MINDFULNESS & THE MEKONG
Experience mindfulness on the Mekong river with almsgiving and meditation practice, and discover the spiritual side of Laos on this unique Bounmi cruise experience.
This morning tour starts from the ancient capital of Luang Prabang, where a traditional Lao slow boat will be waiting to take you on a journey through the Mekong’s magical waters. You’ll get a glimpse of authentic Laotian life as you cruise past traditional villages where many generations have made their living on the Mekong river, and who will greet you with heart-warming smiles from the shore. Your cruise will make a stop at Wat Had Siew where your tour continues on land at this beautiful Buddhist Lao temple. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the custom of almsgiving and experience the spiritual connection that exists between the monastic communities and local folk. Your spiritual journey continues with a guided meditation session led by Ms. Korn, an esteemed meditation practitioner and teacher who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience.
Each of our Wellness & Meditation tours were crafted with care and made possible with the rich knowledge, close relationships and personal friendships we’ve created with Laotian natives, local communities, and the mighty Mekong herself.
MINDFULNESS & THE MEKONG
WHAT TO EXPECT
Meet your English-speaking tour host (Adele) and your boat captain at the docks.
Your host will give you an introduction to the day as you cruise on the Mekong towards Wat Had Siew temple. Learn about the connection of the Mekong river to the spirituality and culture of Laos.
ARRIVAL AT WAT HAD SIEW TEMPLE
Arrive at Wat Had Siew and meet Ms. Korn, a devout Buddhist and Meditation and Wellness Specialist who will be leading the almsgiving offering and meditation practice on your tour.
ALMSGIVING & MEDITATION PRACTICE
You’ll proceed to Almsgiving. You will be given a traditional Lao scarf (Pha Biang) to wear during the alms offering ceremony. This covers the left shoulder as a sign of respect to the Satthu, novice, and temple. After the offering ceremony, Ms. Korn will lead you in the meditation practice.
DEPART WAT HAD SIEW TEMPLE
Depart Wat Had Siew and start your journey back to Luang Prabang. Use this time for any Q&As or just sit back and relax as you cruise down the Mekong once again. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
ARRIVAL IN LUANG PRABANG
The tour is now concluded. Transportation will be provided to take you back to your hotel.