A rare opportunity to attend the His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings, hear his words of compassion, and embrace the joyful energy of Tibetans living in exile. His Holiness will conduct a short teaching on Chandrakriti’s entering the Middle Way (Uma Jukpa) from 2nd to 5th October, 2019 at the request of Taiwanese. Our tour also include visits to Norbulingka and Tsuglakhang temples; an ideal experience for practicing Buddhists and general devotees of peace and compassion.
- H. H. the Dalai Lama teachings and his infinite compassion
- Review of the teachings
- Stay with an Indian family in a local village
- Experience the Tibetan community in exile
- Lungta prayer-flag-rising ceremony
- Dalai Lama’s and Nechung temples
- Tsuglakhang monastery
- Norbulingka Cultural Institute
- Tibetan museum and library
- Men Tse Khang medicine center
Note : the visits will depend upon the teachings’ schedule and time availability.
Wednesday 2nd October, 2019
Upon arrival to Delhi, you will take a flight to Dharamshala. Check-in at the guesthouse.
Thursday 3rd October, 2019
This morning, your guide will take you to the small town of McLeod Ganj where you will visit the Dalai Lama’s temple and residence. Along with the pilgrims you will perform the ‘kora’; circumambulation. You will explore the Tsuglagkhang Monastery, the Dalai Lama’s temple, whose main structure is based on the one of the Jokhang Temples in Lhasa, Tibet. Then, you will visit the temple’s Tibetan Museum. This emotional experience will accompany a visual history of the Tibetan people who have been exiled from their home.
Friday 4th October, 2019
Attend the teaching by his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Participate in evening review sessions.
There will be a recap and a debate around the concepts that would have been taught earlier in the day by His Holiness.
Saturday 5th October,2019
Today You will visit the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute:
Men Tse Khang and its interesting museum, which includes a rich collection of plants and thangkas, Tibetan paintings. You will then meet a doctor of traditional Tibetan medicine for an holistic consultation. Through this experience, you will discover the benefits of this 2500 year old science, restoring mental and physical balance through natural remedies.
After lunch, You will follow a small path offering a magnificent view of Dharamshala and the surrounding of Kangra Valley in order to visit a yogi retreat. Yogis have dedicated their lives to meditation and studying the nature of the mind. You will be invited to share a special time of meditation practice with a yogi instated by the Dalai Lama.
Sunday 6th October, 2019
Today you will have a free day where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Dharamshala. You may chose to visit the infamous Dal Lake, or explore the hidden laneways of Dharamkot, or simply sit at one of the many cafes and take in the view of the magnificent mountains.
Monday 7th October, 2019
You will take a flight to Delhi for your flight back home.
Note : Depending upon the teachings schedule and time availability, you might be able to visit Norbulingka, Nechung temple, Tibetan museum and Tibetan medical Institute.
An audience with Karmapa might be organised, depending upon his arrival to Dharamshala and his schedule.