Journey to Peace

Sought after by all, the concept of peace is the very essence of Aman and the meaning of its Sanskrit-derived name. It also forms the inspiration for the four enlightening Journey to Peace retreats that will take place at select Aman destinations this year. Dedicated to teaching individuals to rediscover this elusive state, these unique spiritual retreats will be led by renowned Buddhist monk and mindfulness coach, Master Geshe YongDong (Geshe La).

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. Today, he is one of a very few Bon Spiritual Masters living in the West and qualified to offer this teaching.

The retreats

The Journey to Peace retreats have been curated as emotional journeys, with Geshe La guiding individuals through different stages to achieving a healthier and happier life through Tsa Lung breathwork, meditation, as well as chanting sessions and signature spa treatments. 

Aman New York, USA

Living Mindfully 

27 - 30 October 2023
Finding harmony and balance within

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan this three-night, four-day retreat focusses on living mindfully. Through the ancient wisdom of Bon tradition, Geshe La helps guests achieve and maintain a state of serenity in heart, mind and spirit through a daily programme of group breathwork, meditation and chanting, as well as bespoke training sessions on living in the present. Outside the retreat, guests can also enjoy access to Aman New York’s vast 2,320 square-metre (25,000 square-feet) wellness centre, which spans three floors, with a daily 90-minute spa treatment included.  


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Amangiri, USA

Awakening the mind

3 - 6 November 2023
Discovering the true nature of mind


Amangiri’s distinctive desert plays its part in assuring a unique Journey to Peace experience – no better place to focus on awakening the mind than in one of earth’s most remote locations. During this three-night retreat, participants will be fully immersed in the untamed wilderness that surrounds, allowing it to be a part of Geshe La’s lessons in discovering the true nature of mind through addressing the notions of vision, emptiness and clarity – necessary steps to becoming more self aware.

Amantaka, Laos

Transforming Oneself 

25 - 28 November 2023
Understanding and acceptance of change

The three-night retreat will take place at Amantaka in the heart of the Buddhist city of Luang Prabang in Laos. Introducing the concept of Bardo – a liminal state between death and rebirth – it guides participants towards an understanding and acceptance of the eternal transience of life. The programme is divided into two: The first half focuses on cultivating a sense of calm in body and mind; the second explores mortality through mindfulness, demonstrating how to live a more fulfilled life by accepting what comes after.


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Amanoi, Vietnam

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Living in the Moment 

2 - 5 December 2023
Understanding how to simply let go

Taking place on the pristine coastline of Vietnam’s Vihn Hy Bay, Amanoi's three-night retreat encourages guests to leave everything ‘as it is’, without judgement. During the programme, Geshe La will guide participants through the practice of letting go of thoughts, allowing them to arise and then leave without challenging their existence. The transformative journey will enable participants to find clarity and solace in the present moment.


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Wellness Concierge 

Aman’s Wellness Concierges contact Immersion guests by phone or email before arrival to outline the options available and answer any questions, ensuring guests select the perfect pathway to their desired outcome. 
To speak to the Wellness Concierge team, please contact: 
Email: [email protected]

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