Living in the Moment Retreat at Amanoi

Journey to Peace: Living in the Moment

Understanding how to simply let go 

Known as the ‘Great Perfection’, Dzogchen is a system of training that awakens the intrinsic nature of the mind  – utterly perfect and free from duality. This retreat introduces the meditation practice and its theory, guiding participants to let thoughts arise and depart without judgement or action – simply letting go and letting be – to better occupy and live in the present moment. 


Amankora Journey to Peace Amanoi, Vietnam - Hotel Exterior

2 - 5 December 2023


Surrounded by pristine nature on Vietnam's dramatic coastline, Geshe La leads a transformative four-day journey into Dzogchen practice, with a daily programme of meditation, chanting and group workshops. Each day is devoted to a different step of the Fivefold Teaching aiming to still unquiet minds and help participants find solace and clarity in the present moment.



  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • One 90-minute Aman signature Grounding massage on the day of arrival
  • Daily 60-minute group lesson: morning meditation and breathing
  • Workshops on day 2 - 3: In changing perception, letting go of attachment and acceptance, living mindfully and healing anger through loving kindness  
  • Daily 90-minute group lesson: evening chanting, mantra and meditation
  • Daily use of hydrotherapy facilities at leisure 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Transfers to and from the airport

The Living in the Moment Retreat is valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, and cannot be combined with any other exclusive offer unless specified. Bookings are to be made through Amanoi directly. Cancellations and payments as per Aman’s standard terms. Single and double occupancy. All rates are in US Dollar and converted to local currency at time of billing. The Spa treatment will be decided based on the program and cannot be substituted. Included meals are based on the retreat menu. Aman reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time with 48 hours' notice. Rate exclusive taxes, as per the property.

Extend your Journey to Peace

Begin your journey with Aman New York's incarnation of this four-day retreat, Journey to Peace: Living Mindfully from 27-30 October 2023 in the heart of Manhattan. Continue with Amantaka's Journey to Peace: Transforming Oneself from 25-28 November, also led by Geshe La in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Journey to Peace

The makings of mastery

Geshe La became a Buddhist monk when he was just 13 years old, taking his vows at the revered Nangzhig Bönpo monastery. In the three decades since, his spiritual journey has taken him all over the world, from studying with the 14th Dalai Lama to introducing and teaching the YungDrung Bon Buddhism in Canada, where he currently resides. Today, he is one of a very few Bon spiritual masters living in the West and qualified to offer this teaching.