Journey to Peace: Transforming oneself at AMANTAKA, Laos

A hand that tightly clings to the familiar cannot open itself to embrace the new. True peace can only be found when we release our grasp on worldly distractions. This retreat introduces the concept of Bardo, which represents the transitional state between death and rebirth as described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. It serves as a guide, leading participants toward a deep understanding and acceptance of the perpetual transience of life.

The three-night retreat will be hosted at Amantaka, nestled in the heart of the Buddhist city of Luang Prabang in Laos. This retreat introduces the concept of Bardo, which represents a transitional state between death and rebirth. It serves as a guide for participants to comprehend and embrace the inherent impermanence of life. The program is divided into two parts: The first half concentrates on nurturing a state of tranquility in both body and mind, while the second part delves into the contemplation of mortality through mindfulness. This segment demonstrates how to lead a more fulfilling life by accepting what follows after.


25 – 28 November 2023

  • 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: Calm breath, calm mind part one and two, Calm abiding meditation, Insight meditation, Meditation with sound and mantra.
  • Daily 90-minute group lesson: evening chanting, mantra and meditation
  • Daily use of hydrotherapy facilities at leisure
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day


  • Airfare


The Restaurant

Featuring high ceilings, a color scheme of white and rattan, and antique tile flooring, the Restaurant provides a stylish and refreshing atmosphere for all-day dining, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers a diverse menu featuring authentic local dishes and French-inspired cuisine. Notable Laotian specialties include fish and vegetables cooked in banana leaves with a delightful blend of coriander and coconut milk.

Pool Terrace

Nestled between the library and the primary swimming pool, the breezy Pool Terrace offers a relaxed outdoor dining experience for both lunch and dinner, featuring a range of Lao and Western dishes. Surrounded by mature trees and conveniently located near comfortable sun loungers, it also serves as a great location for savoring cocktails as the day transitions into evening.


The Lounge is a welcoming space that’s equally charming during the day, with sunlight streaming in through fans, and at night, when candlelight creates a romantic ambiance. It’s an ideal place to unwind and enjoy your favorite cocktails. Signature drinks include the Makkam, crafted with tamarind juice, vodka, lime, ginger, and lemongrass, and the Laojito, a local twist on the classic mojito infused with basil and lemongrass.

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