The Global Peace Initiative Switzerland promotes the use of the scientifically proven methods of consciousness-based peacemaking as established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1955-2008, based on techniques of the long-established Vedic tradition. The main method is the practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques in large groups, as it can be practised worldwide by people of all backgrounds, religions and genders,
regardless of ethnic, cultural or political affiliation. In addition, the Global Peace Initiative Switzerland supports the application of advanced peace technologies carried out by Vedic Pandits – specially trained Vedic experts – in India or in other parts of the world. In this way, the association also contributes to the preservation and promotion of the tradition of Vedic recitations, which is recognised by UNESCO as an intangible world cultural heritage.