4-DAY PHARPING PILGRIMAGE
With Sisse Budolfsen or Alex d’Artois
2018: / Nov 15-18 / Nov 29 – Dec 2 /\ 2019: \ Feb 21-24 \ April 25-28 \
In a Nutshell
The pilgrimage is held in the sacred area of Pharping, located in the South-Western corner of the Kathmandu Valley. If you are an ex-pat or resident living in Kathmandu, wishing to further explore Buddhist culture in Nepal and interested to learn about meditation practice, or if you are visiting Nepal and wish to add a few days to your programme by trying something unique in exploring sacred sites – this is your ideal long weekend get-away. The groups are a minimum of 3 and a maximum 12 people. We stay at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, host to some 100 monks located on a hill in the beautiful sacred valley of Pharping, overlooking the entire Kathmandu Valley. This gives us an ideal opportunity to witness Buddhist monks in their daily lives in in the monastery, while at the same time it offers us the perfect environment to learn about Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice. In the afternoons we walk through rice fields to the Asura Cave – Padmasambhava’s meditation cave, as well as hike through pine tree forrest up to Dudjom Rinpoche’s retreat land – one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. The Tibetan Buddhist monastery guesthouse where we stay serves delicious organic vegetarian meals, their rooms are cozy with a bath tub and hot water.