International Speaking Activities

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 presented the holistic healthcare system of Ayurveda to large audiences at numerous medical conferences and universities.

Below you find a small selection of presentations and publications.

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

Lothar Pirc at his presentation to an audience of about 100 influential opinion leaders

Presentations at the First Biohacking Festival – Kiev, Ukraine, September 2019

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.

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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

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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

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

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

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 – 2016 and 2013

Two international symposiums on Mind/Body medicine in Ayurveda have been hold, one in 2013 and another in 2016, with more than 40 international speakers and more than 760 registered participants …  more

Vortrag.Unuversität Votkins

Series of Ayurveda-Lectures in Russia –
March 2016

At the end of March, together with his daughter Lilian and his translator and colleague Igor Golovchyn, he visited a health convention in Moscow for the purpose of giving a presentation and networking. Following an invitation he then visited the cities Izhevsk (pop. 700,000), Sarapul (pop. 100,000) and Votkinsk near the Ural Mountains, the birthplace of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (pop. 100,000) in the Federal Republic of Udmurtia. …  more

Lecture Tour of Ayurveda Colleges in India and Nepal – January 2016

By invitation by leading Ayurvedic institutions in India and Nepal, Lothar Pirc, together with his wife Karin Pirc, M.D., went on a lecture tour of 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,  January 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: 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

Audience at the conference

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 –
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 –
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

City tour USA, Canada – 2010 to 2012

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

World Congress on Medical Plants –
New 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

Lothar Pirc together with Prof. Dr. Harry 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