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Mindfulness Retreat tour at Bodhgaya

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USD 800
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USD 800
December 26, 2018
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New Delhi
Bodhgaya
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15

Retreat in monastery at Bodhgaya: YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

This is a very unique tour, especially designed for those of you who wants to escape the monotonous work life and spent some quality time with your innerself. The calm and the peace of mind you are seeking all this while in the daily routine will be awakened with this 10 days retreat tour. The subject of this year’s retreat is 37 practice on Bodhisattva .

YOUR DAY AT BODHGAYA: We want you to savour every moment of your Retreat. The programme has been especially designed so that you can absorb and reflect on the day and what you’ve learnt from it. By aiming to have a very productive tour, we have arranged discussions with the  Geshe La, with the end of the day Teachings.

 

 

Tour Highlights:

To experience the Buddhist way of life through
  •  Meditation
  •  Circumambulation of Mahabodhi temple and Bodhi Tree were Buddha got enlightenment
  •  Three days teaching of His Holiness Dalai Lama
  •  Five days retreat in monastery
  •  Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by a learned scholar/Gesha
  •  Participation in morning prayer and Tibetan prayer flag offering

An introduction to Geshe Champa Tongyut la, (Retreat Teacher)

Retreat Tour India

Geshe Chamba Tongyut was born in Ladakh, at the age of 11, he took novice ordination vows(Getsul) from Kybje Ling Rinpoche, one of the great tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1981 he joined Drepung Gomang monastery to pursue Buddhist Philosophy. In 2003, he has conferred a title of Geshe ‘Lharampa’ Degree which is equivalent to Ph.D., the highest spiritual degree in Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhist. He joined Gyuto Tantric college in Dharamsala at the end of the year 2003, he studied tantric and served as Vajra master from 2008 to 2009. He was also appointed as the discipline master (Gegu) of Drepung Gomang monastery.

Since 1992, Geshe La traveled around the world to preach, to spread the word of wisdom, love, compassion and universal responsibility. Geshe La has led the First and second Mindfulness retreat tour organized by a Soulful tour in Dharamsala. His presence has led such a positive feedback from the participants and led a huge difference in making the soulful tour life-changing moments for the participants.   Fortunately, this time also Geshe Chamba la will leading for upcoming mindfulness retreat in Bodhgaya from 26th Dec 2018 to 6th Jan 2019.

Itinerary

DAY 1:26th Dec 2018- ARRIVAL AT BODHGAYA

• Reach Bodhgaya
• In the evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with fellow participant, coordinator.
• Dinner is provided (D)

DAY 2:27th Dec 2018 - BODHGAYA

• Morning begins at 6:30am with steaming cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by Breakfast
• 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
• Breakfast and Dinner is provided (B+L+D)

DAY 3 TO DAY 6:28th – 31st Dec 2018 TEACHING OF DALAI LAMA IN BODHGAYA

• Morning begins with Prayer & Meditation at 6:30am
• After early breakfast attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching on on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s 37 Practices of a Boddhisattva (laklen sodunma) and Dharmakirti’s Pramanavartika – Commentary on Valid Cognition (tsema namdrel).
• On 31st morning attending a long life offering prayer for His Holiness
• Lunch
• Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion with your tour teacher.(3:30 pm – 5:00pm)
• Tea break 5:00 – 5:30pm
• Geshe la teaching session following with evening meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
• Dinner: 7:30 pm
• Overnight at monastery guest house.
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided (B+ L+D)

DAY 7: 1st Jan 2019: Full day Retreat in a monastery

• Morning begins at 7:00am with steaming cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by Guided prayer and meditation) at (7:00-8:00am)
• Breakfast (8:30-9:30am)
• 1st Teaching Session is from 10:30 am onwards, followed by Lunch at 12:30 to 1:30
• 2ndTeaching Session will begin from 2:00pm onwards followed by tea break at 4:00 Pm.
• Group discussion and panel discussion 5:00 – 6:30pm
• Dinner & Closing 7:00- 8:00pm
• Evening Meditation 8:00-9:00pm

DAY 8:4th Jan 2019- PILGRIMAGE TOUR NALANDA AND VELTURE PEAK (Optional tour)

• After early breakfast drive to Nalanda and Velture peak.
• Offering of prayer flags which will be hung on a hill of velture accompanied by traditional rituals and offerings.
• Recitation of Heart Sutra
• Lunch
• Guided pilgrimage to Nalanda
• Drive back to Bodhgaya
• Dinner

DAY 9:5th Jan 2019 Departure from the Monastery

• Departure

Price Includes

  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Bodhgaya ( Monastery )
  • 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch and 7 Dinner in monastery
  • Airport/Train pickup and drop from Gaya.
  • Guidance of teacher for meditation, Yoga and teaching
  • All the tour guides with a local guide
  • Cushion for meditation and teaching
  • Complementary tea and coffee at monastery guest house
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Single room supplement (If you wish to stay a single).
  • *Medical and Travel Insurance (Compulsory)*
  • International flight ticket
  • Domestic flight ticket within india
  • 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 to Valture peak and Nalanda

Please note: 

All programmes and timings are subject to change. Photography and mobile phones are strictly prohibited during the teaching and meditation sessions. Special meditation cushions will be provided to all delegates. There is special seating with back-rests only for those who cannot sit on the ground. All sessions will be conducted in English.

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Tenzin Tsogyal

Solo Traveller

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