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Vipassana Meditation – A Spiritual Experience in Nepal

There are a number of Vipassana Meditation Centers in Nepal and around the world. The courses offered at these Meditation Centers are based on the teachings of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Over the centuries the teaching of Vipassana meditation has been handed down faithfully and is now in the possession of its present teacher, S.N. Goenka.

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Namche Bazaar: Where the Trek to Everest Begins

If you plan to climb Mount Everest or visit any of its majestic sister peaks, odds are you'll be paying a visit to Namche Bazaar first. Namche Bazaar is a small but bustling village located on the side of a hill in Nepal's Khumbu region. From Namche Bazaar, a network of roads, trails and hiking paths fan out across the Khumbu region. Trekkers, tourists and travelers in the area know that most any type of supplies can be found in Namche Bazaar, making it an essential stopover whether you're coming into the region or leaving.

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Tour the Stunning Makalu Barun National Park

The Makalu Barun National Park is situated in the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts in Nepal. The Nepali National Park was first established in 1992. The Makalu Barun Park takes up 1500 square kilometers and the conservation area covers 830 square kilometers, which totals 2330 square kilometers.

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The Historical Culture of the Madhesi People of Nepal

Madhesi, or in the original text ‘Madhesh’, comes from the Sanskrit language native to India and Nepal. Madhesh is something of a legend and it is believed to be the central kingdom of the mythical Hindu King Janak. Interestingly, today, the Madhesi people can be found in the southern district of Nepal, commonly known as Terai.

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Ayurveda – Healing in Nepal

Translated, the word Ayurveda means “the science of life” and has been a part of the culture in Nepal for approximately 5 000 years. Ayurveda is an alternative and natural form of medicine in Nepal, and over the years many schools and health facilities have opened across the country. Visitors are urged to explore this unique form of medicine in Nepal and take the opportunity to experience Ayurveda as part of the country’s culture.

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The Legend of the Swayambhu Light

There are many myths and legends that surround the people of Nepal and their cultures as well as many of the physical features of the country as a whole. Nevertheless, there is one particular legend that is of great interest to us, based on the many travels of Bodhisattva Manjusri, a disciple of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. According to the tale it all begins with the discovery of Swayambhu or when translated, “the self-existent”.

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Siddhartha Gautama

Despite Nepal’s colorful collection of ethnic groups, when it comes to religion there are only two that dominate the country. The Hindu religion is the most dominant religion in Nepal. However, one of the most famous people from Nepal are steeped in the Buddhist religion. Some would say that the most well-known Buddhist group is the Sherpa who rose to fame on the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest as they assisted climbers to defeat the world’s most foreboding mountain for years.

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The Naga Panchami Festival

Naga Panchami is a festival that is held in Nepal and literally translated means the “Festival of Snakes”. It is a festival that originates from deep within the Nepali culture and its rich traditions, rituals and myths that have survived for thousands of years and which have played a significant role in the lives of the ancient people of Nepal.

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