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Hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas
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Meditating with the monks at the Gyuto Monastery
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Lunching in the dining room of Amritsar’s Golden Temple
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Sharing reflections of the Taj Mahal from the riverside vantage point
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Meditating at the mausoleum of the Sufi saint

A Mindful Journey to India

Come with us to “Incredible India!”

This will be our 4th journey to India. It is a place that never disappoints.Our journey will be filled with brilliant color, moments of chaos, quiet time for reflection, lovely food, beautiful natural vistas, wondrous ancient structures, comfortable places to stay, popular and sacred music, and beautiful people. We will explore the culture, food, and history as we try to understand what these things mean for us.

Ours is a simple pilgrimage. A pilgrimage is a different way of traveling, described by the Dalai Lama as becoming a spiritual tourist. It is visiting some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world; ancient places, museums, natural beauty, small villages, while engaging with the people we meet. Evening reflections help us to experience these things in the light of our own perspective; feelings and learning. Being a tourist allows us to look more carefully at our surroundings, while being on pilgrimage allows us to deepen the way we see it.

We have so many memories from past trips to India, each unique and profound. Some of these were the simple things: traveling to the Himalayas and arriving in the evening to wake up to the magnificence of the mountains; a spontaneous dance at a rest stop on the highway with one of the cleaners who offered a simple gift; meditating in sacred and beautiful places; and the ingenuity and resiliency of the Indian people.

On each day of our journey we will experience the history and culture of India. There will be “down time” to rest, sit and think or take advantage of wonderful places for shopping. During the day we will share short meditations and reflections in interesting settings while letting go of everyday “busyness”.

Our Mindful Journeys look like any other journey on the surface, yet they ask more from us than simply being a tourist. They invite us to become more soulful, or simply more sensitive and mindful. This deepening perspective helps us learn more about the journey we are on, the people and places we see as well as the internal journey we each take in our lives.

— Wayne and Joan Walder
Mindful Journeys Cultural Explorations

India | 13 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
Mar 11-23, 2018
Cost:
US$4795
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, domestic flights (Delhi to Dharamsala and Amritsar to Delhi), 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 and Joan Walder. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$325.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi late evening
Day 2: Exploring the New City
Day 3: Delhi's temples and mosques
Day 4: Fly to Dharamsala
Days 5 - 6: Exploring Dharamsala
Day 7: Rakkh mountain resort
Day 8: Drive to Amritsar, observe the night ceremony
Day 9: The Golden Temple
Day 10: The city of Amritsar, religious sites
Day 11: Fly to Delhi and drive to Agra
Day 12: Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Day 13: Depart Delhi
Optional Extension: The holy city of Varanasi
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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

India | 13 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
Mar 11-23, 2018
Cost:
US$4795
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, domestic flights (Delhi to Dharamsala and Amritsar to Delhi), 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 and Joan Walder. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$325.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Meditation and reflection sites and experiences were wonderful." - Bob S.

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