4-DAY PHARPING PILGRIMAGE
With Sisse Budolfsen or Alex d’Artois
November: 15-18th / Nov 29 – Dec 2 / Feb: 21-24th / April: 25-28th
The 4-Day Pharping Pilgrimage in a Nutshell
This four-day pilgrimage is held in the area of Pharping, located in the South-Western corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the ideal long weekend get-away if you are a resident of Kathmandu, wishing to further explore the Buddhist culture in Nepal and learn about Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques, or if you are visiting Nepal and wish to take a few days out of of your programme and explore a sacred valley with many holy sites. The groups will be of maximum 10 people. We stay at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, host to some 100 monks located on a hill in the beautiful and sacred valley of Pharping, overlooking the entire Kathmandu Valley. This gives us an incredible opportunity to witness Buddhist monks in their daily lives in in the monastery, while at the same time it offers us the perfect place and environment to learn about Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices. In the afternoons, we walk through rice fields to the Asura Cave – a Guru Rinpoche meditation cave, as well as walking 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 we stay serve delicious, vegetarian and organic meals and their rooms are very nice with own bath tub and hot water.