Kalachakra Bodhgaya

Dalai Lama teaching and retreat tour Dharamsala October

Under the expert guidance of tour teacher Geshe Konchok Wangdu. Translator to H.H The Dalai Lama. From 3rd to 15th Jan 2017 at Bodhgaya.

A 11-day retreat and pilgrimage tour featuring Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala and Tso pema (Lotus lake)

DESTINATION COVERED: DELHI-AMRITSAR-DHARAMSALA-DELHI 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • Waking up to a brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea.
  • Meditation to free oneself from disturbing mind.
  • Circumambulation of the Dalai Lama Temple.
  • Offering of prayer flags to spread the scripted sacred mantras to the space and to once family, to uplift once luck and others too
  • To Attend His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings onBuddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita)
  • Day time visit to Tsuglagkhang, Norbulingka Institute, Gutoe Monastery, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tibetan House Parliament in exile,  Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute.
  • Recapitulate the daytime teachings followed by discussion.
  • Participate in Green Tara Puja at Nunnary,
  • Participation in Chod Prayer
  • Private consultation with Tibetan Amchi (Doctor) & Astrologer (Optional and own payment)

BRIEFING: This tour is a lifetime opportunity for everyone, not only will you be visiting the sacred places but you will witness the precious teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We cordially invite people from every corner of the world to participate in the journey to awaken the pure soul inherent within each one of us by indulging in the teachings on Tibetan Buddhism by the learned scholar, followed by visiting monasteries to really visualize or to feel the aura of peace within. With the guidance of your teacher you will also participate in Green Tara Puja, which helps one in disturbing mind desiring to stay in peace or solace.

Also participate in offering prayer flags, which is considered as a very sacred tradition from centuries in Tibetan tradition. Still in today’s date Tibetan’s are following the same tradition of offering prayer flags on high places so to spread the scripted sacred mantras to the space and to once family, to uplift once luck and others too. We also arranged you a consultation with Amchi, Tibetan doctor. This is a very organic approach towards once health. The medicines are made of herbs collected from mountains, which are very rare and precious with no side effect at all. This tour incorporates a peaceful means yet an effective to once mind and body.

We are willing to do further venture on your way back to home, once reaching Amritsar you can spent short sightseeing at Amritsar by visiting the famous Sikh temple ‘Golden Temple’. This is one of the most revered spiritual sites of Sikhism. Entering to this temple will definitely give you a feeling of entering to a whole new culture. People with bare feet, wearing scarf on the head both male and female, queued to seek blessings inside this magnificent temple.

ACTIVITIES : We will keep our schedule relatively tentative to accommodate your immediate needs. However, we will still follow the program mentioned below.


Tour cost: $ 1999 USD PER PERSON.

Early birds till 1st May 2019: 1650 USD PER PERSON.

Tour Date: 30th Sept to 9th Oct 2019


Itinerary

Day 01- 29 September 2019 / Arrival in Delhi (D)
• Arrival at Indra Gandhi International Airport and check into respective hotel. • If you prefer to arrive a day early (Before 11:00 am IST), we can arrange the extra night. • Dinner provided (D)
Day 02- 30 September 2019 / DELHI - AMRITSAR- DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)
• Early Breakfast • Drive to Airport to fly Amritsar, upon arrival drive to Dharamsala. After about 5 hours drive you will reach McLeod Ganj and check into the hotel after reaching there. • In the evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with the fellow participants. • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B)
Day 03 - 01 October 2019 / DHARAMSALA , MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After breakfast, and do the registration for teaching. • Walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Dalai Lama’s residence at McLeod Ganj and Visit to Tsuglag Khang (Dalai Lama temple) • Lunch at Hotel • After lunch short introduction on Buddhism by Geshe la. • Tea break • Later there will be an introduction on His Holiness teaching and panel discussion with Geshe la. • Dinner • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala. • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 04 - 02 October 2019 / DHARAMSALA , MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • Teaching by His Holiness on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita) • Lunch at Hotel • Visit to Tibetan Medical & Astrology Museum and Library of Tibetan Works and Archives after lunch. Meeting and private consultation with Tibetan Amchi, Tibetan traditional doctor (on your own accord) followed by a brief introduction to the Tibetan medical system and its practice. It is a very organic and holistic approach to once health and life which emphasis on the balance of elements within you. • Spent the evening on teaching review and panel discussion • Overnight at Hotel in Dharamsala • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 05- 03 October 2019 / MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • Breakfast • Continues teaching by His on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita) • Lunch at Hotel • After lunch visit to Norbulingka,the Tibetan Culture Institute and also Gyuto monastery in the afternoon. • Evening meditation followed by recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher. • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 06 - 04 October 2019 / DHARAMSALA , MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • Breakfast • Continues teaching by His on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita)at the Main Tibetan Temple. • Lunch at Hotel • Attend Green Tara Puja at noon held especially for the group. This prayer is done to remove any obstacles in your life, be it spiritual or mundane. Participation in these rituals may benefit you from clearing the obstacles that abstain you from achieving success • Evening meditation followed by recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher. • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 07 - 05 October 2019 / DHARAMSALA , MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • Breakfast • Continues teaching by His on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita)at the Main Tibetan Temple. • Lunch at Hotel • Chod prayer session with Tibetan Yogi: Chod ritual is an esoteric tantric practice aiming at cutting your ego or attachment to your body by mental visualizing the offering of your body to all sentient being especially to the restless hungry creatures of the spirit world. Highly realized tantric masters perform this ritual. • Evening meditation followed by recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala. • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 08- 06 October 2019 / Bodhgaya.
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After breakfast drive Tso Pema 3 hours • After arrival check into hotel and we will have lunch. • Later visit to Temple around the lake • Walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Tso Pema(Lotus Lake) with recitation of Padma Sambhava Mantra. • Today we have evening mediation followed by prayer at monastery • Overnight stay at Hotel in Tso pema . • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 09- 07 October 2019 / Bodhgaya
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After breakfast • Pilgrimage to Padma Sambhava cave:It is believed the lord padmasambhava meditated here • Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Removing Obstacles and Fulfilling Wishes • Offering prayer flags on high places so to spread the scripted sacred mantras to the space and to once family, to uplift once luck and others too. • Walking pilgrimage to Nunnery, Foot print of Padma Sambhava and meditation cave of Yogis and Yoginis. • After pilgrimage drive back to hotel for lunch • Evening walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Tso Pema(Lotus Lake) with recitation of Padma Sambhava Mantra. • We have evening mediation followed by prayer at monastery • Overnight stay at Hotel in Tso pema . • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 10 – 08 October 2019 / Bodhgaya
• Morning starts at 7:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After breakfast drive back to Dharamsala • Lunch at Dharamsala hotel • After Lunch you are free for shopping or optional tour. • Last session of evening meditation • Farewell dinner • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala. • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 11- 09 October 2019 / Bodhgaya
• Early breakfast • Drive to Amritsar and short visit to Golden Temple from Amritsar fly to Delhi • Lunch at AC restaurant at Amritsar • Breakfast and Lunch provided (B+L) • Arrive in Delhi and continue to your final destination. We look forward to seeing you on another Soulful tour soon!
Accommodation: / Bodhgaya and Delhi
Ashok Country Resort*** in Delhi for two nights with Breakfast and Hotel Bodgaya Regency*** in Bodhgaya for 11 nights accommodation on full board • Hotel address: Ashok Country Resort Rajokri Road, Kapashera, New Delhi- 110 037, India. Website: www.ashokcountryresort.com Tel: +91 11 2506 4590 to 99, 2506 3195, 2506 3295 AND • Hotel address:Bodhgaya Regency Hotel Near Japanese Temple, Mastipur, Japanese Temple Rd, Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231, India Website: www.bodhgayaregency.com Phone number: +0631-220415
Transportation: / Bodhgaya
By air from Delhi to Amritsar. By air from Amritsar to Delhi. Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Deluxe AC Bus vehicle/Ac car.

Included in Package

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner
  • Domestic flight ticket from Delhi to Amritsar
  • Domestic flight ticket from Amritsar to Delhi
  • All the tour are escorted by Soulful Tours Staff
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Deluxe AC Bus vehicle/Ac car
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes
  • Guidance of Geshe-la (In Dharamsala)
  • Live monument local guide at Amritsar and Tso Pema
  • FM radio for teaching translation
  • Cusion for teaching and meditation

Cost above does not include following:

  • Single supplement 350USD
  • Medical and Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa fee (You must obtain your own Visa)
  • Drinks (Alcoholic)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Delhi
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses, Optional Tours
  • Tips
  • Extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges
  • Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges
  • Anything not specified under the head "Prices included"

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