About This Center
In Sanskrit, the language which shaped the Himalayan paths towards fulfilment and happiness, “Mahalaya” means sanctuary or pilgrimage. This is what we hope to offer to those taking steps on their journey with us, by creating spaces to map the path to your true self and to a deeper contentment.
Through yoga retreats, yoga journeys, holistic courses and Yoga teacher trainings in Nepal, step away from daily life and take time to explore yourself, your values and your potential, immersing in a physical, mindful and spiritual practice that will have a profound impact on your life and on those around you.
For Tibetan Buddhists, the hills of Pharping where we immerse for our retreat is considered as sacred as Bodhgaya in India, as it is where the second buddha Guru Padmasambhava (“Guru Rinpoche”) attained the state of enlightenment, before going on to establish Buddhism in Tibet.
The monastery which is our home during the retreat makes important contributions to the preservation and sharing of the Buddhist teachings, and our stay there helps to fund education for the many young monks from remote areas of Nepal.
The lovely guest accommodation has spacious and modern rooms, comfortable beds for deep and refreshing sleeps, all with attached bathrooms, and built in Tibetan style. The yoga hall has the view of the main monastery hall and the roof top is also a great place for morning class with a beautiful view. It is the perfect place to relax, restore and rediscover your Self.
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If you want to be miserable, think about yourself.
If you want to be happy, think of others. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche