Kalachakra Bodhgaya

Dalai Lama Teachings Retreat Tour November 2019

A 10-day retreat tour featuring Dalai Lama’s teachings & Retreat tour to Dharamsala (with visiting to Taj Mahal & Golden Temple)

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)
  • Visit – Taj Mahal (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets.
  • The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of this huge gurdwara complex, known to Sikhs as Harmandir Sahib.

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.

Taj Mahal tour from Delhi is the perfect day trip from Delhi. Taj Mahal is situated in Agra which is 200 Km away from Delhi and become one of the best tourist place in India. Agra has come a long way  from the day when stories of the Mughal wealth and splendour surrounding its fairy tails courts were famous across the seven seas. Today it is like any other urban city of northern India, yet it is different because it retains its medieval essence. Its serpentine bylanes, old houses, markets, teeming with people and goods, take you back into a different age. Walking along the streets of Agra, it is quite likely that you will come across small dim-lit workshop where artisans claim to be descendants of ancestors who worked in the Mughal courts. Thousands of visitors from across the world come here every day to experience the marvels of the Mughal era and, in particular, the pristine beauty of the Taj Mahal and other ancient places, Itimad-Ud- Daulah, Sikandra, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

Price Includes:

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis as per listed above
  • Domestic flight from Amritsar to Delhi.
  • Ac car from Dharamsala to Amritsar.
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner in Amritsar
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all the sight seeing by Innova Ac car. (Point to point)
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes
  • Tour guide available throughout the trip
Price Excludes:
  • Single room supplement ($300 USD) (If you wish to stay a single room)
  • *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
  • Anything not specified under the head “Prices included”
  • Extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges
  • Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges

Itinerary

Day 1: 1st November 2019 / Delhi Arrival (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 2: 2nd November 2019 / DELHI - AMRITSAR - DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)
• Early Breakfast • Drive to Delhi airport to fly to Amritsar Airport and after arrival drive to Dharamsala.About 5 hour drive to Mcleod Ganj and check into hotel • At evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with fellow participant, coordinator and spiritual masters • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided (B+L+D)
Day 3: 3rd November 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 • 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 and Dinner provided(B+D)
Day 4: 4th November 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 • 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 5: 5th November 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 6: 6th November 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 •Conclusion teaching with Geshe la followed by meditation • Lunch at Hotel • After lunch free for shopping • 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. • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala. • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 7: 7th November 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 •Conclusion teaching with Geshe la followed by meditation • Lunch at Hotel • After lunch free for shopping • 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. • Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala. • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 8: 8th November 2019 / MCLEOD GANJ (DHARAMSALA) (B+L+D)
• Early breakfast • Drive to Amritsar and short visit to Golden Temple from Amritsar fly to Delhi • Lunch at AC restaurant at Amritsar • After arrival at Delhi check into Hotel • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner provided (B+L+D)
Day 9: 9th November 2019 / MCLEOD GANJ (DHARAMSALA) (B+L+D)
• Early Breakfast • 6:30am: 3 hrs drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway for Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi by Car. 10am Visit – Taj Mahal (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. • 12am Visit – The Imposing Agra Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. •1:30pm Lunch Break- Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant. • 2:30pm- You may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. After a memorable day, drive back to Delhi, • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner provided (B+L+D)
LOCAL DELHI SIGHTSEEING (Late evening departure to international flight) (B+L+D) / Day 10: 10th Nov 2019
• After breakfast tour to National Museum Delhi. •Visit the most prominent National Museum which has a remarkable collection of Indian art and sculpture. • Original sacred relics of Supreme Buddha, discovered from the historical Pagoda of Kapilawasthu, in the Capital of ancient Kingdom of Shakya. The only place in the world where you can see the Relics of the Supreme Buddha so clearly. • After visit drive back to lunch at Hotel • Afternoon free and take relax at Hotel • Late evening transfer to airport for International flight • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner provided (B+L+D)

Assistance upon arrival and departure

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis as per listed above
  • Domestic flight from Delhi to Amritsar
  • Domestic flight from Amritsar to Delhi.
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner for entire tour
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all the sight seeing by Innova Ac car. (as per itinerary )
  • All the tour are escorted by Tenzin Tsogyal
  • Local live guide at amritsar
  • Teaching and Meditation teacher in Dharamsala
  • Cushion for meditation and teaching
  • FM radio for teaching translation (His Holiness Dalai Lama)
  • Complementary Tibetan herbal tea
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes

Not Included

  • Single room supplement (If you wish to stay a single).
  • *Medical and Travel Insurance (Compulsory)*
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa fee (You must obtain your own Visa)
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses, Optional Tours
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges
  • Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges
  • Optional tour

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