As Osho said “meditation is nothing but an effort to look at reality without the mind.” It is universal and transcends all divides like religion, country and culture. It is a gift given to mankind to access the infinite spirit not limited by any identity. It is the only tool that can aid a person to return to innocence.
Modern life style has high exposure to anger, hate, fear and other negative emotions. These human emotions have a high tendency to duplicate and spread. For example, when a person gets cheated, he starts to suspect everything around him. This also has an impact on people around him. These emotions form strong impressions and opinions on an individual and social level. The result of which is an insecure individual and an unstable society.
Meditation helps an individual overcome these emotions to facilitate a calm peaceful mind and a healthy and stress free body. Upon daily practice an individual will blossom into an unshakable personality. With increase in the number of people who are calm, peaceful and healthy will facilitate a social transformation, enabling a society that is trusting, happy and content.
Meditation in Nepal:
Nepal drives its energy from the Himalayas and combined with the nations’ ancient meditation traditions and its the perfect meditation destination. The great news about meditation is it is meant for everyone. People of any age can practice meditation and release themselves from tensions and stresses. There is no special skill needed to perform this art. Nor is extreme physical flexibility demanded. The aim of meditation is to help you maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It brightens and quiets your mind making your visions more broad. As an outcome your body will become more strong and agile and helps considerably with the concentrations power. The meditation centers of Nepal will give you a unique experience.
Source: Art of Living Foundation
Some of the meditation centres in Nepal are:
Vipassana Meditation Center:
Address: Buddhanilkantha, Muhan Pokhari, Kathmandu
Contact: 977 1 4371665, 977 1 4371077, 977 1 4224720, 977 1 4226314
City office: Jyoti Bhawan
P.O. Box 12896
Tel: 9771 4250581, 977 1 4223968, 977 1 4224720
Description: Ten days courses, Three day and Satipathan courses, Special ten days and long courses, One day Vipassana courses, Teenager’s and children’s courses. Vipassana courses are free from commercialization. All expenses are met by donations from the people who have already benefited from the courses. All teachers and assistant teachers work as volunteer.
Address: Kopan, Kathmandu
Contact: 977 1 4481268
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kopan-monastery.com
Description: It offers a month long meditation courses and also meditation courses for 7 or 10 days. People can also come for a day and pay for lunch.
Address: Nagarjun hill, Kathmandu
Contact: 977 1 4353762
Email: email@example.com, www.oshotapoban.com.
Description: It has monthly meditation camps for 3 to 7 days. It also offers daily meditations, Saturday meditation courses and three day courses on every full moon.
Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center:
Address: Kamaladi Ganeshthan, Kathmandu
Contact: 977 1 4221875
Description: It offers healing meditation courses, weekly introductory meditation classes, and guided meditation classes in every 15 days, Mandala workshops, Dharma teachings on Saturdays and residential Buddhist courses 2-3 times a month.
Mahayana Buddhist Himalayan Yogic Institute:
Address: Balautar, Kathmandu
Description: Regular evening meditations and weekly dharma teachings. Revolving schedule of day-long workshops and courses in Tibetan Buddhist meditation and related Tibetan arts. It has library and meditation room.
Kathmandu Buddhist Center:
Address: Chetrapati, Kathmandu
Description: It conducts preliminary talks in Buddhism, one day course in Buddhism and two day meditation workshops. It also performs five day residential course in Patan and retreat at Nagarkot.