The private meditation in one of the Pagodas in the morning and soulful conversations about Buddhism and life just added more meaning to all of the beauty surrounding us.

Ekaterina, LA/Moscow (via Tripadvisor)

Meditation in Bagan

Our Bagan meditation experience reveals the mystical history and spirit of Bagan with our introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation, exclusively in our ancient pagoda or village monastery. 

Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, this experience includes an overview of the basics of Buddhist thought and practice, as well as how these have shaped the history, culture, and sites of Bagan. You will have the opportunity to freely ask questions, learning about monastic daily life and community rituals.

This tour is suitable for all ages and cultural backgrounds and does not require any prior knowledge of meditation or Buddhism.

Buddhism and Meditation in Bagan, Myanmar

An intense, personal experience in Myanmar’s ancient temples.

A transformational experience including sunrise or sunset at an ancient pagoda, with an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, culture, and spiritual practice. You will learn about the role of the monastery in Myanmar village life, as well as sessions of guided sitting and walking meditations by candlelight. We will discuss and practice, simple breath and concentration exercises to calm the mind and body as well as improve personal well-being and productivity.

Sample itinerary:

04:45: Pickup from your hotel by taxi or ebike

05:30-07:30: Sunrise balloon viewing from secluded pagoda within the Bagan monument zone.

07:30-08:30: Open-air breakfast of fresh fruit, organic coffee, and local pastries served at our home temple in the Bagan monument zone.

08:30-09:30: Visit to Nyaung U market for monastery donation (flowers, incense, small gifts for monks).

10:00-12:00: Introduction to Buddhism and meditation at our host monastery. The location is amazing, with the active monastery nestled within a complex of ancient temples and ruins. Your tour fees contribute to the construction of a new community teaching hall at the monastery. 

12:00-12:30: Return to your hotel OR continue your tour for the full day, relaxing at the monastery or exploring remote villages. Return to Old Bagan by private cruise after an enchanting sunset.

Includes flower and incense offering, sitting and walking meditation, fresh coffee/tea, fruit, and local snacks.

If you wish to take some time out and reflect, or have just an open mind-the out the Buddhist experience and learn to meditate, walking meditation is the best!

Cathryn, UK/Hong Kong (via Tripadvisor)

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