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TIBET OF THE TIBETANS 2019 Om Mani Padmé Hum
Lhasa, the Potala, the great monasteries…
With Don Ernesto ORTIZ
Spiritual journey in Tibet
From 13th to 25th of July 2019

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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.
 
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 Akasha’ field which hold the past, the present and the seeds of 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.

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 it is 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.

Dear brothers and sisters,  You all know that Buddhism came out of India and then it was Padmasambhava, known as the second Buddha the one that started spreading the teachings to Tibet. This land is considered to be the center of the world, the center of the universe, with the most sacred mountains in the world considered to be the home of Lord Shiva and a place of power. Come join me in Tibet, lets melt into the energy of ancient traditions, lets be in the energy of this land and Sacred Teachings that have the potential to change your life forever. If you consider coming to Tibet with me; then make a commitment to purify yourself by chanting 1000 OM MANI PADME HUM before the journey, so we can enter that beautiful country with our hearts filled with love and compassion. Welcome ! 
Don Ernesto Ortiz

PENPA, YOUR TIBETAN GUIDE


 Penpa is a Tibetan in his thirties, born in a small village 50 km from Lhasa, not far from the monastery of Ganden, the first monastery in the tradition of the yellow cups of Tibetan Buddhism.
 
He comes from a family of nomads and, according to local customs, was busy keeping yaks in the mountains.
 
At the age of 15, he entered the Ganden Monastery to study Tibetan and Buddhism, then specialized in the study of languages and history in Lhasa. Since 2006, he is a guide in the Autonomous Region of Tibet and, along with Don Ernesto Ortiz, he will make you discover his country with heart.

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 
-  The 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

PARIS
CHENGDU
LHASSA
SAMYE
TSETANG
LAC NAMTSO
DAMZHONG -
GANDEN
DRAK YERPA 
LHASSA
PARIS

SPIRITUAL PROGRAM

D1 - 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.

D2 - 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.

D3 - 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.

D4 - 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.

D5 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019: SAMYE – TSETANG
In the monastery, you will live an unforgettable experience: The festival of masked dances! (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.

D6 - 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.

D7 - Friday July 19, 2019: LHASA
Impressive Potala Palace, winter residence of the Dalai Lamas.

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, word 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.

D8 - 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.

D9 - 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.

D10 - Monday, July 22, 2019: DAMZHUNG – LHASA
Back to Lhasa and walk through the alleys of the old town.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

D11 - 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.

Homestay 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.

D12 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019: LHASA - DRAK YERPA – CHENGDU
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.

D13 - Thursday, July 25, 2019: CHENGDU- PARIS
For those who have chosen the package from Europe: landing in Paris in the morning.

TESTIMONIALS AND PICTURES FROM OUR PREVIOUS TRIP TO TIBET

On our blog-trotter, see testimonials (in French)  from participants of our unforgettable trip to Tibet: http://www.voyage-initiatique.com/tibet-tibetains-voyage-spirituel/               
 
For your pleasure, here are some photos taken during our trip 2011: https://picasaweb.google.com/107415907998897507398/TIBET2011LeTibetDesTibetains#

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

In the preparation of the trip, you will find detailed instructions for the smooth running of your trip, especially about relations between Chinese and Tibetans.
 
The visit of the Potala Palace is limited to 1 hour - which is quite suitable for this discovery of the impressive rooms of the tombs laden with gold of the Dalai Lama.

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

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

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 in  Western 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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DETAIL OF SERVICES

The price includes:
- 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 
 
The price doesn’t 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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