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Vedic Green: Vastu Building — Online Course


∗This course is offered as noncredit only

Vedic Green: Building your Maharishi Vastu® Home & Community

∗ New version coming soon

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Tuition for noncredit students: $300

∗Prerequisites: No Prerequisites, however, the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique is recommended.


This Vastu course will give you the knowledge necessary to plan and undertake community projects along with a wealth of extremely useful information to help you build a Maharishi Vastu home. This is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in Maharishi Vastu knowledge to gain, in compact sessions, some of the applied knowledge of Maharishi Vedic® architecture.

Course Structure

This course consists of 13 lessons, webinars and additional materials. The course is self-paced and all course materials are available on demand online. It is presented online using pre-recorded materials from previous conferences and seminars held in the US and Europe. Also included are the best talks and documentaries from 15 of the world’s leading experts in Maharishi Vastu architecture and planning. This pre-recorded material and other resources are available to you 24/7.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The theory and practice of Maharishi Vastu design—its origins and evolution
  • Building with natural, non-toxic materials, using the latest green technologies
  • Introduction to Building Biology, practical measures to avoid electro-smog(EMF)
  • How to evaluate a site from satellite maps
  • Vedic Garden Cities, Peace Colonies; ownership strategies, promotion, and financing
  • Sustainable Vedic Organic gardens—from planning to execution
  • Turnkey homes and the Master Builder system in action
  • Pictorial examples and homeowners’ experiences from around the world—houses, offices, and communities
  • Reports on projects from different countries and advice from successful Vastu developers

Noncredit Refund Policies

Students can register for most of the noncredit courses at any time. (courses with specific start dates will be listed) Start date is the day that students register (pay for the course). Login information is sent via email within 24 hrs of your registration date.

  1. To receive a full (100%) refund you must email your request to within 3 days of your registration date.
  2. You are eligible for a 50% refund 4-7 days after your registration date upon request to No refunds thereafter.

Questions? Contact

Faculty: Jonathan Lipman

faculty_jonathan-lipman56250 (1)Jonathan Lipman, AIA & Associates, Inc. Architects & Planners
500 North Third Street, #111
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 USA
(641) 472-7570

Full Bio

Jonathan Lipman, AIA, NCARB is America’s pre-eminent practitioner of Vedic architecture, and he has had a distinguished career spanning architectural practice, historic preservation, museum curating, and academia.

His architectural practice has been devoted exclusively to the practice of Maharishi Vedic architecture for the past eight years, and he has accumulated more experience at reviving and applying its ancient principles than has any other licensed Western architect in the world. He was the founder of the Maharishi Sthpatya Veda Consultation Service for North America and advises the Service.

He is currently the architect for the reconstruction of the campus of the Maharishi University of Management, which is being rebuilt entirely according to the principles of Vedic architecture. His Maharishi Vedic portfolio also includes master planning and a wide variety of buildings including offices, classroom buildings, apartment buildings and residential homes.

His work in Vedic architecture education includes his current service as the Director of the Institute of Maharishi Vedic Architecture at Maharishi University of Management, serving as Director of the first International Maharishi Sthpatya Veda Consultants’ Training Course, and giving hundreds of lectures on the subject in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East, and Asia.

He has guest lectured on architecture at many universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Cornell; various museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution (the Renwick Gallery, the Cooper-Hewitt Gallery, and the Residents Associates Program), and the National Building Museum; annual conferences of the Association for Preservation Technology International, the American Solar Energy Society, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and the National Association of Home Builders; and popular venues for the general public including the Yoga Show, Whole Life Expo, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associates Program.

He has curated architecture exhibits for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; Cornell University and the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has also been a Guest Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

His book, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings (Rizzoli International Publications, 1986) is one of the most highly respected studies of Wright’s work. It was praised by the New York Times, and after staying in print for a decade with its original publisher has been reprinted by Dover Publications (2003). Lipman has also written highly praised book-length studies of two other Wright buildings as guides for their owning institutions. He has been acknowledged as one of the world’s primary authorities on Wright’s work of the 1930s.

His prior practice in historic preservation included work on some of the US’s most distinguished landmarks of the 20th century and included five projects as consulting preservation architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation’s preeminent institution in the field. He is a past president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and served for six years in the State of Iowa National Register of Historic Places Nominations Review Committee.

His architectural work has won state awards and has been published in various publications, including twice in Architectural Record. He has been listed many times in both Who’s Who in the US and Who’s Who in the World, and he was educated at Cornell University.

Jon is also a Cabinet-level representative of the U.S. Peace Government.


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