Teen Journey Goes to India to a Tibetan Monastery with INKARRI Jangchup Lamrim Teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
Cultural Exchange for Our Youth Nov 29-Dec 8, 2012 Registration Deadline Sept 10th! Register Here
Life Time Journey
Around The World And Into The Heart
A Different Way. A New View.
This fall 2012, Teen Journey and Inkarri offer the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey that takes young people around the world and into their hearts.
For the past four years, Teen Journey has offered an alternative program that dares to take the inner rather than simply the outer journey. Interacting directly with completely different traditions and cultures allows young people the unique opportunity to make informed choices about their world. This fall, Teen Journey teams up with Inkarri and the remarkable Juan Ruiz Naupari, in a rare invitation to visit the Dalai Lama’s world-renowned monastery where young people will be exposed to sacred teachings, meditation and prayer. Additional work with Juan Ruiz includes Pneuma Breathwork with a brief introduction to the Path of Knowledge a syntesis of psychology and spirituality. In addition to morning satsang (listening to sacred teachings), there will be daily free time to play and interact with their peers: the young monks within the monastery, as well as visits into the bustling, rich culture of the market places and the mystery of this part of northern India.
Come on this eye opening and soul-inspiring trip to the sacred east and sit at the feet of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan monks in Southern India. Experience first hand the ancient tradition of receiving direct teachings of spiritual knowledge from world masters as well as exploring the vibrant cultures both within and outside the monastery walls.
A Cultural Exchange for the Great Awakening. The teen years are one of the most pivotal times in life when there is a great awakening: mental, emotional, and spiritual. For young people to discover who they truly are, it is essential that they face and overcome challenges. Through an inner struggle guided by elders they can safely find a new sense of self worth and power. Once their hearts are opened to deep understanding and trust, then they are able to step into their new status as young men and women who are able to join the larger community with their gifts.
This fall explore an inner and outer journey that will shape your life forever.
Teachings Eighteen Jangchup Lamrim Commentaries In 2002 H.E. Ling Choktrul R i n p o c h e re q u e s t e d H i s Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings on the Eight Great Lamrim texts at the three great seats of learning in south India: Sera, Drepung, and Gaden Monasteries. His Holiness very kindly accepted that request, and so starting this year on 30 November 2012 and continuing for 10-15 days, His Holiness will teach on texts of the Stages of the Path at both monasteries of Gaden and Drepung, in Mungod Tibetan settlement. In late 2013 His Holiness will continue these teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe. The following is the list of the individual texts and their authors that His Holiness has so kindly agreed to teach at that time:
1) Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (byang chub lam gyi sgron me) by Jowo Je Atisha (jo bo rje dpal ldan atisha) 2) The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim chen mo) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 3) The Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘bring po) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 4) The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bsdus don) also known as Song of the Stages of the Path (lam rim nyams mgur) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 5) The Essence of Refined Gold - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim gser zhun ma) by His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso (rgyal mchog sku phreng gsum pa bsod nams rgya mtsho) 6) The Easy Path - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bde lam) by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen (pan chen blo bzang chos rgyan) 7) The Sacred Words of Manjushri - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘jam dpal zhal lung) by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso (rgyal mchog sku phreng lnga pa chen po ngag dbang blo bzang rgya mtsho) 8) The Swift Path - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim myur lam) by Panchen Lobsang Yeshe (pan chen blo bzang ye she)
9) Essence of Fine Speech - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim legs gsung nying khu) by Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo (dwags po sgom chen ngag dbang grags pa)
The texts above are Atisha’s Lamp for the Path together with the Eight Great Commentaries on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim) 10) The Three Principle Aspects of the Path (lam gtso rnam gsum) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 11) Foundation of All Good Qualities (yon tan gzhir gyur ma) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 12) Destiny Fulfilled: The Spiritual Biography of Lama Tsong Khapa (rtogs brjod mdun legs ma) by Je Tsong Khapa (rje tsong kha pa) 13) The Essence of Nectar - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim bdud rtsi snying po) by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru (kong po bla ma ye shes brtson ‘grus) 14) The Southern Lineage - Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lho rgyud lam rim) by Je Gendun Jamyang (rje dge ‘dun ‘jam dbyangs) 15) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (zhwa dmar lam rim) by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (a mdo bla ma dge ‘dun bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho)
16) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on Special Insight (zhwa dmar lhag mthong) by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (a mdo bla ma dge ‘dun bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho) 17) Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand (lam rim rnam grol lag bcangs) Spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche (skyabs rje pha bong kha bde chen snying pos gsung) Compiled by Trijang Rinpoche (skyabs rje yongs ‘dzin khri byang rin po ches phyogs bsgrigs mdzad 18) Textual Outline for the Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lam rim ‘bring po’i sa bcad) by Trijang Rinpoche (skyabs rje yongs ‘dzin khri byang rin po che)
His Holiness is expected to teach these eighteen Jangchup Lamrim texts together subject by subject. For example, His Holiness is expected to teach the sections on precious human rebirth from each of the eighteen Lamrim texts all together, followed by the sections on death and impermanence from all of the eighteen texts, and so forth. Therefore, it is expected that none of the eighteen texts will be completed until the very end of the entire series of Jangchup Lamrim Teachings. This information is from the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee and Yongzin Lingtsang Labrang. (Translated from Tibetan by Simon Houlton, May 2012. All errors are his alone.)
His Holiness will teach in Tibetan language and there will be an FM broadcast of the simultaneous translation into Chinese, English and certain other languages. Therefore, please bring an FM radio with headphones, so as not to disturb others who are listening in a different language.
Juan Ruiz Naupari - founder of INKARRI & PNEUMA Juan is the founder and director of the Inkarri Multicultural Organization and the creator of Pneuma System or The Path of Knowledge - a new synthesis of psychology and spirituality. One of the principal tools within this system is Pneuma Breathwork, a practice that facilitates access into amplified states of consciousness and, in combination with the teachings, offers a powerful path for spiritual transformation. For more than thirty years Juan has given conferences at numerous institutes, universities and congresses. He also shares a great legacy of teachings and practices - inspired by his guide and master, The Golden Eagle - through the seminars, retreats and training courses that he leads in the Pneuma System.
Inkarri Multicultural Association USA http://www.inkarri.us/the-pneumasystem/pneuma-breathwork
His teachings range from the transpersonal to the mythic, covering transcendental topics such as unveiling the knowledge that was set down by the first Christians in the Gnostic manuscripts of Nag Hamadi.
Youth will experience personal insight or revelation In many mystical traditions, experiences of direct insight or revelation are considered indispensable for genuine spiritual growth. Pneuma Breathwork offers us a transpersonal experience of Truth through which the veils of our limited ego-identification temporarily lift and we are able to experience our ever-present Inner Being and the many latent virtues contained within it. Incorporated into the process is music, and mandala making.
breath & transcendence
Inkarri opens the door for Teen Journey to experience and learn within the renown Gaden Monastery with the Dalia Lama, Tibetan Monks and founder of Inkarri Juan Ruiz Naupari.
has a long history of collaboration with Tibetan Buddhism, particularly with the Gaden Shartse Monastery and the Gelugpa lineage led by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Since 1992 Inkarri has organized the annual World Tour for Inner Peace in Europe and the Americas, thereby actively participating in the dissemination of the religious culture and spirituality of the TIbetan people. In the process, funding has been generated to support the preservation of their monasteries and their rich spiritual heritage. In 2004, Inkarri organized H.H. the Dalai Lama's visit to Puerto Rico for an International ecumenical gathering. Inkarri Multicultural
Association has also translated the book 'Memoirs of Lama Keutsang Rinpoche' into Spanish and it provides ongoing support to monasteries, lamas, and sponsors young Tibetan monks. Most recently, Inkarri was the principal sponsor and organizer for the Buddha Maitreya Initiation at the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India in Feb. of 2011, a unique initiation retreat offered for the first time by H.H. the Dalai Lama.Â Inkarri's support of the Tibetan people goes by the name of the Buddha Maitreya Project. The Buddha Maitreya is the Buddha of Universal Love. He is represented here through the collaborative work between Inkarri and the Tibetan People for the advent of a new illuminated culture.
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Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery are located in the Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod, in the North Kanara district of Karnataka State, South India, approximately 400km north of Bangalore (Bengaluru) and 600km south of Mumbai (Bombay). The nearest large city is Hubli, which is approximately 45km north.
Cultural Exchange This multi-cultural experience is a trip of a life time, working with world masters while gaining appreciation for Indiaʼs and Tibetan cultures, customs, traditions, and rituals.
“Until, modern times when it became mostly a civic task, education was considered a sacred work. It was sacred because it involved the indwelling spirit in the student and because it required an awakened spirit in the teachers. Spirit to spirit, genius to genius, soul to soul go the true lessons that help young people become themselves. Ultimately, each person holds the key to the story trying to be lived from within, but first someone else must help unlock the mystery of one’s life.” -Michael Meade
Where do youth get their myths today? “They make them up themselves. This is why we have graffiti all over the city. These kids have their own gangs and their own initiations and their own morality and they’re doing the best they can.”. Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (p. 9)
In order to discover their true power and who they are, it is necessary for the teen to face and overcome challenges. Through their struggles they discover a new sense of self worth and inner power. They then are able to step into their new status as a young man or woman in the larger community.
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The vision of Teen Journey came to Ela Rezmer in a remarkable and unexpected call from her heart to create a community where teens could fully explore and discover themselves, their talents and their values. She began gathering people who are passionately committed to themselves and their inner journey; people who also have the desire to share their gifts and wisdom with teens. These mentors help and guide young people through their own personal journey of self discovery. Without hesitation these leaders came to Teen Journey giving their time, their stories and their inspiration. Answering the call is a group of volunteers and mentors consisting of elders from first nations around Vancouver as well as elders from Africa and Peru – people committed to bridging tribal wisdom with modern culture. Many people have contributed their time and energy to Teen Journey, including people like Malidoma Somé, Dr Vernon Woolfe and Juan Ruiz Naupari founder of INKARRI & PNEUMA – people who are passionate and renowned professionals in their respective fields. As an organization we already exist in a global village, and are re-connecting with the roots and traditions of the cultures around us to connect the wisdom of sages and scientists. Each of the passionate and committed volunteers and leaders of Teen Journey brings a lifetime of self-exploration and mentorship to our community and its events. The people of Teen Journey have united around a purpose. Every mentor, leader and volunteer has come together around a common cause: to be in service to youth. The underlying purpose and vision of Teen Journey constantly attracts new and remarkable people …and we would like you to be one of them. Ela Rezmer
MISSION • To provide both practical and personal mentorship to the youth involved in Teen Journey • To grow relationships that can bridge the generation gap – between youth, parents and grandparents • To rebuild a relationship of trust between youth and adults, and create a safe space where young people can create their own history • To connect the youth of Teen Journey to an international community and give them an opportunity to experience new cultures and perspectives
The Journey - Nov. 29-Dec 8, 2012 Trip Includes: • • • • • • • • • •
Transportation from Hubli, to Gaden Shartse Monastery and return 9 nights accommodation at Gaden Shartse Monastery Trip Leaders: Ela Rezmer, Zamir Dhanji, Catherine Tremblay & Michelle Staples (filmmaker) All meals (vegetarian) Daily participation in Dalai Lama teachings to Tibetan Monks (with English translation) Breath work with Juan Ruiz Naupauri Exploration of local landscape and markets Cultural Exchange with Monks and local community Donations to Monks and Monastery Chanting, meditating, being part of daily tasks like working with monks in the kitchen, creating gardens, learning debates, and many more fun activities!
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Airfare to Hubli, India (connect through international gateway of Mumbai). • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (as us for a quote)
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Meals & drinks not specified Fees to obtain valid passport Fees to obtain Indian Tourist Visa Fees to obtain Protected Area Permit Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or materials
Price: USD $2,300.00 per person (Price does not Include airfare to Hubli, India) Document Requirements: 1. Valid Passport (valid for 6 months from date of return). 2. India Tourist Visa (obtained from your local India Consulate) 3. Protected Area Permit (PAP). Gaden and Drepung Monasteries are part of a Tibetan refugee settlement area which is classified by the Government of India as a Restricted Area. Therefore all foreign visitors to these monasteries are required to have a Protected Area Permit (PAP). All the information and links to application forms will be given to you upon registration.
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Registration Deadline Sept 10th! Please note that the PAP application takes time to process. Therefore, you should apply as soon as possible. It is NOT necessary to already have an Indian Visa in order to apply for the PAP, however if you (and/or your teen) are interested in joining us for this life-changing trip, you must register by Sept 10th.
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