Living here

The Maharishi® European Sidhaland comprises the Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre, an environmentally aware business centre, and a purpose-built community centre, the Maharishi® Golden Dome. This concept received a major British Urban Regeneration Award in 2000 for a positive contribution to economic regeneration.

The Sidhaland's centre piece is the Maharishi Golden Dome, a place for the daily group practice of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying.

Members of the Sidhaland have moved here from all over Britain and Europe to practise Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying together. They live and work independently and can enjoy the benefits of unique health, education, work and meditation facilities. These are all within short walking distance of each other in Skelmersdale, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside and rolling hills.

Learn about the history of the Sidhaland

Why move to the sidhaland?

Group transcendental meditation

Practising TM in a group makes the results much more powerful. Participants find that their personal benefits are enhanced and accelerated. Reduction in stress, increased energy and happiness, greater alertness and faster growth towards higher states of consciousness are just a few examples of these benefits.

Experience the powerful group dynamic when meditating in The Golden Dome

The expansion of individual consciousness also enlivens positive trends in society as a whole. Consciousness can be understood as a single unified field at the basis of nature. When this field is experienced by the human mind, it radiates into the surrounding environment, naturally raises collective consciousness and creates a peaceful influence in the world.

A large body of scientific studies worldwide have measured positive trends in collective consciousness - including reduced crime - when as few as the square root of one per cent of a population practises the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme together in a group. This scientifically validated phenomenon is known as the extended Maharishi Effect and is one of the core principles behind why the Maharishi European Sidhaland was founded.

Find out more about the Maharishi Effect

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Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre

Enjoy better health the natural way with the Maharishi® AyurVeda Health Centre. Ayurveda means 'science of life'. Maharishi AyurVeda is a complete revival of the world's oldest system of natural medicine. "Prevention is better than cure" is a core principle of AyurVeda and our world-class Ayurvedic doctors will guide you on how to maintain perfect health and prevent illness.

Maharishi AyurVeda not only treats the whole person (mind and body), but also tackles the root causes of disease rather than treating symptoms. This makes it a powerful system of medicine for regaining health from the most fundamental level and avoiding undesirable side effects often associated with traditional Western medicine.

Other local highlights

The Maharishi School™ and Consciousness-based Education™

Close to the Dome is the Maharishi Free School. Established 30 years ago it is now a state-funded Free School that offers Consciousness-Based Education programmes to support the development of confident, happy and well-balanced students. It delivers top-quality, free education from reception through to GCSE.

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Stunning countryside or urban jungle?

Do you thrive on the fast pace and excitement of city life? Or do you prefer to escape into the unspoilt and peaceful countryside? No need to worry…From Skelmersdale you have the best of both worlds!

Liverpool, Manchester, the Peak District, the Lake District and Snowdonia are all nearby. There are beaches and nature reserves, mountains, lakes and rivers, museums and galleries, theatres, concert venues, restaurants and much more all within easy reach.

Extensive list of local attractions

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