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Introducing Vastu Architecture and Planning
to developers of small, medium,
and large residential or commercial projects.
Explore your own project with Maharishi Vastu® architects.

5-7 April 2019
Middle East Vastu Conference • Istanbul

Learn how to create environments that foster health, happiness, and ultimately enlightenment. Conference location: Peace Palace Istanbul.
Participate in a hands-on design workshop, charrette style, to learn how to incorporate these Vastu elements into your next development project.

Advance your knowledge of Vastu architecture and sustainable design for planning wellness communities, ideal developments, and resorts.

Conclude with an interactive discussion and resolution to promote healthy living conditions in harmony with nature and Natural Law.

“The building stock needs to be rebuilt to reflect the needs of a changing world with new priorities. Architecture and city planning should be vehicles for human evolution, not just shelter and commerce. What if every city, town, and community was redesigned to make everyone’s daily routine effortless and blissful?”
—Enlightened Real Estate by Barry B. Scherr


Please join us for the conference:
“Garden Cities and Communities of the Future.”
This event will bring together real estate professionals
to examine and explore the most cutting-edge ideas in real estate
development and their impact on their communities and inhabitants.
The conference will introduce Vastu architecture –
ancient principles of proportion, placement,
and orientation of buildings and planning –
and combine it with the newest, hottest lifestyle trends  including
sustainability, community-building, and wellness.
Everyone will participate in interactive charrette-type sessions.
By diving deep into the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture
during our hands-on design workshop, participants
will come away with both inspirational and practical tools
to use in their next project.
This unique, holistic approach to design and development
will show how to address all levels of the human experience
to create a better daily routine, and attract, uplift, and
enlighten everyone who visits, lives, and works there.


9:30-10:00 AM Arrival and Registration
10:00-10:30 AM Welcome and Introduction (Mahmut Gorkey)
10:30-11:30 AM ‘Introduction to Vedic Architecture and Vastu Developments’, Incl. discussion (Dr Eike Hartmann)
11:30- 11:45 AM Refreshments
11:45-1:00 PM ‘Live. Work. Play. Evolve.’ – (Barry Scherr)
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch
1:45-2:45 PM Effects of living in Vastu and their cause (Jon Lipman)
2:45-3:45 PM ‘Vastu Projects in USA’, Mandala Village, Florida, Richard Bialosky, incl. discussion
3:45-4:00 PM Refreshments
4:00-5:00 PM ‘Vastu Projects around the World’ (Christian Schweizer /Alberto Castano)
5:00-7:00 PM Networking/Refreshments/Free Time
7:00-8:00 PM Dinner
8:15-9:30 PM Introduction to Charettes (Workshops)
9:30-10:00 AM Arrival and Networking
10:00-11:30 AM Design Charettes (Workshops)
11:30-11:45 AM Refreshments
11:45-1:00 PM Design Charettes (Workshops)
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:00 PM Design Charettes (Workshops)
3:00-3:15 PM Refreshments
3:15-5:00 PM Presentations of Charettes (Delegates)
5:00-7:00 PM Networking/Refreshments/Free Time
7:00-8:00 PM Dinner
8:15-9:30 PM Presentations of Charettes (Delegates)
9:30-10:00 AM Arrival and Networking
10:00-11:30 AM Procedures of working with Vastu Consultants, Lila-Maria Hartmann-Stein, Wojtek Skalski, Resat Türkkan
11:30-11:45 AM Refreshments
11:45-1:00 PM Resolution to implement Vastu, Dr Paul Potter
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Departure (Option to stay one more night for supper, networking and/or sightseeing tour next day.)


MAHMUT GÖRKEY is the host of the conference. He is the director of the Institute of Vedic Architecture and City Planning for the Middle-East. He holds a degree in architecture from the L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Paris La Villette, France and completed postgraduate training in Vastu Architecture at Maharishi Vedic University in the Netherlands in 2014.
DR. EIKE HARTMANN is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Vedic Architecture and City Planning, which published the book Vastu Homes and Cities in Harmony with Natural Law. He is the CEO of Fortune-Creating Homes company, serving all of Europe, and collaborates on projects worldwide.
BARRY B. SCHERR is a commercial real estate investor; co-founder of the Sundar Corporation and Enlightened Real Estate Development; and author of the recent book Enlightened Real Estate: Transforming Ourselves and the World Around Us.
JON LIPMAN is the Director of Vedic architecture for North America and is the Campus architect of Maharishi University of Management. He has been designing Maharishi Vastu buildings for the past 18 years. Working with a neurophysiologist Jon has collated the research that validates the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture and is the leading public speaker on this subject.
RICHARD BIALOSKY AIA is the developer of Mandala Village, a planned Maharishi Vastu community of 175 homes in Vero Beach, Florida. He has been practising architecture and actively engaged in real estate development for over 40 years. His practice combines the age-old principles of Vedic architecture with an emphasis on planning techniques that promote a sense of community.
CHRISTIAN SCHWEIZER is an architect and city planner from Germany. He studied city planning at the University of Stuttgart and completed postgraduate studies at Maharishi Vedic University in Netherlands in 1999. Inventor of the MERU Master Builder System. Christian has built and consulted more than 100 Vastu homes and villas in Europe and Africa.
ALBERTO CASTANO is a Maharishi Vastu Architect from Germany. He graduated from Hamburg School of Architecture and Engineering 1978 and completed his postgraduate studies at Maharishi Vedic University in Netherlands in 1999; he is actively designing numerous Maharishi Vastu projects for Central and Southern Europe and Latin America.
DR. LILA MARIA HARTMANN-STEIN is an expert in Maharishi Vastu Architecture and director of expansion at the Institute of Vedic Architecture and City Planning. She has published the book How to build a Peace Palace. Over the past two decades she has worked on Maharishi Vastu projects on all continents and developed a curriculum for Architecture and Engineering in the light of the Science of Consciousness.
WOJTEK SKALSKI is a Vastu architect from Finland. He graduated in 1975 from Helsinki Technical University and completed his postgraduate studies at Maharishi Vedic University in Netherlands in 2000. He has been working for the last 20 years on designing and consulting Maharishi Vastu buildings and communities in Europe and Asia.

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• Conference Fee: €450 (2750 TL) including lunches and dinners at the Peace Palace.
• Accommodation: In a nearby hotel (see registration form).

The Istanbul Peace Palace belongs to a network of Peace Palaces around the world. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone through their coherence-creating programs. The Istanbul Peace Palace has comfortable meeting rooms and dedicated, happy staff who take care of all the little details that make a perfect, memorable experience in a powerful, blissful, and peaceful atmosphere. The building provides the ‘Vastu’ effect – the special ambience created by this most holistic system of Vedic architecture translated into a modern-day reality.

“I was amazed by the Peace Palace … the feeling of space was brilliant … the whole effect was one of understated elegance. The food was beautifully served and the staff were so helpful.”
–Fatma Aynurlu

There is an option to stay one more day for sight seeing.
registration form).

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