MYSTIC YOGA RETREAT
Aug 27-30, 2017 - Dharamshala

RETREAT THEME

Mystic Yoga Retreat gives you the opportunity to travel with ease and freedom, encouraging the pilgrim in you that is seeking solace and light. In your quest to refresh your spirit and find meaning to your existence, Mystic Coaches, Chirashree, Sudhir and Abhishek generally play the role of a friend as well as a mentor, helping to blossom the bud of health, happiness and community service in your heart. Each Retreat is unique and has its own purpose and destiny. To get fully charmed come with an empty cup and let the cup overflow with the aroma of each passing moment. Lecture sessions with His Holiness, guided Yoga-Meditation hour with Mystic Coaches, talking, walking, eating together, hiking, sightseeing and celebrating the unbridled friendship with each other is what Mystic Yoga Retreat is all about.

The retreat will commence from Kolkata late evening on 26th August, Saturday, as we board one of the last flights from Kolkata to Delhi on that day. From Delhi we travel to Dharmashala by road through the night, preferably by an exclusive luxury vehicle for the group. (You are welcome to join us directly at Delhi as well if that is more convenient)

27th Aug, Sunday we check in to the hotel room and take it easy, enjoying a relaxed day; exploring the town, taking a stroll, sipping tea and perhaps shopping as well. On 28th Aug, Monday, an easy paced trek to Triund will be scheduled, starting after an early breakfast and returning by sunset. The day trek is optional and those opting out will have a day trip arranged for sightseeing in and around Dharmashala.

29th and 30th Aug His Holiness Dalai Lama is scheduled to teach in the mornings. Usually all are seated quite early in the morning before Dalai Lama arrives and the session is over by lunch time. Exact details will be known once the group is there at Dharmashala. We check-out from the hotel on Wednesday afternoon, and drive to Delhi Airport. We will take a 5.30 am flight from Delhi for Kolkata on Thursday, 31st Aug, 2017. 

About DHARAMSHALA

Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Triund, very popular with amateur trekkers, is the crown jewel of
Dharamshala situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains at a height of 2,828 m. It has the perfect view of the Dhauladhar mountains on one side and Kangra valley on the other. NORBULINGKA a self-sustaining community located at Dharamshala is a unique institute dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture. Art is a large part of culture, and by maintaining artistic lineages, they help to conserve the unique identity of Tibetans and the sacred traditions which took root in Tibet. Visitors can come and explore their beautiful campus and witness firsthand the splendour of Tibetan art. 

Triund trek can be described as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups. Triund has an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Along the way there are many small chai shops where one can refresh during the hike. The traipse is worth it, as the panorama when you reach Triund is aweinspiring and exhilarating.

Mystic Coaches may impromptu call for brief Yoga or Meditation sessions during the trip as and when possible.

About His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in north-eastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child, then named LhamoDhondup, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet.
Bodhisattvas are realized beings, inspired by the wish to attain complete enlightenment, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help all living beings. In 1959, following the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in Lhasa by Chinese troops, His Holiness was forced to escape into exile. Since then he has been living in Dharamsala, northern India. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
On 29 May 2011 His Holiness signed the document formally transferring his temporal authority to the democratically elected leader. In so doing he formally put an end to the 368-year old tradition of the Dalai Lamas functioning as both the spiritual and temporal head of Tibet. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Request an application form via email.  
or
Alternatively you can walk in and fill the form at any of the Mystic Yoga Studio at Kolkata. Photocopy of the passport needs to be submitted with the application form.

Registration will be considered complete only upon the receipt of the signed application form, photocopy of the passport and Retreat Fees.