Maharishi Peace Palace Fairfield Iowa

Fairfield, Iowa, United States

  • Last updated: August 28, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Increased Happiness, Increased awareness , Stress Release, Good Non-GMO Organic Food,

Community Description

We teach all aspects of Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Ayurvedic Approach to Health.

We have a commitment to establish a permanent group of 7,000 people practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program, and Advanced Programs to establish World Peace.

We are also committed to developing an organic food source, Non-GMO, for all our students and local community.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op, Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Small Town or Village


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 5200 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 801
  • Planned number of residences: 108
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on, retirement group housing
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    Incorporated New City in Iowa 1998 over 1,460 hundred residents


  • Adult Members: 3043
  • Child Members: 582
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 1-10%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    To schedule a tour of Maharishi Peace Palaces of Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City, as well as Maharishi University of Management, the Maharishi Golden Domes, Maharishi Vedic Organic Farms, The Raj-Maharishi Ayurvedic Spa (641-472-9580), Maharishi Vedic Observatory, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, and much more, please call 641-470-1569. (Prospective students, please call the Admissions office at 641-472-1110.)

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Learn the TM technique or enroll in Maharishi University of Management

  • Additional Comments:

    Practice Transcendental Meditation

    Not Religious based

    K- 12


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Additional Comments:

    member staff are paid a stipend / we generate our own income

    There is a Course fee for Transcendental Meditation $480 Students $960 Adults ($720 fixed income)

    and we have scholarship programs

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Swimming pond or pool, Stage or Auditorium, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Large Green Houses


    Some fish/organic poultry

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Wiccan, Protestant, Lutheran, Catholic, Emissaries, Quaker, Sufi, Native American, Hutterian Brethren, Unitarian Universalist, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Bahai, Atheist, Ecumenical (includes \”all religions\”)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

moved from Santa Barbara,Ca 1973

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Community Affiliations

Abundance Eco-Village, Sustainable Living Program, Regenerative Farming


Meditation, Perfect Health,Stress Management, PTSD