Consulate General of India, Frankfurt  – Economic and Commercial Newsletter, Volume # 8 Year 2021

The Consulate General of India, Frankfurt is pleased to present the latest edition of the commercial newsletter covering important developments in India and Germany.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired the UNSC High-level Open Debate on Enhancing Maritime Security. India also launched the digital payment solution e-RUPI. The newsletter also covers interviews with Mr. Lothar Pirc, Founder and President, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre and with Mr. Sameer Agarwal, CEO and Founder, CSA Healthcare GmbH. The healthcare sector has emerged as an important sector for India-Germany bilateral cooperation with emphasis on traditional medicine.

Read the full interview here.

Participant & Speaker at 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) & Arogya Expo in Panjim, Goa, India, 8. – 11. December 2022

Lothar Pirc participated in one of the most important Ayurveda gatherings of the year, the 9th World Ayurveda Congress. The Congress had more than 5000 delegates from 52 countries. It took place from 8 to 11 December in Goa, India. Maharishi AyurVeda was represented by Prof. Ranade, Vaidya Manohar, Ram Shrivastava, and Lothar Pirc. Lothar gave three presentations to the International Delegates Assembly.

  • Proposal to Create Peace in the World through the Ancient Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Yagya – from Philosophy to Science
  • Recent Achievements of Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide
  • Country Report of the progress of Ayurveda in Germany

During three VIP dinners Lothar had fruitful interactions with the Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Ayush Secretary Prof Rajesh Kotecha, the Chief Minister of Goa, serval other Ministers, Dr. Devendra Triguna, many principals of Ayurveda colleges and leaders of the Ayurveda community from around the world.

In the month of July a video message from Lothar addressing to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi was broadcast nation-wide from the Indian State TV. This message was played during the International Delegates Assembly just before the Minister of AYUSH came. Lothar’s inspiring message can be viewed at:

How is it possible to profoundly improve health in just two weeks of Panchakarma treatment?

The Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic Bad Ems has been the leading clinic for authentic and professional Ayurveda in Europe for 30 years now. In an interview with Golden Age, founder and owner Lothar Pirc talks about the treasures of Maharishi Ayurveda as an integral health system:
How is it possible to profoundly improve health in just two weeks of Panchakarma treatment? How can metabolic residues and environmental toxins be eliminated from the body and how can a completely new body feeling and a clear mind be ensured? What influence does Transcendental Meditation have on one’s own well-being and the development of consciousness? What is the scientific background and the state of research? And how can Ayurveda make you feel younger and more vital immediately?
The current video gets to the bottom of all these questions and at the same time gives you a wonderful insight into the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Bad Ems in the west of Germany.
Let yourself be inspired!

Invitation from the European Yoga Federation (EYF) and the Embassy of India in Zagreb, Croatia

I am grateful for the invitation from the European Yoga Federation (EYF) and the Embassy of India in Zagreb, Croatia for this webinar on creating peace. Along with Dr. Girish Momaya and Dr. Jose Luis Alvarez, you can watch my presentation on practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Yagyas to achieve world peace starting at minute 49. I show important findings and studies that prove that with higher states of consciousness through Transcendental Meditation, among other things, crime rates decrease significantly and conflicts are reduced. As always, I am happy if this post is shared to make more people aware of the issue.

Lothar Pirc on Indian state television!

On Indian state television!

My personal video message to Prime Minister Modi, was broadcast during the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau 2022, on July 7, prime time in India.

We recorded the live broadcast. You can watch this recording here. If you would like more information about my video message and how it has come to this, feel free to scroll down this page for the detailed post.

Lothar Pirc with a video message to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Appeal in a video message to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G7: Meditation and Yoga for Peace.

An Indian journalist in the entourage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the German G7 summit actually wanted to talk to me about the development of Ayurveda in Germany. Unfortunately, the journalist could not make his journey from Schloss Elmau to Bad Ems during the conference. The 20-minute interview then took place online. When I talked about collective consciousness at the end of the interview, the idea of a video message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged.
In this message, I express my gratitude to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who had also rediscovered Ayurveda in the course of spreading Transcendental Meditation, but also India as the land of Veda in general.
But I go one step further and explain that it is about more than just good health for the individual, but about collective health (collective health) for society.

When yoga and yagya are practiced from the level of transcendental consciousness, the resolution of conflicts and even world peace can be achieved. The key is harmonizing influences for the collective consciousness through Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness from the Vedic tradition of India: Transcendental Meditation as well and it’s advanced programs, ideally practiced in large groups. This is also a way to solve the war in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world.
Maharishi European Research University (Netherlands) had provided a set of documents for Prime Minister Modi on this, with scientific studies on these group effects. My request to Mr. Modi: „Please look at the material and be assured of my utmost appreciation.“

Lothar Pirc during the interview

Lothar Pirc explains the establishment of peace-building meditation groups as an offer to politicians to resolve conflicts.

7,000 practitioners of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program at the Taste of Utopia-Assembly Peace Demonstration Project, 1984

Exclusive 4-part interview series for Transcendental Meditation

In an exclusive 4-part interview series for Transcendental Meditation, I talk with Désirée Müller of the agency Press’n’Relations in Ulm about Ayurveda and Transcendental Meditation.

In the first part „Founded in the Self with Ayurveda and TM“ I show why Ayurveda was no longer available in its completeness in India and its popularity only increased significantly again when Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived the ancient health system with all its facets, and on his initiatives spread it in the West and initiated new scientific studies. I also explain the pulse diagnosis, which can be used to recognize the development of diseases already in their initial stages.

Where does the origin of the Indian health system Ayurveda lie, and how can it be that such a millennia-old teaching contributes decisively to recovery in so many modern diseases? I answer these and other questions in the second part of my exciting interview with TM Germany.
In addition, I talk about my wish that Ayurveda and modern conventional medicine meet on an equal level and are recognized equally as a healing method.

In the third part of the interview with TM Germany, I share in a very personal way how I came to know Transcendental Meditation and what meaning the technique has had for my life. I also describe my experiences with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the influence Maharishi’s teachings can still have on the current situation in the world.

At the end of my four-part interview series with TM Germany, I explain the establishment of peacemaking meditation groups as an offer to politicians to resolve conflicts. To this end, I point to studies, such as the 1993 large-scale social experiment in Washington, D.C., in which crime was shown to decrease.
Looking at the decision makers, I ask, „What do we have to lose?“ Such a group would cost only a fraction of what must be paid for military weapons.

Lothar Pirc (left) with the Indian Minister of State for Ayurveda Dr Munjpara, Dr Devendra Triguna, President of All India Ayurvedic Congress (3rd from left). Far right Dr Girish Momaya, Director of the MERU Foundation in the Netherlands

Representing the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF), Lothar Pirc and Dr Girish Momaya were given a place of honor in the front row.

Groundbreaking ceremony of WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, India
20 – 22 April 2022

On invitation of the Government of India, which has its own Ministry of Ayurveda and Yoga (Ayush) I was in India. It was my great honor to have attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the first WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, India, on April 19, as well as the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit, April 20-22, to represent and further advance the spread of Ayurveda in the West and around the world.

In attendance were Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ayush Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for AYUSH Dr. Munjpara, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth, as well as ambassadors, international experts and a large audience.

India´s Prime Minister Narendra Modi und WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Presentation by Lothar Pirc
International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation
22 April 2022

In the presence of over 800 live viewers, including ambassadors, heads of universities, members of the press, and Ayurveda experts from around the world, as well as live streaming with over 700 Ayurveda colleges with an average of 500 students, I presented to a total of over 300,000 people, at the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit, our work in Maharishi Ayurveda Private Clinic of over 30 years. In addition, I shared my knowledge and vision of how Ayurveda can be integrated globally.

On the side of the congress and during the breaks between the presentations, we also had the opportunity to make valuable contacts and had many exciting conversations with various government officials, ambassadors and professors.

Lothar Pirc with Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director of Jiva Ayurveda, is a world-renowned Ayurvedacharya, author, public speaker, television personality and the only Ayurvedic practitioner to have received the prestigious World Summit Award from the United Nations. Since 1992 he has dedicated himself to making Ayurveda known all over the world.

TM Lecture at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurveda in Pune

During my 10-day trip to India, I was invited as a guest speaker at the Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurveda in Pune. Here it was a great pleasure for me to present Transcendental Meditation (TM) in a one-hour lecture in front of 250 students and professors and to show the health benefits of TM. I am looking forward to further cooperation with the Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurveda and the joint projects we will realize.

Dr. Girish Mormaya and Lothar Pirc


At the departure

Summary of my trip to India

My trip to India has come to an end. Once again I would like to thank the Indian government and the AYUSH ministry for the invitation and the opportunity to present the work of our Maharishi Ayurveda Clinic.

I am also grateful for the many valuable and inspiring contacts I was able to make, especially the conversations with professors, students and representatives of universities that teach and spread Ayurveda. I was also pleased with the appreciation I received for the work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who revived Ayurveda in the early 1980s, trained many physicians worldwide, and was instrumental in advancing research.

I am very hopeful that through the WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine and the support of the Indian government, Ayurveda will receive more attention and recognition worldwide. We already know that an estimated 80 percent of the world’s population uses traditional medicine, so I am confident that more important research and studies on the benefits of Ayurveda will emerge in the future.

Lothar Pirc

Presentation at the 2nd Edition of Webinar on Implementation and Inculcation of Y-Break (Yoga break) for the Corporate sector, 29 March 2022

Presentation at the 2nd Edition of Webinar on Implementation and Inculcation of Y-Break (Yoga break) for the Corporate sector
29 March 2022

In his presentation for the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of Ayush, Lothar Pirc demonstrates the potential of using yoga and Transcendental Meditation in the corporate sector and explains how India can be a shining example of this integration.

He also vividly presents the benefits that have already been widely demonstrated in the use of Transcendental Meditation in business, such as increased employee creativity and productivity.

Presentation at the 5th CII Global Conference on Ayush, New Delhi, 5–6 August 2021

Presentation at the 5th CII Global Conference on Ayush, New Delhi, 5–6 August 2021

As CEO of Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center Bad Ems, Germany, and Director of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, the Netherlands (IMAVF), Mr. Lothar Pirc was invited by the Indian Ayurveda industry and the Indian Ministry of Ayush to give recommendations for mainstreaming Ayurveda in the West.

In this short presentation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Lothar Pirc shared insights from his many years of experience applying and promoting Ayurveda in Germany and around the world.

He recommended, among other things, conducting research studies on Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures at renowned universities in the West, finding ways to improve the legal status of Vaidyas practicing in the West, and ensuring high quality standards for Ayurvedic products.

17,000 conference participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan
Lothar Pirc speaks about Maharishi Ayurveda

On February 20, Lothar Pirc, board member of the International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation (IMAVF) and CEO of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems, Germany, introduced Maharishi AyurVeda at the virtual conference LIFTA.SPACE NO LIMITS: transform ACTION 2021.

Over 17,000 participants from Russian-speaking countries, including Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan, watched his presentation on how Maharishi Ayurveda can contribute to healthy living.

“I was impressed and delighted by the audience’s response” explained Mr Pirc. ”It was rewarding to share the knowledge of Maharishi Ayurveda and how it can prevent the development of many common diseases.

Mr Pirc’s presentation (available on video here) outlined the Ayurvedic understanding of how diseases result from imbalances that arise from the mind, body, wrong behaviour, and the environment. Those imbalances influence the Doshas, the Ayurvedic term for metabolic principles that govern our physiology. When the Doshas get out of balance, diseases develop in six stages. Unfortunately, despite significant advances, modern medicine generally can detect a disease usually only when it manifests at stage #4 or #5.

Stages of Desease

Maharishi Ayurveda offers a systematic way to recognize the earlier, subtler stages of a disease before the disease manifests by using Nadi Vigyan – Pulse Diagnosis.
By feeling the pulse, a fully trained and experienced Maharishi Ayurveda health practitioner can detect, in many cases, a disease before it arises. Treating imbalances before they manifest is much easier than treating the manifested disease.

Ama – the accumulation of toxins and metabolic waste – creates blocks in the channels of communication, the Shrotas.

Mr Pirc concluded his presentation by outlining how various Ayurveda routines, guidelines and treatments can reduce the levels of Ama in our physiology.

To watch Lothat Pirc’s full presentation at LIFTA.SPACE NO LIMITS: transformACTION 2021, click here.

Ama blocks the Srotas

This slide shows the build-up of Ama in the blood vessels.

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

State Secretary Vaidya Prof. Rajesh Kotecha (3rd from right)

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, Rom

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,
Kathmandu, Nepal

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

Lothar Pirc

From left to right: Maharishi Vedic Pandits, Lothar Pirc, and co-host Dr. Shrada at the opening ceremony

Ayurveda Congress, Leiden

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

Lothar Pirc, public lecture

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

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

Brahmastan of India

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

University of Latvia
Universitaet Lettland

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

Vortrag, Universität Votkins

Series of Ayurveda-Lectures in Russia –
March 2016

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 –
June 2015

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

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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 Germanmore

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

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 –
January 2012

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

Lothar Pirc gave a lecture to 8000 listeners

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

World Ayurveda Kongress in Bhopal

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

Internationales Yogafestival in Berlin 2011

International Yoga Festival in Berlin –
June 2012

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

Enlightenment –
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

US citiy tour

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

The speakers of lectures

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

Awards for Karin Pirc MD and Lothar Pirc

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

Vortrag vor Fachpublikum

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

Lothar Pirc und Dr. Sharma

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