20-26 Dec 2015


A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan

A special program led by Dr Karma Phuntsho, author of History of Bhutan, who completed his Tibetan Buddhist monastic training in Bhutan and India before he joined Balliol College, Oxford, to read Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions.

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Day 1

Nak-sel Boutique Spa | Paro


Drukgyal Dzong

Welcome to Bhutan, The Land of the Thunder Dragon, and the Land of Gross National Happiness.

Neykor means pilgrimage in Dzongkha - ney [གནས] refers to a place or holy place, kor [སྐོར།] means to go around. Be welcomed by Dr Karma and allow him to introduce the outline of the programme. During the trip, we will be having daily morning meditation and breathing exercise and after dinner discourses on various topics related to Buddhism.

Today, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang followed by a meditative session on Bodhicitta and Cultivation of the Right Intention around Drukgyal Dzong.

Discourse I: Introduction to Buddhism.

Day 2

Thimphu


Terma Linca

Travelling to Thimphu, we will stop along the highway to visit various Dzongs where Dr Karma will detail their site history and explain Bhutanese Monastic Arts. Prayer and meditation will be conducted at Tashichodzong (Thimphu Dzong).

Discourse II: The Three Phases of Buddhism.

Day 3

Hotel Lobesa | Punakha


Punakha Dzong

Visit Punakha Dzong, the former seat of power of Bhutan and capital city. Immerse yourself in her grandeur as you sit mindfully and observe.

Discourse III: Mahayana Buddhism and Bodhicitta.

Day 4

Hotel Lobesa | Punakha


Khamsum Yule Namgyal

As we continue our trip in the winter warmth of Punakha, also the winter palace of the Je Khenpo of Bhutan (Chief abbot), we will visit Khamsum Yule Namgyal. Afternoon meditation by the Tashithang riverside.

Discourse IV: Tantric Buddhism.

Day 5

Hotel Lobesa | Punakha


Visit the mystical cliffside temple of Beyul Langdrak, another majestic temple much less know to the outside world and quite truly off the beaten track. A 75 minute hike to reach the temple and we will meditate upon Guru Rinpoche in her chambers.

Discourse V: Interdependence, Non-self and Emptiness.

Day 6

Nak-sel Boutique Spa | Paro


Meditation by the riverside

As we near the end of the programme, we will drive back to paro from Punakha tracing the route we have driven and return to the resort hotel of Nak-Sel.

Discourse VI: Carrying on Daily Practice.

Day 7


We bid a fond farewall and depart Paro for Singapore on KB500.

We hope by now you would have made some new friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!

The Tour Cost includes:

  • Economy Class SIN-PBH-SIN on Royal Bhutan Airlines
  • Bhutan Tourist Visas
  • All meals inclusive
  • All Accommodation on twin sharing basis
    (includes 3 nights at Hotel Lobesa, 2 nights at Nak-Sel Boutique Spa)
  • Taxes, surcharges, government contribution

The package excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Expenditure of personal nature

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