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Lishu Institute Spring Programs
March 5-April 30, 2015
The Lishu Institute was founded by Tenzin Wangyal to help preserve the ancient spiritual tradition and culture of Bon.The Lishu Institute will be offering two residential retreats this spring. Both retreats will be held at its campus near Dehradun, Uttarakhand, in northern India.



Phowa: The Transference of Consciousness • March 5 - 19, 2015
Led by Geshe Gelek Gyatso. This retreat will focus on the Phowa practice as detailed in the Ma Gyud (Bon Mother Tantra)
Retreat cost: $500

6-Week Intensive Tibetan Language Retreat • March 20 - April 30
Led by Sangmo Yangri, Ph.D and will be suitable for students at all levels of Tibetan language experience
Retreat cost: $1,500

For more information and retreat costs, visit www.lishu.org

2015 Bön Buddhist Pilgrimage to Nepal/Tibet/Mount Kailash
August 20-September 10, 2015



PLANNED ITINERARY

Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Thamel, Triten Norbutse Bön Monastery, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha (reclining Vishnu), Swayambhunath (Tonpa Shenrab meditated here)

Tibet: Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung & Sera Monastery, Gyantse, Palkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Bön Menri Monastery, Yungdrung Ling Bön Monastery, Paryang, Sakya Monastery, Chiu Gompa, Lake Manasarovar, Tirthapuri and Gurugyam Bön Monastery (here are the remains of the Silver Palace of ZhangZhung and where Drenpa Namkha, Tsewang Rigzin & Padmasambhava lived)
&
Trek the Kora of Mt. Kailash (four days)



Dates: August 20-September 10, 2015
08/20/15 • Everyone meets in Kathmandu, Nepal
08/21/15
 • Obtain Visa for Tibet
08/22/15
 • Fly to Lhasa
09/10/15
 • Leave Nepal to Return Home,

Hosted by: Cheri Brady (second organized trip to Nepal, Tibet & Mt.Kailash)
Tour Guide: Bhola Banstola, Nepalese Shaman (has led many trips to Tibet/Mt. Kailash)
Tibetan English Speaking Guide (Bön & Buddhist)

Contact Cheri Brady to be placed on the e-mail list for further information:
Cheribrady@aol.com

(Subject: 2015 Tibet Trip)



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