The Neydo Monastery is located in the southwest corner of the Kathmandu Valley, close to Pharping; less than an hour’s drive from the capital. The Monastery was purposely built at this location, as it is close to the Ashura Cave where Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche, spent his days in meditation, ultimately attaining Nirvana, the highest realization. Because of the spiritual importance this place holds, you can feel a surge of positive energy while at the monastery.
It is a well believed fact, that, Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, attained enlightenment under a Bo tree in a forest on the bank of the Neranjara river. The Dharmapada records Buddha’s appreciation for the serenity of forests: Verse 99 – “pleasant are forests, where the ordinary person does not delight.”
The idea of inter-relatedness of everything also prevails in the Neydo teachings, which basically means that humans depend on nature and nature depends on humans. Harm to one part of this whole, harms all of it. Therefore, if humans learn to live in harmony with the nature, the whole of the environment will benefit, in-turn benefiting the humans themselves.
Surrounded by hills & away from the city disturbances, the monastery is a perfect place for you to learn the Neydo teachings and make a step towards a better life. The hills & the lush green forests are home to many indigenous birds and animals, the sounds of which will keep you entertained. The peaceful aura, here, brings you closer to the nature and rejuvenates your soul.