The Navin and Pratima Doshi

Center for Integrative Medicine

Here’s to health and wholeness!

Maharishi International University is now the proud owner of a two-story apartment building at 2825 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in West Lost Angeles. This building is the gift of Navin and Pratima Doshi, who live in Los Angeles and wanted MIU to be closer to their home.

It is such a joy to think of MIU in Los Angeles. Some of you will remember that MIU started in 1973 in a rented apartment building in Santa Barbara, then moved to Iowa in 1974. Now MIU has returned, and through the generosity of the Doshi family, we are putting down roots!

In this building, MIU will create the Navin and Pratima Doshi Center for Integrative Medicine, a Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medical Clinic. Students taking our Master of Science degree in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine will stay at “2825” during their week-long clinical training programs.

Here, people can receive a comprehensive integrative medical evaluation from a Western medical doctor (MD) working alongside an Ayurvedically-trained Vaidya. Clients will receive the documents necessary to get reimbursed by their medical insurer for their visit.*

The Doshi Center will be open at least two days per week, Thursdays and Fridays, for Maharishi Ayurveda health consultations. The supervisor of the medical practice will be Dr. John Zamarra, MD, a long-time Los Angeles resident physician and cardiologist. Our resident expert in Maharishi Ayurveda will be world-renowned Vaidya, Dr. Manohar Palakurthi, who is well-known to many in the Los Angeles area. By early fall, we expect to be offering consultations five days per week.

We want to hear from you if you would like to schedule an integrative medical consultation, which includes pulse diagnosis. We open May 14 and appointments are likely to fill up quickly— so please book soon!

Just write to or call (323) 333-1448.

If you would like to help us get ready for our inauguration on May 14, we have a list of furniture and kitchen and office equipment that we need in order to outfit our residential and office spaces. If you have such items to donate, please contact Emily Shaw, Office Manager, at the above number.

* (We will not have space to offer panchakarma purification programs, but we will achieve a great deal in health promotion through our integrative medical consultations.)

Development Office ♦ Maharishi International University ♦ 1000 North 4th Street ♦ Fairfield, IA 52557 ♦ 641-472-1180 Monday-Friday, 10:15-4:30 CST

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