Meditation is an important facet of Theravada Buddhism and is widely practiced among Myanmar’s faithful Buddhists. Buddhist meditation focuses on mindfulness and insight as well as association with the philosophy of the religion. In Theravada Buddhism there are over fifty methods for developing mindfulness! Buddhists meditate as part of their journey to enlightenment and welcome foreigners to learn about this sacred practice.
Meditation retreats are popular among travelers as they provide them a glimpse into the culture of Myanmar and offer peace and relaxation during their stay. Retreat centers are located within bustling cities and in tranquil forests — choose the location that works for you! Retreats are available to tourists and are cleansing and spiritual ways to enjoy part of your holiday while learning about one of Myanmar’s special traditions.