Our actions and activities influence our health, happiness and wellbeing. This cycle of cause and effect is known in Himalayan philosophy as Karma. The lifestyle at the resort includes a range of activities that addresses and enhances the Koshas (the shealth covering our soul) allowing you to explore the connectedness between nature, body, mind and spirit.
The great sages of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy originally travelled to the Himalayas to meditate and to find the means of achieving a world without disease and discontent. Practiced in the Himalayas over thousands of years, meditation is a technique that can lead to a state of inner peace and harmony. Surrounded by the natural elements, the resort provides a peaceful setting in which to try the art of meditation. Guided sessions takes place every day, nonetheless you can also try it for yourself in the sound chambers, the meditation maze or any other tranquil spot of your choice. The techniques you learn here will stay with you long after you leave and incorporating them into your daily life will help you maintain the tranquility you experienced in the resort.
Yoga is both a physical and mental exercise. IHatha Yoga, offered in the resort, is a gentle form of exercise incorporating the Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation that encourages a deeper awareness of our way of breathing and of our body, leading to improved posture, blood flow and inner balance. Under the guidance of our yoga master, several yoga sessions are conducted every day. Begin your mornings with Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), which will leave you feeling light and refreshed for the day ahead, and end your day with the Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation) or Yoga Nindra, for complete relaxation and deep sleep. With scheduled and private sessions available throughout the day, there is definitely something for everyone in the Dwarika’s Resort.
A specialty of the surrounding area of Bhaktapur and Thimi, pottery is both a functional art form and a therapeutic activity. Spending time playing with earth connects you further to the soil, allowing you to feel the synergy between your mind and the universe as the clay begins to take shape. During your stay at the resort you can visit our Pottery center here and try your hand at this healing and enjoyable craft, under the guidance of our in-house artisan.
Whether or not you think of yourself as a natural artist, trying a session at the Painting Atelier can help you soothe your senses. Experiment with water colors, acrylics or with simple pencil and paper. Let your imagination run free and fill your paper with colors. Even if you’re hesitant to create something from scratch, we have plenty of mandalas and chakra images to color or to be inspired by. Additionally our in-house artist is happy to assist you with the materials and provide personal guidance if need be.
As the outermost sheath in the five layers of existence, the Annamaya Kosha represents the physical body, which is addressed through food. While in the resort learn to nurture and nourish your body through a cooking class at Chef Promod’s Kitchen near the Pottery room. Make the most of our chef’s personal attention and learn tips that can be incorporated into your daily life. Before the class itself, you can take a refreshing walk to our farm in Darimbot, about one and a half hour’s hike from the resort, where you can pick a selection of fresh vegetables or herbs to add to your cooking experience.
As the resort itself in set on the hills of Dhulikhel, the area within and beyond its compound presents various opportunities for gentle hiking and exploring the beauty and splendor of rural life in the Himalayan foothills. Discover all the trails and forest glades along with a community forest that is home to a rich diversity of plants, including rhododendron, chrysanthemums, orchids and medicinal herbs. Likewise, if bird and butterfly watching is your type of activity then the resort is the perfect place for you to be in, as the resort is home to flora and fauna indigenous to the Himalayan region.
Immerse yourself in the knowledge and sounds of the Himalayas. Our library has an extensive collection of books and documentaries on holistic lifestyle, Vedic philosophy, Buddhist medicine, spiritual wellbeing and health. You can also enjoy a selection of CDs from the comfort of your suite.
Hindu mythology states that heaven is the place where the gods reside. Gol Lok is a perfect realm above and beyond heaven, where time stands still. Situated at the viewpoint and surrounded by glass walls with 360-degree view, this lounge is the perfect place to take in the picturesque view of the Himalayas and valleys below with a cup of tea, letting the material world roll away beneath you. It is especially alluring during the late afternoons and early evenings as the sunsets over the Himalayas and the lush green valleys below.