Overview

Our Mindfulness Teaching Retreat tour takes you to the esoteric world of divine Tibetan Buddhism. Our tour gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity to seek the blessings and learn the teachings of His Holiness, Dalai Lama. In the tour, you will receive guided meditation sessions from experienced Buddhist masters. You will visit sacred Buddhist locations in and around the sacred town of Bodhgaya. You will be introduced to mindful meditation. Partake in the Green Tara Puja and the Chod prayer session.

Embark on a journey of self-exploration, expand your mental horizon, seek inner peace, conquer your ego and attain spiritual well being with our amazing Mindfulness Teaching Retreat tour.

10 Nights 9 Days Available on request Bodhgaya, Bihar
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation and inclusive meals

  • Transfers and sightseeing tours

  • Local guides fluent in English and Hindi for tours & transfers

  • Entrance fees for scheduled visits

  • Potable water and snacks

  • Baggage handling, room tax, service charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights, visas and travel insurance

  • Surcharges on services if any

  • Personal expenses and gratuities

  • Alcohol and any meals or services not mentioned in the schedule

  • Charges for public transport like a rickshaw

  • Expenses for Puja and Prasad

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Participate in relaxing meditation sessions

  • Witness the teachings of Dalai Lama

  • Visit spiritually significant emblems

  • Participate in prayer sessions and puja rituals

  • Explore Tibetan massage therapy

  • Consult with Tibetan Amchi

Itinerary
Day 1: A Lovely Evening In Bodhgaya
  • Upon arrival, our expert guide will meet you at the Bodhgaya airport to drop you comfortably at the Monastery guest house. Enjoy a lovely dinner. Attend the evening meeting to get introduced to your fellow pilgrims followed by the introduction session by your spiritual teacher Geshe La. Relax for the night in the Monastery guest house.
  • Meals: Dinner is provided
Day 2: An Amazing Day In Bodhgaya
  • Start early in the morning at 6:30 am with a n ice steaming cup of medicinal cleansing Tibetan herbal tea. Attend a relaxing 45-minutes session of guided meditation. Enjoy a lovely breakfast before you proceed for a circumambulation or walking tour of the Mahabodhi temple.
  • In the evening, you will be introduced to the teachings of His Holiness. Attend an evening panel discussion with your spiritual guru, Geshe La. Enjoy a restful night at the Monastery guest house in Bodhgaya.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided
Day 3: A Mesmerising Day In Bodhgaya
  • Start your day early at 6:30 am with a brewing cup of delicious medicinal cleansing Tibetan herbal tea. Enjoy a 45-minutes session of guided meditation. Proceed to attend the teaching session of His Holiness, Dalai Lama on Jangchup Semdrel or Nagarjuna Commentary about Bodhichitta. You will also attend a teaching session on Laklen Sodunma or Thokme Sangpos 37 Practices of Bodhisattva.
  • In the afternoon, you will get a short break for lunch. Visit the Karmapa Monastery in the afternoon. You may get a chance to meet the 17th Karmapa or H.H. at Karmapa monastery if he is available at the time of your visit. We will request him for our special audience. In the evening, participate in the panel discussion about the teaching review with your spiritual teacher. Enjoy a restful sleep in the Monastery guest house.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner are provided
Day 4: Witness The Green Tara Puja
  • Start early at 6 am and enjoy a 45-minutes session on guided breathing meditation. Have a marvellous breakfast at the hotel before you commence for the continuous teaching session of His Holiness on Jangchup Semdrel and Laklen Sodunma.
  • In the afternoon, you will be free for lunch. ¬†Attend a private Green Tara Puja conducted especially for the group. Recapitulate the daytime teachings during the panel discussion with your spiritual Teacher in the evening. Stay overnight at the Monastery guest house.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided
Day 5: Participate In The Chod Prayer Session
  • Wake up early in the morning at 6:30 am with a bre wing cup of medicinal Tibetan herbal tea followed by an unwinding 45 minutes session of guided breathing meditation. Enjoy a lovely breakfast and attend the continuous teaching session by His Holiness. Towards noon, we will attend the Chod prayer session given by a Tibetan Yogi. The Chod ritual is an acclaimed esoteric tantric practice to cut the ego and bodily attachments. Recapitulate the daytime teachings during the panel discussion with your spiritual Teacher. Get a comfortable sleep at the Monastery guest house.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner are provided
Day 6: A Leisurely Day in Bodhgaya
  • Start your morning at 6:30 am with a steaming cup of medicinal Tibetan herbal tea followed by a relaxing 45 minutes session of guided breathing meditation. Enjoy a lovely breakfast and board the cab to reach the airport for your return commute. You also have an option to extend your tour for four more days with the following itinerary.
  • Meals: Breakfast provided
Day 7: Bodhgaya Sightseeing Tour
  • Start your day with a lovely breakfast and board the cab for a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. We will visit Nalanda and the Vulture Peak. Towards the evening, we will return to the ¬†Monastery guest house for a well-rested night.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided
Day 8: A Soulful Evening In Varanasi
  • Wake up early in the morning to attend a guided meditation session. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and quickly complete your check-out formalities. Board the cab to reach the airport. Catch a 35-minutes flight to Varanasi. Our tour guide will meet you at the Varanasi airport to drop you comfortably at the hotel. Complete your check-in formalities when you reach your hotel in Varanasi and relax for some time.
  • In the evening, we will attend the famous Ganga Aarti at the ghats of the sacred river Ganga. Capture the glimpse of spirituality as you witness the amazing puja rituals. You also have an option to hire a boat to view the Ganga Aarti. Spend a restful night at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided
Day 9: A Memorable Day In Varanasi
  • Start early to catch the morning boat ride. Experience the vibes of spirituality at the ghats of river Ganga as the devotees offer prayers to the Sun God and take a dip in the holy water of the river. We will also visit some nearby Hindu temples. Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel before you board the cab for a short detour to Sarnath.
  • We will visit the Buddha temple, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa, and the Archeological Museum in Sarnath. At night, we will drop you at the hotel for a comfortable sleep.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner are provided
Day 10: Return Flight To Delhi
  • Start your day with a lovely breakfast and quickly complete your checkout formalities. Board the cab to reach the Varanasi airport for your return commute. Our tour guide will meet you at the Delhi airport to drop you comfortably at your hotel in Delhi. Take some rest at the hotel.
  • In the evening, we will transfer you to the International airport to board your outbound flight late in the evening. Depart from Delhi with amazing memories of your trip.
  • Meals: Breakfast provided

Points to note

  • Hotel prices can be adjusted for higher or lower categories on request. Featured hotels are subject to availability during booking, and you will be notified of any deposits when booking.

  • Domestic airfares are quoted based on averages and are subject to change. The most convenient flight is booked and final price confirmed once tickets are issued based on the class of seat and availability.

Pickup point
Directions.
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India View on Map