5 Places to Meditate in Nepal
Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Since the 19th century, it has spread from its origins to other cultures where it is commonly practiced in private and business life.
Meditation may be used with the aim of reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception and wellbeing. Meditation is under research to define its possible health (psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular and other effects. Nepal is always famous for cultural prosperity, traditions, natural beauty and Serenity.
Here are 5 places to meditate in Nepal.
1. Pharing Asura Cave:
This options include visit to Pharing Asura cave for a meditation session or hike to Shivapuri to meditate on the high energy field where Shiva Puri Baba have meditated for several years or visit to tapoban International commune and on the way visit to Nepal Yoga Home for two Hours Yoga course.
2. Kopan Monastery:
Kopan is superb value and a stunningly beautiful and serene spot on the planet. Situated on a small mountain top just outside Kathmandu with views of the city, the valley and the mountains, its not difficult to be taken in by its beauty and fall in love with Kopan, I found. The calm and beauty of early morning sun rises is life long lasting memories. The unfolding buddhist life from the hundreds of monks is ever present. this is a monastery, a place where people live and study it felt intrusive to be there,
3. Lumbini; Birth Place of Gautam Buddha:
One of the world’s most important spiritual sites is home to the historic birthplace of the Buddha. Today you can visit over 25 international Buddhist monasteries, study Buddhism, meditation and visit Buddha’s birthplace itself within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens!
One can visit the Panditarama Vipassana Center for some yoga and meditation and interact with the monks, who live in the vicinity of the monasteries, devoting their time to balancing the environment with religious worship.
The Ashram (hermitage) of Khaptad Baba as the name proclaims is the area where the famous Khaptad Baba (Late Swami Sachchidananda) resided. The Ashram located at Tribeni is an important destination for pilgrims and tourists to Khaptad. The meditation area includes temples of lower Tribeni.
Surma Sarovar (4,307 m) is a holy and beautiful lake site in the district of Bajhang. A temple dedicated to Surma Devi is situated near the lake. Hindus believe that Surma Devi is the incarnation of Goddess Kali.
5. Jomsom and Muktinath:
A highlight is trekking through the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which originates in the Tibetan plateau to eventually flow into the Ganges in India.
Not to far from Johnson you find Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. Muktinath is famous for Meditation.