According to sacred texts, Nepal is a place where the Hindu gods and ancient rishis have been coming to meditate and relax for thousands of years.

      For todays visitors there are plenty of opportunities to experience meditation sessions in Nepal. You can join a retreat in a monastery or private center and practice the treaching that have enlightened so many or find a peaceful spot near one the famous holy places like Boudhanath or Swayambhunath.

      A meditation course will help you relax and explore the spiritual side within yourself. There are many specialized centers offering meditation courses. Some of these institutions provide accommodation and food along with the classes while others only provide classes.

      Meditation has gained immense popularity in the last decade. There are many meditation centers in and around Kathmandu.

      Nepal Vipassana Centre runs ten-day courses on meditation.  To register or pick up a pamphlet on the course, visit the centre’s Kathmandu office (Sun-Fri 10 am-5.30 pm) in the courtyard of Jyoti Bhawan, in Kantipath.

      Vipassana is one of the most ancient meditation techniques. Long lost to humanity, it was rediscovered by the Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Vipassana means ‘to see things as they really are’. It is the process of self purification by self observation. One starts by observing natural breath as a means to concentrate. With this sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of the body and mind and experience the universal truth of impermanence, suffering and attain a state of egolessness.

      The entire path (Dhamma) is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism.  in any place, and at any time and will prove equally beneficial to all.

      Options are many when it comes to choosing meditation centers or courses.

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