Umandawa spiritual & village tourism [12 hours]

It is a unique experience that gives you an opportunity to get rid of worldly life for a moment and explore life with spiritual understanding, connecting to the core philosophy of Buddhism. This experience is ideal for individuals who seek teachings and practices to develop inner peace and mental calmness based on the teachings of Buddhism Umandawa is an excellent place located in Kurunegala district, that focuses on the connection of life and environment and is surrounded by lush vegetation and majestic mountain ranges. We have designed this programme focused on mediation sessions, dharma discussions, meditative walks through the gardens and mountains, boat rides, and space to be by yourself with mindfulness. Parts of Umandawa have been transformed into lucrative organic farms, producing diverse varieties of vegetables and fruits. Vegetarian meals and beverages will be served from in-house organic supplies and local herbs.

You will meet: Dhamma gnana thero [SID: 33]
Availability - All year around
Transfer arrangements can be made for you to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination
Starting time - 6.00 AM
Meeting point - Umandawa Maha Vihara Ashramaya
Not recommended for children under 12 years
Possible to extend the activity with accommodation
Welcome drink
Breakfast
Refreshments
Lunch
Extra food and beverages consumed
Transportation to and from the Umandawa Ashramaya
Any tips to the staff
Any personal effects not mentioned here
Any other expenses not mentioned in ‘Price Inclusions’ section

Tour In Brief

Arrive at Umandawa Ashramaya at 6.00 a.m. and meet the SLDT representative. After the arrival you’ll be provided with a welcome drink and small description about the place and experience.

You can change into comfortable and appropriate, white coloured clothing and get ready for the experience

You will be provided with a freshly prepared Sri Lankan breakfast

Dhamma discussion will start at 8.30 A.M and will focus on mindfulness. This discussion will last for about one and a half hours.

After that you’ll have a small break of 15 minutes. Refreshments with cinnamon tea will be provided.

After that you’ll get an opportunity to enjoy nature and engage in some activities like walking, gardening, animal feeding, hiking, bird watching, and elephant watching.

Lunch will be completely vegetarian and will be prepared using freshly picked vegetables, grown in nearby organic farm yards.

After lunch it’s the time for the meditation session. Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or religious/spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth

The experience will end at 5.30 P.M, after a brief discussion session with refreshments.

It is possible to extend the experience with accommodation in comfortable cottages and container houses that overlook a beautiful mountain range.