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This Himalayan retreat, set in the village of the Dalai Lama, is an immersion into transformative ways that will empower you to unlock your inﬁnite potential, and accelerate the evolution of your mind-body-spirit connection. You will explore ancient and modern tools that will catalyze your dynamic journey towards mastering self-healing. You will create an energetic space using numerous techniques from meditation, yoga, pranic breathing, singing bowls, vocal toning, and Reiki.
You will be staying at the Tse Chok Ling Monastery in the suburb of McLeod Ganj, which is often referred to as ‘Little Lhasa.’ The monastery is nestled in a refreshing deodar and oak tree forest, where 50 Tibetan Buddhist monks live onsite. Built on December 15, 1985 by Tashi Gyalsten Lama, the monastery is within walking distance to the home of his holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government and community in exile.
The newly-built guest houses on site are clean, neat, and simple, with two twin beds and attached bathroom and balcony. Beautiful mountain views and sunsets can be admired from your balcony. Cleaning service will be done daily.
The self-healing mastery program is designed to identify the needs of your mind, body, and spirit in order to establish a new foundation from which to experience a better quality of life.
During the course, you will learn how to release ego deﬁciencies, emotional blockages, re-calibrate your cellular memory, and activate dormant DNA potentials. You will receive accessible skills that enable you to become self-sufﬁcient in improving your health, vitality, clarity, focus, careers, and relationships in life.
Jo Yunji (RYT 200) is a yoga instructor and singing bowl facilitator originally from South Korea. Her journey as a spiritual seeker inspired her to become a nun at Suduk monastery at the age of 19. It was there that Yunji became deeply involved in monastic life cultivating her practices in Buddhist meditation and chanting. She eventually left the monastery and began to explore numerous holistic wellness modalities from yoga, singing bowls, Tai Chi, to Reiki. Yunji completed her 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Orion Healing Center in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Victoria has been practicing, studying, and teaching natural healing, energy work, body work, and spirituality for over 30 years. She is a multi-faceted energy healer and educator, whose global work has assisted many lives on the path of spiritual awakening and conscious transformation. Among others, Victoria is a certified Reiki Master, a prana breath worker, a certified life, health, and spiritual coach, and a certified deep tissue and Thai massage therapist. Victoria is greatly influenced by metaphysical understandings, quantum physics, Hindu core teachings, and Buddhist principles.
Jon Jaggi is a singing bowl and vocal toning facilitator, originary from New Delhi, India. Having spent over nine years in the music industry, and intrigued by a psychology of music class at New York University, Jon was inspired to further explore the esoteric uses of music and sound as a vehicle. After studying at the Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco, he went on to train with renowned singing bowl teachers in Nepal. Jon has facilitated numerous sessions and workshops from Delhi and Dharamshala, to Auroville.
The retreat will take place in the beautiful Tibetan village of McLeodganj, Dharamsala. It is nestled in the lush green Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. Many travelers find themselves enchanted with this Tibetan community and stay for a long time. Just strolling the streets of this village is an experience in itself.
Industrious Tibetan vendors set up their stalls along the narrow roads each morning, selling everything from antiques, jewelry, food, to prayer beads and handmade paper books, created by the children at the Tibetan Children’s Village. Tibetan women in their colorful aprons walk through the chorten in the center of town, turning the prayer wheels.
The people are so friendly each day with their warm greetings, stopping each other on the road as conversations flow easily. Even engaging in friendly conversation with the monks is a common occurrence. Mcleodganj is very safe and one of the cleanest, more westernized villages in India due to the Tibetan influence. Being the Dalai Lama’s home, Mcleodganj is the official abode of Tibetans in exile, where you can have a true Tibetan experience.
Just the vibration here will mesmerize you, opening your heart, expanding your consciousness and knowledge. The retreat will be held at the Tse Chok Ling Monastery hidden within the forest pines below Mcleodganj. This retreat will be an experience of a lifetime, one you will never forget!
If you are a first time visitor to India, you may experience cultural shock from just how different India is from other parts of the world. Be aware that it may be very emotionally overwhelming upon arriving in India, especially if you are beginning your journey in a big city like Delhi.
Universal aspects of the Indian culture include adorable cows wandering around the and streets, extreme poverty and street beggars (not too visible in Mcleodganj, but still some), a lot of color everywhere you look, monkeys making mischief among the trees or on the side of roads, sacred sites, temples, and monasteries.
Holy cities do not sell meat products or alcohol. Also, Siddhas, who are holy men who have renounced materialism and devoted their life to Shiva, usually wearing orange clothes, walk the streets of India. There are also fake siddhas, who are beggars in disguise. If they ask for money, they are usually not true siddhas.
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Vegetarian Tibetan meals will be prepared by the chef monks at the monastery and served buffet style. Meals consist mostly of fruits and vegetables, barley and lentils, all fresh and local.
Breakfast will include porridge, fruits, yogurt, toast, chapatis, eggs, muesli, coffee, coconut milk, and herbal teas.
Dinner will include basmati rice with vegetables, soups, chapatis, dahls, momos, noodles, all cheese and dairy from goat or yak.
You will be responsible for lunch, so you can experience the multiple tasty treats from around the world in this multi-cultural village. There are many healthy choices from all countries.
The Men Tsee Khang Tibetan Clinic is a special treat not to miss. It is a one-hour treatment of very hot herbal detox bath, followed by a a massage on your entire body with warm Tibetan medicinal oil, made by a team of two men or two women. During the massage, they are reciting Buddhist chants and prayers, with nice music in the background. This ultimate experience has to be booked in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and then at Gaggal Airport Dharamshala (DHM). You will fly into Delhi, India first, arriving before 10:00 a.m. on May 24. Then you will take a taxi to the domestic airport, Gaggal Airport Dharamshala (DHM), and fly with a local airline, Spice Jet, leaving May 24 for Dharamsala. There are two flights a day, depending on your arrival time into Delhi: 11:35 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
QuantumLifesource will pick you up from the Gaggal Airport Dharamshala (DHM). The pick-up is included in the price.
McLeod Ganj is a very hilly Tibetan village with much walking up and down the hills. There is a long climbing stairs from the monastery up into town. If you do not want to walk up the stairs, you can always take a taxi to town, which is quite cheap.