Small retreat centers and hermitages are common all over the country and are usually located next to temples and monasteries as meditation and retreats are common practice amongst monks and Buddhist practitioners. Bhutan is one of the last strongholds of Vajrayana Buddhism.
These retreats and meditation centers provide places of respite from the stress of everyday life. Devout Buddhists often venture into the mountains for months at a time to draw upon their inner self and meditate upon the purpose of life.
Number of tourists coming to Bhutan for meditation and retreat tours is growing by the day. Some itineraries include serious meditation programs that last for days while others offer solitary retreats for a few hours in the high hills and temples where the serenity and beauty of nature can be appreciated in undisturbed silence.
Chen-Ray Travel & Tours can include meditation programs in your itinerary if you are interested in trying this Bhutanese way of retreat. Additionally most hotels also provide yoga sessions, retreats and meditation facilities within the hotel premises.