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Meditating at Moon Hill
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Walking a section of the Camino de Santiago
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Tasting port wine while cruising the Douro River
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Listening to the haunting music of traditional Fado
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Reflecting at the ‘end of the world’

Portugal & Spain: A Mindful Journey

Portugal and Spain have long been inspiring pilgrimage destinations where Celts, Romans Visigoths, Moors, and Christians all left their mark. Join us on a Mindful Journey from Lisbon, Portugal, north to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We leave spaces in our journey for serendipity to happen. Each day we meditate in a beautiful, quiet, and private spot. In the evenings at our hotels, we gather to reflect – sharing insights from our fellow travellers.
 
We stay in charming lodging with unique gardens, and a former Jesuit residence built in the 18th century. We enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine that is known for its seafood and variety of spices used. A tile-making workshop and wine, port, and culinary tastings are just a few of the ways we learn about all things Portuguese.
 
Portugal is a stunningly beautiful place to experience colourful palaces with outrageous architecture on forested hills sprinkled with caves and lakes. A castle with a glorious view, a highly decorated monastery, a town of soaring bell towers, a chapel of bones, and a Neolithic stone circle are enchanting. Listening to the soul of Portuguese music, the Fado, touches your heart.
 
Imagine savouring port while cruising down the Douro River as we pass by the stepped hills covered with grape vines. The many picturesque villages, sunsets on the ocean, walks on portions of the Camino, and seeing the ‘end of the earth’ in Spain, leave lasting memories.
 
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What is a Mindful Journey? “Mindful” simply means practicing “how” we perceive the beauty and depth of the world. We can become more mindful by using meditation to slow down an internal dialogue we often have with ourselves. When travelling, a simple meditation practice once a day for 30 minutes helps us change the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us.
Mindful Journeys Cultural Explorations

Portugal | 11 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
May 14-24, 2017
Cost:
US$4595
Group Size:
16 - 24 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, transportation by air conditioned coach, all activities and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, services of specialized English speaking guides, tour accompanied by Wayne Walder and Beverly Carr. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Sintra
Day 2: Explore fairytale palaces and extravagant villas
Day 3: Get to know Lisbon
Day 4: Day Trip to Almedres Cromlech and Évora
Day 5: Medieval village of Óbidos, Fado in Coimbra
Day 6: Historic Porto and a country retreat
Day 7: Douro River day cruise
Day 8: A walk on the Camino de Santiago
Day 9: Travel to Santiago de Compostela via Baiona
Day 10: The pilgrimage centre and scenic Finisterre
Day 11: Depart Santiago de Compostela
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Your Tour Leader

For more than 30 years Wayne has practiced meditation from a number of spiritual traditions. He has chanted Dzikr with Sufi Pir's (saints), sung spiritual songs with Hindu priests, and sat in meditation with Buddhist monks. Wayne is a practicing Unitarian Universalist minister in Toronto.

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Mindful Journeys Cultural Explorations

Portugal | 11 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
May 14-24, 2017
Cost:
US$4595
Group Size:
16 - 24 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, transportation by air conditioned coach, all activities and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, services of specialized English speaking guides, tour accompanied by Wayne Walder and Beverly Carr. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275.

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