The Himalaya, long renowned as the abode of mystics and yogis, is the birth place of one of he greatest healers known to mankind, Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha. Today in the valley of Kathmandu there flourish many monasteries, schools and teachers were the teachings of Shakaymuni can be heard, just as they were taught two and a half thousand years ago.What makes Buddhism unique is its scientific basis and logical explanation of the phenomena known as life, without the reliance on an external creator. The Buddha tells us that we are responsible for our lives and our environment, and that through practical methods of transformation, we can achieve enlightenment in this very lifetime.
Lord Buddha's teachings of peace are more relevant today than ever before. Where better to find them it the mighty Himalayan, birth place of Buddha, Were the teaching are practiced as a way of life and a smile come more easily than a town. Peace, the Buddha taught begins from within our own hearts and minds.Two of the largest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world, Boudhanath and Swyambhunath attract thousand of Buddhists, circumnambulating the great stupas at dawn and sunset. Peace seekers and pece makers come to Nepal to learn the methods of 'the middle way' science. The many monasteries and schools of Buddhism here offer an answer to the prayers of those wishing for peace of mind and happiness.
Seek a Master here with a sincere heart, and you shall find, for here in Nepal the door to enlightenment is not completely closed, and the petals of the thousand petalled lotus still unfold if you know where to look for them.For the ancient legends taught that Shambala lies in the heart of the Himalaya and the Himalaya and the Himalaya lie in the heart of many Buddhists, where Shambala exists, only those who have experienced it may tell. If there is no risk, there is no gain, come and see, experience, listen, the words of the Buddha still pass the lips of the people of this land, and those wishing to hear them, will not be disappointed.Contact Ka-Mying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Bouddhanath. There are annual seminars for Westerners interested in Buddhism. Tulku Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offers Saturday morning teachings each weekend year-round. Audiences seldom number less than 100.
Travel agencies from overseas now include a tour of the monastery and an introduction to Tibet Buddhism in their activities in Kathmandu.Contact the International Buddhist Centre at Buddha Nagar Lumbini Nepal for all the activities available in Lumbini. Enquire about the Lumbini Sacred Garden, the Lumbini development trust and the international Buddhist society.Wrapped in innumerable myths and legends, Nepal is a land of magic and mystery. The confrontation between its millions of gods and goddesses on the one hand and the most powerful demons on the others, at various points gives a meaningful perspective to this magic and mystery.
The former represents positive spirits and the latter negative ones. Somewhere between the two stands the faith healer, almost like a catalyst, who with his invocation and possession of positive spirits (white magic) manages to drive away the negative spirits (black magic) inflicted on his clients.The cult of faith-healing in Nepal dates back to pre-historic times, with the faith-healers called 'Dhamist' and 'Jhankris' practising. Shamanism in the villages and remote mountain regions. Their counterparts in the cities and suburbs are known as "Gubhaju" "matas" and "Jharphokes".