Himachal Vipassana Centre
10-day buddhist boot camp in the Indian Himalayas. There is no alcohol, no email – and no talking. The Himachal Vipassana Centre is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, "clinging to the flank of a valley above the town of McLeod Ganj, where exiled Tibetans, led by the Dalai Lama, co-exist with a backpackers’ nirvana of hostels, trinket shops and bars." [FT] Matthew Green writes for the FT, "The deal seems simple: you agree not to talk for 10 days, promise to invest 100 hours of arduous mental effort – starting each day at 4am – and forswear alcohol, email and mobiles. In return, you acquire a 2,500-year-old technique that, in theory, can end all suffering. There is no fee: you donate what you wish at the end." Learn more in the attached, January 2012 FT review of Himachal Vipassana Centre. The ultimate chill adventure holiday.