• the best four places to relax

 

Inner peace can be difficult to pin down sometimes, and in those moments, it makes sense to turn your gaze to the wider edges of the world. A sense of outer calm can grind inner calamity to a halt, which is why putting yourself in the way of quiet beauty will always help to bring out a softer clearer side. Take a look at our top four truly inspiring zen places across our planet…

 

Mount Kailash, Tibet

People say that Mount Kailash is the greatest mystical library in the world and for over ten thousand years, pilgrims have been making the journey to the holy mountain. The throne of Shiva, the place of pure nirvana and the home of the Chakra Samvara – these are just some of the reasons people believe Kailash to be the ultimate journey. Spiritualism aside, the rising shadow of the mountain, the snowy peaks and the sacred crystal-clear waters of Lake Manasarovar will cleanse you inside and out.

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Lake Atitlan Guatemala

The ancient waters of Lake Atitlan have long drawn crowds of hippies all seeking a sip of that Mayan magic. Mountains, volcanoes and a haze of wildflowers form a ring of fire around the dazzling lake. Steer clear of the larger towns and instead hike to somewhere like San Marcos La Laguna to find the wild communities who will balance your chakras for you.

 

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Mahabodhi Temple, India

Even if Buddhas and tourists flock the world over to come and gaze at the branches from which the Buddha reached enlightenment, even standing beside its boughs will fill you with calm. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar is one of the most sacred places in the world for Zen seekers. The soaring tower, the breath of incense and the sound of chanting add layers upon layers of calm, and the tree itself is grand in size and truly awe inspiring.

 

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Halibut Cove, Alaska

A tiny beautiful community dwarfed by the splendor of the icy wilderness – Halibut Cove is sure to make you feel alive and completely present. Humpback whales fan their tails in the blue waters, birds soar overhead, and the trees are the deepest shade of evergreen. As the island is only accessible by boat or plane, you can be sure of total bliss and serenity during your stay.

 

halibut

 

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the best four places to relax

 

Inner peace can be difficult to pin down sometimes, and in those moments, it makes sense to turn your gaze to the wider edges of the world. A sense of outer calm can grind inner calamity to a halt, which is why putting yourself in the way of quiet beauty will always help to bring out a softer clearer side. Take a look at our top four truly inspiring zen places across our planet…

 

Mount Kailash, Tibet

People say that Mount Kailash is the greatest mystical library in the world and for over ten thousand years, pilgrims have been making the journey to the holy mountain. The throne of Shiva, the place of pure nirvana and the home of the Chakra Samvara – these are just some of the reasons people believe Kailash to be the ultimate journey. Spiritualism aside, the rising shadow of the mountain, the snowy peaks and the sacred crystal-clear waters of Lake Manasarovar will cleanse you inside and out.

 zen places

 

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

The ancient waters of Lake Atitlan have long drawn crowds of hippies all seeking a sip of that Mayan magic. Mountains, volcanoes and a haze of wildflowers form a ring of fire around the dazzling lake. Steer clear of the larger towns and instead hike to somewhere like San Marcos La Laguna to find the wild communities who will balance your chakras for you.

 

lake

 

Mahabodhi Temple, India

Even if Buddhas and tourists flock the world over to come and gaze at the branches from which the Buddha reached enlightenment, even standing beside its boughs will fill you with calm. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar is one of the most sacred places in the world for Zen seekers. The soaring tower, the breath of incense and the sound of chanting add layers upon layers of calm, and the tree itself is grand in size and truly awe inspiring.

 

india

 

Halibut Cove, Alaska

A tiny beautiful community dwarfed by the splendor of the icy wilderness – Halibut Cove is sure to make you feel alive and completely present. Humpback whales fan their tails in the blue waters, birds soar overhead, and the trees are the deepest shade of evergreen. As the island is only accessible by boat or plane, you can be sure of total bliss and serenity during your stay.

 

halibut

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share it via our ready-to-go tweet link.

 

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