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TM in Kansas

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Hindu-based transcendental meditation movement (TM), is probably in his early 90's and now lives in Holland. However, his representatives have purchased over 1,000 acres in Smith Center, Kansas, the approximate geographic center of the United States. They plan to spend at least $15 million to erect 12-15 buildings for a retreat, training center and residences. About 300 followers of the maharishi plan to meditate here so as to send "waves of coherence" across the country. "The maharishi also is building 'peace palaces' around the world where meditators try to reduce crime and conflict. They are planned for New York City, Minneapolis and Denver; they're already open in Houston, Bethesda, Md., and Lexington, Ky." Instead of saying, You're not in Kansas anymore; we can now say, They're even in Kansas now.