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Dalai Lama Teaching and Mindfulness Retreat Tour Dharamsala India September 2018

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72
9 days
New Delhi
Dharamshala
Min Age : 10
Max People : 10
Dalai Lama Teaching and Mindfulness Retreat Tour Dharamsala India
September 2018 | Cost: $ 1999 USD PER PERSON

A 9-day tour featuring Dalai Lama’s teachings and introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Please note: We are waiting for official date announcement of H.H Dalai Lama teaching in Dharamsala. The changes in the schedule date and timing will be reflected on our website, as and when it announced.

BRIEFING

Welcome to inner voyage into the realms of spirituality, an inward journey that will awaken the seed of Bodhichitta, the Buddha nature: an inherent quality in every sentient being, realization of which will led you to the ultimate liberation of yourself.

This divine tour is a window into the esoteric world of Tibetan Buddhism: a lifetime opportunity to receive blessings and teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; guided pilgrimage with experienced Buddhist masters to the sacred Buddhist sites in and around Dharamsala; introduction on mindful meditation; partaking in Green Tara Puja for removing any obstacle in your life; participation in Chod prayer session, a tantric ritual for cutting through one’s ego and we assist you in your search for inner peace, expand your mental horizon and its well being.

The tour also incorporates a private consultation with Tibetan Amchi, Tibetan traditional doctor (on your own accord) with a brief introduction to the Tibetan medical system and its practice. Tibetan medicine is a holistic approach to your health and life which emphasis on the balance of elements within you.

Tour Teacher Geshe Jampa La and tour escort Tenzin Tsogyal

YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

We will keep our schedule relatively flexible to accommodate your immediate needs. However, we will still follow a lenient program as detailed below:

DAWN:

  • Waking up to the hot steaming cup of cleansing Tibetan herbal tea will invigorate your mind and generate positive energy.
  • Sitting Meditation at dawn to revitalize your mind and body throughout the day and calm down your chattering mind. You also have an option to combine the practice with daily morning puja if you wish..
  • Walking meditation around the Dalai Lama’s temple and residence. The circumambulation or kora is an age-old religious tradition followed by the Tibetan. Circumambulation is done to cleanse the bodily defilement. It is also to pay your reverence to the sacred place.

 

MORNING:

  • Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe or scholar on Tibetan buddhism
  • To Attend the Dalai Lama’s teachings on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
  • Pilgrimage – Daytime tour to Tsuglagkhang, Norbulingka Institute, Gutoe Monastry, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute.

 

EVENING:

  • Recapitulation of daytime teachings, penal discussion and Q&A sessions
  • Green Tara Puja: 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 deters you from achieving success.
  • 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.
  • Private consultation with Tibetan Amchi: Tibetan medicine is a holistic approach to one’s health which emphasis on the balance of element within you. It employs the techniques like pulse reading, urinalysis, dietary and habitual modification. Their medicines mainly comprises of herbs grown in the high Himalayan region. The most striking feature of the Tibetan medicine is the absence of side effect. Tibetan medicine is gaining worldwide attention especially from the West.
DAY-TO-DAY SCHEDULE

DAY 1:DELHI

•Arrival at Indra Gandi International Airport and check into respective hotel.

DAY 2: DELHI (B+D)

•Early Breakfast
•Drive to 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 provided (B)

DAY 3: DHARAMSALA (B+D)

•Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided breathing meditation for 45 min
•Visit to Tsuglag Khang (Dalai Lama temple) after breakfast and registration for teaching
•Walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Dalai Lama’s residence at Mcleod Ganj.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Evening Introduction of His Holiness teaching and panel discussion with tour Teacher
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 4: DHARAMSALA, MCLEOD GANJ (B+D)

•Morning begins at 6:00am
•Teaching by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•Free for lunch
•After lunch visit to Norbulinka Tibetan Culture Institute and Gyuto monastery afternoon.
•If H.H the 17th Karmapa is available at Gyuto monastery at time of your visit, we will request for special audience
•Evening teaching review and panel discussion with tour Teacher
•Overnight at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 5:MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+D)

•Guided Breathing Meditation 45 min beginning at 6:00am
•Breakfast
•Continues teachings by His Holiness on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•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) with a brief introduction to the Tibetan medical system and its practice. Tibetan medicine is a holistic approach to your health and life which emphasis on the balance of elements within you.
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 6: MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+D)

• Guided Meditation at 6:00am
•Breakfast
•Continuous teaching by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama
•Attend private 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 deters you from achieving success
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 7: MCLEOD GANJ (B+D)

•Guided meditation at 6:00
•Breakfast
•Continuous teaching by on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•Visit to Tibet Museum for introduction to Tibet and Tibetans
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion
•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.
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala.
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 8: MCLEOD GANJ (7th Oct 2017) (Breakfast)

•Guided meditation at 7:00
•After breakfast, you are free for shopping or your own optional tour of Dharamsala.
•Evening farewell Dinner and closing of Dharamsala retreat tour.
•Overnight at Dharamsala hotel.
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

Day 9: Dharamsala – Delhi

•Breakfast
•Drive to Amritsar and from Amritsar fly to Delhi
Arrival and check into Delhi hotel
•Early departure to Airport and fly back to home
•Breakfast provided (B)

Optional Extended tour to AmritsarAmritsar, Punjab, India (Golden Temple)

Cost: $750 USD PER PERSON

DAY 9: DHARAMSAL – AMRITSAR (Breakfast)

•Drive to Amritsar after early breakfast
•Arrival in Amritsar and check into Hotel.
•Overnight at Amritsar hotel.
•Breakfast provided (B)

DAY 10: AMRITSAR (9th Oct 2017 ) (Breakfast)

•Breakfast
•Visit to Golden Temple and Full day sight seeing of Amritsar
•Overnight at Amritsar hotel.
•Breakfast provided (B)

DAY 11: AMRITSAR - DELHI (Breakfast)

•After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Delhi.
•After arrival check into hotel
•Overnight at Delhi hotel.
•Early departure to Airport and fly back to home
•Breakfast provided

DAY 1:DELHI

•Arrival at Indra Gandi International Airport and check into respective hotel.

DAY 2: DELHI (B+D)

•Early Breakfast
•Drive to 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 provided (B)

DAY 3: DHARAMSALA (B+D)

•Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided breathing meditation for 45 min
•Visit to Tsuglag Khang (Dalai Lama temple) after breakfast and registration for teaching
•Walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Dalai Lama’s residence at Mcleod Ganj.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Evening Introduction of His Holiness teaching and panel discussion with tour Teacher
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 4: DHARAMSALA, MCLEOD GANJ (B+D)

•Morning begins at 6:00am
•Teaching by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•Free for lunch
•After lunch visit to Norbulinka Tibetan Culture Institute and Gyuto monastery afternoon.
•If H.H the 17th Karmapa is available at Gyuto monastery at time of your visit, we will request for special audience
•Evening teaching review and panel discussion with tour Teacher
•Overnight at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 5:MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+D)

•Guided Breathing Meditation 45 min beginning at 6:00am
•Breakfast
•Continues teachings by His Holiness on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•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) with a brief introduction to the Tibetan medical system and its practice. Tibetan medicine is a holistic approach to your health and life which emphasis on the balance of elements within you.
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 6: MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+D)

• Guided Meditation at 6:00am
•Breakfast
•Continuous teaching by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama
•Attend private 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 deters you from achieving success
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 7: MCLEOD GANJ (B+D)

•Guided meditation at 6:00
•Breakfast
•Continuous teaching by on Lopon Dawa Dakpa’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa)
•Visit to Tibet Museum for introduction to Tibet and Tibetans
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion
•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.
•Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
•Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala.
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 8: MCLEOD GANJ (7th Oct 2017) (Breakfast)

•Guided meditation at 7:00
•After breakfast, you are free for shopping or your own optional tour of Dharamsala.
•Evening farewell Dinner and closing of Dharamsala retreat tour.
•Overnight at Dharamsala hotel.
•Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

Day 9: Dharamsala – Delhi

•Breakfast
•Drive to Amritsar and from Amritsar fly to Delhi
Arrival and check into Delhi hotel
•Early departure to Airport and fly back to home
•Breakfast provided (B)

Optional Extended tour to AmritsarAmritsar, Punjab, India (Golden Temple)

Cost: $750 USD PER PERSON

DAY 9: DHARAMSAL – AMRITSAR (Breakfast)

•Drive to Amritsar after early breakfast
•Arrival in Amritsar and check into Hotel.
•Overnight at Amritsar hotel.
•Breakfast provided (B)

DAY 10: AMRITSAR (9th Oct 2017 ) (Breakfast)

•Breakfast
•Visit to Golden Temple and Full day sight seeing of Amritsar
•Overnight at Amritsar hotel.
•Breakfast provided (B)

DAY 11: AMRITSAR - DELHI (Breakfast)

•After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Delhi.
•After arrival check into hotel
•Overnight at Delhi hotel.
•Early departure to Airport and fly back to home
•Breakfast provided

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