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Transformative Healing in Kathmandu – 10 days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration10 Days
  • Best TimeAll around the year
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle
  • AccommodationDeluxe Hotel
  • Group Size1-16 Pax

Transformative Healing in Kathmandu - Journey to Inner Peace and Wellbeing

If you find yourself grappling with stress and yearning for a transformative shift in your hectic lifestyle, Asia Buddhist Tour & Treks presents the perfect solution – the Special Healing and Lifestyle Changing Tour Program. This comprehensive program is designed to bring balance to your life and alleviate stress through an amalgamation of diverse healing modalities, including immersive nature walks and profound spiritual journeys. Throughout the program, participants will indulge in the therapeutic resonance of singing bowl sessions, engage in enlightening Buddhist philosophy classes, and acquire and practice the art of Tibetan yoga and Buddhist meditation. Beyond the enriching healing experiences, the itinerary includes visits to the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu. Additionally, participants will embark on a captivating bird-watching jungle tour within the enchanting ShivaPuri National Park and partake in a soul-nourishing spiritual journey to the sacred site of Namo Buddha. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit, fostering lasting lifestyle changes for a more harmonious and stress-free existence.

Singing Bowl Therapy

Singing Bowl Therapy is a holistic healing practice rooted in ancient traditions, particularly originating from Tibetan and Himalayan cultures. The therapy involves the use of metallic bowls, typically made of a blend of different metals, which produce melodic and resonant sounds when struck or played with a mallet. The vibrations and harmonics generated by the singing bowls are believed to have therapeutic effects on the body, mind, and spirit. Advocates of this practice suggest that the soothing tones produced by the bowls can induce a deep state of relaxation, promoting stress reduction and mental clarity. The vibrations are thought to stimulate the body’s energy centers, facilitating the balance of energy flow and promoting overall well-being. Singing Bowl Therapy is often utilized in meditation sessions, yoga classes, and wellness retreats as a tool for promoting mindfulness, enhancing meditation experiences, and fostering a sense of inner peace. The practice has gained popularity in modern alternative and complementary medicine as a non-invasive and gentle approach to promoting holistic healing and relaxation.

Buddhist Philosophy Class

A Buddhist Philosophy Class provides an in-depth exploration of the profound teachings and principles that underlie Buddhism, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of this ancient spiritual tradition. Rooted in the foundational teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, the class delves into key philosophical concepts such as the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and the nature of reality (emptiness or sunyata). Participants engage in discussions and contemplative exercises to deepen their comprehension of these concepts and their practical applications in daily life. His educational journey seeks to not only impart knowledge but also inspire a profound internal reflection, encouraging individuals to integrate Buddhist philosophy into their lives for greater clarity, inner peace, and a more compassionate way of being.

Tibetan Yoga

Tibetan Yoga, also known as Trul khor or Yantra Yoga, is a spiritual and physical practice originating from Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon tradition. It combines dynamic movements, breath control, and meditation techniques to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. Focused on balancing energy channels, the practice enhances flexibility, mental clarity, and spiritual connection. With roots in ancient traditions, Tibetan Yoga is gaining popularity for its holistic approach to well-being and unique integration of movement, breath, and meditation.

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation is a contemplative practice rooted in the teachings of Buddhism, aimed at cultivating mindfulness, concentration, and insight. There are various meditation techniques within the Buddhist tradition, such as mindfulness meditation (Vipassana), loving-kindness meditation (Metta), and Zen meditation (Zazen), among others. Practitioners typically focus on breath, sensations, or mental phenomena to develop awareness and concentration.

The primary goal of Buddhist Meditation is to attain a deep understanding of the nature of the mind and reality, leading to personal transformation and liberation from suffering. By observing thoughts and sensations without attachment, practitioners seek to gain insight into the impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and selflessness of all phenomena.

Buddhist Meditation is not only a spiritual practice but also a practical tool for managing stress, enhancing well-being, and fostering compassion. It is often an integral part of Buddhist monastic life and is widely taught and practiced in various forms around the world.

Cultural Sites Tour in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal, is a treasure trove of cultural heritage, featuring iconic sites that narrate the city’s rich history. The revered Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, stands proudly atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the valley and an ancient stupa adorned with prayer flags. Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, captivates with its massive mandala and the watchful eyes of Buddha, drawing pilgrims and visitors alike to its sacred ambiance. Basantapur Durbar Square, located in the heart of the city, boasts a mesmerizing ensemble of ancient palaces, courtyards, and intricately carved temples, serving as the historic royal palace complex for the Malla kings. Each of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square – contributes to the vibrant cultural mosaic of Kathmandu, inviting exploration and contemplation of Nepal’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

Bird Watching in Shivapuri

Shivapuri National Park is home to more than 320 species of birds and other mammals, and bird watching in Shivapuri National Park near Kathmandu offers a tranquil escape into nature, allowing enthusiasts to enjoy the diverse bird species inhabiting the park. The therapeutic benefits of bird watching align with nature therapy, promoting stress reduction and a sense of tranquility. The melodic patterns of birdsong, a key element of this experience, have been associated with calming effects, improved mood, and enhanced concentration. Integrating bird watching into a holistic healing program, such as the one in Shiva Puri, adds a natural dimension to the overall well-being, contributing to a meditative and grounding atmosphere for participants. The combination of bird watching with other healing modalities creates a harmonious blend of natural and spiritual elements, enriching the overall experience.

Spiritual Journey to Namo Buddha

A Spiritual Journey to Namo Buddha is a profound and transformative experience that takes participants to one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Namo Buddha, located in the Kavrepalanchok District, holds deep religious significance as the place where, according to legend, Prince Mahasattva sacrificed himself to a starving tigress, illustrating the virtue of compassion. The spiritual journey involves visiting the sacred stupa and monastery, immersing participants in the serene and contemplative atmosphere of the site. Pilgrims often engage in meditation, prayer, and rituals, fostering introspection and a connection to Buddhist teachings on compassion and selflessness. The picturesque surroundings and spiritual ambiance of Namo Buddha create a sacred space for reflection and personal growth, making the journey a meaningful and enriching aspect of the overall healing program.

Why to Choose this program?

This program is suitable for individuals seeking holistic healing and transformative experiences. The objective of the healing program, combining Singing Bowl Therapy, Tibetan Yoga, Buddhist Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy, Jungle Walk with Bird Watching, and a Spiritual Journey to Namo Buddha, is to provide participants with a holistic and transformative experience aimed at promoting mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. The program seeks to offer a harmonious blend of ancient healing traditions, mindfulness practices, and immersive nature experiences to address stress, promote inner balance, and encourage positive lifestyle changes. By integrating diverse modalities such as singing bowl therapy, Tibetan yoga, and Buddhist philosophy classes, the program aims to create a comprehensive approach to healing that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit.

The healing program concludes with the aspiration that participants will leave with a renewed sense of balance, inner peace, and a deeper connection to themselves and the surrounding world. Through the synergistic combination of therapeutic practices, spiritual teachings, and nature immersion, the program endeavors to facilitate personal growth and a sustained commitment to well-being. The exploration of cultural and natural wonders, including the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu, the bird-watching jungle tour in ShivaPuri National Park, and the spiritual journey to Namo Buddha, contributes to a transformative and enriching experience. Ultimately, the conclusion of the program marks the beginning of a journey towards a more mindful and harmonious way of life.

Highlights

● Delve into the profound teachings of Buddhism with Dr. Lama Karma Sangbo during enlightening Buddhist philosophy classes. Explore the wisdom of Lord Gautama Buddha and the art of living a meaningful and compassionate life.

●Experience the therapeutic resonance of singing bowl therapy, promoting relaxation and well-being for the body, mind, and spirit.

● Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square.

● Engage in a three-day program of Tibetan yoga and Buddhist meditation, learning ancient techniques to attain mental, physical, and spiritual balance.

● Explore the natural beauty of Shivapuri National Park, home to diverse bird species, while incorporating meditation amidst serene surroundings.

● Embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to Namo Buddha, visiting sacred sites such as Thrangu Monastery and the Namo Buddha Stupa, and participating in morning pooja rituals.

● Enjoy picturesque drives through the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding areas, along with scenic hikes offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges.

● Benefit from personalized wellness experiences, including singing bowl therapy sessions, yoga classes, and meditation guidance, tailored to promote holistic healing and inner harmony.

● Depart with newfound knowledge, practices, and insights to implement positive lifestyle changes, fostering long-term well-being and inner peace.

Cost Includes

● All airport/hotel transfers are by private vehicle.
● Eight nights’ accommodation in a 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu valley on a twin- or double-sharing basis on the BB plan.
● One nights’ accommodation in Thrangu Monastery Hotel on a twin- or double-sharing basis on the BB plan with basic amenities only.
● All ground transportation in private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
● one hour singing bowl therapy
● Tibetan yoga class as per the itinerary
● All sightseeing and park entry fees.
● Guided sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
● Guided bird watching tour in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
● An experienced, licensed English-speaking Sightseeing and Naturalist Guide
● Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for guide.
● All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Daily Meals
● Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation Classes (free from Dr. Lama karma Sangbo)
● Any kind of refreshment beverage or alcohol
● Personal expenses
●Travel and rescue insurance
● Any extra costs resulting from flight cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, or illness
● Tips for guides, and drivers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a warm welcome awaits from our representative at Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks. They will assist you in a smooth transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in, take the opportunity to rest or explore nearby places at your leisure.

Day 2: Singing Bowl Therapy and Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Commence your day with a session of singing bowl therapy, a unique experience that utilizes metallic bowls to produce therapeutic sounds, believed to have profound effects on the body, mind, and spirit. After a restful lunch break, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour to some of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the sacred Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple, the serene Boudhanath Stupa, and the historic Basantapur Durbar Square. Immerse yourself in the cultural and religious richness of these sites, filled with positive vibrations and a deep sense of history.

Days 3–5: Three Days of Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation, and Tibetan Yoga Class

Enter into a three-day immersion into Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and Tibetan yoga classes. Each day begins with an early start, engaging in Tibetan yoga sessions where instructors guide participants in foundational postures and breathing techniques to achieve a holistic connection of mind, body, and soul. Following yoga, take a brief rest before delving into Buddhist meditation classes, focusing on techniques to gain control over the mind and soul. After a nourishing lunch, participate in Buddhist philosophy classes to understand the wisdom imparted by Lord Gautama Buddha and learn practical approaches to life. Evenings are reserved for personal practice of yoga and meditation, creating a serene and introspective end to each day.

Day 6: Bird-watching at ShivaPuri National Park

Begin the day with yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast. Venture to ShivaPuri National Park for a unique bird-watching experience. With over 320 bird species, the park provides a peaceful backdrop for a nature walk, accompanied by the harmonious sounds of various avian species.

Arrive at a tranquil hilltop, where meditation, learned in previous days, is practiced. Return to Kathmandu in the evening, having absorbed the serenity of nature.

Day 7: Drive from Kathmandu to Namo Buddha

Commence the day with yoga and meditation, then embark on a 2-hour drive to Namo Buddha. Upon arrival, check into your hotel, allowing some time to rest. In the afternoon, partake in a guided tour visiting Thrangu Monastery, Mahakala Temple, and Dewachen Temple. Retreat to the hotel for a peaceful evening.

Day 8: Morning Pooja, Visit Namo Buddha Stupa, Drive back to Kathmandu

Begin the day with yoga, meditation, and participation in the morning pooja ceremony at Thrangu Monastery, followed by breakfast shared with the lamas. Explore the sacred Namo Buddha Stupa, and embark on a short hike to Fulbari Dhada, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Return to Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 9: Free Day at Kathmandu

Wake up early for yoga and meditation. This day is designated as a free day, allowing flexibility for additional singing bowl therapy, shopping, or personal exploration. Continue practicing yoga and meditation at your own pace.

Day 10: Final Departure

On this day, wake up early for a session of yoga and meditation. Depending on your departure flight timing, our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. As you bid farewell to Nepal, carry with you the teachings provided by our Lama guru and the positive practices of yoga and meditation. The 10-day journey is intended not to entirely change your life but to set you on a path towards a more positive and stress-free lifestyle.

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FAQs

1. Is this cost of the trek comparative & reasonable?

The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.

2. Could we customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.

3. Could we combine this trek with other trekking packages?

We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.

4. What if I cancel the trip, do I get my refund?

You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.