Journey to Peace: Living in the Moment retreat

Creating space for peace to enter

The Fivefold Teaching of the eight-century master Dawa Gyaltsen is central to the Dzogchen Buddhist tradition, a pathway to awakening achieved by simply doing nothing, learning to accept things as they are. By allowing thoughts to come and go without conscious interference, we allow the mind to naturally empty itself, creating a space for peace to enter.

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24 – 30 November 2021


Coming to the spiritual kingdom of Bhutan at Amankora in November, Geshe La leads a transformative weeklong journey into Dzogchen practice, with a daily programme of meditation, chanting and group workshops, with each day devoted to a different step of the Fivefold Teaching. Including six nights’ accommodation, full board and a 90-minute Grounding massage on the day of arrival, the retreat guides participants to still unquiet minds and find solace and clarity in the present moment.



  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • One 90-minute Aman signature Grounding massage on the day of arrival
  • Daily 90-minute group lesson: morning meditation and breathing
  • Daily 120- or 90-minute group workshop
  • Daily 90-minute group lesson: evening chanting, mantra and meditation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Transfers to and from the airport



Journey to Peace

The makings of mastery

Geshe La became a Buddhist monk when he was just 13 years old, taking his vows at the revered Nangzhig Bönpo monastery. In the three decades since, his spiritual journey has taken him all over the world, from studying with the 14th Dalai Lama to introducing and teaching the YungDrung Bon Buddhism in Canada, where he currently resides. Today, he is one of a very few Bon spiritual masters living in the west and qualified to offer this teaching. 

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