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Dharma Journeys Programs:

• July 1 — 16, 2014 — Kalachakra Mandala Camp:
                                                From Leh, Ladakh

• January 9 — 25, 2014 — Pilgrimage To India & Nepal:
                                                From Varanasi, India

• January 28 — 31, 2014 — Retreat On The Eight Verses at Lama Atisha Sacred Site In Borobudur, Indonesia:
                                                From Yogyakarta, Indonesia

• October 26 — November 18, 2014 — Pilgrimage To Nepal & India:
                                                From Kathmandu, Nepal
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 Overview: These pilgrimages to sacred Buddhist sites are led by experienced Western Dharma teachers. It follows the advice of Ven. Robina Courtin and Lama Zopa Rinpoche concerning pilgrimage practices and includes daily Dharma teachings and group meditation sessions. A local, English–speaking guide, accompanies and assists pilgrims throughout the journey.

Join a memorable pilgrimage to explore
the holy places of lord Buddha & beyond:

India: Sravasti, Kushinagar, Nalanda, Vaishali,
Vulture's Peak, Bodhgaya and Sarnath. Nepal: Boudhanath, Swayambunath, Parping, Kapilavastu and Lumbini. Myanmar: Shwedagon Stupa, Ananda Temple, Bagan, Mount Popa, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay, Pindaya Caves, Inle Lake, Yangon & Much More!

Kalachakra Mandala Camp

Tuesday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kalachakra Mandala Camp

Attend the Kalachakra Initiation and teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the monks of Namgyal Monastery based at our comfortable camp. We will be offering excursions to local monasteries including Tikse and Alchi as well as other sites of interest plus provide daily meditation sessions. Comfortable camping in the Indian Himalayas with our experienced trekking staff. We will provide potable water, sleeping tents, meals and clean latrines.

    Included with your stay at the Dharma Journeys Campground:

  • Campground open July 1-16 (Kalachakra and teachings will be from July 3-14)
  • On-site, professional staff includes a manager, local guide and grounds supervision
  • Double-accommodation tents (limited, optional single tents additional)
  • Three healthy fresh vegetarian meals cooked daily
  • Covered dining area with tables and chairs
  • Clean, filtered drinking water
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • First aid station
  • Lending library
  • Enjoy excursions to area monasteries including Tikse and Alchi
  • Daily meditations with question and answer sessions led by FPMT Sangha
  • Easy one mile walk to Buddha Garden where the teachings and initiation will take place
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    DATES: July 1–16, 2014

    LAND COST: $1900 USD

    LEADER: Amber Tamang


    MEETING POINT: Our program will begin and end in Leh, Ladakh, India.

    INFORMATION & QUESTIONS: Effie Fletcher, Dharma Journeys Coordinator

     Leader for Dharma Journeys Nepal & India:
    Ven. Robina Courtin.

    Venerable Robina Courtin was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery, Nepal in 1978. She has since worked for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, as editorial director of Wisdom Publications and later as editor of the FPMT magazine, Mandala.

    Since 1987 Ven. Robina has taught Buddhist courses and retreats at FPMT centers worldwide. An award-winning film by her nephew Amiel Courtin- Wilson, "Chasing Buddha" documents her life and work at Kentucky State Prison. She is one of the subjects of Vicki Mackenzie's "Why Buddhism?,"
    and a film by Christine Lundberg, "On the Road Home."

    She is a popular and engaging pilgrimage leader.


    The Dharma Journeys Pilgrimages are open to all, but good health and a serious interest in Tibetan Buddhism are appropriate for an enjoyable experience.
    Please visit the official Dharma Journeys Website for all specific program information and details.

    Nepal & India Pilgrimage • Administrative Details:

    (+) Land Cost (land cost as itinerary has described):

    $4600 USD

    (+) In-Trip Airfare Estimate (air during itinerary program):

    +  $380 USD

    (=) Total Program Cost (Land & In-Trip Air costs combined):

    $4980 USD*

    *Minimum Group Size & Surcharge:

    Pilgrimage costs are based on a typical group size of at least 20 participants. Should this trip be undersubscribed, a surcharge of $200USD per person will apply. This surcharge will be added
    upon registration and will be removed once/if the threshold of
    20 participants is reached. A minimum of 10 participants
    are necessary to operate this pilgrimage.

    Trip Deposit (submit with application):


    Single Supplement (optional single accommodation):

    $900 USD (optional)

    Maximum Group Size:

    Thirty Participants

    Other Cost & Need Considerations:

    Passport; Visa(s); Physicians Visit; Emergency Medical & Evacuation Insurance; Travel to Nepal; Meals Beyond Above Itinerary; Beverages; Spending/Personal Money.

    Trip Activity–Level:

    Mild: Accommodations are most often in comfortable guest houses and four–star hotels. Activities are usually mild and can include day hikes of less than four hours in length. Vehicle time can include fatigue with long travel along rough roads.

    Registration Deadline:

    July 26, 2014 ($100USD late fee thereafter)

    The Dharma Journeys Nepal & India Pilgrimage

    The Dharma Journeys Nepal & India Pilgrimage

    Pilgrimage Application:

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