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2017 Dharma Journeys Programs:

• March 21 – 25, 2017 — Retreat On The Eight Verses In Borobudur:
                                                From Yogyakarta, Indonesia

• October 23 – November 12, 2017 — Pilgrimage To Nepal & India:
                                                From Kathmandu, Nepal


The Dharma Journeys Pilgrimages are open to all. Good health and a serious interest in Tibetan Buddhism are appropriate for a fulfilling experience.
Himalayan High Treks coordinates the logistics and administration for the Dharma Journeys programs. This page presents administrative and registration details.
Please visit the Dharma Journeys Website for Dharma Journeys program descriptions and background information
.


 Overview: Dharma Journeys are led by experienced Dharma teachers and visit sacred and historical Buddhist sites. Following the advice of Venerable Robina Courtin and Lama Zopa Rinpoche on pilgrimage practices, these journeys include daily
Dharma teachings and group meditation sessions.

An English–speaking local guide accompanies the group to assist the program and its pilgrims.

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


Indonesia: Borobudur. India: Sravasti, Kushinagar, Nalanda, Vaishali, Vulture's Peak, Bodhgaya and Sarnath. Nepal: Boudhanath, Swayambunath, Parping, Kapilavastu, Lumbini & much more!



MARCH BOROBUDUR RETREAT

 Leader for the Dharma Journeys 2017 Retreat:
Geshe Tenzin Zopa.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa played a pivotal role in the 2008 documentary Unmistaken Child which follows his search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master. He was ordained at the age of nine by Lama Konchog and holds the geshe degree from Sera Je Monastic University, India. He currently oversees the physical, mental and spiritual development of Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the reincarnation of his teacher.

Projects undertaken by Geshe-la include the development of Rachen Nunnery and Mu Monastery in Tsum and supervising the completion of the 1,000 Buddha Relics Memorial Stupa at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. He was Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Center in Malaysia from 2007 to 2011 and was instrumental in establishing the FPMT's Basic Program there. He is also the author of many books and publications on Buddhism, many of which are available on his website.

Follow in the footsteps of the great Atisha and his guru Serlingpa, who visited Borobudur, on the island of Java, in the tenth century. The largest stupa in the world, it was buried for 500 years, rediscovered in the 19th century, and restored with the support of UNESCO in the 1970s. There will be daily teachings, meditations and time at the stupa.

The monument guides pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels along the walls and walkways and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple and one of the great Buddhist monuments.


OCTOBER NEPAL & INDIA PILGRIMAGE

 Leader for the Dharma Journeys 2017 Pilgrimage:
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.

We start with a meditation retreat, led by Ven. Robina, at Kopan Monastery, the monastery of her lamas. We then visit the holy sites of Kathmandu Valley — Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Parping — before continuing to India. Ven. Robina will give Dharma teachings and lead pujas and meditation sessions at each pilgrimage place, based on the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

The pilgrimage is authentic: in India, we trace the actual steps of the Buddha. "People are so moved by the experience; it always amazes me. Going to these holy places touches people deeply, transforms them,"
says Ven. Robina.








Program Administrative Details Below!




MARCH BOROBODUR RETREAT

2017 Indonesia Borobudur Retreat • Administrative Details:

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

$1,200 USD

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

+  $ NONE USD

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

$1,200 USD*

*Minimum Group Size & Surcharge:

Retreat costs are based on a typical group size of at least 20 participants. Should this trip be undersubscribed, a surcharge of $100USD 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 retreat.

Trip Deposit (submit with application):

$500 USD

Single Supplement (optional single accommodation):

$290 USD (optional)

Maximum Group Size:

Thirty Participants

Other Cost & Need Considerations:

Passport; Visa(s); Physicians Visit; Emergency Medical & Evacuation Insurance; Travel to Borobudur; Meals Beyond Published 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:

December 21, 2016 ($50USD late fee thereafter)

The Dharma Journeys Borobudur Retreat Schedule:

Borobudur Retreat Schedule

Print Retreat Application:

Dharma Journeys Retreat Print Application

Online (Instant) Retreat Application:

Dharma Journeys Retreat Online (Instant) Application

Need More Information? Email Us, we're nice:

Himalayan High Treks Email


OCTOBER NEPAL & INDIA PILGRIMAGE

2017 Nepal & India Pilgrimage • Administrative Details

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

$TBD USD

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

+  $TBD USD

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

$TBD 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):

$500 USD

Single Supplement (optional single accommodation):

$TBD (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 23, 2017 ($100USD late fee thereafter)

The Dharma Journeys Nepal & India Pilgrimage
Itinerary:

Coming Soon!

Pilgrimage Application:

Dharma Journeys Pilgrimage Application

Online (Instant) Pilgrimage Application:

Dharma Journeys Pilgrimage Online (Instant) Application

Need More Information? Email Us, we're nice:

Himalayan High Treks Email