Dalai Lama Teaching retreat and pilgrimage tour to Bodhgaya,Varanasi, Nanla...

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Kalachakara teaching ground

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A 11-days tour featuring Dalai Lama’s teachings and Mindfulness Retreat tour in Bodhgaya

Destination to cover: DELHI- VARANASI- SARNATH- BODHGAYA- NALANDA-PATNA- DELHI

BRIEFING:This tour is a lifetime opportunity for everyone, not only will you be visiting the sacred places but you will witness the precious teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We cordially invite people from every corner of the world to participate in the journey to awaken the pure soul inherent within each one of us by indulging in the teachings on Tibetan Buddhism by the learned scholar, followed by visiting monasteries to really visualize or to 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 are willing to do further venture to Varanasi is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus. Known to have been in existence for over 3000-years, Varanasi is believed to be the oldest city in the world. Varanasi is known for its ghats and the ancient town has nearly 100 of them. Sarnath is located just 12 km from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage.

Buddha-Gaya as it was popularly called in the 19th century, is a sacred place for Buddhists all over the world, as this is where Prince Siddhartha became Buddha and to achieve enlightenment in Bodhgaya.

Pilgrimage by Cycle is mainly a very short cycling tour around Bodhgaya area. By keeping the main motive of our tour, this cycling tour also exemplifies something peaceful but this time towards the environment we belong and the air we inhales. With this Eco-Friendly tour, we’ll roam around villages and monastery in Bodgaya.

Tour Highlights:

Experience the informational retreat tour

  • Waking up to a brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea.
  • Meditation to free oneself from disturbing mind.
  • Circumambulation of the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi – where Buddha to achieve enlightenment
  • Offering of prayer flags to spread the scripted sacred mantras to the space and to once family, to uplift once luck and others too
  • To Attend His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s on teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug)
  • His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang).
  • Recapitulate the daytime teachings followed by discussion.
  • Recitation of Green Tara Puja
  • Participation in Chod Prayer.
  • Eyewitness the evening Ganga Arti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganges
  • Witness the rituals performed by local Brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges.
  • Enjoy evening boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat viewing city’s most wonderful scenes, Ganga Aarti on the banks of the sacred Ganges.
  • Explore the Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment
  • Pilgrimage by cycle with this Eco-Friendly tour, we’ll roam around villages and monastery in Bodgaya.


Itinerary:

DAY 1: 24Th Dec 2019 DELHI (D)

• Arrival at Indra Gandi International Airport and check into respective hotel.
• If you prefer to arrive a day early (Before 11:00 am IST), we can arrange the extra night.
• Overnight at Hotel in Delhi
• Dinner provided (D)

DAY 2: 25Th Dec 2019 DELHI- VARANASI

• After breakfast drive to Delhi airport and fly to Varanasi.
• After arrival at Varanasi check into the hotel.
• Eyewitness the evening Ganga Arti; one of the five rituals performed for the worship of sacred river Ganges
• Witness the rituals performed by local Brahmins and sadhus, devotees walking down to the Ghats to offer their prayers to the Mother Ganges.
• Enjoy evening boat ride around Manikarnika Ghat viewing city’s most wonderful scenes, Ganga Aarti on the banks of the sacred Ganges.
• Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 3: 26Th Dec 2019 VARANASI- SARNATH - BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• After breakfast drive to Sarnath
• Explore the Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment.
• Visit Temples, stupas and monuments, famous tourist attraction and pilgrim spots.
• Listen to heartwarming stories of the around famous temples, these stories will help you understand the Sarnath and the life here.
• Our friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life
• Lunch at one of the best restaurant and after lunch drive to bodhgaya for 4-5 Hour.
• In the evening, there will be a briefing and meeting with retreat teacher.
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 4: 27th Dec 2018 BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• 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
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 5: 28th Dec 2019TEACHING IN BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• After early breakfast attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug)
• Back to lunch at Hotel (Till 3:00pm lunch beak)
• 3:00pm Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion
• 5:00pm – 5:30pm tea break
• Evening prayer followed by meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
• Dinner: 7:30 pm
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 6: 29th Dec 2019TEACHING IN BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• After early breakfast attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching on on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug)
• Back to lunch at Hotel (Till 3:00pm lunch beak)
• 3:00pm Recapitulation of daytime teachings and panel discussion
• 5:00pm – 5:30pm tea break
• 5:30pm – 7:00pm Evening prayer followed by meditation
• Dinner: 7:30 pm
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 7: 30th Dec 2019TEACHING IN BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• After early breakfast His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang)
• Back to lunch at Hotel(Till 2:00pm lunch beak)
• After lunch Pilgrimage by Cycle
Pilgrimage by Cycle is mainly a very short cycling tour around Bodhgaya area. By keeping the main motive of our tour, this cycling tour also exemplifies something peaceful but this time towards the environment we belong and the air we inhales. With this Eco-Friendly tour, we’ll roam around villages and monastery in Bodhgaya.
Please note: If are not driving cycle by your own we will arrange cycle rickshaw.
Cycle rickshaw is a three-wheeled bicycle for public hire, with a covered seat for passengers behind the driver.
• Evening followed by evening meditation from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
• Dinner: 7:30 pm
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)


DAY 8: 31st Dec 2019TEACHING IN BODHGAYA (B+L+D)

• Morning starts at 6:00am with brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by guided meditation for 45 min
• After early breakfast attending long live prayer ceremony to His Holiness Dalai Lama.
• Back to lunch at Hotel
• Till 5:00 pm you are free for shopping or your own activities.
• 5:30pm – 7:00pm In the evening Green Tara prayer followed by meditation.
• Dinner: 7:30 pm
• Overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 9: 1st Jan 2019Bodhgaya – Nalanda- Patna (B+L+D)

• After early breakfast drive to Nalanda and Velture peak.
• Offering of prayer flags which will be hung on the hill of velture peak accompanied by traditional rituals and offerings.
• Lunch at Restaurant at Nalanda
• Pilgrimage to Nalanda: Nalanda had a Buddhist Center of learning established in 450 BC, and was the largest University in the world during its era. The remains of the University is spread over 14 Acres and is located at a site about 88 kilometres south east of Patna. The University accommodated over 10,000 students and 2000 faculty at a time. Much about it were discovered from the writings of Chinese Traveller Hiuen Tsang.
• After pilgrimage drive to Patna (2 hours)
• Overnight at Hotel in Patna
• Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

DAY 10: 2nd Jan 2019Patna- Delhi (B+D)

• After breakfast drive to Patna airport and fly back to Delhi.
• After arrival check into hotel at Delhi
• Overnight at Hotel in Delhi
• Breakfast and Dinner provided(B+D)

DAY 11: 3rd Jan 2019Delhi (B+D)

• Breakfast
• After breakfast visit to national museum
• Lunch at AC restaurant
• After lunch back to hotel and take a relax till your transfer to airport
• Evening transfer to airport for your international flight
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided(B+L+D)

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