Yoga et meditation
There are several Organizations in Ladakh region conducting several yoga and meditation courses on a daily basis for the benefit of human kind. Here are to name few of them :
Mahabodhi International Meditation Center
Meditation in Action, Compassion in Action
Mahabodhi international meditation center, a great example of one man's vision turning into reality. Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena established the Mahabodhi International Meditation Center in 1986 to offer both spiritual instructions as well as desperately needed humanitarian services to impoverished people in the remote land of Ladakh.
The Sambodhi Retreat Centre offers both short and long duration meditation courses with yoga classes.
The tremendously popular and highly successful three-day meditation courses are regularly scheduled throughout the summer months and we receive incredibly positive and encouraging feedback from all those who have attended.
The Centre continues to harmoniously develop and gracefully evolve with time and we welcome all, whether one is a beginner or experienced practitioner to the Centre.
Dhamma house is the home of Mr. Tsewang Norbu Vivek, he decides to open his home to all those people from around the world who are interested in learning about Buddha’s teachings, spirituality and specially practice and learn meditation. Dhamma House, meaning home of the noble teachings of the Buddha or the home of the universal law.
Though Ladakh is a Buddhist kingdom with various monasteries, decorated stupas and prayer wheels, there is hardly a place where a westerner or a local could go and seriously learn the basic teachings of Lord Buddha and practice meditation. To fill this gap and to reach out to those who are interested in learning about Bhudda’s teachings, spirituality and meditation, Dhamma House was started.
Dhamma House is a small farm house in the Himalaya mountains (Ladakh). The house is located in Stok Village, about 20 kilometers fr Leh. It is the spiritual destination of meditation and yoga programme. Dhamma House has plenty of walking space close to the mountains. It is also a home for meditators to do self-retreats or spend some time in quiet and silent spiritual settings close to nature or to discuss personal issues with the teacher.
Vipassana which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka & related videos are available with Q&A about Vipassana Meditation.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit
Vipassana is a universal path.
Observing reality as it is by observing the truth inside—this is knowing oneself directly and experientially. As one practices, one keeps freeing oneself from the misery of mental impurities. From the gross, external, apparent truth, one penetrates to the ultimate truth of mind and matter. Then one transcends that, and experiences a truth which is beyond mind and matter, beyond time and space, beyond the conditioned field of relativity: the truth of total liberation from all defilements, all impurities, all suffering. Whatever name one gives this ultimate truth is irrelevant; it is the final goal of everyone.
May you all experience this ultimate truth. May all people be free from misery. May they enjoy real peace, real harmony, real happiness.