Pure Land Bhutan Wellness & Retreat Center (Paro)
20 minutes drive from the Paro International Airport, in a small village called Gang-Juk, Paro.
beautiful paddy fields against the backdrop of majestic Himalayan mountains with an amazing and mesmerizing view of the most sacred site of the Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taksang.
the center will consists of the following FIVE MAIN FACILITIES. IT WILL BE place where a vibrant community of people, locals and from all over the world gather to learn, exchange ideas, and support each others health and wellness. It will ALSO SERVE AS THE hub for the various pure land bhutan projects.
EDUCATION HALL & TEMPLE (YUTHOK LING)
A PLACE FOR MEDITATING & LEARNING TOGETHER; NOURISHING & REALIZING THE PURE LAND WITHIN US
Yuthok Ling will be a temple for spiritual practices of Yuthok Nyingthik. It will be where teachings and transmissions are held. The temple will also be a hall for other purposes. It will host Sowa Rigpa related educational activities such as workshops, conferences and meetings. There will be a space specially for conducting rituals to bless medicines and pills. The open roof section will be perfect for yoga and meditation!
A PLACE FOR SELF- CARE & DEVOTING TO SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
There will be 10 cottages, each dedicated to the eight famous tertons and two outstanding yoginis of Tibet and Bhutan. The cottages are designed with themes of isolation and natural tranquility making them ideal for meditation and personal or group retreats. Each room will have its own unique traditional altars, with the accompanying masters’ or terton’s images, and their short biographies and key teachings. The cottages will also be suited for tourists to Bhutan looking to stay at a wellness centre.
SOWA RIGPA WELLNESS CENTRE
A PLACE FOR HEALING & REJUVENATION SUPPORTED BY SKILLED & COMPASSIONATE DOCTORS & THERAPISTS
The wellness centre will house consultation rooms for Sorig doctors to see patients. There will also be therapy rooms for treatments such as Kunye massage, hot stone bath and steam bath using local herbals of five nectar. We envision it to be an ideal space for achieving both mind-body balance and health.
DAKINI HOUSE (KHANDRO LING)
A PLACE FOR WOMEN TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER SPIRITUAL PRACTICES & LIFE ‘S JOURNEY
Specially dedicated to women, the Dakini house will be a place where women practitioners can gather to focus on their practice and also support each others practice.As part of our mission to be an integral part of health and well-being of the local community, the Dakini House will also be a community space providing a safe haven for local women and their children who may be in need of shelter and safety. The Dakini House will also house a library of books and artifacts related to the many important historical women figures who have contributed to flourishing of the Buddhist tradition but have unfortunately remained largely forgotten and neglected to this day. We aim to further research and document their stories and teachings, and collect their images for educating future generations on their contributions to the history and development of Buddhism.
A SHOWCASE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH
Rated as top ten for biodiversity in the world, Bhutan has more than 600 types of medicinal plants. We aim to cultivate as many of them in our garden, creating a natural, energetically infused Himalayan botanical garden to be used for education and research. This garden take on a bigger scale at Pure Land Farm in Gelephu, where we will focus on cultivation of plants normally found in subtropical areas for producing medicinal oils and pills to promote health & well-being for all via our line of products, use in the wellness centre and for distribution to the local community.
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Any amount of donation is gratefully received . We wish for swift realisation of the center which will be the perfect home for Sowa Rigpa - A beautiful home that will being happiness and wellness for all.
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The Yuthok Nyingthig (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་), the ‘Heart Essence of Yuthok,' is a unique compilation of spiritual practices composed by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo the Younger, Tibet's great 12th century physician and meditation adept, considered to be an emanation of Medicine Buddha. It is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices (Tib. སྔོན་འགྲོ་ “ngöndro”) and progressing through the development and completion stage practices to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
The tradition is characterized by its concise and simple methods perfectly suited for busy and modern people, which bring about both worldly benefits, including improved health and longevity, as well as the ultimate benefit of complete spiritual liberation. The Yuthok Nyingthig is the main spiritual practice of Sowa Rigpa physicians, and it contains many unique techniques to heighten the intuition and healing capacities of the doctor.