Kalachakra teaching and initiation

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Teachings at Bodhgaya

Tour Highlights

  • Waking up to a brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea.
  • Meditation to free oneself from disturbing mind.
  • Circumambulation of the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi – where Buddha to achieve enlightenment
  • 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 on teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug)
  • His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang).
  • Recapitulate the daytime teachings followed by discussion.
  • Recitation of Green Tara Puja
  • Participation in Chod Prayer.
  • Eyewitness the evening Ganga Arti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganges
  • Witness the rituals performed by local Brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges.
  • Enjoy evening boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat viewing city’s most wonderful scenes, Ganga Aarti on the banks of the sacred Ganges.
  • Explore the Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment
  • Pilgrimage by cycle with this Eco-Friendly tour, we’ll roam around villages and monastery in Bodgaya.

Itinerary

Day 1: 24th Dec 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.
Day 2: 25th Dec 2019 / DELHI - Varanasi (B+L+D)
• After breakfast drive to Delhi airport and fly to Varanasi. • After arrival at Varanasi check into the hotel. • Eyewitness the evening Ganga Arti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganges • Witness the rituals performed by local Brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges. • Enjoy evening boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat viewing city’s most wonderful scenes, Ganga Aarti on the banks of the sacred Ganges. • Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 3: 26th Dec 2019 / Varanasi -Sarnath- Bodhgaya
• After breakfast drive to Sarnath • Explore the Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment. • Visit Temples, stupas and monuments, famous tourist attraction and pilgrim spots. • Listen to heartwarming stories of the around famous temples, these stories will help you understand the Sarnath and the life here. • Our friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life • Lunch at one of the best restaurant and after lunch drive to bodhgaya for 4-5 Hour. • In the evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with retreat teacher. • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 4: 27th Dec 2019 / Bodhgaya (B+L+D)
• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After Breakfast walking tour or circumambulation of Mahabodhi Temple. • Back to Lunch • After Lunch introduction on Buddhism by Geshe la followed by tea break. • After tea break introduction of His Holiness teaching by Geshe la • In the evening there will be Meditation session from 5:00 – 6:30pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 5: 28th Dec 2019 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) • Back to lunch at Hotel (Till 3:00pm lunch beak) • 3:00pm Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion • 5:00pm – 5:30pm tea break • Evening prayer followed by meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 6: 29th Dec 2019 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) • Back to lunch at Hotel (Till 3:00pm lunch beak) • 3:00pm Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion • 5:00pm – 5:30pm tea break • Evening prayer followed by meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 7: 30th Dec 2019 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang) • Back to lunch at Hotel(Till 2:00pm lunch beak) • After lunch Pilgrimage by Cycle Pilgrimage by Cycle is mainly a very short cycling tour around Bodhgaya area. By keeping the main motive of our tour, this cycling tour also exemplifies something peaceful but this time towards the environment we belong and the air we inhales. With this Eco-Friendly tour, we’ll roam around villages and monastery in Bodhgaya. Please note: If are not driving cycle by your own we will arrange cycle rickshaw. Cycle rickshaw is a three-wheeled bicycle for public hire, with a covered seat for passengers behind the driver. • Evening followed by evening meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 8: 31st Dec 2019 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast attending long live prayer ceremony to His Holiness Dalai Lama. • Back to lunch at Hotel • Till 5:00 pm you are free for shopping or your own activities. • 5:30pm – 7:00pm In the evening Green Tara prayer followed by meditation. • Dinner: 7:30 pm • New year celebration with special prayer for peace • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 9: 1st Jan 2020 / Bodhgaya – Nalanda- Rajgir-Bodhgaya
• After early breakfast drive to Nalanda and Velture peak. • Offering of prayer flags which will be hung on the hill of velture peak accompanied by traditional rituals and offerings. • Lunch at Restaurant at Nalanda • Pilgrimage to Nalanda: Nalanda had a Buddhist Center of learning established in 450 BC, and was the largest University in the world during its era. The remains of the University is spread over 14 Acres and is located at a site about 88 kilometres south east of Patna. The University accommodated over 10,000 students and 2000 faculty at a time. Much about it were discovered from the writings of Chinese Traveller Hiuen Tsang. • After pilgrimage drive to back to Bodhgaya • Overnight at Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 10 – 2nd Jan 2020 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast His Holiness will give a teaching on The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments (jamyang choekhor) • Back to lunch at Hotel(Till 3:00pm lunch beak) • Geshe La 3-day Courses on ‘Emptiness & Bodhicitta: The Heart of Buddhism’ followed by evening meditation from 3:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 11-03 Jan 2020 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast His Holiness will give a teaching on The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments (jamyang choekhor) • Back to lunch at Hotel(Till 3:00pm lunch beak) • Geshe La 3-day Courses on ‘Emptiness & Bodhicitta: The Heart of Buddhism’ followed by evening meditation from 3:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 12 - 04 Jan 2020 / TEACHING IN BODHGAYA
Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min • After early breakfast His Holiness will give a teaching on The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments (jamyang choekhor) • Back to lunch at Hotel(Till 3:00pm lunch beak) • Geshe La 3-day Courses on ‘Emptiness & Bodhicitta: The Heart of Buddhism’ followed by evening meditation from 3:30pm – 7:00pm • Dinner: 7:30 pm • Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)
Day 13 - 05 Jan 2020 / Bodhgaya-Patna-Delhi
• After breakfast drive to Patna and after noon flight from Patna to Delhi. • After arrival check into hotel at Delhi • Breakfast and dinner provided
Day 14 - 06 Jan 2020
Breakfast • After Visit to National museum and India Gate. • After visit back to hotel and prepare for your international flight. • Late evening transfer to airport and fly back to home. • Breakfast and lunch provided

Assistance upon arrival and departure

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis as per listed above
  • Domestic flight from Delhi to Varanasi
  • Domestic flight from Patna to Delhi.
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner in Bodhgaya
  • 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 Nalanda
  • Teaching and Meditation teacher
  • 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
  • Guided cycling pilgrimage tour in Bodhgaya

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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