BHUTAN


Memories and wisdom in the land of the snow dragon

Rituals and Initiations from the Bon and Buddhist traditions healings, meditations,

purifications Great festival of Dochu La and its masked dances  

With Don Ernesto ORTIZ

A Remarkable Spiritual journey

December 2nd to 16th 2018

ONLY 10 Spaces left open

Your Journey to Bhutan will be a celebration of rituals, meditations, and an immersion on Tibetan Buddhism in Sacred places

THE MEANING OF THE JOURNEY

During this exceptional journey, you will be offered deep meditation sessions in sacred places with great spiritual energy.

Throughout the trip, you will meet great Buddhist masters with whom you will experience purification rituals: Dued, Tsokhor and other ceremonies to bring harmony to oneself and around oneself. You will discover their spiritual meanings and their power.

Thanks to Don Ernesto Ortiz, you will help you to integrate the experiences of the journey within yourself, to live the reality in your body and in your soul. Don Ernesto will teach you how to connect with your daily life to make these encounters a solid base on which to support you to engage the new momentum of your life.

You will feel the effects of Don Ernesto Ortiz’s teachings, experiences the Böns and Buddhist rituals, the healing techniques and will experience the festival of masked dances!

You will soak up Bhutan’s spirituality that all people, all animals, all invisible spirits and the planet itself inspire respect.

It is a message of goodness and love that it is important to communicate beyond the borders of the Himalayan kingdom.

 

OUR OFFER

  • A unique journey specially tailored for you.
  • The teachings of Don Ernesto Ortiz.
  • Ceremonies with great Buddhist teachers *: the master of astrology from the Temple of Paga and the venerable Tenzin Thinley.
  • Initiation rituals of healing and spiritual awakening:

              – Ritual of Dued that purifies the mind.

               – Sung-Choed ceremony.

               – Ritual of Tshokhor, as offering to the great masters

                – Creation and destruction of a sand mandala

                – Creation of Tsa-tsa, little statues used as offering.

                – Putting prayer flags to spread love and compassion all over the 
                   universe.

  • Sacred songs and meditations in sacred places.
  • Discovery of the art of monastic debating.
  • The fantastic yearly festival of Dochu with his masked dances.
  • The discovery of the most sacred monasteries of Bhutan.
  • Be amazed in front of the most beautiful Himalayan’s sceneries.
  • A professional team will be with you during the whole journey.
  • The professional and refined organization of Oasis Voyages.

About Ernesto

Ernesto OrtizNoted artist, author and healer, Ernesto Ortiz has devoted his life to exploring and communicating the language of the heart, primal movement and deep inner spaces. Over the past 25 years, Ernesto has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from   the chaos of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness and inner silence.
His Workshops and Retreats have an electric intensity that unifies the spiritual with the mundane, from the poetic discovery of the soul to the modern approach of ancient shamanic practices.
Ernesto is recognized in the holistic, health and metaphysical field as an inspiring facilitator, teacher and therapist.
Learn More About Ernesto

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Testimonials:

Rebirth, regression, soul searching, spiritually awakening, these are just some of the phrases I have used to describe our mystical trip to Egypt. Combined with the gift of the Akashic Records to help search within, I am filled with gratitude for this truly amazing experience.
Thank you, my friend, where do we go next??

 

 

Dear Ernesto,
This is the most wonderful trip I’ve never taken: the teachings of the Akashic Records were a discovery, which changed my life completely. The energies of the group and the country, the energy from your heart always and in-always there; all this was made possible by you. Thanks to Ernesto whom I’ll never thank enough.

Besides, doing this journey with my husband was very important for us, and as a result greater intimacy from doing it together: the discovery of each other, the trust, added another dimension to our love!

So, I feel a big love and infinite gratitude for you in our lives.
Claudie Gendre
Figeac, Franc

One becomes initiated through being invited! I have undergone a real initiation process both ancient and modern, through the power of the Akashic Records prayer and the Intensive in Egypt. Through the Chakra path I received a real initiation of magnificence and cosmic in scale.
I have so enjoyed all the diverse qualities in the group, nationalities and colorful characters. It was a privilege and a blessing that you Ernesto brought it all together and gave the group strength and room for transcendence.
So from my heart Ernesto, thank you for the teachings, learning’s and workshop.

June M. Lazar
Ireland

ITINERARY

NEPAL: KATMANDOU

BHOUTAN: 1. PARO / 2. THIMPHU / 3. PUNAKHA

Day 1 – Sunday 2 December 2018 – PARIS – KATHMANDU

Flight Paris – Kathmandu.

Day 2 – Monday 3 December 2018 – KATHMANDU

Landing in Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Transfer to your hotel and free time in the Thamel area.

Nepalese diner and night in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 – Tuesday 4 December 2018 – KATHMANDU – PARO – THIMPHU

Transfer to Airport and flight and flight Kathmandu-Paro.

Fantastic flight over the Himalayas.

Landing in Paro and transfer to Thimphu.

You will experience the daily life in Bhutan made of traditions and modernity.

Night in Thimphu.

Day 4 – Wednesday 5 December 201i8 – THIMPHU

Ceremony and purification at the Drupthop temple.

Very scenic view of Thimphu from Changbandu where a huge statue of Buddha is located.

The Buddha, seated on a Vajra throne, is a symbol of the infinite and of the Vajrayana tradition.

Night in Thimphu.

Day 5 – Thursday 6 December 2018 – THIMPHU

You will witness the making of a sand mandala by the monks, with grains and colored sands.

You’ll also be able to do your own mandala!!

* The creation of your mandala will happen in a private place and not in the temple. That will give you more space to go through your own process.

Based on the same principles than the mandalas, the chotens are a symbol of one’s path toward enlightenment.

You’ll circumambulate them in the clockwise direction as the tradition advises.

You will make an offering of food that will be distributed to young students as a gesture of care for others.

Night in Punakha.

Day 11 –Wednesday 12 December 2018 – PUNAKHA

Ritual of longevity in the Dzong of Dobji.

You will be invited to hoist the multi-colored prayer flags.

In that way, you ll send prayers and best wishes to all living beings yourself included. A rebirth for a new life.

You will create little statues made of plaster or flour called Tsa-tsa and will use them as offerings.

A Tsa-tsa can be dedicated to an animal or a person. It can also help with health and energy issues. At the end of the ritual, the Tsa-tsa will be offered to the spirit of the river.          

Night in Punakha. 

Day 12 – Thursday 13 December 2018 – PARO

GRAND « TESCHU », ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF DOCHU LA

In memory of Milarepa, deities, bodhisattvas and heroes of Bhutan

This festival was founded by its Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in order to remember and celebrate the actions of the important heroes of Bhutan. Most of the dances are done by the Royal Academy of arts.

 

More than a show, the songs and dances are here to bring prosperity, longevity and happiness to the participants and the audience.

Some dances will honor the memory of Milarepa but also of Guru Rinpoche, Longchen Rabjam, Terton Pema Lingpa, Chabdroung Ngawang Namgyel : the 4 great Bodhisattvas of the Himalayas. Dances are a powerful form of meditation and exorcism.

Night in Paro.

Day 13 – Friday 14 December 2018 – PARO

You’ll discover the famous temple of Taktsang know as the « Tiger nest ». This is one of the most sacred and scenic sites in the whole country.

According to the legend, the great tantric master Padmasambhava arrived here on a tiger’s back to spread Buddhist teachings.

Night in Paro.

Day 14 – Saturday 15 December 2018 – PARO – KATMANDOU

Transfer to Airport and flight Paro – Katmandou.

Oasis choosed to stop-over in Kathmandu to finish your journey in another magical and spiritual city.

Transfer to Bairoling monastery and discovery of Boudhanath. Free lunch.

Ceremony (puja) in Bairoling late afternoon.

Night in Katmandu

Day 15 – Sunday 16 December 2018 – KATHMANDU – PARIS

Flight Katmandu – Paris in the morning

Landing in Paris in the afternoon.

 

PROGRAM 15 DAYS – FROM PARIS (including all flights)

If registration received before the 02/09/2018 :

– In Double room 4 760 € TTC / person *

– In Single room 790 € TTC / person

If registration received from the 03/09/2018

– In double room 4 860 € TTC / person*

– In single room 790 € TTC / person

 

PROGRAM 15 DAYS – FROM KATHMANDU (including flights Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu)

The package from Kathmandu starts on the 4th of December 2018, in the afternoon, at our hotel (we will send the address later – diner included) and ends on the 16th of July 2018 after the farewell dinner the flights Kathmandu – Paro and Paro – Kathmandu are included. You’ll stay in charge of your own international flights and transfers airport-hotel-airport. 

If registration received before the 02/09/2018

– In Double room 4 180 € TTC / person *

– In Single room 790 € TTC / person 

If registration received from the 03/09/2018

– In double room 4 280 € TTC / person *

– In single room 790 € TTC / person

Persons who register by themselves can share a room if their rest respects other’s (no snoring).

Included in the price:

Ø The teaching and guidance of Don Ernesto ORTIZ.

Ø All the flights

Ø Ceremonies with masters and astrologer

Ø Rituals and ceremonies

Ø Entrance fees of all activities mentioned in the program

Ø All transfers with air-con buses

Ø In Nepal: One night in 3* hotel

Ø In Nepal : one breakfast and two diners

Ø In Bhutan, the service of a translator

Ø In Bhutan : All night in 3* hotels

Ø In Bhutan : all the breakfasts, lunches, diners

Ø The visa for Bhutan

Ø Government taxes in Nepal and Bhutan

Ø Repatriation rescue aid Europ Assistance under the conditions that you live in Western Europe, DOM, New-Caledonia or French Polynesia

Ø Civil liability and the financial guarantees of Oasis Voyages

Not included in the price:

Ø In Nepal: 2 lunches on day 3 and day 14

Ø Drinks

Ø Donations in the temples

Ø Any airline or fuel surcharges

Ø The Tips and personal expenses

Ø The comprehensive insurance canceling-luggage (recommended)

IMPORTANT: IF YOUR FISCAL ADRESS IS SITUATED OUTSIDE WESTERN EUROPE, NEW CALEDONIA AND FRENCH POLYNESIA YOU NEED TO SUBSCRIBE A TRAVEL INSURANCE INCLUDING REPATRIATION/CANCELLATION/LUGAGES/ASSISTANCE GARRANTEES.

This only apply if live outside Western Europe for instance Canada. In that case you should be protected by full travel insurance including repatriation/assistance and guarantees concerning cancellation and material damages, this is mandatory.

You shall tell us your insurance’s contract number on the registration form.

Seats are limited, we advise that your register as soon as possible. ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE 

Register immediately at: www.MonVoyageOasis.com

Save 40 € and register 24/7 Payment is fully secured. Check your booking whenever you want. To connect to your personal space, just enter your personal email address and your password.

If you need information and need help with your registration, contact Marion @ marion@oasis-voyages.com

Your account is strictly personal and confidential. It allows you to deal with your bookings only.

Therefore this is not possible to use the system to register someone else. The other person should also create an account with her/his personal email address.

After registration you should us a copy of the passport you are going to travel with – by email or fax.

Once you have registered for your trip, you will receive a complete preparation file covering the practical details: clothing, money, visas, practical advice, etc.

If you have subscribed to the package with international flights, you will receive air tickets only a few days before takeoff.

FORMALITIES:

If you are a French citizen: passport valid 6 months after the return date with at least 3 blank pages (including two side by side):

For Nepal:

Visa issued on arrival by the Nepalese government.

 

For Bhutan:

Oasis Voyages takes care of visa application formalities. It is advisable to send us a color copy of the passport, which you will use while specifying well your profession. The visa will be issued upon arrival in Bhutan.

NOTE: If you are not a French citizen, please contact the embassy or consulate of the country of destination and the countries of transit.

HEALTH – TIME ZONE – CLIMATE:

Ø No vaccine or anti-malarial treatment required.

Ø Pre-requisite: state of health adapted to the activities of the trip (at altitude, ex Pelila Pass 3400m, Yotungla Pass 3450m, Dochula Pass 3100m).

 

In your own interest: medical certificate of aptitude to travel highly recommended, to consider the trip in all serenity and, if necessary, to advantageously complete an insurance file (keep a double).

Ø Time zone: + 4 hours in summer / + 5 hours in winter compared to France

Ø Climate: The Himalayan valleys of the center and the south are temperate, with a great variation according to the altitude and the time of the day.

December is in the ideal period to travel to Bhutan (dry season).

Temperatures vary according to the altitude. At night, temperatures can be cool (but hotels are heated). And during the day, the temperatures are mild, between ten and fifteen degrees.

SECURITY – TRANQUILITY:

Ø The risks resulting from the participant’s responsibility are covered by the assistance repatriation Europ Assistance, offered by Oasis Voyages to persons domiciled in Western Europe, DOM, New Caledonia or French Polynesia.

Ø The risks arising from the seller’s liability (Oasis Voyages)

are covered by the GENERALI VOYAGES professional liability insurance contract.

Ø In compliance with the travel regulations and to guarantee our clients professional and secure services, Oasis Voyages is registered IM 069100006 in the national register of travel operators.

MAIN GUARANTEES MULTIRISK INSURANCE:

RECOMMENDED OPTION

(Subscription reserved for persons domiciled in Western Europe, DOM, New Caledonia or French Polynesia)

▪ Cancellation Fee Schedule: DATE OF CANCELLATION CANCELLATION FEES
More than 46 days before departure 30% of rate
Between 45 and 30 days before departure 50% of rate
Between 29 and 15 days before departure 75% of rate
Less than 14 days before departure 100% of rate

 

Serious illness, accident or death (including worsening of previous illnesses and after-effects of a previous accident)

¬ Complications due to pregnancy status before the 6th month

¬ Economic redundancy (of yourself, your spouse)

▪ Luggage guaranteed up to 800 € in case of:

¬ Loss or theft

¬ Total or partial destruction (deductible of 50 €)

The warranties summarized above are for reference only; the insurance contract is the only reference.

Please refer to the Oasis Voyages website (in French), by visiting

www.oasis-voyages.com

 

 

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