Tushita Meditation Centre

Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala

Tushita Meditation Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Monday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Friday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
What people are saying
Introduction to Buddhism Course
Jun 2019
I just completed my first 10 day Introduction to Buddhism retreat at Tushita. Take up this retreat if you are at a time in your life when you are contemplating the meaning of it all and if you wish to reset the purpose of your existence. India is a spiritual place but the country is awash with dishonest babas and greedy godmen out to cheat the gullible traveler. Having spent 10 days at Tushita, I can say with confidence that it is one of the most genuine and sincere places there is, and truly wants to make a change in the lives of those that seek its patronage. The highlight of the course was the enforcement of strict silence and the lack of access to phones and technology as a whole which forces one to contemplate from within. The staff at Tushita are committed to ensuring a comfortable and pleasant stay and they provide tasty meals and acceptable accommodation at a very economical price (which confirms their focus is not on making money but to genuinely make Tibetan Buddhist Dharma accessible to all). As for the course content, I benefited greatly from the daily meditation sessions that helps one train the mind to be equanimous under any circumstance, good or bad. I also felt that Buddhism and its teachings touched a lot of my own beliefs and convictions, its non-reliance on a God and the emphasis on looking inwards for peace and happiness, being a few. A few of the teachings can only be taken with suspension of rationality, but as my teacher Ven. Namgyel put it - take what you like and leave the rest. The teachers of the course truly reflect Tushita's commitment to spreading the message of Buddhism to anyone willing to make an effort. Without batting an eyelid, I would go back to Tushita many times more in the future to further my own knowledge of Buddhist Dharma but more importantly to enhance my own personal growth as a human being. Vinayak

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claire l
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
10 day introduction to Buddhism course
Nov 2019
I follow this course last Novembre and it was incredible. First of all the centre is very peaceful and relaxing. You hear very little noise from the street, you are surrounded by the forest and mountains. The food was delicious, vegetarian and different everyday.
The quality of teaching, the content of the course and the variation of the meditation session were really great. I ve enjoyed every single day there, time went by very quickly, and to get a real break from our daily busy routine is sometimes very necessary and brings so much.
There is such a positive energy there and Ienjoyed so much my cup of tea every day just sitting there and admiring the beauty of nature.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vinayak V
Pune, India4 contributions
Introduction to Buddhism Course
Jun 2019 • Solo
I just completed my first 10 day Introduction to Buddhism retreat at Tushita.

Take up this retreat if you are at a time in your life when you are contemplating the meaning of it all and if you wish to reset the purpose of your existence. India is a spiritual place but the country is awash with dishonest babas and greedy godmen out to cheat the gullible traveler. Having spent 10 days at Tushita, I can say with confidence that it is one of the most genuine and sincere places there is, and truly wants to make a change in the lives of those that seek its patronage.

The highlight of the course was the enforcement of strict silence and the lack of access to phones and technology as a whole which forces one to contemplate from within. The staff at Tushita are committed to ensuring a comfortable and pleasant stay and they provide tasty meals and acceptable accommodation at a very economical price (which confirms their focus is not on making money but to genuinely make Tibetan Buddhist Dharma accessible to all).

As for the course content, I benefited greatly from the daily meditation sessions that helps one train the mind to be equanimous under any circumstance, good or bad. I also felt that Buddhism and its teachings touched a lot of my own beliefs and convictions, its non-reliance on a God and the emphasis on looking inwards for peace and happiness, being a few. A few of the teachings can only be taken with suspension of rationality, but as my teacher Ven. Namgyel put it - take what you like and leave the rest. The teachers of the course truly reflect Tushita's commitment to spreading the message of Buddhism to anyone willing to make an effort.

Without batting an eyelid, I would go back to Tushita many times more in the future to further my own knowledge of Buddhist Dharma but more importantly to enhance my own personal growth as a human being.

Vinayak
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TaggyTee
17 contributions
Amazing energy and peace
May 2019 • Solo
Walk the road from Mcleod to the mediation center. It is crazy steep and long, but it prepares you for sitting quietly and enjoying the peace and energy of the center.
Written 11 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luca Ds
Livorno, Italy34 contributions
Beautiful place for meditation
May 2019 • Solo
This place on the way to Dharamkot, it's an oasis for meditation or just to be quiet in silence. They offer free daily meditation in the morning at 9, except Sundays.
Written 12 May 2019
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Carona M
Bangalore14 contributions
Reboot your mind & soul
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is the place we went to every single day of our stay in Dharamkot. Serene, beautiful and quiet. The place wraps you with everything it has, to calm and soothe your mind & soul. You can sit here for hours without feeling the need to talk to anyone or look at your phone. Must visit.
Written 4 May 2019
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kneewarp
Bengaluru, India73 contributions
Peace for the mind. Food for the soul.
Mar 2019 • Friends
A combination of teachings and meditation in a gentle introduction to Buddhism - is what you can expect in Tushita's peaceful and serene environment.
The residential courses are highly recommended for a mind and body detox.
Written 30 March 2019
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vivian s
Amsterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
Quietest place on earth
Mar 2019 • Solo
I spent 3 hours here overlooking Mcleod Ganj, breathing in the nature, feeling completely at peace. This place has a magical atmosphere.
Written 22 March 2019
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Deven1981
Kolkata (Calcutta), India21 contributions
Serene & Peaceful
May 2018
Tushita Meditation Centre is a place of utmost peace and serenity. Only those who interested in learning about Buddhism or have inclination about it visit there. Nestled in the high hills, it has some beautiful view and the energies are amazing.
Written 13 February 2019
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Keya Nanavati
Dubai, United Arab Emirates102 contributions
Excellent area even without being open
Dec 2018 • Family
Just a warning - the centre's meditation sessions and hotel facilities will not be open until sometime next around February. The complex itself was open so we went insides and we did not regret it. The silence was so refreshing and we stayed there for ages, even though there were no activities. There were two clam, well-behaved zen doggos that were adorable. This was one of the highlights for my entire trip!
Written 18 January 2019
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Antaara
Mississauga,Ontario86 contributions
An Average Centre set in Dharmkot, Himachal
Nov 2018 • Solo
During the times that they are open, the Centre has a few activities, including a meditation session at 9:30 a.m. in the morning.
Written 19 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • Mon - Tue 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wed - Sat 12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
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