Yoga JourneyP75Q+GJ Kathmandu, Nepal
|Secondary type:||✓Meditation ✓Spiritual ✓Rejuvenation ✓Vegetarian|
|Skill Level:||✓Beginner ✓Intermediate|
The first week we settle in beautiful locations surrounding the Kathmandu Valley and visit some of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. The second week we hike in the foothills of the Himalayas, walking in the footsteps of fully realised yogis and yoginis, as we visit monasteries and nunneries that are nestled inside a ‘pure-land’.
The yoga and meditation theme will be weaved into our days, both in the Kathmandu Valley and in the Himalayan foothills, as we embark on an inner and outer journey through Nepal.
We start the day by exploring the inner experience of awakening in ourselves, as well as grounding our awareness into the body through yoga in the afternoon sessions we enhance the experience by becoming pilgrims and yogis. We explore the outer element of sacredness and the culture of awakening by visiting, and paying homage to the many sacred temples and shrines in the Kathmandu Valley. Evening meditation after dinner.
There is no prerequisite for joining a pilgrimage, nor is it required to have any knowledge or experience with the practice of meditation. Simply, to have the wish to go deeper with one’s mind, and to have curiosity regarding its functions is enough. There is nothing religious about the practice of meditation or in visiting sacred places. In fact, there is nothing even Buddhist about it! The idea of pilgrimage here means that while we are exploring sacred sites, we are also investigating ourselves with a ‘tried & true’ internal/contemplative process called meditation. The practise of meditation is simply a tool to bring your mind back to a place of naked awareness, to a place of basic space with yourself and the environment.
What's included in the package
- All accommodation, meals & transport in Nepal
- Experienced guides & instructors
- Healthy, vegetarian meals
- Daily Dharma talks & introduction to meditation
- Notebook for journaling during the pilgrimage