Yoga and Meditation has an inter relationship. Yoga denotes simple physical exercise to a larger spiritual value of life. Likewise Meditation is a concentration connecting human value to super consciousness. In fact we learn a real art of living performing yoga and meditation.
The word Yoga has come from Sanskrit word “Yog”which means “To Join”. Yogis (the Practioner of yoga) say that the proper physical exercises take you to the sublime where you can experience eternal delight and happiness. Yoga has eight fold paths. These paths looks deeply into the morality of living. They are Yama (self restraints), Niyama (self observances) Asana, Pranayama (breath techniques), Pratyhara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (identification with pure consciousness). This eight fold clears that meditation is also a part of yoga.
For practicing yoga and meditation we need proper place otherwise we cannot achieve what we desire. Himalayan region is a most appropriate place for Yoga and meditation. Lots of great saints and people got self realization in this holy place. Actually this region is isolated place from the world.
We proudly announce you that Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures has been arranging different meditational and yoga programs as our guest interest. We have a good connection with numerous spiritual institutions. So please let us know your interest and time period. Accordingly we arrange you programs.
Meditational Centers in Nepal
- Nepal Vipassana Center
This center is located on the periphery of Shivapuri national park and 15 km north of Kathmandu. It’s a quite and isolated place. This center organizes Vipassana Mediation courses. Vipassana is one of the most ancient techniques. Once this technique was lost to people. Then it was rediscovered by Gautam Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana means 'to see things as they really are'. It is an art of living which frees the individual from all the negativities of mind, such as anger, greed and ignorance. It is a practice which develops positive, creative energy for the betterment of the individual and society.
- Mahayana Buddhist Himalayan Yogic Institute
This institute is located in Baluwater, Kathmandu. It conducts regular evening meditations and weekly dharma teachings (donation) and hosts a revolving schedule of day-long workshops and courses in Tibetan Buddhist meditation and related Tibetan arts. The center has a library and meditation room. HYI is affiliated with Kopan Monastery, north of Boudha, where it offers seven-to ten-day meditation courses during the autumn and spring.
- Kathmandu Buddhist Centre
This centre holds introductory talks in Buddhism. It also conducts one-day courses in Buddhism and two-day meditation workshops at its premises , Chhetrapati Kathmandu. This center offers retreats at Nagarkot, a renowned and five day residential courses in Patan, the city of fine art closed to the Kathmandu.
- Osho Meditation Centres
In Nepal there are some Osho Meditiaon Centres spread around Kathmandu City. These centres provide various meditational courses introduced by Osho, a great Indian philosopher. The well known centres are Osho Tapoban Forest Retreat Centre, Nagarjun forest north west of Kathmandu; Asheesh Osho Meditaion Centre, Tahachal Kathmandu and its next branch Lazimpat Kathmandu.
- Kapan Monastery
Kopan Monastery offers short residential courses of Tibetan Buddhist meditation throughout the year. These courses give a theoretical and practical introduction to Buddhist philosophy related to Tibetan Mahayana Tradition. They combine lectures and teachings with meditation practice and discussion of relevant topics in a more informal way.