Namaste and Omm’s all round.
Hong Kong is definitely no cake walk, from supermarket layouts to questionable smells, sometime a holiday seems like the only cure. But what if BloomMe told you that there is a way to take a holiday any day you feel like it? Preposterous, you may say. Or, if you’re into mindfulness and meditation, then you already know what were talking about.
Meditation is the best way to treat your busy mind to some peace and quiet, and luckily Hong Kong is awash with amazing meditation centres that will teach you to relax-ville in any situation (even rush hour). Here are three centres that will leave you blissful:
Kadampa Meditation Centre
On a list of strange things to say, the first thing on the list would probably be the ability to find inner peace and tranquility in Causeway Bay (right alongside suede in summer being a good idea). Kadampa Meditation Centre in Causeway Bay is a little oasis in a sea of buildings that can help you find inner peace in a matter of minutes. The centre is run entirely by volunteers, and classes are paid by donation (can’t put a price on nirvana).
With cosy meditation rooms and a cool hangout area complete with bookshop and good vibrations, Kadampa is the perfect place to nip out for a meditation session.
1st floor Causeway Tower, 16-22 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay
Drop-in classes are charged by donation
Learn to Mediate half-day courses $200.
Red Door Studio
Have you ever experienced Gong Healing? It’ll change your life for the better. Down in the recently trendy district of Wong Chuk Hang, Red Door Studio specialises in Gong Baths.
Using the soothing sounds emanating from a custom made Paiste gong, you’ll enter a state of relaxation during a specialised Gong Bath. With the vibrations zooming in and around your body, your muscles will have nothing to do but relax as your mind takes a holiday from a busy day.
The name itself Red Door comes from the Chinese characters for ‘door’ 門 and ‘mouth’ 口 , which means to ask or question. Red Door will definitely make you question why you didn’t discover mindfulness sooner.
Bear in mind that if you are attending classes after 6pm you will need to enter via the back door and the freight lifts.
Flat A, Floor 21, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Classes cost upwards of $150
The Sanctuary is pretty accurate in it’s name: it’s a place for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and find some inner peace. Perfect for those looking to develop a deeper connection to their own subconscious, this centre offers different lessons every week. Sessions are run by Phil Davies, the founder of the Sanctuary, and you can expect that you’ll be taken on a mental journey while sitting in a small circle with other mindful people (how wholesome).
Classes are usually run every Wednesday night from 7:15pm to 8:45pm, and for those looking for something a little deeper you can also book in private sessions with Phil.
Unit 902, 9/F Waga Commercial Centre, 99 Wellington Street, Central
Sessions cost around $300
Looking for other relaxation treatments in Hong Kong? Why not learn about the famed Ayuverda and the treatments on offer around town?
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Namaste and Omm’s all round. Hong Kong is definitely no cake walk, from supermarket layouts to questionable smells, sometime a holiday seems like the only cure. But what if BloomMe told you that there is a way to take a holiday any day you feel like it? Preposterous, you may say. Or, if you’re into…