharishi Sthapatya Veda web site.
Community Meditation Hall
A community meditation hall for all who practice the Transcendental Meditation® program has been built on the island, and Meditators gather daily in this facility for group meditation. Contact the Maharishi Invincibility Centre - Salt Spring Island for information on our programs.
Come and visit our Consciousness-based Community soon. We look forward to meeting you!