Retreats & Vacations
The successful bidder for this item will receive $1000 off the full $5895 value of the trip; offer also available to other members of the same party.
Retreat theme ?Witnessing the World with Bodhisattva Heart and Mind" led by Konjin Gaelyn Godwin Roshi, Abbot of the Houston Zen Center.
Tour hosts Two Truths LLC and Bhutan Wisdom Tours invite you to participate in a rare cultural immersion and retreat opportunity September 27 to October 10, 2020: dialogue and teachings among Western and Bhutanese teachers, scholars, lamas, nuns and monks in two venerated Himalayan Monasteries: Venerable Dilgo Khytense Rinpoche's Schezen Monastery in Paro, Bhutan, and the Lhodrak Karchu Monastery in Bumthang, in the spiritual heart-essence of central Bhutan.
The tour will visit sacred sites such as the Queen's Monastery in Bumthang; the Sacred Masked Dance Festival recreating oral history dances of the 7th and 8th Centuries; visit to Burning Lake and Tharpaling Monastery, sites of treasure revealers' relics. Cultural immersion in authentic villages, hiking iconic Tiger's Nest. Introspection regarding Bhutan's unique contribution called the Gross National Happiness Index, through which all development and social programs are crafted. Insight will be gained into Bhutan's special 'spiritual ecology' consciousness.
The 5-Day retreat includes precious teachings including:
- Understanding and Transforming the Mind;
- Clear seeing: Meditating on the basis of Mind. Encountering Suchness.
- Opening the Heart: Meditating on Compassion and Loving Kindness.
- The world is our Sangha: Meditating on Joy. Meditating on Equanimity.
- The Six Perfections (Paramitas.) The dedication of all Merits.
- Being Wisely Kind to yourself.
- Cultivating Altruistic Intention toward others.
- Cultivating Fearlessness and Nurturing Unshakable Compassion.
For more information on this Two Truths? Insider Cultural Immersion tour visit: https://twotruths.org/tours/2020-bhutan-pilgrimage-tour-and-retreat-overview/
Two Truths LLC has led Insiders' Tours to sacred places in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, and has led Insiders' Tours throughout Bhutan since 2012. This will be their ninth journey into the Land of The Thunder Dragon. Our Bhutanese partner, Bhutan Wisdom Tours is family owned, and is a leader in promoting sustainable tourism in Bhutan.
Item Special Note
Full cost and value of trip: $5895.
Trip fee of $4895 per person payable to Two Truths LLC
At the conclusion of the auction, the winning bid for $1,000 off the full $5895 price will be charged to the credit card on file by Lion's Roar.
Costs are based on double occupancy, i.e. shared twin or double occupancy, and include all taxes, ground transport, hotels, meals, English-speaking guides knowledgeable in Buddhism, in "Spiritual Ecology", Bhutanese culture and history, Himalayan flora, fauna, and medicinal herbs; museum admissions, and also includes $895.00 retreat registration. Cost also includes the $250.00 per day Daily Tariff mandated by the Royal Government, which partially covers universal free healthcare and free education for Bhutanese nationals.
The final winning bid can be applied to reservations of members of the same party, at the closing auction price, per person, based upon double occupancy.
Price does not cover: International airfare to and from Bhutan.
For Single Supplement, add $895.00 per person outside of the auction winning bid.
Also not included: $40.00 Bhutan Entry Visa, travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fees, and personal purchases.
Two Truths LLC will be pleased to assist in sourcing best international airfares and coordinate gateway city arrival and departure schedules for winning person(s).
For more information about Two Truths? Insider Cultural Immersion tours and retreats: www.twotruths.org
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