TIBET OF THE TIBETANS 2019

   

Om Mani Padmé Hum

July 13th – 25th, 2019

With Don Ernesto Ortiz

Spiritual journey in Tibet

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Don Ernesto Ortiz

Noted 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. Don Ernesto is recognized in the holistic, health and metaphysical field as an inspiring facilitator, teacher and therapist.

His training began at an early age in Mexico with Curanderos and Shamans and has continued for many years with world-renowned teachers in Transpersonal Psychology, Shamanism, Music Therapy, Bodywork and more.

In 1994 Ernesto created Journey to the Heart, a company dedicated to the upliftment of consciousness and the well-being of people by using practical tools to help integrate the physical with the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Don Ernesto Ortiz also finds inspiration from his master Jigme Pema Wangchen, the 12th and present incarnation of Gyalwang Drukpa, and supreme head of the Kagyupa School of Tibetan Buddhism. An accomplished master, Jigme Pema Wangchen embodies the modernity and pure tradition of the yogi lineage.

In addition to his traditional activities, he leads the “Live to Love” project, the goal of which is to encourage all of us to put into practice the spirit of awakening, often through humanitarian actions.

The teachings of Don Ernesto Ortiz are a call to link spirituality with a daily life in a simple but deep and grounded approach.

The wisdom of the Tibet is included in the filed of Akasha which holds the past, the present and the seeds of the future. Don Ernesto will guide you through Akashic meditations to enter this field of limitless possibilities and will help you to rediscover your connection with this sacred land.

Your Journey to Tibet will be a celebration of rituals, meditations and sacred places.

During the trip Don Ernesto Ortiz will speak in English and will be translated into French for our French peaking public.

“He breathes new life into his audiences with his explanations, his humor, and his step-by-step practice.His words of wisdom inspire minds, open hearts and motivate people to act.His understanding of the power of unconditional love and acceptance creates the space for personal transformation. “

The Sense of this Initiative Journey

Tibet, spiritual land for all eternity, holds a deep wisdom that only begs to be shared.

This exceptional journey is a discovery of the prodigious Tibetan spiritual heritage, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for all those who seek to grow inwardly.

Day after day, you will discover the Buddhist philosophy; you will immerse yourself in the spiritual energies in unforgettable sacred places. Also, you will go to secluded hermitages where itis good to meditate for the good of all beings.

Om Mani Padme Hum … the mantra of Chenrezi, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion, of which the Dalai Lama is considered the human  manifestation. This mantra symbolizes the pure,glorious body, speech and spirit of a Buddha. On the pilgrimage sites, and in particular that of  the Jokhang, thousands of people recite it tirelessly.

This mantra is written on the stones of the sacred places, at the entrance of a village, on prayer banners, on the horns of a yak … It permeates the daily life of the Tibetans. The music accompanies the squealing of the prayer wheels along the koras, these convolutions, these  turns that are made in the sense of the needles of a clock, around each temple… Turn, pray, sing… so that the wheel turns and a peaceful future of Tibet becomes possible again.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Our Highlights

  • A trip designed by Oasis with a small Tibetan local agency
  • A responsible trip that develops social entrepreneurship in Tibetan regions (advice, expertise, internships and training). With this trip is activated a whole social network, nomadic families, farmers. A true solidarity chain.
  • The discovery of sacred places emblematic of the life of the Dalai Lama: Potala, Jokhang, Norbulingka…
  • Meetings with Tibetan monks and nuns
  • Meetings with authentic families of nomads
  • The discovery of many monasteries and hermitages
  • Walks in awareness in places dedicated to awakening
  • The discovery of sublime landscapes on the Roof of the World!
  • Professional leading guaranteed throughout the tour
  • The refined and professional organization of Oasis Voyages

ITINERARY

Our Journey
PARIS – CHENGDU – LHASA – SAMYE – TSETANG – LAC NAMTSO – DAMZHONG – GANDEN – DRAK YERPA – LHASA – PARIS

Day 1,

Saturday, July 13, 2019: PARIS - CHENDGU

For those who have chosen the package from Europe : flight Paris Charles de Gaulle – Chendgu.

Meal and overnight on the plane.

Day 2,

Sunday, July 14, 2019: CHENGDU – LHASA

Landing in Chengdu. Flight Chendgu – Lhasa.

Installation at your traditional Tibetan style hotel, quiet and comfortable, in the center of Lhasa (altitude 3650m).

Discovery of the heart of Lhasa: the Barkhor, which encircles the temple of Jokhang, place of pilgrimage for centuries and spiritual heart of Lhasa.

 Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 3,

Monday July 15th, 2019: LHASA

Ani Sangkhung nunnery where we see the nuns at their various religious activities.
Sharing a moment with the pilgrims, around a cup of tea in the little restaurant of the nunnery.
Monastery of Sera, one of the three great monasteries of the Gelugpa school.

You will witness the living spectacle of the philosophical debates of the monks! Those who wish may receive a blessing.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4,

Tuesday, July 16, 2019: LHASA-SAMYE

Samye, the first monastery in Tibet, built in the shape of a giant mandala! It is a representation of the cosmos according to the precepts of Indian cosmology.

Like pilgrims, you will turn prayer wheels by reciting mantras and praying for the good of all beings. You will consciously perform the Kora, the pilgrimage around the monastery.

Overnight at the hotel in Samye.

Day 5,

Wednesday, July 17, 2019: SAMYE – TSETANG

In the monastery, you will live an unforgettable experience:

The festival of masked dances! *

* NOTE: Subject to last minute cancellation

You will attend with the devotees to the masked dances, performed once a year by the monks, accompanied by ritual music and songs. More than a show, they aim to bring prosperity, longevity and happiness to the audience!

The monks wear flamboyant costumes, embroidered silk, rich ornaments and huge colorful and decorated masks. They perform dances that are also exorcisms, incantations and meditations. These rituals use drums to attract the best hospices and jingle timbales that punctuate the recitation of the sacred texts.

These masked dances will be for you a pleasure for the eyes and the heart, a beautiful experience!

Troglodyte complex of Chimphu. A hundred hermit-meditators, with extreme devotion, have imbued these places with a powerful energy.

Hayagriva, revered deity in one of the most sacred caves of Chimphu where you will go to make offerings of dried peaches.

Picnic then departure for Tsetang.

Overnight at the hotel in Tsetang.

Day 6,

Thursday, July 18, 2019: TSETANG – LHASA

Exploration of the ancient temple of Traduk, the main holy place of the Yarlung Valley and Yumbulakang Palace, the first palace of the kings of the Yarlung dynasty (7th-9th century).

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

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Day 7,

Friday July 19, 2019: LHASA

Impressive Potala Palace, winter residence of the Dalai Lamas.

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You will join the procession of pilgrims to discover the rock carvings of Mount Chakpori.

In this peaceful place you can learn to make offerings of enlightenment and worship with body, words and spirit. Contemplative walk to Norbulinka, the “Jewel Park”, which was the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. It is one of the most pleasant places in Lhasa where you can walk among trees, ponds, palaces and pavilions.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 8,

Saturday, July 20, 2019: LHASA

Jokhang Temple founded in the 7th century by the first religious king Songtsen Gampo. It is one of the most revered because it houses the most sacred representation of Tibet, that of Jowo Sakyamuni, the Buddha at the age of twelve, and that would have been performed during his lifetime.

Discovery of a temple devoted to protective deities of Buddhism. You will then experience the benefits of a traditional Tibetan massage done by blind people.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 9,

Sunday, July 21, 2019: LHASA - LAKE NAMTSO – DAMZHUNG

Namtso Lake, nicknamed Celestial Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in central Tibet.

At an altitude of more than 5,000 meters, you will discover another Tibet: the Changtang Plateau, a place of transhumance for nomads. Legend says that the sacred lake and sacred mountain Nyenchetangla are a couple of lovers who guard the pastures.

Walk in consciousness on the banks of the lake.

Overnight at the hotel in Damzhung.

Day 10,

Monday, July 22, 2019: DAMZHUNG – LHASA

Back to Lhasa and walk through the alleys of the old town.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 11,

Tuesday, July 23, 2019: LHASA - GANDEN – LHASA

Culminating at 4100 m, the Ganden Monastery was founded by Tsongkhapa in 1409, it is the headquarters of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. A moment of contemplation will allow you to make a vow and entrust it to the blessings of the eminent master of Ganden.

Home stay meal in a beautiful valley not far from the monastery then walk in the surrounding villages to meet peasants and nomads.

Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 12,

Wednesday, July 24, 2019: LHASA - DRAK YERPA – CHENGDU

Hermitage Drak Yerpa

Discovery of the hermitage of Drak Yerpa, one of the three main troglodyte retreats in Tibet where the monks were retreating into tantric caves for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days.

In a site deeply nourishing for the soul, natural beauty and spiritual atmosphere have attracted illustrious kings, saints and ascetics. A statue of Maitreya, the Buddha of the future, is particularly venerated and it is auspicious to place a kata, a white Tibetan scarf, while making a wish.

This place makes it possible to discover a very important aspect of the Tibetan culture, that of a life materially very simple but of an extraordinary spiritual richness.

You will then join Gongkar Airport for your Lhasa – Chengdu flight. Then for those who have chosen the package from Europe: flight Chengdu – Paris.

Day 13,

Thursday, July 25, 2019: CHENGDU- PARIS

For those who have chosen the package from Europe: landing in Paris in the morning.

IMPORTANT

Unless you are making a strong physical effort you might not feel the effect of the altitude.

Your journey has been made with progressive integration time. A slow rhythm will make the little walks easy for everyone. Our guides and your fellow travelers will also be concerned by this need for slowness, whatever their ages. This will be done naturally, in reciprocal benevolence, and without setting a challenge.

In case you feel undesirable effects, just pause for a moment a drink liquid.

Our preparation file will advise you preventive / curative treatments.

Nevertheless, please pay attention to article 8 of our peculiar condition. Before registering this is your responsibility to make sure your health allows you to travel in high altitude lands and to provide us a health certificate.

On your way back, you’ll feel the energy coming from the red cells like athletes training in altitude. This journey will be a real rejuvenation retreat!

INFO-TRUTH:POLITICS

Unless you are making a strong physical effort you might not feel the effect of the altitude.

Your journey has been made with progressive integration time. A slow rhythm will make the little walks easy for everyone. Our guides and your fellow travelers will also be concerned by this need for slowness, whatever their ages. This will be done naturally, in reciprocal benevolence, and without setting a challenge.

In case you feel undesirable effects, just pause for a moment a drink liquid.

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

Note: People who sign up alone can share a room if their sleep respects that of the other (no snoring in particular)

To convert Euros to US Dollars or other currencies you can use:
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Program from Paris to Paris (including all flights)

If booking before the 04/04/2019:

  • In shared room (Double/Twin) 4 470 euros TTC / person *
  • Adding fees for Single room 480 euros TTC / person

If booking after the 05/04/2019:

  • In shared room (Double/Twin) 4 570 euros TTC / person *
  • Adding fees for Single room 480 euros TTC / person 
  • Program from Chengdu to Chendgu (excluding international flights / including domestic flights) 

If booking before the 04/04/2019:

  • In shared room (Double/Twin) 3 750 euros TTC / person *
  • Adding fees for Single room 480 euros TTC / person

If booking after the 05/04/2019:

  • In shared room (Double/Twin) 3 850 euros TTC / person *
  • Adding fees for Single room 480 euros TTC / person

COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE

(cancellation – luggage) 120 euros TTC / person

Reserved at the time of registration to persons domiciled inWestern Europe DOM, New Caledonia and French Polynesia

INTERNET DISCOUNT
If you register directly on Internet www.MonVoyageOasis.com, you will benefit of a 40€ discount
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DETAILS

Price include:

  • Fees and logistic costs of Don Ernesto Ortiz
  • The accompaniment of a French translator for his teachings
  • The accompaniment of an English and French speaking Tibetan guide as soon as you arrive in Lhasa
  • International and/or domestic flights according to the package chosen
  • Permit fees to enter “Tibet Autonomous Region”
  • Entries and activities mentioned in the program
  • Transfers and trips mentioned in the program, in a private vehicle with drive
  • Accommodation in typical 3 *** hotels in Lhasa and Tsetang; in 2-star hotel in Damzhung and 1-star hotel in Samye – breakfast included
  • Lunches and dinners (one drink included per meal)
  • Repatriation rescue aid Europ Assistance under the conditions that you live in western Europe, DOM, New-Caledonia or French Polynesia
  • Civil liability and the financial guarantees of Oasis Voyages

Price does not include:

  • The cost of obtaining a visa for China (supplement of € 190 for French citizens)
  • Tips for the local team (guide, driver)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • The possible international taxes of exit and of aerial surcharges
  • The comprehensive insurance canceling-luggage (recommended option and provided only if you are domiciled fiscally in Western Europe, DOM, New Caledonia or French Polynesia)

Details: Due to the high altitude of the visits, it is important to be in good health to make this trip

YOUR REGISTRATION

Seats are limited, we advise that your register as soon as possible.

Register immediately at: www.MonVoyageOasis.com

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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.

PREPARATION OF THE TRIP

From the balance of 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.

For complete details click here to download the brochure.

Click here to download the Registration form.

If you need assistance or have any questions please contact Marion@marion@oasis-voyages.com

I look forward to travel, share and do ceremony with you!!!

Don Ernesto

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