International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)
The International Platform for Maharishi AyurVeda Health Professionals and Supporters
rainer
Dr. Rainer Picha
Chairman
walther1
Dr. Walter Mölk
Secretary
girish
Dr. Girish Momaya
Treasurer
kingsley
Dr. Kingsley Brooks
Board Member
lothar
Lothar Pirc
Board Member
ranade
Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade
Board Member
rainer

Dr. Rainer Picha – Chairman

Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology. He received his MD at the University of Vienna in Austria and completed his postgraduate medical training in the Department of Cardiology of the Vienna General Hospital and in the Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, where he became Assistant Director.

Dr. Picha's career has focused on echocardiography and coronary angiography. He has been a specialized consultant in cardiac arrhythmias and a faculty member of the Austrian Doctor's Association. Dr. Picha has been a participant in several national and international training courses in Maharishi AyurVeda. Since 1996 he has been a full-time researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, Holland. At Vlodrop, he has worked closely with Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaram and leading doctors trained in India's traditional Vedic Health Care System.

Since 1996 he has been a co-worker in Maharaja 's research team at the international headquarters of Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop. In 1997 he was honoured for his contributions to research on Veda and the Vedic Literature in the human physiology. For his efforts, he received his weight in silver at the same time that Maharaja received his weight in gold. In 2001 Dr. Picha has been selected as the Health Minister of the Global Country of World Peace under the leadership of Maharaj Adhiraj Rajaram with the task to develop a complete health care system of integrative medicine. He also is a founding member of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation for Health Professionals.

walther1

Dr. Walter Mölk – Secretary

In 1996 Dr. Mölk became a member of the international research team at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands. In 1998 he was awarded with his weight in silver for his research contributions at the same time when Tony Nader, MD, PhD (now known as Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam) had received his weight in gold for his discovery of Veda in the human physiology. Dr. Mölk is also founder and president of the Austrian Society of Ayurvedic Medicine and founding medical director of the first Maharishi AyurVeda health center in Austria, and has more than 20 years of experience in leading Maharishi AyurVeda postgraduate training courses for health professionals worldwide.

In the last several years he was working closely with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in a team of medical doctors and scientist at the headquarters in Holland to design a unique model hospital for the Maharishi Health Centre and developing the curricula for the Maharishi College of Perfect Health including postgraduate training for medical doctors.

Since 2006 he has a leading function in the global health department of Maharishis movement as the Deputy Minister of Health of the Global Country of World Peace.

girish

Dr. Girish Momaya – Treasurer

Dr. Momaya is a director of Maharishi AyurVeda Products Europe B.V., a Dutch company dealing with manufacturing and distribution of herbal health food supplements. He is also a director of Maharishi European Research University, a Dutch foundation dealing with education, training and services in the fields of education, health care and social well-being. Furthermore Dr. Momaya is a director at Maharishi Foundation International in the Netherlands, an international foundation established to promote teachings and programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is functioning in the areas of Consciousness Based Education, Maharishi AyurVeda, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (Vedic Architecture), Maharishi Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and is offering education and training in various areas of society.

kingsley

Dr. Kingsley Brooks – Board Member

Professional Background:

  • Board of Directors, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation for Health Professionals (2013)
  • Chairman, Maharishi Vedic University, Courses & Consultations (MVU-CC), The Netherlands (2012 to present)
  • Chairman, Foundation for Maharishi Tower of Invincibility (MTI), The Netherlands, (2013 to present)
  • Senior International Director (Israel, South & North Korea, Nepal, Georgia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Marshall Islands, & Micronesia) for Global Country of World Peace* (2007- )
  • Regional Director (New England, USA) for Global Country of World Peace (2005-2007)
  • Administrative Director, Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management (2000-2004)
  • Board of Director of the U.S. Peace Government (2002-2005)
  • Chairman, Natural Law Party, USA (1994-2000)
  • Executive Assistant to President, Maharishi University of Management (1981-1992)

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Political Science, Maharishi University of World Peace (2005)
  • Master's Degree in Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi University of Management, USA (1992)
  • Master's of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, USA (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude), Marlboro College, USA (1974)
lothar

Lothar Pirc – Board Member

Lothar Pirc is a dynamic business leader, an engaging speaker, and an international proponent of Ayurveda and holistic health. Mr. Pirc is founder and president of the award-winning Maharishi AyurVeda Health Center Bad Ems, Germany.

Over the last 25 years, Mr. Pirc has introduced the health benefits of the natural time-tested approaches of Maharishi AyurVeda to thousands of people around the world. He has spoken to many groups of physicians, national health organizations, and government and business leaders in Europe, Russia, India, Japan, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Canada, Nepal and the US. Mr. Pirc is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program and has been active in its international programs for world peace for over 35 years.

Mr. Pirc was awarded the Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award 2007 for Organizational and Social Vedic Services presented by the Chief Minister of the State of Delhi, India, for its work in research, application, and expansion of Ayurveda around the world. In 2006, Mr. Pirc received a gold medal "For Honor and Good" for his "excellent contribution for the revival and blossoming of peace, for greatness of mind and altruistic magnanimity" at the Moscow Academy of Sciences, from the Russian charitable organization "Patrons of the Century" and in 2008, Mr. Pirc was elected to the position of General Secretary of EURAMA (European Ayurveda Medical Association).

In 2011 he founded Pirc Clinic Consulting and had several mandated tours to India and Nepal. He further has been a keynote speaker for the 20. International Vedanta Congress in New Delhi. In 2012 he founded the "Stiftung zur Förderung des Vedischen Weltkulturerbes" (charitable foundation for the support of the Vedic World Cultural Heritage) and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta in USA, India and Germany. He furthermore is a founding member of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation for Health Professionals and serves as a board member of several international foundations.

ranade

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade – Board Member

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. He is the author of one hundred and twenty-seven books on Ayurveda and Yoga. These books have been published in fifteen languages. He has worked as Prof. and Head, Dept. of Interdisciplinary School of Ayurveda and Prof. and Head, Dept. of Ayurveda Pune University and Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India. At present he is Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune and Honorary Dean, Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA.