JOURNEY, AN INNER JOURNEY

Nepal – the land of spiritual peace – is the eighth wonder of the world.

In our previous trips to Nepal, we always had one thing in common.

For the participants, the most defining experiences of their lives were made there.

 

Our journey is cultural and time travel in the same time through the extraordinary richness of Buddhist and Hindu monuments of the Kathmandu Valley, a thought-provoking encounter with the Masters’ outlook on life, teachings and daily life.

 

  • How do the teachings of the Teachers, the sacred places and the experiences there affect you?
  • What information and change does this journey holds for you?
  • Out of all these powerful and unique experiences and realizations, which one will be the moment that holds the deepest meaning for you, that will impact you and help you in your life?

 

This will be Your discovery, in which all the teachings and experiences you will experience on the way will be concentrated in one point: YOU.

 

A journey, not only through landscapes, but also through the discovery of your consciousness.

 

If you’re wondering what effect all this will have on you, we can promise you one thing – you’ll never be the same again! 

We will stay in a Buddhist monastery. You will have the opportunity to experience monastic life, to participate in the rituals and pujas in the monastery.

 

We will live among the monks, but we will also stay in hotels during our tours.

 

Outside Kathmandu, we will visit several villages, making a trip to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

 

The full programme

 

Day 1

Meeting at Liszt Ferenc Airport and departure to Nepal.

Day 2

Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer from the airport to our monastery accommodation where you will have the opportunity to change money and get some preliminary information about Nepal.

Day 3

We will visit Guru Rimpoche’s cave in Pharping, followed by a visit to the Shesh Narayan Hindu temple, the Chovar Gorge created by Manjushree and the Kirtipur Thai monastery. We meditate at Sulakshyan Kirti Mahavihar Monastery.

Day 4

We are in for a very exciting day. In the morning we spend time at the famous Swayambhunath and the Three Buddha Park. Afterwards we will retreat to a small hill monastery for a special blessing and ceremony by the monks especially prepared for the group.

Day 5

We will be transferred to the ancient city of Patan. We also visit the living goddess of Patan, from whom we receive a blessing. She is a young Buddhist girl who is worshipped and revered by both Buddhists and Hindus.

Afterwards we go to Bungmati, where we can get to know a typical Nepali village and its life. We will also have lunch here in a traditional local restaurant.

Day 6

We will leave the monastery and visit the Lhundrup Choling Monastery, where we will have an energizing ceremony with the monks, giving us an insight into their daily life.

In the afternoon we visit the Budhanilkantha Temple, the temple of the Hindu God Vishnu. We spend the night at Hotel Mudita, near Boudanath.

Day 7

Early in the morning we attend a prayer meeting with the locals at the Shakyapa Monastery, where Tibetan refugees pray. Afterwards, we will have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will bypass the famous Boudhanath Stupa, then drive to Namobuddha and visit Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. At the end of the day, we return to our monastery accommodation.

Day 8

We depart by bus to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. During the full day journey we will have the opportunity to explore the Nepalese countryside, which is stunningly picturesque. Our program continues the next day, so we will stay in Lumbini.

Day 9

We will visit the Lumbini Garden and then visit the various monasteries built by China, France, Germany etc. with rickshaws. Lumbini is a wonderful landscape full of energy, a delight to the eyes.

Day 10

We return to Kathmandu, spending the night again in our monastery accommodation.

Day 11

Visit to Bhaktapur. We will also visit a Buddhist monastery in Bhaktapur where we will be taught about life through the philosophy of Buddhism.

Day 12

We spend most of the day shopping for trinkets. We will visit the famous Ason Bazaar and the Thamel district, where we will find all the souvenirs we need.

In the afternoon we make our way to the airport and depart back to Budapest.

Day 13

Arrival back home to Budapest at Liszt Ferenc Airport.

 

Date:

17-29 September 2023.

a total of 12 days

during which time we will visit 7 monasteries, participate in several pujas and teachings.

In addition, we will explore the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, the city and its culture.

Meals:

3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), unlimited mineral water

Accommodation:

2 bedded rooms

It is possible to request a single room at an extra charge of 120 USD for the entire trip.

 

Pricing

 

We have tried to find ways to make it easier for you to take part in this fantastic journey.

 

You can choose between 2 options, whichever suits you best:

 

  1. You can pay in 9 installments between January and September. You will be invoiced an amount of 200 USD monthly.

 

  1. You can pay 600 USD at once by bank transfer when you apply and 1200 USD in cash on the spot in September.

 

What you pay will include all your costs (accommodation, full board, transfers, tuition, entrance fees, guides, preparation course, etc.), except for your flight ticket.

 

You will have to pay for your flight ticket about 3 months before your trip, the exact amount of which varies constantly, at today’s exchange rate it is between 350.000 – 390.000 HUF, this may change until your trip. We work with our travel agencies to find the most cost-effective solution for you.

 

The monthly installments/advance payment include the preparation course (we meet once a month until the trip) and the trip deposit, so if you change your mind in the meantime and decide not to come, we cannot refund the amount paid so please apply with this in mind!

 

If you would like to join us, please apply using the link below and we will send you all the relevant information!

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