Kalachakra retreat at bodhgaya with pilgrimage tour to Varanasi

The Kalachakra Bodhgaya retreat along with pilgrimage tour to Varanasi  from 3rd to 17th Janury 2017:

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Experience:

  • We will spend 15 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 Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, and Nalanda.
  • Spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges
  • Participate in Chod Prayer session with a Yogi.
  • Meeting and private consultation with Tibetan traditional doctor.

Tour Teacher Geshe Konchok Wangdu

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Prof. Geshe Konchok Wangdu was born on 01-05-1967at Saboo Village. He Studied 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 fluent with languages like Hindi, English, Tibetan and Ladakhi.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.

Accommodation:

  • 3 star Hotel Ashok country resort in Delhi for 2 nights
  • 3 star Hotel Bodhgaya  Regencye in Bodhgaya for 11 nights accommodation on full board.
  • 3 star Hotel in Varanasi for 2 nights accommodation on Full board.

Transportation:

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

Price: Price 2750 USD  base on double occupancy. Single supplement is 1150 USD

INCLUSION

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • Breakfast + Lunch and Dinner in Bodhgaya and Varanasi.
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Air ticket from Delhi to Patna
  • Air ticket from Varanasi 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 ($1150 USD)
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 01 – 03 Jan 2017 : Delhi.
Arrival in Delhi and check into the hotel.
Day 02 – 04 Jan 2017 : Fly from Delhi to Patna by air.

Patna to Bodhgaya by road ( 3h 11 min110.5 km)  and on arrival in Bodhgaya check into the hotel. The evening meeting and discussion of your program with fellow pilgrims.

Day 03 – 05 Jan 2017: Bodhgaya.

Our morning starts with a warm glass of  Tibetan herbal tea, followed by morning prayer and meditation for 45 minutes. Followed by breakfast.Visit to the Mahabodhi Temple and Kalachakra teaching ground.

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- 06 Jan 2017: 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) and

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’.

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 – 07 Jan 2017: 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.
Day 06 – 08 Jan 2017 : 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 – 09 Jan 2017 : 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 – 10 Jan 2017 :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.

 Day 09 – 11 Jan 2017 : 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 – 12 Jan 2017: 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 – 13 Jan 2017 : 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 – 14 Jan 2017: Bodhgaya

H.H The Dalai Lama give a Long life empowerment (Tsewang) to all the devotees and་Public offer ( Tenshug) a prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Evening farewell dinner party with fellow pilgrimage.

Day 13- 15 Jan 2017: Bodhgaya- Varanasi.

Early morning Drive to Varanasi, (5 to 6 hour drive 255.1 km)

At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front).Can enjoy the Ganga Arti on Boat (optional and by own cost).

Day 14 – 16 Jan 2017: Varanasi-Sarnath.

Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat.

After breakfast we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum.
 Day 15 – 17 Jan 2017: Varanasi- Delhi by Air.

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

                                 Tashi Deleck!  Namaste!