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Teen Journey Goes to India: Teachings with the Dalai Lama

Jangchup Lamrim Teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monastery, India November 29 - December 8, 2012

Join us on this eye-opening and soul-inspiring trip to the sacred east and sit at the feet of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan monks in South India to receive direct spiritual teachings & wisdom.

Experience firsthand the ancient tradition of receiving teachings of spiritual knowledge from world masters as well as exploring the vibrant cultures both within and outside the monastery walls. This fall, Teen Journey teams up with Inkarri and Juan Ruiz Naupari in a rare invitation to visit the Dalai Lama’s world-renowned monastery where young people will be exposed to sacred teachings, meditation, and prayer. Enjoy daily free time to interact with the young monks within the monastery, as well as visits into the bustling, rich culture of this part of southern India. READ MORE

Tour Leader Juan Ruiz Naupari

Juan Ruiz Naupari, psychologist, is the founder and international director of the Pneuma Institute, which organized the visit of H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama to Puerto Rico in 2004. 

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Tour Leader Ela Rezmer

As a visionary of the heart, Ela Rezmer creates miracles by inviting people to co-create conscious communities that are rooted in the principles of deep connection and the interrelatedness of all of life.

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Journey of a Lifetime

Around the World and into the Heart 

This fall 2012, Teen Journey and Inkarri offer the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey that takes young people around the world and into their hearts. Come on this eye opening and soul-inspiring trip to the sacred east and sit at the feet of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan monks in South India.

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Our Teen Journey group with local monks

Experience first hand the ancient tradition of receiving direct teachings of spiritual knowledge from world masters as well as exploring the vibrant cultures both within and outside the monastery walls. 

 

A Cultural Exchange for the Great Awakening

The teen years are one of the most pivotal times in life when there is a great awakening: mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

Juan Ruiz Naupari in India
Group photo with Geshe Lopsang Trungpa and Juan Ruiz Naupari

For young people to discover who they truly are, it is essential that they face and overcome challenges. Through an inner struggle guided by elders they can safely find a new sense of self-worth and power. Once their hearts are opened to deep understanding and trust, then they are able to step into their new status as young men and women who are able to join the larger community with their gifts. 

 

A Different Way. A New View. 

For the past four years, Teen Journey has offered an alternative program that dares to take the inner rather than simply the outer journey. Interacting directly with completely different traditions and cultures allows young people the unique opportunity to make informed choices about their world.

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Group photo with the Dalai Lama

This fall, Teen Journey teams up with Inkarri and the remarkable Juan Ruiz Naupari, in a rare invitation to visit the Dalai Lama’s world-renowned monastery where young people will be exposed to sacred teachings, meditation and prayer. Additional work with Juan Ruiz includes Pneuma Breathwork with a brief introduction to the Path of Knowledge, a synthesis of psychology and spirituality.

In addition to morning satsang (listening to sacred teachings), there will be daily free time to play and interact with their peers: the young monks within the monastery, as well as visits into the bustling, rich culture of the market places and the mystery of this part of southern India. 

This fall explore an inner and outer journey that will shape your life forever.  

Gaden Shartse Monastery

Gaden Shartse Monastery is one of the most renowned monasteries of Tibet. It was actually specified by the Buddha – Sakyamuni himself 2500 years before its founding date in 1409.

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Gaden Shartse Monastery

Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery are located in the Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod, in the North Kanara district of Karnataka State, South India, approximately 400km north of Bangalore (Bengaluru) and 600km south of Mumbai (Bombay). The nearest large city is Hubli, which is approximately 45km north.

View the beautiful e-brochure of this journey!

Eighteen Jangchup Lamrim Commentaries

In 2002 H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche requested His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings on the Eight Great Lamrim texts at the three great seats of learning in south India: Sera, Drepung, and Gaden Monasteries. His Holiness very kindly accepted that request, and so, starting this year on 30 November 2012 and continuing for 10-15 days, His Holiness will teach on texts of the Stages of the Path at both monasteries of Gaden and Drepung, in Mungod Tibetan settlement. In late 2013 His Holiness will continue these teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe. 

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Outside the Gaden Shartse Monastery

The following is the list of the individual texts and their authors that His Holiness has so kindly agreed to teach at that time:

1) Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (byang chub lam gyi sgron me) by Jowo Je Atisha (jo bo rje dpal ldan atisha) 

2) The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim chen mo) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

3) The Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘bring po) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

4) The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bsdus don) also known as Song of the Stages of the Path (lam rim nyams mgur) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

5) The Essence of Refined Gold – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim gser zhun ma) by His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso (rgyal mchog sku phreng gsum pa bsod nams rgya mtsho) 

6) The Easy Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bde lam) by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen (pan chen blo bzang chos rgyan) 

7) The Sacred Words of Manjushri – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘jam dpal zhal lung) by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (rgyal mchog sku phreng lnga pa chen po ngag dbang blo bzang rgya mtsho) 

8) The Swift Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim myur lam) by Panchen Lobsang Yeshe (pan chen blo bzang ye she) 

9) Essence of Fine Speech – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim legs gsung nying khu) by Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo (dwags po sgom chen ngag dbang grags pa) 

The texts above are Atisha’s Lamp for the Path together with the Eight Great Commentaries on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim)  

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Participating in an opening circle

10) The Three Principle Aspects of the Path (lam gtso rnam gsum) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

11) Foundation of All Good Qualities (yon tan gzhir gyur ma) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

12) Destiny Fulfilled: The Spiritual Biography of Lama Tsong Khapa (rtogs brjod mdun legs ma) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 

13) The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bdud rtsi snying po) by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru (kong po bla ma ye shes brtson ‘grus) 

14) The Southern Lineage – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lho rgyud lam rim) by Je Gendun Jamyang (rje dge ‘dun ‘jam dbyangs) 

15) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (zhwa dmar lam rim) by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (a mdo bla ma dge ‘dun bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho) 

16) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on Special Insight  (zhwa dmar lhag mthong) by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (a mdo bla ma dge ‘dun bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho) 

17) Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand (lam rim rnam grol lag bcangs). Spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche (skyabs rje pha bong kha bde chen snying pos gsung). Compiled by Trijang Rinpoche (skyabs rje yongs ‘dzin khri byang rin po ches phyogs bsgrigs mdzad 

18) Textual Outline for the Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘bring po’i sa bcad) by Trijang Rinpoche (skyabs rje yongs ‘dzin khri byang rin po che) 

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Teen Journey group members

His Holiness is expected to teach these eighteen Jangchup Lamrim texts together subject by subject.  For example, His Holiness is expected to teach the sections on precious human rebirth from each of the eighteen Lamrim texts all together, followed by the sections on death and impermanence from all of the eighteen texts, and so forth. Therefore, it is expected that none of the eighteen texts will be completed until the very end of the entire series of Jangchup Lamrim Teachings.

This information is from the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee and Yongzin Lingtsang Labrang. (Translated from Tibetan by Simon Houlton, May 2012. All errors are his alone.) 

His Holiness will teach in the Tibetan language and there will be an FM broadcast of the simultaneous translation into Chinese, English and certain other languages. Therefore, please bring an FM radio with headphones, so as not to disturb others who are listening in a different language.


Teen Journey Goes to India: Teachings with the Dalai Lama

November 29 - December 8, 2012

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation from Hubli, to Gaden Shartse Monastery and return
  • 9 nights accommodation at Gaden Shartse Monastery
  • Trip Leaders: Ela Rezmer, Catherine Tremblay & Michelle Staples
  • All meals (vegetarian)
  • Daily participation in Dalai Lama teachings to Tibetan Monks (with English translation)
  • Breath work with Juan Ruiz Naupauri
  • Exploration of local landscape and markets
  • Cultural Exchange with Monks and local community
  • Donations to Monks and Monastery
  • Chanting, meditating, being part of daily tasks like working with monks in the kitchen, creating gardens, learning debates, and many more fun activities! 


 

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Hubli, India (connect through international gateway of Goa or Bombay)
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Meals & drinks not specified
  • Fees to obtain valid passport
  • Fees to obtain Indian Tourist Visa
  • Fees to obtain Protected Area Permit
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or materials 

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: CAD $2,300 per person
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