WCSC – The World Community Service Centre
In 1958 Vethathiri Maharishi founded the World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a non-profit registered society with a view to work towards World Peace through individual peace. As of today, more than 400 trusts and about 2023 Sub Centers have been registered and affiliated to WCSC in India, and thousands of people have benefited physically, mentally, socially and spiritually from the teachings and practices. From 1972 to 1993, he traveled abroad annually, lecturing and teaching extensively in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and U.S.A.
SKM Maeilanandhan is President of The World Community Service Centre. The World Community Service Centre (WCSC) is to bring peace in the society through peace in the individual.
Practices and Teachings
The practice and teachings of the WCSC are made so as to combine and integrate these three aims.
- For sensory enjoyments; proper training alone can curb the animalistic tendencies of aggression and selfishness.
- The WCSC is the vehicle to teach the psychic and physical practices synthesized by Vethathiri Maharishi to achieve realization through introspection, purification and meditation.
- The human being is a wonderful species, evolved through millions of forms and intrinsically endowed with tremendous qualities and potentials.
The objective of the World Community Service Centre is to bring peace in the society through peace in the individual. Society is made up of individual human beings. Hence, peace must emanate from individual, then permeate to the family, and then to the society at large.
Ultimately world peace will blossom. The practices and teachings of the WCSC are made so as to combine and integrate these three aims.
To teach philosophy of Nature and initiate practical and easy methods of attaining Self Realisation to those who deserve and thereby spread altruism all over the world.
To make people understand that they must unite for purposes of solving common problems such as unemployment, imparting spiritual education to all children, clearing of slums and improving sanitation and to educate the people about the necessity of Co-operative Societies for production and distribution of essential requisites of life, etc.,
It is the policy of WCSC to work for and achieve all its objects and ideals by all peaceful and legitimate means and to spread its objects and ideals amongst the people of India and other nations of the World without transgressing the limits of Freedom of speech, Freedom of thought, Freedom of action and Freedom of opinion, as conferred by the Constitutions of those nations.
This organisation will be a non-religious and non-political Organization.
Activities of WCSC
Manavalakkalai Yoga for Human Excellence Integrated Yoga Practices for Holistic Health (Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social Health)
The World Community Service Centre founded by Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi has been teaching Integrated Yoga practices consisting of.
The President has formed the following Directorates and has appointed suitable Senior Professors / Professors of SKY to serve in these Committees to streamline WCSC Administration and to implement the projects most effectively.
DIRECTORATE OF VISION for WISDOM
Organize different courses of SKY Yoga system of Yoga by the Universities.To bring World Peace through Individual Peace.
- VISION for Wisdom
- Research & Development
- Temple of Consciousness
- Jothi Siddha Clinic
- SKY Research Clinic
Directorate of Smart
Selection of Masters and Training – to select different levels of Masters and impart training to them in the SKY system. The task now is to Train Thousands, Who shall tour the Globe and spread the tenets of World Peace.
- Smart Directorate Activities
- Selection, Training and Promotion
- Self Assessment Report
Directorate of Publications
To attend the works relating to Publications of Books written by Maharishi through Vethathiri Publications and Publication of ‘Anboli’ monthly Magazine of WCSC, preparation of CD, DVD Brochures etc., to propagate the system of Yoga practices and Maharishi’s Philosophy.
- Publications Directorate Activities
- Anboli Magazine
Directorate of Extension
To improve the development activities of all the WCSC Zones, Affiliated Trusts and SKY Mediation Centres in TamilNadu, Other States and Foreign Countries. Web Site, Information Technology, etc., in the SKY system of Yoga practices.A Wing of World Community Service Centre
- Extension Directorate Activities
- It-Department Activities
Directorate of Finance
To enhance the funds position of the WCSC.
- Finance Directorate Activities
Simplified Physical Exercise
A set of exercises has been designed as synthesis of different yogasana practices. This can be practiced by any person above the age of eight. The contents of simplified exercises are as follows:
These Physical exercises ensure proper circulation of blood, heat and air in the body.
The Foot Reflexology in the leg exercise activates the nerves and correct Electrical imbalances. Breathing exercise ensures increase in the intake of oxygen which will help to purify the blood.
Even Though most of these exercises are helpful to cure some diseases like arthritis, sinusitis, spondylitis etc., they are mainly useful for prevention of occurrence of diseases.
Simplified Kundalini Yoga
Astanga Yoga (Yoga in eight steps) evolved by Pathanjali Saint has been simplified to suit the needs of modern way of life. The principles and practices adopted in this simplified meditation are based on scientific principles.
It is a fact that human being is always in emotional mood due to hereditary imprints and environmental factors. By doing this meditation, the frequency of mind is reduced from Beta (14-40 cycles per second – emotional mood) to Alfa (8-13 cps – awareness stage).
The practitioner is able to keep the mind at pituitary gland (Master gland for five senses) and do his/her activities (Thought, word and deed) with awareness of the consequences. This will enable any practitioner to keep the mind in a peaceful state and to develop willpower, avoid pains / diseases and also to solve problems.
Introspection or Self Analysis
This is another important practice in this system of yoga. With the willpower derived by meditation, the practitioner will be able to develop positive thinking, can be free from desires which can not be fulfilled, can neutralize anger and eradicate worries.
President, A/N.SKM.Maeilanandhan in the year 1982 became a follower of Shri. Vethathiri Maharishi, founder of The World Community Service Centre (WCSC) a non-profit organization; to spread Manavalakalai Yoga with its aim as individual peace, spreading to peace in the family, nation and ultimately the Whole World.
Swamiji himself designated him as the President of The World Community Service Centre. From the year 1997 SKM Maeilanandhan serves as its President with total dedication. A Temple of Consciousness was built in Aliyar and he serves as its Joint Managing Trustee.
Apart from this, for three decades he is serving the society in diverse fields with sincerity and as a role model. He serves as the President of
- Consumer protection Council, Erode
- National Welfare Awareness Movement, Erode
- Tamil Illakiya Peravai, Erode
- SKM. Health and Mind Welfare Charity Trust
- The Periyar Nagar Park Maintenance Trust
- SKM Center for Ayush System Research and Education (SKM CARE).
He has been instrumental and supportive in taking the Government Welfare schemes to the public through many projects. Particularly, on his sixtieth year he handed over his personal business to both his sons and totally dedicated himself full time to spread Knowledge based holistic education (Manavalakkalai Yoga) among the public and students.
Because of his great zeal towards Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi’s vision to bring in transformation of the society through education to establish in the mind of future generation the ethics and values of life, SKM.Maeilandhan had taken relentless efforts to introduce Maharishi’s philosophy in various universities.
Towards this MOU were signed with Bharathiyar University, Avinashilingham University, Bharathidhasan University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Tamil University, University of Madras and Periyar University and courses are being offered by them. He is also taking tremendous efforts towards spreading Maharishi’s message not only in India but also World over.
Manimandapam is the place where the Samadhi of Swamiji, the supremest Guru of this century has been built. Seekers feel the presence of their Guru’s magnetism and genetic center every time when they visit this sacred place. The truth in his divine message is experienced by all seekers here.
MEDITATION TIMINGS AT MANIMANDAPAM
MEDITATION TIMINGS AT OMKARA MANDAPAM
Room & Board Facilities
The Aliyar Ashram a residential course centre and it is a beautiful natural setting at the foothills of the Western Ghats and in view of the Aliyar reservoir, the Temple of Consciousness is the focus for a silent revolution, transforming the lives of thousands of people, irrespective of creed, color, race, religion or nationality.