Like Master Oogway said in “Kung Fu Panda”, “Your mind is like water, my friend. When it’s agitated, it get’s difficult to see but if you let it settle, the answer becomes clear.”
So, it’s almost needless to say how important it is for us to get some physical as well as mental healing, from time to time. And India with it’s centuries of reputation in the field, have numerous places for tranquility, holistic healing and wellness.
Here’s a list of best 6 meditation retreats in India.
1. Gethia, Nainital
Nainital – If you fancy meditating on a serene hill in the pine forests, Gethia is the place for you. With techniques like dance meditations, sacred chants and chakra balancing, a quick escape to Gethia will leave you refreshed and energized. What’s more? You might also master the law of attraction!
Facilitator: Bindu Maira
Venue: Two Chimneys Gethia
Duration: 3 Days
When to go: August
Approximate Cost: INR 29,500/-
Organizer: Bindu Maira
Serene Blue Mountains embrace Kasauli. Pine trees envelope this beauty with tranquillity and classic colonial buildings theoretically scattered add an old world charm to this hill station. The cool allure of this place sets the perfect backdrop for past life regression.
Facilitator: Dr Trupti Jayin
Venue: Denisford Estate
Duration: 2 Days
When to go: 1st to 3rd May
Approximate Cost: INR 23,500/-
Organizer: Soul Centric
Agra – It is believed, there are places on our planet that can be addressed as ‘Power Spots’ as they hold the quality to energize, heal and rejuvenate. These places emit energies that can lift us to a higher state of consciousness. Taj Mahal is one such place. A silent meditation here automatically takes you to a higher state.
Facilitator: Bindu Maira
Venue: Taj Mahal
Duration: 1 Day
When to go: April
Approximate Cost: INR 13,500/-
The land of Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is the epicentre for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. This lends a tranquil vibe to the place. If you want to develop a deeper connection with yourself and let go of the negative thoughts engulfing you surrender to the Hypnosis Meditation that takes place here.
Facilitator: Ma Deva Madita
Venue: Osho Nisarga
Duration: 7 Day
When to go: 13 to 19 April
Approximate Cost: INR 12,000/-
Organizer: Osho Nisarga
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5. Bodh Gaya
This tiny temple town is bookmarked on the world map as the place where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment. Thus, it is flooded with tourists who come for prayer, study and meditation. Come to this place and explore one of India’s most ancient technique of meditation.
Facilitator: SN Goenka
Venue: Bodh Gaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
Duration: 10 Days
When to go: It happens throughout the year
Approximate Cost: Courses are run solely on donation basis
Organizer: Bodhi Dhamma
Your search for an impeccable place for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul ends here. The calming lush greenery marries the fresh mountain inside the luxurious therapeutic rooms.
Facilitator: Various visiting Masters such as Leela and Frank, Chris James, visit this place
Venue: Ananda Spa
Duration: Depends on the course you opt for
When to go: Throughout the year
Approximate Cost: Depends on the course you opt for
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