Life with Jomos (Nuns) (Only for women)
Please note – The cost of this experience will depend on the length of the stay, you can choose
from 2 nights to 1 month. The same will be minimum donation based.
This is a non-profit experience organised by us, all profit would be directed towards the Gompa.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward
and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Buddha
Despite of its popularity, today very few of us know what meditation truly is. Some regard
meditation is the mental concentration on something; others consider that we meditate when we
imagine something that gives us peace and satisfaction. All these methods are being with one goal to
slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are
not really meditation – they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to
stop our minds all – together. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an
act of doing – it is a state of awareness, we either in this state or we are not, regardless of what we
are doing in life. Truly, a man can be in meditation while doing his day’s labours as another man can
be very far from meditation while sitting in a lotus posture on the top of a mountain.
When we take a look at the various explanation of meditation, other things we often see is that
mediation is defined as taking a moment to sit quietly to ponder. True meditation; however is much
more than this. It is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent,
yet completely alert. This is just the beginning of a transformation that takes us to the higher level of
awareness. This enables us to fulfil our true human potential. The problem is off course how to
achieve this state.
In this tour we will enlighten you what Meditation is all about under the guidance of Buddhist Nuns.
We offer all the ladies to live a life of a jomo (nun) at the beautifully located nunneries of Kwang. In
the serene valley of Spiti where your mind is already at ease is the best occasion to gain knowledge
of meditation and Buddhist practises. You will discover the life style of a female monk. How they
live, what they eat, what they chant, what they wear, why they wear the same attire and most
probably how they meditate and how to make Buddhist cuisines. Following is the day in a Nun’s life
A Day in the Life of a Nun
5:00 Wake up
5:00 – 6:00 private study
6:00 – 6:45 Puja
6:45 – 8:00 Cleaning
8:00 – 8:30 breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 class
10:30 – 11:00 tea break
11:00 – 12:00 debate
12:00 – 13:00 class
13:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 14:30 nap
14:30 – 15:30 private study
15:30 – 16:00 tea break
16:00 – 17:15 Tibetan class
17:15 – 17:45 reading
18:00 – 19:30 debate group
19:30 – 20:00 free time
20:00 – 20:30 dinner
20:30 – 22:00 free time
For the past 7 years we have been planting (donating) trees and flowers in Kwang nunneries. In this
tour you can also bring a flower or plant so that you can plant it in the nunnery with your name tag
right next to it. It is a tribute to them.
Tibetan believes that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to
oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of
compassion. We provide you the depth of this mantra. Along with the preaching of meditation at 6
am in the morning you will also spend a playful time with the young female buddhist nuns playing in
a laughter sessions and small walks in the mountains.
This tour is for women of all ages who want to know a different division of life which is not
materialistic but full of compassion.
The you that goes in one side of the meditation experience is not the same you that comes out the
other side. – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Please note – The cost of this trip will depend on the length of the stay, you can choose from 2
nights to 1 month.