Full Breakfast daily, all meals during stay at Dhulikhel, Panauti, SIddhsthan
Assistance by A Classic Tours Collection’s representative at the airport and hotels
All transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary
Learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoga, Meditation and more
Local English-speaking guide for each sightseeing tour
Baggage handling and porterage
ACTC’s spiritual tour of Nepal is designed to experience the heart and soul of Nepal’s remarkable ancient cultural heritage. Witness scenery that is breathtaking, meet the locals in their villages and have the rare opportunity to experience Buddhist monasteries from the inside.
On your tour you will have opportunity to meditate and also learn as well as gain firsthand experience of various Buddhist and Hindu practices of Nepal:
1. Vipasana meditation:
Vipassana is one of the most ancient meditation techniques. Long lost to people, it was rediscovered by Gautam Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipasana means “to see things as they really are.” It is an art of living which frees the individual from all the negativity of mind, such as anger, greed and ignorance. It is a practice which develops positive, creative energy for the betterment of the individual and society. The path (Dharma) is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any religion. It can be practiced freely by anyone without conflict with race, caste or religion, in any place, and at any time and it will prove beneficial to everyone.
2. Buddhist meditation at a monastery:
A theoretical and practical introduction to Buddhist philosophy of the Tibetan Mahayana Tradition. Based on one of the principal teachings of this tradition called ‘The Graded Path to Enlightenment’ (Lam Rim). Lectures and teachings with meditation practice and discussion of relevant topics in a more informal way.
“Shaman” means a general contact with the supernatural realm and application of this contact, particularly in curing. Shaman engages not only in individual curing, but also in a particular form of group ceremony or ritual which we recognize as a Shamanistic performance. This Shamanistic ritual typically incorporates such elements as spirit-possession, soul-flight, ventriloquism, and movement of objects, all effected by the Shaman, whose behavior combines frenzy and trance, while the assembled laymen remain passive observers. Shamanism is the traditional religion of most of Nepal’s native ethnic groups, and while many have adopted at least outward forms of Hinduism or Buddhism (depending on their location), it is still widely practiced in the Eastern and Western hills.
4. Shraddha – The Hindu Ritual:
Hindus believe that debt to their ancestors must be paid. The ritual of Shraddha is used to repay debts towards deceased ancestors. By performing the ritual of Shraddha, with the help of the holy saints & ancestors’ souls one can slowly progress towards reaching God by the virtue of combined support of Vasu, Rudra and Aditya (Vasu means aspirations, Rudra means dissolution and Aditya means radiance or action).
Maha Rudra is a very important form of worship of Lord Siva, the very source of cosmic energy for the entire creation. His Divine form encompasses and extends far beyond all known and unknown galaxies and universes. Lord Siva is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is the conqueror of Death and an embodiment of infinite mercy, compassion and love. Rudra is evolved from the combination of Rud (means Sin) and Dravayati (means washed away). Thus the process involved & performed washes away sins.
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