Courses are offered in sequence and only once a year.
AUMS&T courses are administered in three ways throughout the program:
Resident Scholars Series
These are the first foundational courses students take for the study of Mayonic Science and Technology, Vastu Science, Vaastu Science and Technology, and Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda. They are taken in residence at an AUM S&T classroom site. In addition, a second in-residence class is required before graduation.
Distance Learning Series
The student enrolls in teleconference courses and/or independent studies courses. Most of the study is done independently with 1-2 hour group teleconferences per week. Unless otherwise stated, this is for advanced students only who have taken the Cornerstone Series.
Collective Distance Learning
Students gather at a location and travel together for a specific course of study that requires visiting various Vaastu sites in the America’s or in a foreign country such as India. Typically, new students and non-students may enroll.
Certification - Level 1
The Certification Level 1 program is an extensive training program designed to qualify architects, designers, builders, and lay persons to enter into the field of professional Vaastu architecture and building architecture of Sthapatya Veda based upon instruction and experience in authentic knowledge from the Vaastu Shastras and Shilpi tradition* (see limitations of Level 1 below). The knowledge gained in this certification program can be transferred to other forms of Vaastu art and science such as drawing and painting, sculpture, woodworking, landscape architecture, jewelry making.
An individual seeking certification as a Vaastu Architect, Builder, Consultant and Ambassador - Level 1 must complete all of the coursework outlined in the syllabus available here Certification Currilculum.pdf
It is approximately a two-year program that consists of 81 credit units.
The Level 1 curriculum is divided into two sections:
- The Cornerstone Series is held in- residence. It provides a rich and complete knowledge for building Vaastu forms using the principles set forth in the Vaastu Shastras that evolved from the theory and spiritual principles offered in the Pranava Veda and Aintiram.
The Cornerstone Series is generally offered for 5 weeks in the summer months. Exact dates will be provided upon enrollment. It consists of about 5 weeks of intensive theoretical and practical experience.
While everyone is encouraged to enroll in the entire program including the Advanced Series, students may take this basic series and not continue with the Advanced Series. There is no certification or certificate offered for only completing the Cornerstone Series. No professional activity may be done based upon these classes without completing the entire program.
The Cornerstone Textbook may not be taken home if a student does not continue with their studies. In the event a student drops out of the program the Cornerstone textbook must be returned to AUM S&T. The Cornerstone Textbook is only for use by a student who completes the program.
- The Advanced Series provides a deepening of knowledge and experience by reading advanced texts, applying advanced principles, and completing an advanced building practicum.
The Advanced Series begins in September and is comprised of reading assignments, design projects, group projects and collaboration between group mentors.
The Vaastu Purusha Mandala is the exact layout of the Cosmic Structure – Cosmic Being identified by Mamuni Mayan. We conceive and apply this exact replica of Cosmic Space in the bordered built space of a Vaastu house, using numbers purified by Ayadi, so that it too – the house- becomes the exact layout of the Cosmic Structure. This built space then becomes a vibrant living Being that supports the life, health, wellbeing, and spiritual bliss of the inmates.
This is the responsibility of the Vaastu Consultant: to assist in design and supervise the manifestation of the exact layout of the Cosmic Being on this Earthly plane. This means that the Vaastu Consultant is responsible to be present on a regular (initially daily) basis at the building site, with tape in hand, to supervise and verify the construction of this Noble building.
How is it possible to execute such an endeavor? One must be well trained in many aspects of Mayonic Science and Technology including Vastu Science, Vaastu Science and Technology, modern building methods, mathematics, physics, and other related fields.
Moreover, Mayan said:
“Through the power of inner consciousness, the knower of Vastu should know about light aspects and sound aspects of OM pertaining to both inner and outer space. Those who do not realize the creative dynamism of inner space cannot know the dynamism of outer space” (Aintiram: sutras 195,831).
Fundamentally, aside from being trained in the practical aspects of this science – the nuts and bolts - one must gain a direct experience and understanding of the deeper knowledge that forms the foundation of this science. Without a deep exploration and understanding of the foundation of this body of knowledge, just as a house with a bad foundation will crumble to the ground, the Vaastu Consultant will ultimately crumble to the ground from unwise and uneducated decisions executed during the building process.
Capabilities of Level 1 Certified Vaastu Consultant
Successful completion of the Professional Certification series and Certification final exam means that you are qualified to work professionally as a Vaastu Consultant in the area of home and office design, rectification and construction supervision of Vaastu elements
- You the authority to charge for your services as a Vaastu Consultant. In that capacity, you are also authorized to give a half - day introductory lecture on Vaastu Science and Technology to potential clients.
- You will be considered qualified to consult in home and office building up to 5,000 square feet and home and office assessment up to 10,000 square feet. This certification does not qualify you to work professionally in multiplex housing (condominiums, etc), large office or building construction (over 5,000 sq feet) or community and town planning.
The initial set of courses (Cornerstone Series) must be done in residence during the annual in-residence classroom program, which is usually held each summer in Patagonia, Arizona.
The Advanced Series is held via group teleconference facilitated by a faculty member.
The required India course is held in-residence with an AUM S&T faculty member (typically in January in Tamil Nadu, India).
All Certified Vaastu Consultants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree. In the event that a student enrolled in the program does not hold a Bachelor’s Degree, a nationally standardized Prior Learning Evaluation will be conducted (see MS&T 499). Most adults have accomplished sufficient work and life experience to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree when the Prior Learning credit is added to the AUM S&T Level 1 Certification credits. Students who already hold a Bachelor’s Degree may apply their Certification Level 1 to the MA/MS program (see Master’s Degree requirements).
Each class is accompanied by a detailed syllabus that provides a course description, required and suggested reading, course schedule, and homework assignments. A student often works in groups, shares drafting and homework assignments and provides suggestion and constructive criticism for work done by their peers. The concept of teamwork is emphasized on all levels of study from theoretical to practical knowledge. There is a sharing of experience and expertise inside and outside the classroom.
This program of study is designed to provide theoretical, practical and internal knowledge. One of the benchmarks of someone who practices this work is that they develop a specific internal awareness that serves as a compass of sorts leading one through the many specific principles and building codes that are born of the science behind Vaastu Shastras – the science of Pranava Veda called by Mayan – The Luminous Path.
The extent to which the student perseveres, follows the curriculum, completes their design projects and completes their homework and reading assignments in sequence determines, in part, how well their interior Self develops. This body of knowledge exceeds the material aspects called building architecture. Its focus is to bring spiritual bliss to the student and to the world through what is known as Vaastu Dharma.
Courses are numbered in successive order and imply perquisites. Several short courses such as Drafting and Construction principles can be taken out of order. All other courses must be taken in sequence. They are offered only once a year. Postponing your enrollment in a course will postpone your graduation for a year.
Limitations of Level 1 Vaastu Consultant
Successful completion of Professional Certification series and Certification final exam means that you are qualified to work professionally as a Vaastu Consultant in the area of home and office design, rectification and construction supervision of Vaastu elements.
The Certification program for Vaastu Architect, Builder, Consultant and Ambassador - Level 2 is an expanded, intensive training program designed to qualify architects, designers, builders, and lay persons to enter into the field of professional Vaastu architecture and building architecture of Sthapatya Veda based upon instruction and experience in authentic knowledge from the Vaastu Shastras and Shilpi tradition (see limitations of Level 2 below). The knowledge gained in this certification program can be transferred to other forms of Vaastu art and science such as drawing and painting, sculpture, woodworking, landscape architecture, jewelry making.
An individual seeking certification as a Vaastu Architect, Builder, Consultant and Ambassador - Level 2 must complete all of the coursework outlined in the syllabus available here [DYNAMIC LINK TO ABSTRACT OF COMPREHENSIVE EXCEL DOCUMENT . It is approximately a three-year program that consists of 115 credit units.
Masters Degree – Certification Level 2
Vaastu Architect, Builder, Consultant and Ambassador
Capabilities of Level 2 Certified Vaastu Consultant
The student will gain a deepened comprehension and understanding of the background of Mayan and Mayonic Science by reading, writing, and discussing specific readings on the history and literature of Mayonic Science and Technology. After completing Level 2, the student will:
- Ineffability: Inability to capture the experience in ordinary language. You can describe aspects of the experience but ultimately it is unspeakable.
- Noetic quality: Mystical experiences reveal an otherwise hidden or inaccessible knowledge. In other words during your studies you have numerous moments of aha – unspeakable insightful understanding of what you are reading, listening to or doing.
- Transformative quality: Your life has been transformed in small and large ways.
- Physical and perceptual changes: Warmth and spreading in your heart area; visual experiences of luminosity; whole immersion in The Field and awareness of no separation but rather being immersed in the Field. Few thoughts and few dreams and you begin to experience thinking from the mind of the heart rather than the brain.
- Well Being: You worry less and have a general sense that all is well. There is internal contentment and a feeling that your seeking has ceased.
Limitations of Level 2 Certified Vaastu Consultant
After completion of the program as demonstrated by successful completion of the program requirements, individual certification will be conditional* until after completion of an additional house/office and small garbha beyond the actual course requirements, with about 15% supervision.
If the student is successful in building with minimal supervision the condition of supervision will be removed and the student will be free to build on their own with no supervision. As the student becomes more skilled and experienced she or he will be qualified to supervise others in building upon approval of AUM S&T faculty.
If the student is unable to build a complete residence or business with minimal questions/supervision, s/he will be required to continue supervision by a certified AUM S&T representative until such time that s/he demonstrates their ability to perform without supervision. The student may be required to attend additional coursework and practicums with additional fees.
Typically graduates of schools of architecture are required five years of supervision before they may be certified or licensed. Other professional studies require similar long-term internships prior to full certification. We are granting full certification based on competency in knowledge, design and building rather than having a time constraint.
*Once the conditional restriction has been removed, with permission, the Master may teach a 2-3 hr workshop on Vaastu Shastras. When the time comes, you will be given an outline of topics to cover.
Vaastu Landscape Design Program
Vaastu Agriculture & Permaculture Program
PhD Program - Level 3
Information on this program will be provided soon.