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Vastu Green: Building In Tune with Natural Law Based Design and Construction

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“Great course! Jonathan Lipman explains everything so clearly and de-mystifies the whole process of designing and building a Vastu home.” —NT

This course includes over 2 1/2 hours of videos which you can watch at your convenience.

Course fee: $59

Course Description

The comprehensive system of Maharishi Vastu® architecture ensures that your home or community will have only nourishing influences on its occupants.

This Vastu Green course is an ideal introduction to designing and building your Maharishi Vastu home. In four comprehensive lessons, you’ll be introduced to the key basic principles and how they will be applied. Then you’ll be ready to work with an architect or designer to create an ideal Vastu home that promotes a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, family harmony, peace, and abundance.

PLEASE NOTE: This course gives many details about Maharishi Vastu architecture, but to design and build a Maharishi Vastu building, you or your architect need to consult with a trained Maharishi Vastu consultant.


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.

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.

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1: Basic Principles
Theory and Practice of Maharishi Vastu Design Free Preview (See below.)
What Is Vastu?

Lesson 2: Design
Site Considerations and Proper Orientation of Entrance and Rooms
Key Elements of Maharishi Vastu Buildings

Lesson 3: Build
Building with Natural, Non-Toxic Materials, Using the Latest Green Technologies
Sustainable Technologies
House Tour: Dr. Jim and Linda Brooks
House Tour: Jon Lipman
Natural Materials: Jon Lipman’s House
Portfolio of Maharishi Vastu Residences

Lesson 4: Community — Expanding the Vision
Community Planning
Designing and Building for Schools and Businesses
Commercial Portfolio

Free Lesson One




Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at ce@miu.edu. Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Lesson Three.

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