Take comfort in the remote, sweeping mountains and fresh air at Fa Hong Monastery
, nestled in the hillside of Lantau
. This secluded spot is the perfect place to learn the ancient technique of Vipassana meditation. Choose between guided meditation sessions, one day retreats, a 10 day meditation course or an eight week mindfulness course. For residential guests, a typical day involves waking at five for a walking meditation, followed by chanting and breakfast. The menu is strictly vegetarian, as per Buddhist custom. As long as you’re there, be sure to observe the monastery’s rules, which prohibits smoking, alcohol, non-emergency phone calls, or wearing prohibitive clothing or makeup.