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Trip Location: Ella
Break the monotonous routine and rejuvenate yourself on this meditation tour. Surrounded by a forest cover and mountains with small waterfalls, Rakkhiththakanda is one of the best archeological places for meditation. Here, you will get a chance to learn the meditation lessons from a Buddhist monk that can be practiced in your day to day life.
About the tour:
-You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to starting trekking point. As you reach the starting point, start a hike to the temple through mountains.
-Arrive at the temple and speak to one of the Buddhist monks. Some monks will speak English and some speak only the local language. However, the guide will give an English translation if you find a monk who does not speak English.
-Then you will be taken to one of the meditation places in the jungle closer to the temple. You will start meditation for 3 hours.
-Enjoy a vegetarian lunch served by the Village family. After lunch, you will start your second round of meditation for 2 hours.
-Arrive back to the temple and speak to the monk and share your experience with the meditation. You will also be able to clarify things that you have learned
-You will be leaving the temple and arrive back at the main road. You will be taken back to the hotel. Your tour ends here.
Timings: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Duration: 10 - 11 Hours
Starting/Ending Point: Your Hotel from Ella / Banderwala
-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.
-Maximum 10 people are required to book this tour.
-Children 10 Years and younger are not recommended.
-All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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The time duration of the meditation tour in the meditation retreat Sri Lanka, Ella including your transportation to and from your hotel in Ella / Bandarawela is 10-11 hours. One will be taken to the meditation place in the jungle near the temple for a meditation session of 3 hours followed by a vegetarian lunch served by a family in the village.
The second session of meditation lasting 5 hours is completed thereafter. This is one of the best meditation centers in Sri Lanka that enables meditation sessions in a picturesque location and an enlightening conversation with a Buddhist monk.
The distance from Colombo to Ella is 236 km by road.
By Taxi/Private transfers: The road journey by car takes around 3.5 hours to reach Ella from Colombo airport. Taxis can be booked from travel desks at the airport and private transfer packages can be booked for a discounted rate on Thrillophilia.
By Bus: Travelling by bus and train takes additional transfers and longer duration compared to private transfers since there are no direct options available from the airport. Buses can be boarded from Colombo Bus Station and the Fort bus stop and the journey takes more than 7 hours.
By Train: The journey by train takes around 8-9 hours. Trains can be boarded from the Fort station.
Children of 10 Years and younger than it are not recommended for taking part in the meditation retreat Sri Lanka activity. This tour takes you to one of the best meditation centers in Sri Lanka.
Yes, meditation is the globally renowned practice of trying to achieve a mentally clear and stable state by training one’s attention and awareness using mindfulness. Meditation forms the core part of Buddhism and the monks in the meditation centre will help one with the techniques and any doubts regarding meditation. The meditation centre itself is located on a beautiful hill with spectacular views of the forest which itself calms down the mind and brings a feeling of peace and tranquility.
The interaction with the monks can bring about more enlightenment and answers to any questions about spirituality, Buddhism and the monastery itself. The first meditation session for 3 hours is carried out in the jungle near the temple followed by a traditional vegetarian lunch served by a village family. The next session of meditation for 2 hours is carried out then. Ella is a charming town with scenic views of hills covered with tea estates and cloud forests. It is located on the A-16 highway which is a part of the Colombo-Badulla highway. Sri Lanka meditation centres are aplenty and provide a wholesome meditation experience for the body and soul.
There are many meditation centers in Sri Lanka. Ella has one of the best meditation retreat Sri Lanka which is a picturesque location perfect for a session of soulful meditation.
The other inclusions in the Sri Lanka meditation activity are:
- Hotel Pick up and drop off by TukTuk
- Vegetarian Lunch
- Service of a guide
- Meditation lessons by a Monk
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