a Meditation Retreat to Find Your “Inner Zen”
Instead of journeying outward,
a meditation retreat allows you to journey inwards – offering a more meaningful
holiday which refreshes and revives not only the body, but also the soul.
Where better to do this than in the places of origin on the Asian continent
The stunningly beautiful
Himalayas region offers many meditation and yoga retreats in lovely surroundings,
with sweeping views and total peace. Just a few of the wonderful retreats
on offer for the
best meditation holidays in the scenic Himalayas are included in this
Ananda Spa Meditation Retreat
One such meditation retreat
is Ananda in Uttaranchal, India, nestled on a 100-acre estate overlooking
the Ganges River and the temple villages of Rishikesh and Haridwa. Ananda
attracts quite the mix of clientele including both jetsetters and the more
serious meditation practitioner and includes one-on-one guided sessions,
tailored to each visitor’s needs, whether outdoors or indoors and lasting
an hour or the whole afternoon to suit everyone.
The surroundings are pretty
nice too with yoga and meditation pavilions dotted throughout the lush
gardens and the chance to visit the former maharajah’s palace. On site
there is a spa, antique billiards room and a tea lounge as well as attractive
and comfortable guest rooms.
Learn more about meditation
at Ananda in the video included below.
Blue Mango Spiritual Retreat
Staying in India and the Himalayas,
Mango is the highest spiritual retreat in the world, right in the heart
of the Trans Himalayan Range bordering on Tibet. The site was particularly
chosen for its peace, solitude and seclusion, allowing visitors the chance
to visit their inner self and enjoy a life-changing experience through
The program at Blue Mango
has been carefully created to combine a combination of ancient and modern
practices and healing techniques. The retreats span around 6 days, leaving
participants completely relaxed, renewed and spiritually revitalized.
The cuisine at Blue Mango
combines various local, tribal recipes along with south Indian fare, using
fresh farm produce, organic vegetables and fruits. Accommodation is offered
in cozy, clean and comfortable rooms with all mod cons.
Staying in the Himalayas, but
heading to Nepal this time, Kopan Meditation Retreat offers meditation
and yoga retreats, giving the opportunity to learn about Tibetist Buddhism
and how it helps us to understand the root causes of our problems and offering
remedies that help us to change and lead a happier more meaningful life.
In between the meditation courses, Daily Dharma talks are given, offering
a taste of the Buddhist viewpoint and teaching visitors how to experience
the joys of meditation.
There is a wide range of
rooms available for guests at Kopan Meditation Retreat to suit all budgets
and the Monastery kitchen provides all meals. Dining is enjoyed in the
guest dining room and on the verandah, with magnificent views over the
Kathmandu Valley and mountain range. All meals served are vegetarian, nutritious
and delicious, made from fresh local produce and are included in the price.
A video showing scenes at
Kopan Monastery is included below.