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Availability : 15 Oct - 24 Oct
New Delhi
Dharamshala
Min Age : 12
Ancient Tibetan Healing and Mindfulness Retreat Tour
Dharamsala & Amritsar, India 15th Oct -24th Oct 2018

11-days tour featuring Tibetan Buddhist teachings, guided meditation, and introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, pilgrimage to sacred site and Experience the spiritual healing and Buddhist way of life!

Overview

This is a journey to awaken the pure soul inherent within each one of us by indulging in the teachings on Tibetan Buddhism by the learned scholar. Not only will you listen to the preaching but also visit the monasteries to really visualize or 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 holistic 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. The tour also includes a very unique therapy (Tibetan Mild Therapy); the therapy includes herbal formula to treat specific illness as well as improving general health, well being and wellness. Not only that, you will get 45 minutes oral consultations with Tibetan astrologer.

Activities

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 a brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea.
  • Meditation to free oneself from disturbing mind.
  • Circumambulation of the Dalai Lama Temple.

Morning

  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism By Gesha, a learned Scholar
  • Day time visit to Tsuglagkhang, Norbulingka Institute, Gutoe Monastery, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute.
  • Participate to Prayer Flag Puja.

Evening

  • Recapitalise the daytime teachings followed by discussion.
  • Participate in Green Tara Puja,
  • Tibetan Massage Therapy
  • Participation in Chod Prayer
  • Private consultation with Tibetan Amchi
  • Private consultation with Tibetan Astrologer.

Holy sites to be visited:

  • Namgyal Monastery: Overlooking the mountain ranges of Dhauladhar, it is situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex. This complex also is the proud home to the residence of Dalai Lama, among various other shrines, temples, bookstores, souvenir shops etc.
  • Tsuglagkhang: Tsuglagkhang is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. It is one of the most significant places of worship which attracts devotees from all over the world and serves tourists as well.
  • Tibet museum: This museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex and has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art, which include history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc.
  • Norbulingka Tibetan Institute of culture: founded in 1988 by Kelsang and Kim Yeshi at Sidhpur near Dharamshala, It’s dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms.
  • Tibetan Library: The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was founded by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama on 11 June 1970, and is considered one of the most important centres for research on Tibetan Buddhist and culture.
  • Men-Tse- Khang: formally known as Tibetan Medical And Astro Institute is a charitable institution based in Dharamsala. It was founded by the 13th Dalai Lama in Lhasa in 1916. After the Chinese occupation in Tibet, it was re-established in exile India by the 14th Dalai Lama, aiming to promote and practice Tibetan medicine and astrology in 1961.

Departure & Return Location

New Delhi International Airport (Google Map)

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

DAY 1: 15th Oct 2018 - DELHI

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

DAY 2: 16th Oct 2018- DELHI (B+D)

• Early Breakfast
• Drive to airport and fly to Amritsar Airport, 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 and dinner provided (B+L)

DAY 3: 17TH Oct 2018- DHARAMSALA (B+D)

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by walking tour or circumambulation (Kora) of Dalai Lama’s residence at McLeod Ganj.
• Offering of prayer flags which will be hung on a hill of Lahagyalri near the Dalai Lama temple, accompanied by traditional rituals and offerings.
• Visit to Tsuglag Khang (Dalai Lama temple)
• Participate in Green Tara Puja
• Evening introduction to Buddhism
• Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 4: 18th Oct 2018- DHARAMSALA, MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)

• Morning meditation begins at 6:30am
• Teaching on Eight Verses for Training the Mind 
• After lunch visit to Norbulingka 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: 19th Oct 2018- MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)

• Guided Breathing Meditation at 6:30am
• Continues teachings by Geshe La on Eight Verses for Training the Mind 
• 45 Min Face to Face oral consultation with Tibetan astrologer
• After lunch 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)
• Tibetan mild therapy session-1
• Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
• Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+L+D)

DAY 6: 20th Oct 2018- MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)

• Guided Meditation and Yoga at 6:30am
• Continuous teaching on Eight Verses for Training the Mind 
• After lunch visit to Church of St. Johns
• Attend private Green Tara puja at noon held especially for the group.
• Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.
• Tibetan therapy session 2
• Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamsala
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+L+D)

DAY 7: 20th Oct 2018- MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)

• Guided meditation and Yoga at 6:30 am
• Continuous teaching by on Eight Verses for Training the Mind 
• Chod ritual with Tibetan Yogi
• 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: 21st Oct 2018- MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSALA (B+L+D)

• Guided meditation and Yoga at 6:30 am
• After breakfast, you are free for shopping or your own optional tour of Dharamsala.
• Evening Tibetan mild therapy session-2
• Evening farewell Dinner and closing of Dharamsala retreat tour.
• Overnight at Dharamsala hotel.
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 9: 22nd Oct 2018- DHARAMSAL – AMRITSAR (Breakfast)

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

DAY 10: 23rd Oct 2018- AMRITSAR - DELHI (Breakfast)

• After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Delhi.
• After arrival check into hotel
• Overnight at Delhi hotel.
• Breakfast provided (B)

DAY 11: 24th Oct 2018- DELHI (Breakfast)

• After breakfast drive
• Visit to National museum and lotus temple in Delhi.
• Breakfast provided (B)
• Early departure to Airport and fly back to home.

Price Includes

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure in Delhi
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • 02 nights accommodation in Delhi
  • 07 nights accommodation in Dharamsala
  • 01 night accommodation in Amritsar
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Dharamsala and Amritsar
  • Transportation of airport arrival and departure
  • Air ticket from Delhi to Dharamsala/ Amritsar
  • Air ticket from Amritsar to Delhi
  • All the local sightseeing tours by Ac car
  • Guidance of tour teacher for meditation and teaching
  • All the tour guides with a local guide
  • Cushion for meditaion and teaching
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes
  • Two session of Tibetan mild therapy

Price Excludes

  • Single room supplement ($550 USD) (If you wish to stay a single).
  • *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
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