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Mystic Living Program - Bodh Gaya



Nov 25-30, 2018 at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, Bodhgaya

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Mystic Living Program (MLP) is a week-long residential program offering basic knowledge of Yogasana, step by step Meditation methodology and an introduction to Ayurveda.

Mystic Living Program gives you an opportunity to cultivate mindful embodiment and learn to transform habitual thoughts, emotions, and behaviours into openings for freedom of spirit and happiness. This program explores yogic practices and study and practice of Buddhism that can harness and transform brain circuitries and the relationships between them, including:

  • Concentration through meditation to achieve unremitting willpower

  • Mindfulness practice using breathing exercises, a delicate function leading to refined sensibilities

  • Compassion used as a tool for stress release and training the mind through Bodhisatva way of life

  • Transformative physical practices through yoga and pranayama

  • Understanding basics of Ayurveda, the science of life to bring the body back to a state of optimal health

Practice of Yoga and study of Buddhism encompass sciences of mind that have withstood the test of time and human endeavour. Their highest aims, defined as Moksha and Nirvana, respectively, refer to nothing less than the elimination of suffering and achievement of unwavering bliss (Ananda).

The aim of this program is to offer  you tools, techniques and the right spirit that will enable you to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. The sense of ease and poise that you will attain will sustain you in the difficult times. 

As part of the course, there will be a group tour of Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya. The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. We intend to participate in Sutra chanting early morning, followed by Yogasana with the main temple as the backdrop and then walk around as pilgrims seeking understanding and blessings.

Program Fees: 

Inclusive of classes, course material, shared accommodation and veg meals

  • Rs. 22500 + 18% GST = Rs.26,550/-

Having read the details if you would like to proceed with your registration please follow these easy steps: 

Step 1: After reading the details if you have queries feel free to call +91-9163365029/9748649047 or write to us at for clarifications.

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Step 4: On successful processing of your payment, you will receive a confirmation mail.

Cancellation Policy : If you cancel more than 15 days in advance, you will be receiving 50% of the fees back. Later than that, no refund of your deposit will be possible.


Practical Information

Sample daily schedule during Mystic Living Program

  • 7.00-8.0 am - Yoga Practice

  • 8.0 am - Breakfast / break-time

  • 9.30-11.30 am - Meditation (Philosophy & experimentation)

  • 12.00 noon - Lunch & rest-time

  • 2.30 – 3.30 pm - Svadhyaya / self-study as per courseware

  • 4.0-6.00 pm - Yoga abhyasa (Theory & practice)

  • 6.00 pm - Dinner

  • 7.0-8.0 pm - Ayurveda (Lecture)

  • 9.00 – 10.00 pm - Hour of silence / private meditation

Actual schedule will be announced during the orientation session

Mystic Living Program will commence at 7 am on Nov 25th and end at 7 pm on Nov 30th. Please plan to arrive latest by the evening of 24th of November, i.e. Saturday, so that you will have some time to settle down and be ready for the course.


Program Venue & Host

The program will be hosted beside the landmark sits of the Buddhagaya, the Great 80 feet Buddha Statue and you would be staying at the Guest House of the Daijokyo Buddhist Temple. For details please visit Mr. Kiran Lama, Secretary of the Daijokyo Buddhist Temple would be the principal host and has kindly agreed to talk on the historicity of the Buddhagaya and the Mahabodhi temple to all the participants. He is a very talented and versatile personality and one can learn spiritual principles from his day to day conduct. Humble and humorous he loves to cook, care for his numerous animals and serves on the board of literally more than a dozen educational and spiritual organizations based out of Buddhagaya. 

Arrival at Retreat Venue

Venue: Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, Buddhagaya 

The retreat venue will be welcoming guests from 24th noon. In case you are arriving early, please consult us for arrangments. Take note of any holidays & festivals that may be held around the same time as you travel. It is normal for trains and buses to be overbooked at these times.

Meals: The Daijokyo Guest House kitchen team work very hard to provide delicious vegetarian meals. In case you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance we will try to take care of your needs to the extent possible. Breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner will be offered - 24th Nov (dinner) to 01st Dec (breakfast). 
Accommodation:  Twin sharing accommodation with attached bath is the norm; rooms are all clean and comfortable with mosquito nets and blankets. Check in any time on 24th Nov after 12 noon and check out any time before 11 am on 01st Dec. Should you prefer a single occupancy accommodation, please write in advance to check for availability etc.

Course Discipline

In order to create an environment most conducive for study, reflection, and meditation, everyone attending the course is expected to abide by the following

  • Live on a vegetarian diet during the course

  • Refrain from gossiping or harsh speech.

  • Cultivate clarity of mind and body - refrain from using intoxicants in any form.

  • Sessions attendance: Students are asked to commit to attending all sessions in a timely manner. This will support and enhance the group dynamics, showing respect to the teacher and to fellow participants.

  • Mobile phones and computers: We request course participants to keep the usage to the bare minimum.


Pictures from earlier programs in Bodhgaya 

Mystic Yoga Retreat - Bodhgaya, March 2018

Mystic Yoga Retreat - Bodhgaya Oct 2017

Earlier Event: November 22
Dev Dipawali - Varanasi & Bodh Gaya
Later Event: February 3
Kumbh Snan Yatra