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.
Guided by Mala Barua, this retreat fuses practises from Tantric Buddhism prevalent in Bhutan, as well as Vedantic principles. 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.
Each day will begin with a zen walking meditation that helps facilitate an awareness of breath, body and thought. Guided meditations, talks and simple exercises will also be incorporated. The last two days of the retreat focuses on Buddha’s teachings relating to the nature of suffering and the beauty of silence.
The experience includes:
Two nights’ accommodation at each Amankora property in Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha and Paro; all meals (including spa menu options at the Thimphu, Punakha and Paro lodges); one 60-minute spa treatment per person per stay; a private guide and driver; all vehicle and road permits; all touring and monument passes; and visa processing assistance.