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Temple as Shop / Temple within Shop
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The science used to create ancient temples (as harmonic wave generators to create alignment via entrainment) can be used in/as a shop space.
3. Opportunity: Which pillar of well-being, and which aspect of that particular pillar, are being addressed by the idea? In what way does it influence a pillar? What type of individual and community would benefit from the idea?
All 3. When the temple is built and aligned properly, the waveforms generated work on the body to bring it into (heart) coherence. This affects the mind and also the entire community. As each individual is brought into harmony, the whole community benefits. It is like everyone hearing the same song and dancing to it but on the subtle level. The saying "body is a temple" is true - the built structure resonates with the built form of 'body'. It can create deeper connections via harmonics.
4. Innovation: Why is your idea unique, novel, and/or impactful? What will the future look like if we’re successful in bringing your idea to life? How does the proposed solution differ from existing solutions addressing human well-being?
Specific measures have been used for temple design in South India for thousands of years. Dr. V Ganapati Sthapati understood the time had come - humanity had reached a level of awareness for this science to be disseminated and used for common good. Temples can be various sizes — as an individual meditation space, as an entire space for class, or an actual store. They create upliftment and coherence in the body system, influencing health and wellbeing both for the individual and group dynamic.
5. Action Plan: Please justify and briefly describe the major steps needed to make this idea a reality. Does the technology and understanding exist now? Is it likely to exist in the next 3-5 years?
Temples can be designed in wood with a prefab approach for easy set-up. They can be a smaller scale to fit within the store, allowing 1-6 people space to meditate inside or simply relax. Slightly larger versions can be used as spaces for classes such as yoga, meditation, lectures. And even larger scale versions can be used as stand-alone "pop-up" shops for selling products. You could even build a permanent store with unique measures with the proper lot orientation.

The plan would involve:
1. Calculating the proper measures - there are a couple of numbers to choose from and denote the size of the footprint.
2. Sketching - sketchup or rhino + hand drawings of how the structure would be put together; determine parts and pieces and process of putting together easily (think ikea style)
3. Prototyping the idea with actual wood and hardware - may involve architects/engineers/contractors (building partners)
4. Test the ease of constructing - can someone at a store put this together?
5. Create Instructions
6. Generate additional sizes depending on the use desired — the same general way of putting the form together would ideally work at any scale.
7. Create and ship.
8. Enjoy a class, personal meditation session or shop in your very own harmonic temple!

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