Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Representative of the AYUSH Ministry, India (1st from left) · Dr. Girish Momaya, IMAVF Director (2nd from left) Suzanne Römer-Camelia, Minister of Health of Curacao (3rd from left) H.E. Venu Rajamony, India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, (4th from left) · Lothar Pirc IMAVF Director (5th from left)
Conference – Mainstreaming Ayurveda in the Netherlands and Europe
On 28 February 2020, the Indian Embassy in The Hague welcomed 80–100 health organizations and experts from various Ayurveda schools and centers in the Netherlands and Europe. The purpose of the one-day conference was to exchange thoughts on how to make Ayurveda more mainstream, for the benefit of individual patients as well as entire countries. … more
The Secretary of the Ministry, Vaidya Prof. Rajesh Kotecha (3rd from right) presents Dr. Karin Pirc and Mr. Lothar Pirc with a display of the just-issued postage stamps honoring 12 master healers of India including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The Secretary of the Ministry Ayurveda and Yoga, Vaidya Prof. Rajesh Kotecha visited the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Center Bad Ems
In October 2016, the Indian Minister for Ayurveda and Yoga, Shripad Yesso Naik, visited our Health Centre in Bad Ems together with his advisory staff. The contact was renewed on September 15, 2019, when the Secretary of the Ministry, Vaidya Prof. Rajesh Kotecha (3rd from right) and his delegation paid us a visit. … more
Lothar Pirc at his presentation to an audience of about 100 influential opinion leaders
Presentations at the First Biohacking Festival
September 2019 – Kiev, Ukraine
On September 26, 2019 The First Bio Hacking Festival took place in Kiev, Ukraine.
The initiative started about 10 years ago with the intend to learn from Nature how to unfold our full potential and live a healthy life.
The David Lynch Foundation partnered with this conference and Dr Kingsley Brooks, Jim Bagnola and Lothar Pirc gave presentations to an audience of about 100 influential opinion leaders. As a result many people learned the Transcendental Meditation technique.
The Government of India honors
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
for his original contributions to Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda.
Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi has honored Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and 11 other outstanding healers of India posthumously with commemorative postage stamps in a grand ceremony on August 30, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The entire event was broadcast live throughout India by government TV, many private television channels and also through live streaming on the internet.
Brahmachari Girish Momaya, director of International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation and director of MERU – Maharishi European Research University, and Lothar Pirc, CEO and owner of the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, were invited as representatives of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation. … more
ADAVED founding meeting
Founding a German Ayurveda umbrella organization
A New Phase for The Spreading of Ayurveda in Germany
On the 7th of May 2019, the German Ayurveda associations and committed Ayurvedic institutions active in education, spas/clinics, products/manufacturers, research, and media came together to officially establish ADAVED, an umbrella organization for Ayurveda in Germany, which had been envisioned by many Ayurveda experts for a long time.
Lothar Pirc, CEO of the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, was elected as member of the board as representative of the German Ayurveda Association (DGA). … more
Lothar Pirc giving his presentation
Public lecture at the Fifth International Meeting on Traditional & Alternative Medicine in Rome – Italy, April 2019
The main goal of the event was to meet existing challenges for creating a safe, sustainable, and affordable medical health system by consolidating the underlying research platforms for alternative medicine.
Lothar Pirc spoke about the possibilities offered by Ayurveda. He gave the assembled experts an overview of how Ayurveda has gained ground in Germany, presented selected scientific studies, and gave his perspective on the importance of Ayurveda for the future. … more
The President of Nepal, Ms Bidhya Devi Bhandari, welcomed the participants in a public event on March 1.
Vedic Science and Modern Science Knowledge and Technology for the Practical Benefit of Everyone, Everywhere
International Conference – March 1–3, 2019,
This landmark conference, with approximately 2,000 participants, focused on the theme of how Vedic science and Western science can together re-establish life in harmony with Natural Law – and work towards a Vedic civilization in which peace, progress, and prosperity are available to all.
Based on new insights from modern science, Vedic scholars and renowned scientists from all over the world explored and elucidated how the Vedic principles of life can be found in all areas of society and applied for the practical benefit of all people and our planet as a whole. … more
from left: audience during the lectures of Lothar Pirc, Dr. Girish Momaya und Dr. Ernst Schrott – Lothar Pirc, Dr Girish Momaya and Dr Ernst Schrott with students after the lecture – Lothar Pirc, with students – honor after the event
Presentations at the Banaras Hindu University
March 2019 – Varanasi, India
Representatives of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, Dr Girish Momaya, Dr Schrott and Mr Lothar Pirc, gave several presentations at the World Congress of Ayurveda & Ayushman India Expo congress.
At the closing event, Lothar Pirc was the only non-Indian congress speaker to be a member of the panel of experts.
Meeting with Former Minister for Indigenous Medicine
March 2019 – Sri Lanka
The former Minister for Indigenous Medicine and president of the parliament, Hon. Loku Bandara (2nd from right), invited Lothar Pirc for dinner and expressed his appreciation for the expansion of the high-quality knowledge and practices of Maharishi AyurVeda around the world.
Prof Dr Subash Rhanade, Dr Ernst Schrott, Dr Girish Momaya, Prof Dr Bhrigupati Pandey (Principal D.Y. Patil Ayurvedic College & Research Center), Lothar Pirc, Dr Gunavant Yeola, Dr Sunade Rhanade
Presentations at Patil College and Signing of Memorandum between International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation and Patil College for Future Collaboration
February 2019 – Pune, India
A delegation from the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, Dr Girish Momaya, Mr Lothar Pirc, and Dr Ernst Schrott, met with the principal of the Patil College of Ayurveda and Research Centre, in Pune, India to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration between Patil College and Maharishi’s organization. Very soon exchange programmes will begin.
Dr Gary Kaplan, Mr Lothar Pirc, Dr Girish Momaya
8th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo
December 14-17, 2018 – Ahmedabad, India
Mr Lothar Pirc, Dr Girish Momaya and Dr Gary Kaplan gave several well received presentations at the 8th World Ayurveda Congress in Ahmedabad, India for which Mr Lothar Pirc was invited by the Indian Ministry AYUSH as the official representative of Germany presenting a country report. … more
Workshop at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
In 2018, Mr. Pirc accepted various invitations to report on his more than 25 years of experience and the treatment of more than 25,000 patients at the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems during a workshop at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The background of this event was the planning of a large health and recreation centre in the east of the country and the restructuring of the Ukrainian health care system. … more
From left to right: Maharishi Vedic Pandits, Lothar Pirc, and co-host Dr. Shrada at the opening ceremony
Hosting the 4th International AyurVeda Congress in Leiden – the Netherlands, September 2018
Theme of the fourth International AyurVeda Congress was to connect India, the Netherlands, and Europe through their rich botanical heritage and, at the same time, present the therapeutic potential of plants and the natural approaches to health available in Ayurveda and in traditional remedies from Europe. … more
During Lothar Pirc’s public lecture to a packed hall of 380
Lecturing at the 5th International Ayurveda Congress – Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018
The 5th International Ayurveda Congress has been held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 21 to 23 of September 2018, within the framework of the 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine.
The Ayurveda events were very well-attended by both physicians and other healthcare professionals. They found an equally great public interest and broad acceptance in the media. … more
10th Ayurveda Congress by Yoga Vidya
Bad Meinberg, Germany, 25 October 2018
Yoga Vidya is Europe’s largest seminar provider for Yoga and Ayurveda with about 95 franchise centres in Germany. At their 10th Ayurveda Congress in Bad Meinberg, Germany Mr Lothar Pirc addressed about 300-400 people (mostly yoga teachers) which showed great interest in the scientific research on TM, especially about collective health and preventing terrorism and war.
The renowned Indian Yoga scholar Nepal Lodh expressed his appreciation for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for his great contribution to spreading meditation and Yoga around the world. This event opened doors to share more knowledge between Maharishi AyurVeda and Yoga Vidya in the future.
City view from Graz
Lecture at the Symposium: Aging in Good Health for experts in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation – Graz, Austria, 2018
Graz, 26–28 September 2018
Numerous scientists, physicians, and experts in the fields of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation met in Graz for a three-day symposium on the theme of “Aging in Good Health”. Organized by the Department of Physiology at the Otto Loewi Research Center of the Graz Medical University, the symposium provided a fertile ground for discussions about many possibilities to promote evidence-based research, especially focusing on active and healthy aging.
As one of the keynote speakers, Lothar Pirc gave a lecture on Ayurveda. … more
Leslie Brooks, Wojtek Skalski, Lothar Pirc, Acharya TM Teacher, Kingsely Brooks, Tom Mullins
Nepal Trip – November / December 2018
During his second trip to Nepal this year, Lothar Pirc spent two weeks, from late October to early November, visiting pandit schools in and around Pokhara. He was very impressed by how well the Pandit project of the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture has developed in such a short period of time. The young Pandit students really enjoy their training in authentic Vedic recitation and the practice of Vedic technologies of consciousness, successfully combining Yoga and Yagya … more
Speaking at the Ayurveda Symposium – September 2018 – Paris, France
About 140 participants attended, including Dr Tony Nader and medical professionals from many different disciplines.
This Ayurveda Symposium featured leading experts in Ayurveda and Consciousness and was organized by Association Pour La Santé Fondée Sur La Conscience (Association for Consciousness- Based Health) in collaboration with l’Observatoire du Leadership (the Leadership Observatory).
Lothar Pirc gave a lecture on:
Effects of Panchakarma Purification Treatments … more
Speaking at Harvard Medical School – Boston, USA, June 2018
At very short notice I was invited by Indo-US Health Initiatives to deliver a speech at the 3rd International Conference on Integrative Medicine with the theme: The Role of Ayurveda and Yoga in Cancer and Palliative Care. The Conference took place from 22nd to 24th June 2018 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
It was indeed a special opportunity and a joy to be there and present Maharishi AyurVeda at this prestigious conference. … more
First International Congress of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and Public Health & Third International Congress of Ayurveda
March 12–15, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Can you imagine the German government organizing a congress on natural healthcare, with 4000 invitees from all over the world, and accrediting 29 methods of natural healing for the public healthcare service?
This is exactly what happened in Brazil two weeks ago at the first Interna-tional Congress of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and Public Health, incorporating the third International Ayurveda Congress. … more
Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems has celebrated its 25 year anniversary – 25 years of dedication to providing health and life
Bad Ems, March 2018
On February 24, the eyes of the Ayurveda world once again turned to Bad Ems. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, celebrated in a fitting manner with more than 200 invited guests in Häcker’s Grand Hotel.
This was a worthy ambiance for a great event. After all, during its 300-year history, the historic building – recently restored elaborately – has already accommodated emperors and Russian tsars, along with celebrities like Goethe. For 25 years now, Lothar and Karin Pirc, husband and wife, have run the Ayurvedic clinic here in Bad Ems, attracting people in search of health and rejuvenation from all over the world. … more
Sh. Pramod Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretary of the AYUSH Ministry, Dr. Pooja Sabharwal, Lawrence G Schull MD, Hon AYUSH Minister Naik, Sudhir Bagga MD, MBA, ABIHM, Lothar Pirc
1st Edition of International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness – New Delhi, INDIA 2017
4th–7th December, 2017, the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Pharmexcil and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized an event called INTERNATIONAL AROGYA 2017 – 1st Edition of International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness, with support from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Ministry of External Affairs, and various AYUSH organizations.
The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is the governmental body purposed with education and research in all India’s indigenous systems of medicine, some with over 5000-years old traditions of providing general health care, which are now also developed with modern scientific perspectives. … more
Brahmasthan of India
A life-transforming week at the Brahmasthan of India – November 2017
“I’ve had the desire to visit the Brahmasthan, or the geographical centre, of India for a long time. In Vedic culture, the centre of a country is regarded as playing a pivotal role: what happens there has a direct influence on the consciousness of the inhabitants of the country. Therefore, at the end of the nineties, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi started building a spiritual centre at this location.
Maharishi has called this place the holiest of all holy places in India because it is where the world’s largest group of pandits generates peace from the level of pure consciousness. For many hours each day, 2,500 men collectively practice the advanced techniques of Transcendental Meditation, as well as perform Ati Rudrabhishek, the powerful Vedic technology for creating peace. In this modern age, more than forty large-scale scientific studies, all published in respected journals, confirm the positive effects of these ancient, time-tested techniques of consciousness.“ … more
Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State of the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India · Padmashree Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India
First International AYUSH Conference and Exhibition – 9-11 November 2017
The Indian AYUSH Ministry invited me to come to Dubai for the First International AYUSH Conference and Exhibition, 9–11 November 2017. We are planning to work together to document the great curative successes we are seeing in treating chronic diseases in Bad Ems. So we had an extensive exchange about that with the Indian government representatives attending the Conference; our discussions have been very successful. … more
75th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Riga – INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SECTION – February 2017
Lecture of Lothar Pirc for professors and students
at the invitation of Prof. Dr. med. Valdis Pirags – excerpt
Managing an authentic Ayurveda clinic and treating 25.000 patients with Panchakarma at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Bad Ems, Germany
Maharishi AyurVeda Private Clinic in Bad Ems Germany has treated 25,000 people since it opened 30 years ago, and is probably the largest dedicated residential Ayurveda clinic outside India. It has official status as a private hospital, has 90 staff, has been featured in 1200 favourable press reports and 300 TV appearances; and has received 15 significant awards and honours, from India as well as from Germany and elsewhere … more
The Indian minister for Ayurveda and Yoga, Shripad Yesso Naik (5th from right) with his advisory staff together with Dr. Walter Mölk (1st from the left), Dr. Girish Momaya (1st from right) and Managing Director Lothar Pirc (3rd from right) in the foyer of Häcker’s Grandhotel, Bad Ems.
Indian Minister for Yoga and Ayurveda visits Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems – October 2016
On the occasion of the European World Ayurveda Congress, organized by the European Ayurveda Association (EAA) on 15 and 16 October 2016 in Koblenz, the Indian Minister for Ayurveda and Yoga, Hon. Shripad Yesso Naik, together with his advisory staff visited the Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems for a 2-hour session. … more
Interview with Lothar Pirc about Ayurveda – April 2016
In Live to 6, in DRF1 Lothar Pirc explains the interaction way of Ayurveda, the age-old natural medicine from India.
Belgrade, Serbia – May 2016
From 09 to 10 May 2016, the second International Symposium on Mind / Body Medicine in Ayurveda in Belgrade, Serbia took place. More than 250 participants, most of them medical doctors, attended the event.
The symposium was, i. a., organized by the Indian Embassy in Belgrade, with the aim to introduce the Ayurveda and integrate it into the health care system of the Balkan countries. … more
Series of Ayurveda-Lectures in Russia –
Lothar Pirc is not only the director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems, but for the last 35 years he has been committed to the expansion of Maharishi Ayurveda worldwide. He has met with high-ranking politicians and health ministers in many countries. And most of all he has … more
Lecturing Tour at Ayurveda Colleges in India and Nepal – January 2016
Upon invitation by leading Ayurvedic institutions in India and Nepal, Lothar Pirc, together with his wife Karin Pirc, M.D., went on a lecture tour in both countries. They presented their success in applying Maharishi AyurVeda in Germany and shared their experiences with professors, administrators and students of various Ayurvedic colleges … more
International Conference on Advances in Asian Medicine – Pune, India – Januar 2016
Together with his wife Karin Pirc, M.D., Dr. John Fagan, and Dr. Girish Momaya, Lothar Pirc was invited to speak at the International Conference on Advances in Asian Medicine. The scientific conference was held under the auspices of the Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine and was … more
International Yoga Festival in Berlin –
Like the year before, Lothar Pirc was again invited to speak in Berlin at the biggest European yoga festival. The Yoga Festival Berlin has become one of the leading events in Germany in the field of Indian/Vedic philosophy and way of life. It is held annually. Together with Vaidya Prathmesh … more
International AyurVeda Congress, The Netherlands – April 2015
About 500 delegates and 50 expert speakers from over 50 countries convened to share their experiences at the International Ayurveda Congress, The Netherlands, 11–12 April 2015, including three high-ranking representatives of the Indian government. The event was the largest Ayurveda Congress held outside India to date. In his capacity as … more
International Conference on Ayurveda and Yoga, AyuCon, Dubai – 2014
The “Dubai AyuCon 2014” was held on 4th-5th January 2014 at prestigious Dubai International Financial Center in United Arab Emirates. It was organized by International Academy of Ayurveda (IAA) and Tathagat Ayurveda Research Foundation, Pune. A key note address … more
Activities at the congress “Fascination Ayurveda – Eastern Wisdom meets Western Science” – 2013
Image: Participants of a podium discussion during the Congress: Dr. Ulrich Bauhofer, Dr. Ernst Schrott und Dr. Wolfgang Schachinger (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ayurveda), Prof. Dr. Ammon (University of Tübingen), Dr. Christian Kessler (Charité – University of Medicine, Berlin), Lothar Pirc (Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems), Dr. Renate Syed (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich). At the invitation of the German … more
Lothar Pirc gives an inaugural speech at RajAyuCon, Rajkot, India – 2013
Lothar Pirc, founder and managing director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems, Germany, was an inaugural speaker at the 2013 RajAyuCon, an international conference on Ayurveda and complementary systems of medicines.
The conference was held earlier this year … more
Anniversary – 2013
20 years Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems
My wife Karin and I in an interview with TV moderator Frank Ackermann during the 20-year celebrations in the foyer of Häcker’s Grand Hotel. 20 years Ayurveda in Bad Ems – a reason to celebrate! In early 1993 the newly founded Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre opened its doors for healing seekers from around the world. On 5 …. more
Presentation to EU conference in Brussels –
More than 100 high-ranking officials of the EU – mainly professors and other specialists in the area of health — attended Lothar Pirc’s presentation about the possibilities for national health that come about through the application of Maharishi Ayurveda. On the occasion of the EU-Conference his talk was titled: “EU-Russia: Cooperation on Investments and Innovations in the Field of Public Health Improvement and Anti-ageing Measures.” … more
Cultural Conference with 8000 participants in Nepal – December 2012
More than 150 traditional Vedic Pandits from India and Nepal travelled to Nawalparasi for a 15-day Maha Yagya, which was attended by over 100,000 visitors. It was a very special honor for Lothar Pirc as the chairman of the board of the Foundation for the promotion of Vedic Culture to … more
5th World Ayurveda Congress in Bhopal, India – December 2012
Picture: Lothar Pirc giving his speech: “Enlightenment: the Goal of Yoga and Ayurveda – from Philosophy to Science.” Every two years, the WORLD AYURVEDA CONGRESS in India takes place, organized by a different Indian state each time. The host of the Congress in 2012 was the city of Bhopal … more
International Yoga Festival in Berlin –
By invitation of the organizer of the Yoga festival in Berlin, Lothar Pirc presented a speech to about 400 participants about the basic principles of Maharishi Ayurveda and its practical application in daily life. It is held annually. The international yoga festival in Berlin has become one of the leading … more
20th International Vedanta Congress,
Neu Delhi, Indien – December 2011
The Jawaharlal-Nehru-University in New Delhi, India hosted the congress “Modern Perspectives on Vedanta” in December 2011. Lothar Pirc, one of the keynote speakers, gave a widely acclaimed presentation on the topic: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Insight into Vedanta, the Ultimate Knowledge of Life, and Its Application to Bring World Peace – from Philosophy to Science. This presentation …. more
The goal of Yoga and Ayurveda – 2011
From philosophy to science
Publication of a lecture in „Light on Ayurveda Journal, USA“
Publisher: Center for Indic Studies University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
This article of Lothar Pirc, Dr. Karin Pirc and Dr. Jeremy Fields appeared as expert certified professional article in „Light on Ayurveda Journal, USA, Vol. X, Issue 1, Fall 2011“, published by the Center for Indic Studies University Massachusetts, Dartmouth. It highlights the opportunity to attain enlightenment, both from a practical and from a scientific perspective. … more
Principles of Ayurveda, prevention by Panchakarma and tips for a healthy life with Ayurveda
This lecture tour led Lothar Pirc through 25 cities of the USA and Canada.
Lecture to 2000 doctors in Moscow – 2009
In seven visits during the 10 years from 2001 to 2011 Lothar Pirc, the president of the Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems, gave keynote speeches in Moscow and St. Petersburg. At the largest naturopath yearly congress of the country, Lothar Pirc illustrated the basic principles of Ayurveda as well as scientific research on herbal supplements and various therapies of Maharishi Ayurveda to 2,000 naturopaths and doctors interested in alternative medicine …. more
Fundamental Principles of Maharishi Ayurveda and Practical Every-Day Remedies – 19–20 November 2009, Mexico
During a two-day continuing education seminar in Mexico City, Lothar Pirc addressed the about 280 participating physicians and spoke on the fundamental principles of Maharishi Ayurveda and the revival by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. …. more
Lothar Pirc, Karin Pirc, M.D., and Prof. Nikolay Drozdov at the award ceremony.
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow – 2006
After the award ceremony, the only laureate to be given the honor to address the 500 invited guests within the framework of the celebratory event was Lothar Pirc. He elucidated … more
World Congress on Medical Plants,
Delhi – 2002
The Owner and CEO, Lothar Pirc and his wife, the Medical Director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems, Dr. Karin Pirc, inspire the highly distinguished audience that met on the subject of “Medical Plants and Ayurveda”.
The participants of the symposium included the Vice President of the Indian Government, Federal Ministers, and Prime Minister of the Indian States, as well as spiritual leaders, renowned Vaidyas and professors of several Ayurveda universities … more
Prof. Dr. Harry Sharma, Ohio State University, USA and Lothar Pirc on a lecture tour in Japan – 1994
Lecture tour to present the principles of Ayurveda, prevention through Panchakarma and tips for a healthy life with Ayurveda.
Japan – pioneer in applying consciousness resources
By 1990 many large firms in Japan had already implemented the Transcendental Meditation technique for employee development purposes. The large-scale scientific component supervised by medical scientists of the Ministry of Labor showed not only enhanced job satisfaction and improved mental and physical health of the employees, but also reduced absenteeism and sick days. They also documented increased productivity due to increased creativity … more