Philosophy and place

The retreat place

is constructed using modern rammed earth technology. Based on sustainable building practices and promoting sustainable living, the construction reflects the philosophy of Vishuddhi Alaya, bringing together thoughtful techniques with respect for nature and its purity and beauty.
Retreat, the guesthouse
Retreat, the guesthouse
Retreat, the guesthouse
Retreat, the dining hall
Retreat, Rooms
Retreat, Rooms
Retreat, Bathroom
retreat, drawing
retreat, drawingRetreat, the hall

Prabal Thapa Architects
Kathmandu, Nepal


Matoghar - Rammed Earth Builders
Kathmandu, Nepal

Retreat setting

The retreat is surrounded by forests and has its own vegetable garden as well as fruit and nut tree orchard. The natural peaceful setting is accompanied by breath taking views of the Himalayan range. The Thrangu Tashi Yangtse ('Namobuddha') Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and one of Nepal's holiest pilgrimage sites is a 40 minute footwalk away from the retreat.

Rooms and Facilities

The retreat consists of a fully equipped practising hall, a library and residential building that can accommodate up to 30 participants. By using natural colours and materials, the rooms and common areas are designed to enhance tranquillity and peacefulness.


We believe that being in touch with the earth and eating food that comes from the area we are living in enhances healthfulness of body and mind. Therefore, delicious Nepali vegetarian meals, made from predominantly home grown products and ingredients are served.