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The literal meaning of Buddha is "one who is awakened." Gautam Buddha got his name after he was enlightened. Bearing his family name Gautam and adding Buddha, he became known to the world as Gautam Buddha. Gautam Buddha was the one who aroused the topic of Tao Zen. Tao Zen - the complete silence which imbibes self realization.

It is on these lines, the Tao Zen Meditation Centre of Goa runs. Each year hundreds of people join this Centre to relive themselves from their outbursts. The Sounds of Om Mani Padme Hum meaning The Sound of Silence, the diamond in the Lotus, resounds the walls of the Centre, round the year.

Fast Facts
» Location - Tao-Zen Rama Yoga And Meditation Center Monte Villa, Candolim Beach Road, Candolim, Bardez, North Goa.
» Accessibility- Cabs - Easily reachable by road.
» Best time - Round the year. even rainy season is considered to be good.
» Visit Timings - 05:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. *Timings are subject to vary.
» Membership Fee- For all the programs there is a fee. Fee is disclosed upon enquiry. For Drop in Yoga 2 Euros per session.
» Other Branches- None at present.

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Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
The Sound of Silence, the diamond in the Lotus - that is what is achieved here in Tao Zen Meditation Centre.

Om mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
This Chant - Om Mani Padme Hum is the backbone of Tao Zen Meditation. The purpose is to dwell in the Chant - from body to mind.

The Ashram

This Centre is a bit different from the others. While other Meditational Centers are meant for people to come and stay, the Tao Zen Meditation Centre is meant only for travellers and tourists. People who come to Goa every year, or come here for a short duration can take Tao and Zen Classes. They can participate in the morning and Evening Classes. However it is very clear there aren't any staying facilities available in Tao Zen Meditation Centre.

The Concept/Ideology

Virtually there are two basic concepts on which this meditation centre runs - Tao and Zen.

Tao tells one to go with life the way it comes. According to Tao there are two main principles - Yin and Yang. Yang the male principle is energetic, full of aggression, desire and ambition. Yin is feminine and religious. The two cannot be mixed or converted into another, that is Yang can never be religious. In Simple terms Ambition cannot meditate. There is no technique used in Tao and Zen. Its against Nature, so there are no rules. Its just surrendering oneself to the ambitions giving time and being patient. Then only stillness can come.

Zen on the other hand is developing the consciousness. Developing oneself through meditation. Its just like smelling the fragrance of thousand flowers and being able to identify all of them. This strength needs the imaginative power which comes from meditation.

Gautam Buddha is supposed to use both of these techniques to achieve Enlightenment. Before him there were people who used their energies in the same direction, but no was able to reach the heights which Buddha achieved.

The Concept of Zen Tao

Zen Tao uses six technologies to achieve the ultimate God and inner peace. Prana Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Pranayama, Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan Prostration, Dhyana Yoga, Tao - Zen Meditation and Simple Meditation. As the Famous Buddha goes -
The mind cannot become Buddha, the Body cannot become Buddha, Only what cannot become Buddha, can become Buddha.

All the above Techniques are used to achieve what is written in the above line.

Our Suggestions
  • Keeping with the lines of Goan atmosphere, its a sea facing Meditation Centre..
  • Most of the Yoga Sessions are held early in the morning. You can also take evening classes, but the morning classes are supposed to be more beneficial.
  • There are Memberships, but these are good only for those who are either living in Goa or who visit Goa annually.
  • The Rules of Tao Zen Meditation Centre are a bit different from those of other Meditation Centres. Be Clear with them in the first place.
  • Entire Family including kids can join Tao Zen classes. Prior notification is important.
  • If are suffering from any sort of ailments, even the small ones, tell it before hand.
  • Some Ashrams have membership fee, some don't. Be Clear about the Membership Fee at the first place.
  • For any other assistance, feel free to talk to us.

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