of the



That we, the undersigned, do hereby elect to amend the Articles of
Incorporation of this corporation now on file in Sacramento,
California, as filed on July 7, 1959, with the Secretary of State, and



SECOND: This corporation is filed under the General Non-Profit
Corporation Law or pursuant to Part 1 of Division 2 Title 1 of the
Corporation Code of California, and does not contemplate the
distribution of gains, profits, or dividends to the members thereof
and is not authorized to issue shares of stock.

THIRD: The principal office for the transaction of the business of
this corporation shall be in the County of Los Angeles, State of

FOURTH: The PRIMARY PURPOSE for which the corporation is formed, and
the business and objects to be carried on and promoted by it are as

To promote spiritual welfare as a THOUGHT GROUP, and the business in
which the corporation proposes to engage is to offer to all persons
interested in further spiritual development a simple [sic] and method
of developing latent faculties, vital energies, spiritual growth,
peace and happiness through a system of deep meditation, and to
establish places for spiritual development of the soul by building,
financing or otherwise maintaining centers for such instruction and
study of deep meditation in the United States.

In addition to the primary purposes, the corporation shall have
further general powers and purposes as is permitted by exempt
organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1954 as amended; and

To do each and everything permitted by law to corporations of like
nature as the same may now exist or may hereafter be permitted by law.

To acquire by gift, devise, bequest, descent, donation, purchase or
otherwise, real, personal or mixed property of every or any or all
description which may be necessary or convenient to the furtherance of
the objects and purpose of this corporation.

FIFTH: The number of directors of this corporation, who shall be
members of the corporation, shall be seven (7) and said number may be
changed only as may be permitted by California law. The names and
addresses of the persons who are appointed to act as the first
Directors of the corporation, and who shall be known as Trustees, and
to continue to act as such Trustees until the election and
qualification of their successors, are as follows:

MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI, 433 South Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal.
ROLAND OLSON, 433 South Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, California.
JOHN HISLOP, 1803 North Van Ness Avenue, Hollywood, California.
RICHARD SEDLACHEK, 1769 North El Cerrito Place, Hollywood, Calif.
FREDERICK M. RASH, 812 South Coast Blvd., Laguna Beach, Calif. and
STEPHEN D. THORNTON, JR. 11852 Vose Street, North Hollywood, Calif.

SIXTH: The Spiritual Head of this corporation who is MAHARISHI MAHESH
YOGI, need not be a member of the Board of Trustees, but can be; he
shall devote his attention to the spiritual welfare of the members of
the corporation and shall have the right to name his successor.

SEVENTH: The authorized number and qualification of members of this
corporation and the various classes of membership shall be set forth in
the by-laws but such membership shall not be limited solely to the
members of the Board of Trustees, and further provided that the Board
of Trustees may select certain persons to be known as members of an
Advisory Board, who may, but need not be, members of the corporation.

EIGHT: This corporation shall have perpetual existence.

NINTH: These Amended Articles may again be amended as provided by

TENTH: The By-Laws as adopted by the Board of Trustees may thereafter
be amended or repealed in any manner as provided by law.

ELEVENTH: This corporation is a religious one, the educational
purposes shall be to given instruction in a simple system of
meditation, and the charitable nature of the corporation is to provide
a means of such instruction to worthy persons sincerely desirous of
leading a more spiritual life, such persons to be selected by the
Board of Trustees and as determined by it.

Upon the dissolution or liquidation of this corporation or upon the
abandonment of its corporate purposes, none of the funds or property
thereof shall inure to the benefit of any private person, but the same
shall be irrevocably dedicated to the purposes herein set forth, and
the assets, if any, after all costs, fees, and disbursements for
winding up the business of the corporation shall have been paid, or
adequately provided for, shall be then transferred only to a like
group or organization within the United States of America and shall
not go to any foreign country.

TWELFTH: Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, this corporation
does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to members thereof. The
funds of the corporation, however received and regardless of the
source of the same, shall be used exclusively for the religious,
educational and charitable purposes and objects of the corporation
as set forth herein.

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