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India pilgrimage

April 25-may 16, 2018

Palden Shangpa La Boulaye is organizing a pilgrimage in India. It will visit the two monasteries of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche as well as Bodhgaya, the enlightenment place of the Buddha.

Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche will be present in Sonada and Salugara as well as in Mirik and during two practice and teaching days in the Six Arm Mahakala sacred places in the Bodhgaya area.

Pilgrims will be accompanied throughout the trip by the Lamas from the center of Palden Shangpa La Boulaye (Lama Eric, Lama Mingyour et Lama Phuntsok).

- Program

25/04 – Leave from Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle at 9:30 pm
26/04 – Arrive in Delhi, stay in Delhi 3 days and 2 nights
28/04 – Fly Delhi-Bagdogra and spend the night at the Salugara monastery
29/04 – Bus to Sonada. Stay 3 days at Sonada monastery.
During these 3 days, we will practice Six Arm Mahakala and Guru Yoga in front of the Kudung, the stupa which contains the embalmed body of the previous Kalu Rinpoche. Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche will lead the pujas with all the Lamas and monks from the monastery.
02/05 – Tourism in Darjeeling.
03/05 – Visit the monastery of Bokar Rinpoche in Mirik. We will meet Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and Khempo Dönyö Rinpoche together with Kyabjé Kalu Rinpoche and 20 Lamas and monks from Sonada. Return to Salugara.
04/05 – Stay in Salugara with Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche and the 20 Lamas and monks from Sonada.
05/05 – Bus travel to Bodhgaya
06/05 - 08/05 – Stay in Bodhgaya. Visit and practice at Mahabody Temple, the stupa of Buddha’s awakening
09/05 – Visit Vulture Peak, the place where the Buddha taught the Prajnaparamita. On the way back, visit Nalanda the famous Buddhist university where many great masters completed their studies.
10 -11/05 – Visit the Six Arm Mahakala sacred places together with Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche and the 20 Lamas and monks from Sonada. On this occasion, Rinpoche will give teachings and we will offer tsoks together.
12/05 – Fly back to Delhi
13 - 15/05 – 3 days in Delhi before returning to Paris
16/05 – Leave Delhi at 1:05 pm, arrive in Paris at 6:00 pm.

- Price

A global cost of 2300 € can be broken down as follows :

700 € Return flight Paris - Delhi.
1350 € Expenses outside monasteries − interior flights, hotels, buses, restaurants – as arranged by ‘Middle Path’ travel agency
250 € Offerings to the Sonada and Salugara monasteries, including lodging and food.
These will be directly credited to the Sonada Monastery Charitable Trust.

- Visa

You must procure an Indian visa. This can be done in France by Internet on the website of the “Action Visas”https://www.action-visas.com/visa/Inde, phone enquiries in France at 01 45 88 56 70.
Delays should be less than 15 days (but be careful). Corresponding costs are not included in the above pilgrimage cost.

- Registration

The deadline for registrations is March 10, 2018.
A cash deposit of 1,000 € is requested with your registration, while the remaining 1,300 € must be provided by March 25 at the latest.

Checks should be made to the order of “DASHANG KAGYU LING pilgrimage”. You can use your credit card if you visit the Dharma Center.

Please send the following registration form together with your payment (print it from the pdf below).

registration form

Once your registration is accepted, you will receive an email spelling out all practical details.


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