Q. What type of organization is Osho Tapoban?(profit-oriented?/government?/missionary?)
A: Osho Tapoban is An International Commune and Forest Retreat Center. It is a non-profit oriented organization and operated as per the vision of Osho. Osho Tapoban is the only Osho center outside Pune Commune which has six sessions of daily meditation and regular meditation camps and has a residential facilities to suit the visitors throughout the year.
Q. Who can come to Osho Tapoban?
A: Osho Tapoban is mainly for the people on the path. This is the place for those who are interested in meditation and peace of mind. Anyone can come for a short visit, admiring nature, bird watching and for retreat.
Q. Is there SPA facility at Osho Tapoban?
A: Osho Arogya Mandir and Spa serves a holistic approach to health care and Ayurveda. Detail info can be found [HERE]
Q. Is there a need for reservation / booking?
A: Yes, reservation will help us to make arrangements for your comfortable stay at Osho Tapoban. Reservation are specially required for residential camps as they are generally overbooked. You can make a reservation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or by calling us in advance.
Q. Can we bring children with us?
A: Avoid bringing children below 10 years old. But, if you bring them then you must make arrangements that they do not disturb you and others in the commune, otherwise they are most welcome. You can bring in a caretaker.
Q. Can we stay at Osho Tapoban for non-meditative purposes?
A: Osho Tapoban is a Buddha field. We wish people visiting Osho Tapoban take part in regular meditation. But if somebody want to stay here with solely retreat purpose, he/she can stay here without disturbing the serene and calm atmosphere of the commune.
Q. What about fooding?
A: Osho Tapoban provides pure vegetarian food at its Sujata Kitchen for the people staying at Ashram. Your contribution for accommodation includes food for the day also. Non-vegetarian is strictly prohibited inside the premises of the commune.
Q. Who is the coordinator? Can we meet the coordinator?
A: The coordinator of Osho Tapoban is Bodhisattwa Swami Anand Arun Acharya; an intimate disciple of Osho and the initiator of Osho movement in Nepal. You can meet him personally after taking an appointment from the Osho Tapoban staffs.
Q. What about the library?
Osho Tapoban has a library with almost entire Osho Literature in Hindi, English, audio, Video. You can study these or lease for the duration of your stay. Besides Osho literature, we carry vast literature from other masters and religions.
Q. How to get to Osho Tapoban?
A: Osho Tapoban is about 5 kilometers from the Balaju By-pass which can be easily reached by local bus or the taxi. We are about 14 KM from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You can take a taxi from the airport to come here. Taxi fare is 1500 NRs.
Q. Is Tapoban Malaria Free?
A: You need not worry about Malaria, Tapoban is free from Malaria.
Q. Who runs Osho Tapoban?
A: Osho Tapoban is a trust, registered under the Social Welfare council of the Government of Nepal. It is operated by a group of trustees under the guidance Bodhisattwa Swami Anand Arun Acharya, the coordinator of Osho Tapoban.
Q. What are the daily activities of Osho Tapoban?
A: Everyday we have six different sessions of meditation. For our daily meditation schedule plz click [HERE].
Every month from 1-21 Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept & Dec we have a special 21 Days Intensive Transformation Meditation Retreat.
21 Days Mystic Rose Therapy happens during November every year.
Q. For how long can we stay at Tapoban? What are the facilities of accommodation?
A: You can stay at Tapoban for as long as you wish. For tourists, as long as the visa permits.
We have two types of accommodation available. Twin sharing room with attached bath & single room.
Dormitory rooms are allocated only for local people. For accommodation contribution [HERE]
Q. What do we have to bring while we stay at Tapoban ?(Anything Extra?)
A: We provide all the basic needs for accommodation. But you can bring a Torch Light so that it will be easy for you to walk safely in the night. An umbrella will also be a good option as it frequently rains here specially in spring.
Maroon and white robe is compulsory for the meditation. You can also buy it from our office.
All the participants are requested to wear maroon robes during our meditation sessions from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. And it is recommended to wear white robe in Eevening satsang (White robe celebration)
Q. Can we bring pets with us?
A: Pets are not allowed in the commune.
Q. Can we bring alcohol?
A: Osho Tapoban is an alcohol free zone. You CANNOT bring in any type of alcoholic drinks and cannot enter the commune when you have drunk. If somebody is found doing such things inside the commune, administration of the commune can immediately expel such persons out from the commune.
Q. Are there any communication facilities? Internet /e-mail?
A: Osho Tapoban has the facility of Communication like STD, ISD, local calls. We also have Wifi facility. To use Wifi facility one has to buy the pre paid wifi coupon from our reception.
Q. What about the security at Osho Tapoban?
A: Tapoban is situated beside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Forest, which is guarded by the Nepalese Army. Because of this Tapoban is safe to stay and easy to reach. Osho Tapoban is the safest place to be.
Q. How to contact us?
A:You can contact us in the following address.
Osho Tapoban, Nagarjun Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O BOX: 278
Phone : +977-1-5112012, 5112013
Cell: +977- +977-9841707930
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Q. Do we have work-and-stay program?
A: SCHEME FOR THE PART TIME VOLUNTEERS
Those who stay more than three month and devote 4 hours daily service to commune can be our part time volunteers.
(For volunteers availability limited. They have to apply when they come here. Will have to fill up the form with recent photograph. Management Committee will decide in a week. Person applying for this facility preferably should have previous commune living experience and/or should have some skill needed in the commune.)