Daily Activities of January 2016 Kalacakra Pilgrimage with Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam
January 2016 Kalacakra Pilgrimage with Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam
Detailed Schedule of Daily Activities
Day 1 Wednesday, January 13, 2016- Welcome to India.
As everyone arrives in Delhi India.
Lama Gursam and Lama Jamdor will meet you at the airport with a person from the Travel Agency.
A personal welcome with a Tibetan kata and meeting with your
personal guides for the pilgrimage.
Day 2 Thursday, January 14, 2016- Flying from Delhi to Varnasi
Settle into hotel in afternoon.
Evening visit to Ganga River to see Hindu religious ceremonies,
called Arti, some of the oldest religious ceremonies in the world.
Day 3 Friday, January 15, 2016 – Very Early Morning Sunrise at Ganga River,
Lama will provide a Ganges Mahamudra transmission of Tilopa’s
ancient text, a boat trip to see ancient Hindu cremation, and
sight seeing of Varnasi.
After Breakfast, sight seeing tour of Sarnat ($100-200 Rupees)
the location of Buddha Shakyamuni’s First Teaching on Four Noble
Truths, and tsok feast offering. ($10 for Tsok Feast Offering supplies.)
Followed by a teaching about the Four Noble Truths by one of Lama
Gursam’s professors from Sarnath Varnasi Tibetan University.
Lama Gursam suggested $10 offering .
(these costsnot included in travel expenses)
Tour of Sarnath Tibetan University, very special library,
Lama studied for his Bachelors and Masters Degrees there.
At Sarnath see special silk brocade and special Indian shops.
Day 4 Saturday, January 16th, 2016 – Travel day to Bodhgaya
Leave morning after breakfast, travel by bus.
Arrive in Bodhgaya and settle into hotel where you will be for the
remainder of the pilgrimage.
Afternoon visit to Bodhgaya Stupa, a visit Mahabodhi Temple, and
practice together with Lama Gursam (Suggested $10 for offerings at Temple to fill Buddha Shakyamuni’s Begging Bowl)
Day 5 Sunday January 17th, 2016 – Early morning sightseeing tour from Bodhgaya,
(a one day trip) to Nalanda University ( 150 Rupees admission fee)
Then a visit Vulture Peak Mountain where Buddha taught the Heart
Sutra, Lama Gursam will provide a Heart Sutra Transmission and short teaching. Recitation of Heart Sutra at this sacred sight, and offering of prayers. Return to Bodhgaya.
Days 6,7,& 8 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday January 18, 19, & 20, 2016
Teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in
preparation for Kalachakra Empowerment.
Days 9, 10, 11, & 12 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday,
January 21,22,23, & 24, 2016 – Kalachakra Empowerment
Day 13 Monday January 25, 2016 – Long Life Prayers for His Holiness the Dalai
Lama and end of the teaching marked with Tibetan Dances, Songs and
Day 14 Tuesday January 26th, 2016 Travel to Pathna ,with a tour of the Museum in
Pathna, and from there travel to Delhi by flight.
Day 15 Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Return Flight to USA
(Option to sight see in Delhi, including shopping)
Afternoon party dinner together, and return to home flight.
Lama Gursam and Lama Jamdor and the person from the
Travel Agency will see each person off, at their airline gate with
a Tibetan Kata.