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Mindfulness Retreat Tour India & Dalai Lama’s Teachings Bodhgaya

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New Delhi
Bodhgaya
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15
Mindfulness Reterat Tour India, Bodhgaya
A 11-day mindfulness retreat tour India featuring Dalai Lama’s teachings, introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Pilgrimage to Buddha path.
Retreat Tour India, Bodhgaya with Dalai Lama From 11 Jan 2018 to 21 Jan 2018

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 Bodhgaya; 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.

 

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 Mahabodhi Tree & Temple: where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. 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 Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma)
  • Pilgrimage tour to Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi temple, Nalanda, Vulture peak, Sarnath and Varanasi.

 

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.

HOLY SITES TO BE VISITED:

  • Mahabodhi Tree & Temple: where the Buddha achieved enlightenment
  • Vulture’s Peak: where the Buddha taught the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras turning the 3rd wheel of Dharma
  • Nalanda: it is said to be one of the earliest universities in the world, founded in the 5th century, where renowned Buddhist scholars such as Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti and Shanti deva studied.
  • Sarnath: Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples on four noble truth
  • Varanasi: the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city’s winding streets are some 2,000 temples.

Your tour guide :

Geshe Champa Tonyot
Soulful Tours Guide & Expert for Retreat Tour Bodhgaya

Transportation, Departure and Return Location

New Delhi International Airport (Google Map)

  • Return airport and round trip transfers.
  • By flight from Delhi – bodhgaya and Bodhgaya to Delhi.
  • All ground transport are provided by car.
Itinerary

DAY 1DELHI (11th Jan 2018)

• Arrival in Bodhgaya
• Evening meeting with fellow pilgrimages
• Introduction to retreat by Geshe la
• Overnight stay at Monastery guest house
• Dinner provided

DAY 2DELHI – BODHGAYA (12th Jan 2018)

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• After breakfast registration for teaching
• Visit to Mahabodhi Temple and Walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Mahabodhi Temple.
• Evening Introduction of His Holiness teaching and panel discussion with Geshe la.
• Overnight stay at Monastery guest house
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 3BODHGAYA (13th Jan 2018) (B+D)

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• Teaching by His Holiness Dalai Lama’s teachings on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma)
• Free for lunch
• Visit to Karmapa monastery afternoon.
• If H.H the 17th Karmapa is available at monastery at time of your visit, we will request for special audience
• Evening teaching review and panel discussion with tour Teacher
• Overnight stay at Monastery guest house
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 4BODHGAYA (14th Jan 2018) (B+D)

• Guided Breathing Meditation 45 min beginning at 6:00am
• Breakfast
• Continues teachings by His Holiness on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma)
• Free for Lunch
• After noon to attend private Green Tara puja at noon held especially for the group.
• Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
• Overnight stay at Monastery guest house
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 5BODHGAYA (15th Jan 2018) (B+D)

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• Breakfast
• Continuous teaching by His Holiness on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma)
• Chod prayer session with Tibetan Yogi
• Evening Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
• Overnight stay at Monastery guest house
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 6BODHGAYA (16th Jan 2018) (B+D)

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• Breakfast
• Departure

• Please note: This journeys will begin and end in Bodhgaya. If you would like us to make arrangements for your domestic flight, accommodation in Delhi, arrival and departure, we are happy to assist. Please let us know.

OPTINAL 04 DAYS PILGRIMAGE TOUR

DAY 7BODHGAYA (17th Jan 2018) (B+D)

• Early Breakfast
• Pilgrimage tour to Vulture’s Peak and Nalanda
• Overnight stay in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 8BODHGAYA – VARANASI (18th Jan 2018)

• Guided meditation at 6:00
• After breakfast, Transfer to airport and fly to Varanasi.
• Evening participate in Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats. Relish Ganga Aarti on boat
• Overnight at Varanasi hotel.
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 9Varanasi (19th Jan 2018)

• Early moring boat ride on the Ganges to experience Ganges as devotees offer water to the Sun God and believers taking holy dip in the Ganges.
• Visit some Hindu temple
• Breakfast at Hotel
• Pilgrimage tour to Sarnath (Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum)
• Overnight at Varanasi hotel.
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+L)

DAY 10VARANASI – DELHI (20th Jan 2018)

• After Breakfast drive to airport and fly Delhi
• After arrival check into hotel at Delhi
• Evening prepare for your international flight. Transfer to International Airport for outbound flight in the late evening.
• Breakfast provided (B)

Price Includes

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure in Bodhgaya
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • 02 nights accommodation in Varanasi
  • 07 nights accommodation in Bodhgaya
  • 01 night accommodation in Delhi.
  • Breakfast and Dinner in Bodhgaya and Varanasi
  • Transportation from Bodhgaya to Varanasi.
  • Air ticket from Varanasi to Delhi
  • 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 tour teacher
  • All the tour guides with a local guide.
  • Meditation and Prayers teacher.
  • Cushion for meditaion and teaching
  • FM radio for H.H Dalai Lama teaching

Price Excludes

  • Single room supplement ($450 USD) (If you wish to stay a single)
  • Domestic flight from Delhi to Gaya.
  • *Medical and Travel Insurance (Compulsory)*
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa fee (You must obtain your own Visa)
  • Drinks (Alcoholic)
  • Lunch in Bodhgaya
  • 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

Please note: 

The journeys begin in Bodhgaya and end in Delhi. If you would like us to make arrangements for your flight from Delhi to Bodhgaya, accommodation and transport during arrival in Delhi, we are happy to assist. Please let us know. 

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Tenzin Tsogyal

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My Tour with Soulful to Dharamshala was really awesome and learned lot about lifefrm HH Dalai Lama. I would love to start my new year with you in Bodhgaya. Thanks for organizing these lovely lifetime journeys.

October 20, 2017