Tarayogini: Pelgrimreis naar Tibet (2015)

Tarayogini, Kluisbergen (B)


Trefwoorden: yogi, Boeddhisme, Mount Everest, Maaike Decock


Pelgrimreis naar Tibet

Reisprogramma 21 July until 2 August 2015.

We gaan naar het dak van de wereld Tibet.
Het land van yogi’s, Bön, Boeddhisme, … en een heel mooie natuur.

Speciale punten op onze reis 2015:

* Mount Everest base camp met het hoogste klooster ter wereld, Rongbuk Monastery.

* De grotten van één van de bekendste Tibetaanse Yogi’s, Milarepa

* The secret temple van de Dalai Lama, Lukhang. Hier bevinden zich op de derde verdieping oude muurschilderingen van de geheime Lu Jong, Tsa Lung en Tummo oefeningen)

* Drek Yerpa, heilige meditatie grotten.

Begeleiding door Tibetaanse gidsen … wat maakt dat we ondergedompeld worden in de échte authentieke Tibetaanse cultuur.

Meer info over deze reis: klik hier



Day 1 – 21 July:  pick up from the airport in Chengdu

Pick up from the airport in Chengdu.
Go to hotel and take a rest for the rest of the day.

Day 2 – 22 July:  pick up from the airport (About 1 hour drive to lhasa)

Check-in hotel and rest.
There will be a Short talk from the organizer about the tour and information and tips.
Welcome dinner.

Day 3 – 23 July: sight seeing in Lhasa (Jhokhang Temple & Lukhang Temple)

Morning we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts thousands and thousands of pilgrimage from all over Tibet and around the world,it was built by the great King Songten Gampo.

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We also visit the secret temple of The Dalai Lama. On a willow-covered island in a sacred pond behind Tibet’s Potala Palace is a pagoda-roofed temple that was built in the eighteenth century. The chapel was reserved exclusively for the Dalai Lamas as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, and for centuries the murals guided them in mystical contemplation. On the wall we find drawings of Lu Jong, Tummo and many other excercices.

More details: http://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setid=2585

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Day 4 – 24 July : Sight seeing – Potala and Sera Monastery

In the morning we will visit Potala palace, served both as administrative centre and religious centre. in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king “Songtsen Gampo” and later renovated by 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. You can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(sputa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of Mandela, figures of the Buddha.

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In the afternoon we visit one of biggest monasteries in Tibet, belongs to Gelugpa or yellow sect, Sera monastery which was built in the year of1419 by “chamchen Chojie” a disciple of Tsongkapa. They are very famous in‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating.

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Day 5 –  25 July: Lhasa – Drak Yerpa 

Drak Yerpa about 40Km from northeast of Lhasa. – There are many holy meditaition caves. Tibet’s great king Songtsen Gampo has meditated in this caves for three years. It has beautiful view from top of Kyichu and Lhasa valley.
Here we will do some meditations, it’s a very holy place and we will also visit the Drak Yerpa Monastery.
We will do one hour trekking and afterwords we have a picnic at the foot of Drak Yerpa Mountain.

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Day 6 – 26 July:     Lhasa – Yamdo Lake – Shigatse

After breakfast we head to shigatse and on our way we take a stop to one of the holy lakes of Tibet, Yamdo Lake.
We overnight in Shigatse.

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Day 7 – 27 July:     Shigatse – Base Camp

After breakfast we drive to mount Everest Base Camp.
We will see the sun set, visit the highest Monastery of the world, Rongbuk Monastery, and stay overnight near Mount Everest Basecamp.


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Day 8  – 28 July:     Base Camp – Nyalam

After breakfast we drive to Nyalam and we visit Milarepa cave and stay overnight in Nyalam.

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Milarepa’s Cave or Namkading Cave is a cave where the great Tibetan Buddhist philosopher, Milarepa (c. 1052—c. 1135 CE), spent many years of his life in the eleventh century, 11 km north of the town of Nyalam, below the roadside and above the Matsang river.

Day 9 – 29 July:     Nyalam – Shigatse

After breakfast we head toward Shigatse again.

Day 10  – 30 July:     Shigatse – Lhasa

After breakfast we start the journey, head toward Shigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet. It’s also the home town of Banchen Lama. We will be visiting the famous Tashilumpo Monastery and then we drive back to Lhasa.

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Day 11  – 31 July:     Lhasa

Have a lazy morning and then free time for shopping after lunch.

Day 12  – 1 August:     Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain) or Ganden Namgyeling is one of the ‘great three’ Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, at an altitude of 4,300m.

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Its full name is Ganden Namgyal Ling (dga’ ldan rmam rgyal gling). Ganden means “joyful” and is the Tibetan name for Tuá¹£ita, the heaven where the bodhisattva Maitreya is said to reside. Namgyal Ling means “victorious temple

Day 13 – 02 aug :
Farewell party in Lhasa and sending to airport.

Tot op één van onze reizen!

Misschien ontmoeten we elkaar binnenkort op één van de reizen.

Een overzicht van ons aanbod voor 2015:

Study Tibetan Herbals in Amdo, 13 juli tem 21 juli 2015 (klik hier voor meer info)
Pelgrimreis Tibet, 21 juli tem 2 aug 2015 (klik hier voor meer info)
Yoga en Tibetaanse kloosters, Ladakh (India) 15 aug tem 22 aug 2015 (klik hier voor meer info)
Yoga & wildlife/ethic culture, Chitwan (Nepal) 12 tem 19 oktober 2015 (klik hier voor meer info)
Yoga in la douce france, Cardet (Zuid-Frankrijk) (klik hier voor meer info)
Beginners 13 tem 20 juni 2015
Gevorderden 29 aug tem 5 sept 2015
Yogaweekend, Lu Jong & Tog Chöd, Doornik (België) 11 tem 14 september 2015 (klik hier voor meer info)
programma beginners en gevorderden!



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