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Dharma Journeys 2019 - 2020 Programs:

• October 24–November 9, 2019 — Pilgrimage To Nepal & India:
                                                From Kathmandu, Nepal
• May 10 - 28, 2020 — Lawudo Trek and Retreat:
                                                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!


OCTOBER NEPAL & INDIA PILGRIMAGE

 Leader for the Dharma Journeys 2019 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.



MAY LAWUDO TREK & RETREAT

  Leader for the Dharma Journeys 2020:
Ven. Amy Miller

Lawudo is a remote retreat center in the Mount Everest (Solu Khumbu) region of Nepal. It is a sacred place built around a small cave in which the Lawudo Lama meditated in the 1930s and 1940s. He was said to have attained high realizations there. The current reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama is Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Rinpoche advised Ven. Amy to teach there whenever possible. He stated "It's the most important thing you can do for the WORLD!"

This pilgrimage to Lawudo with Ven. Amy will allow you to enjoy the stunning scenery and a challenging trekking experience while also receiving teachings, having a short retreat and visiting some of the holy places in the area.








Program Administrative Details Below!




OCTOBER NEPAL & INDIA PILGRIMAGE

2019 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):

$500 USD

Single Supplement (optional single accommodation):

$900 (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 25, 2019 ($100USD late fee thereafter)

The Dharma Journeys Nepal & India Pilgrimage
Itinerary:

The Dharma Journeys Nepal & India Pilgrimage

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


MAY LAWUDO TREK & RETREAT

2020 Lawudo, Nepal Trek & Retreat • Administrative Details:

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

$3500 USD

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

+  $360 USD

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

$3860 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 $200-300 USD 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):

$250 USD

Single Supplement (optional single accommodation at Hyatt only):

$220 (optional)

Maximum Group Size:

Twenty 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:

Moderate: Usually involves hiking an average of four to six hours each day - with some trekking time being spent at high altitude. Accommodations consist of evenings spent at tea or guest houses.

Registration Deadline:

January 10, 2020 ($100USD late fee thereafter)

The Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat Itinerary:

Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat Itinerary

Trek Application:

Custom Trek Application

Online (Instant) Pilgrimage Application:

Dharma Journeys Pilgrimage Online (Instant) Application

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

Himalayan High Treks Email