Journey to Peace

Sought after by all, the concept of peace is the very essence of Aman and the meaning of its Sanskrit-derived name. It also forms the inspiration for the four enlightening Journey to Peace retreats that will take place at select Aman destinations this year. Dedicated to teaching individuals to rediscover this elusive state, these unique three- to six-night spiritual retreats will be led by renowned Buddhist monk and mindfulness coach, Lama (monk) Master Geshe YongDong (Geshe La).

Amankora Experiences

27 September to 30 November, 2021

The next level of transformative retreats

Each three- or six-night Journey to Peace Retreat includes daily Tsa Lung breathwork and meditation and a daily 90- minute group training session. The programme also includes an Aman Signature spa treatment on the day of arrival and a daily 90-minute evening chanting session, mantra recitation and meditation. Accommodation and full board are included, with optional daily group movement classes and complimentary airport transfers. The shorter, comprehensive three-night retreat includes an additional daily 90-minute group training session.

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. 

The retreats

Living in the moment

Creating Space for Peace to Enter

This six-night retreat will take place on the islet of Sveti Stefan in Montenegro and in the spiritual kingdom of Bhutan. Geshe La will share the ancient lessons of the Bon traditions and guide individuals through the different stages of achieving an enlightened state of being. Each day, the focus will be on one of five key concepts that will shift mindsets to allow for a healthier, happier life. These include letting go of attachment, changing perceptions, the power of breath, healing anger, living in the moment, and achieving the union of compassion and wisdom that allows one to live mindfully.

As it is

Understanding How to Simply Let Go

Taking place on the golden shores of Amanpuri in Phuket and on the edge of sacred Angkor at Amansara in Cambodia, this six-night retreat will encourage guests to leave everything ‘as it is’, without judgement. During the programme, Geshe La will guide participants through the practice of letting go of thoughts, allowing them to arise and then leave without challenging their existence. The transformative journey will enable participants to find clarity and solace in the present moment.

Embracing impermanence

Understanding and Acceptance of Change 

Guests can participate in this six-night retreat at Amanoi overlooking tranquil Vinh Hy Bay in Vietnam or at Amantaka in the heart of the Buddhist city of Luang Prabang in Laos. This retreat introduces the concept of Bardo – a liminal state between death and rebirth – and guides participants towards an understanding and acceptance of transience and change. The programme is divided into two. The first half of the programme focuses on cultivating a sense of calm in body and mind; the second explores mortality through mindfulness, demonstrating how to live a more fulfilled life by accepting what comes after it. 



7 - 13 October 2021
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11 - 17 November 2021
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Silent retreat

Focusing on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Our busy everyday lives are full of noise and distractions that disturb our sense of harmony and pull us away from the essential truth of our being. This shorter three-night programme, taking place in Vietnam and Laos, is ideally suited to those that have already experienced a Journey to Peace retreat, and aims to help shut out the clamour of daily life, cultivating a sense of stillness and peace. The Silent Retreat focuses on the four foundations of mindfulness – awareness of the body and the senses, of the heart and feelings, of the mind and thoughts, and of the essential impermanence of life. 



14 - 17 October 2021
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18 - 21 November 2021
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Wellness Concierge 

Aman’s Wellness Concierges contact Immersion guests by phone or email before arrival to outline the options available and answer any questions, ensuring guests select the perfect pathway to their desired outcome. 
To speak to the Wellness Concierge team, please contact: 
Email: [email protected]

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