About This Center

Vishuddhi, Center for Personal Development, also called ‘Vishuddhi Alaya’, is a retreat place where we practice and study different aspects of ourselves in order to culture a mindset and body condition which is conducive to holistic health, peacefulness and knowledge of ourselves.

The courses cover a variety of aspects such as stress management, emotional balance, holistic health and understanding of our essential nature. Courses integrate practical and experiential knowledge with the relevant philosophical background.

The retreat place is located in a spiritual and natural environment that enhances tranquillity, relaxation and introspection.

Vishuddhi Alaya’s essence as a place of practice and study, purification and evolution of our being, is expressed in its name ‘Vishuddhi’–Purification and ‘Alaya’–Place.

When the mind is CONTROLLED AND STILL, what remains is the soul. The ocean is the self, the waves are the thoughts. The self is silent – the thoughts make noise. - Guruji BKS Iyengar

Venue Highlights

THE RETREAT PLACE
is constructed using modern rammed earth technology. Based on sustainable building practices and promoting sustainable living, the construction reflects the philosophy of Vishuddhi Alaya, bringing together thoughtful techniques with respect for nature and its purity and beauty.

The retreat is surrounded by forests and has its own vegetable garden as well as fruit and nut tree orchard. The natural peaceful setting is accompanied by breath taking views of the Himalayan range. The Thrangu Tashi Yangtse ('Namobuddha') Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and one of Nepal's holiest pilgrimage sites is a 40 minute footwalk away from the retreat.

The retreat consists of a fully equipped practising hall, a library and residential building.

Accommodations

The retreat consists of a fully equipped residential building that can accommodate up to 30 participants. By using natural colours and materials, the rooms and common areas are designed to enhance tranquillity and peacefulness.

Amenities

  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

Delicious Nepali vegetarian meals, made from predominantly home grown products and ingredients are served.

Directions

Travel from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu takes about 1 ½ hours.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Desire to learn more meditation practices, spend more time in spiritual community. Heather
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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