Kalachakra Tours 2017

The Kalachakra retreat tour 2017 at Bodhgaya with His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama 

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Experience:

  • We will spend 13 nights 14 days days together attending H.H. The Dalai Lama’sKalachakra teachings and transmissions, keeping a mindfulness practice and having discussions on the teachings to gain a deeper and collective understanding of them.
  • To Attend theDalai Lama’s teachings and receive a genuine introduction to Buddhism.
  • Wake up to the steaming cup of cleansing Tibetan medicinal herbal tea.
  • Every morning, followed by morning prayer and meditation
  • Every Evening Teaching Review and Discussion with Geshe la.
  • Guided pilgrimage to the sacred Buddhist sites of Bodhgaya, Rajgir, and Nalanda.
  • Participate in Chod Prayer session with a Yogi.
  • Meeting and private consultation with Tibetan traditional doctor.

 

Tour Teacher and Expert Guide: Geshe Konchok Wangdu 

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Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdu S/O Norboo Tundup was born on 01-05-1967at Saboo Village. He Studed at Government School, Saboo. Further study at Drepung Losiling Monastic University and Obtained degree of Geshe Larampa (Eq. Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy) from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in south India in 1998.

He Participated and presented papers in several national and international seminars on Buddhist Studies. He is familiar and fluently with languages like Hindi, English, Tibetan and Ladakhi.

Work Experience

  • 1993 Work at Drepung Loseling Library Society as an editor and edited texts on Vinaya (the moral ethic or the regulatory framework for the Buddhist monastic community) and Parmana (Valid cognition)
  • Volunteered as teacher in Rizong monastery from 2002 to 2005.
  • Edited Bhoti text books for Schools affiliated to J&K Board of School Education, Jammu and Kashmir Government in 2008
  • Served as senior lecturer at Institute of Buddhist Dialectic, Dharamsala from 2007 to 2010
  • Transcribed three books of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2007
  • In year 2010 I was appointed as Professor of Buddhist Philosophy and Head of the Department of Buddhist Philophy at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Choglamsar, Leh Ladakh.

Ongoing Researches

  • Involved with several institutions to work for the promotion and preservation of Ladakhi language, culture and students’ education.
  • Recently working as a director of a very important project on digitization of an authoritatively accurate edition of the collected works of Je Tshongkhapa and His Spiritual Sons (Je Yabse Sungbum) that includes extensive annotations (e.g., accurate citations of its quotations from the Kangyur and Tengyur).
  • Compiling Bhoti text books for Schools in Ladakh from nursery to 8th standard with group of scholars from Leh and Dharamsala.
  • Writing eight books on moral stories and rhymes for the children to improve ancestral Bhoti language and script.
  • Doing extensive research for two new books on Buddhist Philosophy
  • Has been delivering lectures on “Introduction to Buddhism” in villages throughout Ladakh.

While assigned with the responsibility of the Directorship of Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, under the ministry of the Cultural, govt of india. He also gives lectures and leads philosophy classes in Dharamsala, Ladakh and many other places like Universities and Institutes. He also travels widely within India and abroad, like Mumbai, USA, U.K., and Singapore to teach Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and practice.

Please note: We are requesting every interested person can registered yourself at the earliest. Be a part of this historic spiritual and Retreat tour. We will make your life with us a memorable and meaningful. We will serve as the best of resources and ability. We guarantee you that you have chosen the right service!. We are looking forward to hear soon from you.

RIGESTER TO: http://www.kalachakratours.com

Registration deadline: 10th August 2016 (Limited seat)

Day to day Program

Day 01 : Delhi.
Arrival in Delhi and check into the hotel.

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Day 02 : Fly from Delhi to Patna by air.

Patna to Bodhgaya by road and on arrival in Bodhgaya check into the hotel.

The evening meeting and discussion of your program with fellow pilgrims and short walk around the Bodhgaya.

Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Prince Siddhartha attained perfect enlightenment under a Bodhi tree in Bodygaya some 2,500 years ago. Historically, it was known as the Bodhimanda or ground around the Bodhi tree. Some 250 years later, Dharma king Ashoka visited this holy site and he is considered the founder of the Mahabodhi Temple. The famous Chinese monk, scholar Xuanzang visited this site in 637 CE. The sacred site of Bodhgaya was “lost” for centuries as Buddhism declined in India. After Burmese Buddhists rediscovered it in the 1880s, the British colonial government began restoration work. In 1891, the Sri Lankan Buddhist leader Anagarika Dharmapa founded the Mahabodhi Society and started a campaign to return control of the temple to Buddhists. In 1949, the Society became part of the 9-member management committee of the temple. In 2002, UNESCO declared Bodhgaya a World Heritage Site. Today, this holy ground is home to more than a dozen temples and educational institutes representative of Buddhist traditions from various areas, including China, Japan, Korean, Taiwan, Bhutan, Tibet, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Burma. Several historical sites, such as Rajgir and Nalanda University, are in the vicinity.

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The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.

Day 03: Bodhgaya.

Our morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast.

After breakfast Visit to the Mahabodhi Temple: The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built in brick that still survives today. The ground level of the temple is 45 meters square, stretching up a pyramid shape that ends in a smaller square platform. The central tower of Mahabodhi stands 180 feet (54 meters) tall. The brickwork on the outside of the temple depicts scenes from the life of the Buddha. Inside the temple is a colossal image of a seated Buddha touching the earth with his right hand (a gesture known as the earth-witness mudra). In this posture the Buddha accomplished the supreme enlightenment. The statue is of black stone, but it has been covered in gold and dressed in bright orange robes. The courtyard of the temple is studded with many smaller stupas and Buddha statues, some of which are several hundred years old. Parts of the railing that surrounds the area are among the oldest elements of Mahabodhi Temple that survive today.

Next to the Mahabodhi Temple is the Bodhi Tree, a descendent of the very tree under which the Buddha was enlightened, and the Jewel Walk, marking the place where the Buddha is said to have practiced walking meditation for seven days after his enlightenment.

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After visit back to hotel for hot lunch.

Evening session 1: Introduction to Kalachakra in this session Geshe la will present the origins of Kalachakra, its connection with the land of Shambala and history of Kalachakra in Tibet and Himalaya region. Also, we have Question and answer session.

 Tea break for 20 minutes.

 Evening session 2: Geshe-la will present the importance of preliminary teachings and introduction of CHODJUG  [His Holiness gives preliminary teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chodjug)]. Also, we have Question and answer session.

 Day 04: Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast.

Preliminary Teachings – Day 1

For the next three days His Holiness gives preliminary teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chodjug),

The Chodjug (Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life) was composed by the saint and scholar Shantideva, of Nalanda University, and is used to develop compassion and the experience of ‘void nature’.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers this preliminary teaching to be more important than the actual Kalachakra initiation.

The Chodjug conveys the meaning of the Dharma in easily accessible language and is of special interest to those who wish to take up spiritual practice as a way of life. It covers Mahayana Buddhism’s core practical philosophy of compassion and has been widely quoted by Tibet’s great masters and scholars.

Evening review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

 Day 05 : Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast.

Preliminary Teachings – Day 2

Continuation of the His Holiness teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chodjug).

Evening session 1: Review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

Evening session 2: Meeting with Tibetan Yogi, who has led a lifelong retreat dedicated to spiritual practice and meditation. The yogi will perform a protection ritual and sing the song of Yogi Milarapa.

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 Day 06 : Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast.

Preliminary Teachings – Day 3.

Continuation of the His Holiness teaching on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chodjug).

Evening session 1: Review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

Evening session 2:  Meeting and private consultation with Tibetan traditional doctor.

 Day 07 : Bodhgaya  

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast

Guided pilgrimage tour to Nalanda and Rajgir.

Day 08 : Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast

Students Prepare (Preliminary Initiation).

Evening review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

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 Day 09 : Bodhgaya.

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast

Kalachakra Initiation

Evening review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

Day 10 : Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast
Kalachakra Initiation

Evening review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.
Day 11 : Bodhgaya

Early morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast

Kalachakra Initiation
Evening review of the morning teachings with Geshe-la.

Day 12 : Bodhgaya

Long life empowerment (Tsewang) and་prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 Day 13 : Bodhgaya- Delhi by Air.

After the breakfast drive to Patna and from Patna to Delhi by air.

Arrival in Delhi and check into the hotel. Evening  Prepare for your international flight to home.

Accommodation:

  • 4 star Hotel in Delhi for two nights
  • 3/4 star Hotel in Bodhgaya for 11 nights accommodation on full board

 

Transportation:

  • By air from Delhi to Patna.
  • By air from Patna to Delhi.
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Deluxe AC Bus vehicle/Ac car

INCLUSION

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Air ticket from Delhi to Patna
  • Air ticket from Patna To Delhi
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with 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 Geshe-la
  • All the tour guides with a local guide
  • Meditation and Prayers teacher.

 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDES

  • Single supplement
  • 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

Registration deadline: 10th August 2016                                (Limited seat)

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Tashi Deleck!!!!!! Namaste!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Website- http://www.kalachakratours.com and Email-kalachakratour@gmail.com

 

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