Come to Vana for a Specialist Retreat on ‘Vana Cuisine’ from Friday, 27th April to Sunday, 29th April 2018.
Our team of Vana Chefs will lead two practical sessions each day along with our experts from Wellness team.
Khenpo Sonam Phuntsho, a venerable senior monk who received his degree from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, will be in residence at Vana from 1st to 14th of May, 2018.
He will conduct meditation study and practice sessions during his stay.
As we build up to our 5th Anniversary in 2019, we’re delighted to announce ‘Vana 5’ – a five-night retreat that introduces you to Vana or lets a Vanavasi return for a quick recharge.
If you can take out the time, we recommend 7, 10, 14 nights or more…but better Vana 5 than nothing!
Vana 5 will be available from May to October, each year, both months inclusive. As an introduction, this year Vana 5 is available from the 1st of April.
Kathak is not just a dance… it is a process of meditation, which helps to train the mind and body.
Journey of Kathak will begin at Vana with Shivani Varma, who will be in residence from the 12th until 17th of May.
As we build up to our 5th Anniversary in 2019, we’re delighted to announce ‘Vana 5’ – a five-night retreat that introduces you to Vana or lets a Vanavasi return for Know more...
We believe that everything contributes to one’s wellbeing. Architecture, nature, design, music, art, cuisine; simply being at Vana brings about a sense of well being.
It does take a day or two to discover Vana fully, even more to find its hidden nooks, which are best discovered unintentionally and at the right time. You will find places both inside and outdoors to sit and contemplate and to meditate. And others to meet Vanavasis and spend time together. Both time on your own and being with others is vital for one’s retreat. There are also spaces to read and a wonderful collection of books, comics and movies spread across more than one library. Music is an essential part of Vana’s life; you will enjoy many quiet performances and the occasional vibrant one during your time here. The flute is usually played as an offering to nature, regardless of whether anyone is present. Pujas or prayers are often held, for the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all, as well as to pay homage to our Gurus and Gods. Know more...