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Retreat in a monastery with discovers the Tibetan Buddhism and culture in Dharamshala

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Duration
Availability : 22 Oct - 6 Nov
New Delhi
Dharamshala
Min Age : 12
Tour date: 1st Departure- 1st to 11th April 2019. 2nd Departure 15th to 24th Oct 2019. 3rd 1st Nov to 11th Nov 2019.
Retreat in a monastery with discovers the Tibetan Buddhism and culture in Dharamshala
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.

3 days Retreat in Monastery: This exclusive Retreat offers you a unique opportunity to shift to a more spiritual way of being through Tibetan Buddhism. The subject of this year’s retreat is Wisdom Chapter of A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of life.

Use your time at Palpung Sherabling to rejuvenate your senses and refresh your mind and body far away from the hectic pace of city life. Indulge in an enriching experience with soulful  tour India throughout this very special Retreat.

ABOUT THE RETREAT MONASTERY:  PALPUNG SHERABLING MONASTIC SEAT

The Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat is situated high up in the mighty Dhauladhar mountains amid lush pine and oak forests, and is spread over an area of thirty acres. Established in 1975 and built in the traditional Tibetan architectural style, it is the seat of His Holiness the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa in India and is considered one of the major learning and practice centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It has helped to preserve the art, science and cultural tradition of Tibetan Buddhism over centuries. The Tibetan grand masters and monks of today as well as of the future are all groomed and taught at Palpung. Each year, hundreds of scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism from all across the world visit the Monastery for learning and personal growth.

Retreat tour highlight: Meditation, Yoga, Nature walk,  Teaching on bodhisattva way of life, Green Tara puja, Chod prayer, Tibetan mild therapy,  Consultation to Tibetan and oral consultation to Tibetan astrology.

Experience:

  •         Waking up to a brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea.
  •         Teaching on Shantidewa guide to bodhisattva way of life
  •         Meditation to free oneself from disturbing mind.
  •         Circumambulation of the Dalai Lama Temple.
  •         Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism By Gesha, a learned Scholar
  •         Day time visit to Tsuglagkhang, Norbulingka Institute, Gutoe Monastery, Library of Tibean Works     and Archives, Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute.
  •         Participate to Prayer Flag Puja.
  •         Recapitalise the daytime teachings followed by discussion.
  •         Participate in Green Tara Puja,
  •         Tibetan Massage Therapy(Optinal)
  •         Participation in Chod Prayer
  •         Private consultation with Tibetan Amchi(Optinal)
  •         Private consultation with Tibetan Astrologer.(Optional)

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: DELHI

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

DAY 2: DELHI - DHARAMSHALA (B+D)

• Early Breakfast
• Drive to airport and fly to Amritsar Airport, after arrival drive to Dharamshala. About 5 hour drive to McLeodGanj and check into hotel
• At evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with fellow participant, coordinator.
• Breakfast and dinner provided (B+L)

DAY 3: DHARAMSHALA, MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+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)
• Free for lunch
• Visit to Men-Tse Khang, Tibetan exile head quarter and Tibetan library
• Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamshala
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 4: DHARAMSHALA, MCLEOD GANJ (B+L+D)

• Morning meditation begins at 6:30am
• After breakfast drive to Sharapling monastery
• On the way visit to Norbulingka Tibetan Culture Institute and Gyuto monastery afternoon.
• After arrival Check into monastery Guest House.
• Evening introduction to retreat.
• Overnight at monastery guest house.
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided (B+ L+D)

 

DAY 5- DAY 7: Retreat in a monastery (Palpung sharapling)

Morning begins at 7:00am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by Guided Yoga and walking meditation or circumambulation (Kora) Natural walk at (7:00-8:00am)
• Breakfast (8:30-9:30am)
• Teaching Session 1 (10:30 am)
• Tea break (12:30 – 1:30pm)
• Teaching Session -1 (2:00pm)
• Tea break – 4:00pm
• Meditation (5:00 – 6:30pm)

DAY 8: Palpung Sherapling monastery (B+L+D)

Morning begins at 7:00am with steaming a cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by Guided Yoga and walking meditaion or circumambulation (Kora) Natural walk at (7:00-8:00am)
• Breakfast (8:30-9:30am)
• Special Green Tara puja (Dolchok) held especially for the group. (10:00am)
• Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
• Continuous of Puja
• Tea break(3:00-3:30pm)
• Meditation (4:00-5:00pm
• Chod prayer session with group of yogi from monastery retreat centre (6:00-7:00pm)
• Dinner )7:00 pm

DAY 9: MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSHALA (B+L+D)

Breakfast 8:00am
• After breakfast drive to Dharamshala
• Breakfast and Dinner provided (B+D)

DAY 8: MCLEOD GANJ, DHARAMSHALA (B+L+D)

• Morning breakfast 8:00 am
• After breakfast, you are free for shopping or your own optional tour of Dharamshala.
•Tibetan mild Therapy session (Optional)
• Oral consultation with Tibetan astrologer (Optional)
• Overnight stay at Hotel in Dharamshala.

DAY 10: DHARAMSHALA – 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 11: AMRITSAR - DELHI (Breakfast)

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

DAY 11: 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
  • 04 nights accommodation in Dharamshala
  • 01 night accommodation in Amritsar
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in monastery guest house
  • Breakfast and Dinner in Dharamshala
  • Transportation of airport arrival and departure
  • Air ticket from Delhi to Dharamshala
  • Air ticket from Amritsar to Delhi
  • All the local sightseeing tours by Ac car
  • Guidance of teacher for meditation, Yoga and teaching
  • All the tour guides with a local guide
  • Cushion for meditation and teaching
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes
  • 05 night accommodation in Monastery guest house
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • 5 Night accommodation at Monastery guest house

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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