7 Days Meditation Trip

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As one of the most remote and secluded kingdoms in the world, Bhutan offers an ideal environment for meditation, yoga and other practices for inner wellbeing.

Ever since the great Indian tantric master, Guru Rinpoche, visited Bhutan in the eighth century and meditated in a cave in Taktshang, Paro, numerous Buddhist saints and masters have come in search of Bhutan to meditate and have left behind an invaluable spiritual legacy.

This spiritual legacy coupled with the secluded and serene environment make Bhutan the perfect destination to get in touch with oneself in solitude.

The itinerary includes meditation near sacred places with cultural tours around the country. 7 Brothers Tours will try to arrange space in monasteries or temples for meditation where permissible.

ETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE PARO

The flight to Paro will gives you the first glimpse of this ancient Buddhist kingdom hidden by snow capped, which you will see as you descend into a airport surrounded by high hills and terraced rice fields.

Bokar Tours will be there to receive at the airport and drive you to your hotel. After you have rested and refreshed we can begin sight seeing in Paro valley, which is home to some of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist sites in Bhutan.

First stop is at Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gonpo, one of the oldest temples in the country and the precursor to Bhutan being introduced to Buddhism almost a century later. You can sit inside the temple for an hour or two and soak in its ancient spiritual legacy.

Later, we visit Paro Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 followed by Ta Dzong which is now serves as the national museum.

 

Overnight stay in hotel, Paro.

DAY 2: MEDITATION AT SINGYE DRAK TEMPLE

After breakfast, we drive to Dotey village following a dirt road to hike to Sengye Drak temple. Singye Drak temple is sacred place blessed by Guru Rinpoche and his disciple, Khandro Singdong ma, blessed in the 8th century.

It is holy place for meditation. The monk here will brief you on meditation and teach you to do Buddhist yoga.

Overnight stay in hotel, Paro.

DAY 3: PARO – THIMPHU 54KM. 1HR

Today, you drive to Thimphu, The first stop on the drive is to view the beautiful Tachocho Lhakhang (monastery), the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s Iron Bridge Builder. The drive follows the course of the Paro Chu until Chuzom where it joins the Wangchu River flowing from Thimphu valley. You cross the bridge and follow the Wangchu to the nation’s capital. Along the way you will come across farms, village homes and highway stalls selling organic vegetables and fruits as well as hardened cheese, the Bhutanese candy.

 

In Thimphu, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten, dedicated to world peace and prosperity. It was built in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan. You will find Thimphu residents circumambulating the Stupa throughout the day praying for universal harmony and all sentient beings.

Then we visit Buddha point to see the statue of a sitting Buddha overlooking Thimphu valley.

Your next visit is to National Library that holds thousands of ancient Buddhist texts and scriptures. It has a small but growing collection of modern books.

The you visit Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress likes temple, perched on a ridge above Thimphu and the place from where the people in valley get their names from; Takin Preserve to see the Bhutan’s national animal which is associated with the country’s religious history and mythology; and Buddha point to see the 138.6 foot-high seated Shakyamuni Buddha statue. Buddha point offers a bird’s eye view of Thimphu valley.

Then you visit Tashichho Dzong or “the fortress of the glorious religion” which houses offices of the central government and the throne room of His Majesty the King. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot.

 

Overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 4: MEDITATION CHERI RETREAT CENTER

Today, you will drive about 45 minutes north to Thimphu to hike to Cheri monastery. It is located at the northern end of the Thimphu valley.

Cheri Monastery is also called Chagri Dorjiden, it was established in 1620 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel who unified Bhutan.  The monastery, sits on the hill above the end of the road at Dodeyna and it takes about an hour to walk up the steep hill to reach the monastery. The place was first visited by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century. Later in the 13th century it was visited by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo the Tibetan Lama who established the Drukpa Kagyu tradition in Bhutan.

 

Overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 5: EXCURSION TO PUNAKHA

Today we drive to Punakha, the old capital crossing Dochula pass (3,050 m), which provides excellent views of the eastern Himalayan ranges in the distance. From here the highway winds down to the warmer and fertile valleys of Punakha and Wangdue.

In the afternoon, we visit Chimi Lhakhang  walking thorugh ricefields and the village of Sopsokha. Then w visit Punakha Dzong, the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (chief abbot) and the Monk Body. The dzong sits at the confluence of two rivers Evening, drive back to Thimphu.

 

Overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 6: MEDITATION AT TIGER’S NEST

After breakfast we drive to Paro all the way to the northern end of the valley to hike to the Taktshang monastery. This is place where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the eighth century.

The hike, which is all the way uphill, takes about 2 hours through pine forests.The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. It is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their lifetime. This is the best place where you can take an opportunity mediate in the temple for a couple of hours.

Overnight stay in hotel, Paro.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

Early morning, drive to the Airport, for your onward journey. Bon voyage and see you again!

 

 

 

 

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