Recognised as the last surviving Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan is true to its cultural, spiritual and social traditions. Embark on a spiritual journey through the country’s western and central valleys and embrace the inner silence reflected in its natural beauty and Buddhist teachings.
Using the simple Buddhist technique of ‘mindfulness’, guests will be taught how to bring together awareness of mind, body and breath on this nine-night kora (journey) aimed at developing deeper self-awareness and transforming the mind into a vehicle of enlightened thought. Guided by Mala Barua, the retreat incorporates practises from Tantric Buddhism prevalent in Bhutan, as well as Vedantic principles.
Each day will begin with a zen walking meditation that helps facilitate an awareness of breath, body and thought.
Following the first morning’s walk, Mala will introduce these individual components of awareness, which will be further explored over subsequent days. Each day will incorporate guided meditation, talks and simple exercises which will add immeasurably to this inner and outer journey through four of the Kingdom’s valleys. The last two days of the retreat focus on Buddha’s teachings relating to the nature of suffering and the beauty of silence.
The principles of mindfulness will guide guests to experience the natural beauty, culture and spirituality of Bhutan in a more intimate and personal way.
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