Meditation- & Pranayama Pilgrimage 2024
with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche in Nepal
11 days/10 nights, from 27 March to 6 April, 2024
We will visit sacred sites with an English-speaking guide and Rinpoche will guide us through meditation sessions, pranayama and yoga exercises.
- Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and his palace Kapilvastu
- Boudhanath, one of the three oldest stupas in Nepal
- Padmasambhava’s cave in Pharping
- the oldest Vajrayogini temple in in Sankhu
- many Buddhist and Hindu sites such as Bhaktapur and Patan
- Pashupati, one of the seven holy sites of Shiva and the Sarahat cave, and the mountain scenery in the hill station Nagarkot
- Pranayama and Yoga Sessions with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche
- Airport pick-up and transfer by private car/van
- 10 nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on double room basis with BB plan
- Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle. (Depending upon the group size we provide cars, vans, and jeeps)
- 1 domestic airfare (return flight Kathmandu-Lumbini)
- One English-speaking tour guide
- Complementary farewell dinner
- All government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, and official expenses.
- 1.900 € per person for double room with breakfast (Flight to Kathmandu not included)
- 2.250 € for single room with breakfast
Enjoy a special meditation and pranayama pilgrimage with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche, organized by Dolpo Experience Travel Agency, Kathmandu, Nepal.
I was on my first pilgrimage with an international group in Nepal. Morning pranayama yoga to straighten the nerves and deepen breathing throughout the body down to the cells, what a new experience: from seeing better to feeling great in the body.
All of this on the flat roof of Rinpoche’s family’s house! Blue sky above us, the smell of blossoming trees, a cuckoo close by that kept calling, birds of prey circling in the morning light, we were all “perfectly aligned.” I could only be amazed at the charisma that Rinpoche had, which automatically lifted each of us by being close to him. AMMA his mother looked after us and cooked for 15 of us, often 3 times a day.
For me, healing took place there on all levels of life.
Our pilgrimage should give us a better understanding and the opportunity to correctly classify the different periods and circumstances in the life of the Buddha.
The second reason for us was that we could use the life of the Buddha as an example and thus better understand how he lived. We wanted (to be able to) take something from this with us for our everyday lives.
So Buddha embarked on a path of non-violence and inner peace, so that he naturally helped all living beings. We also practiced this every day on our way.
As we visited his places of work and viewed statues and art associated with this non-violent and compassionate way of life, we received a first-hand impression of his meaningful life.
The third reason was the blessing we received through this fascinating journey. All the places where the Buddha worked are still places today where many people pray and where the Buddha’s blessings continue.
When we said our prayers there with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and were open to it within ourselves, this blessing was also transferred to us and our spiritual path throughout the entire journey.
I am very happy, it fills me with great happiness to have had this opportunity to visit the Buddha’s most important places of power with friends and students of Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche.