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About Pilgrimage
On pilgrimage we open heartedly visit holy sites where great masters have meditated. As we do this we leave behind our usual comforts and luxuries and joyfully surrender to the journey so that we can allow ourselves to feel the ever-present blessings that awaken deep spiritual insight.

In Tibet, people went on pilgrimage by foot and often prostrated all the way. They knew that the more obstacles they faced the better it was for purification. Purification means that more spacious attitudes are created in everyday life rather than automatically following narrow negative habits. In purifying one can then lead life in fearless dignity, with respect to oneself and others. It is therefore very important to see obstacles as an opportunity to deepen the practice of the pilgrimage.

Since childhood, Khandro-la's family vacations were pilgrimages to holy sites. Together they would make puja offerings, hoist prayer flags, offer butter lamps and meditate deeply at these sites, sending powerful energies to all beings. So she has enjoyed the wisdom and adventure of this spiritual practice for many years. Khandro-la has many stories and experiences with her masters and parents on these journeys of fun and devotion.

Khandro-la now focuses on leading pilgrimages as a spiritual practice. She enjoys sharing her expertise of the Himalayan regions, her family connections to the great places and practitioners of this area, and acting as a cultural bridge between east and west.

In 2009 Khandro-la, for the first time, led a pilgrimage to the centre of Australia - called “Return to the Heart”. Journeying with other pilgrims and an aboriginal guide, she visited many special places starting from Uluru through the backcountry towards Alice Springs. This journey brought significant benefit to all, and Khandro-la now plans to continue leading pilgrimages to holy sites outside of the Himalayas.

It is a very special experience to go on pilgrimage with Khandro-la. Lives have been transformed and deep spiritual insights awakened. At the very least it is a fun and adventurous journey!

 
         
      Upcoming Pilgrimages 2015  
         
      There are no planned pilgrimages at the present moment  
         
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Himalaya Pilgrimage

 

INDIAN HIMALAYAS PILGRIMAGE and PRACTICE 2013
2013 is a special year when Khandro Rinpoche and her Khachodling is sponsoring a medicine making ceremony in Kardang Gompa, Lahoul, the place of Khandro-la's birth.

To coincide with this special event we will be offering a pilgrimage which will begin from Dharamsala (home of His Holiness XIVth Dalai Lama), through Tso Pema (Guru Rinpoche holy site) and Bir (visit gompas and Tibetan communities) and on to Manali (Khandro Rinpoche's hometown to visit her family and marriage gompas) then to Lahoul for the last week of the special ceremonies where we will also have teachings from special Masters of the lineage.

Main tour for the Drubchen 2nd-15th July 2013
Dharamsala area 27 June - 3 July 2013
continue to Leh, Ladakh 13-20 July 2013
continue to Zanskar till 8 August (includes self retreat and voluntary work).

"Dechog Pema Vajra" Drubchen - Ceremony and Practice in the Indian Himalayas 2013
Kardang Gompa, above Keylong town, Lahoul, Indian Himalayas
Dates: Sunday 28th June - Friday 12th July 2013 (these are the dates of the drubchen - the pilgrimage reaches it in its last week)

Zanskar teachings and nunnery visit
Following the Dechog Pema Vajra drubchen in Lahoul, Khandro Rinpoche will proceed to Sani, Zanskar (Khachodling Nunnery) where she will offer some teachings and practices for the local community. On the way she will stay a few days in Leh, Ladakh and some days in Khachodling Gompa at Mulbeck, Ladakh where her amchi medical projects are located.

 
         
  Bhutan Pilgrimage  

BHUTAN PILGRIMAGE
20th April - 10th May 2013 for between 11 and 21 days
After a personal retreat Khandro-la will again lead a special pilgrimage to Bhutan.

East of Bhutan, Shakya Shri nunnery in Pema Gatsel, Bhumthang, the beautiful mountain centre of Bhutan, Punakha, Gangtey, Thimphu and Paro (including hiking to the famous Tigers Nest monastery).

 
         
  Borabadur  

BOROBUDUR, INDONESIA
Amanjiwo's Inner Journey

20th - 26th September 2012
Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Amanjiwo welcomes Khandro Rinpoche back for its third annual meditative retreat. A
comprehensive programme offering guided meditation and in depth tours of Borobudur and other prominent local Buddhist holy sites. For both novice and experienced practitioners, this retreat is an opportunity to delve into one’s personal spiritual journey at the foothills of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument.

 
         
  Dochula Pass, Bhutan  

Bhutan - Home of the Dragon
November 2011

Home of Bhutan (west to east) - 2nd-19th November
Eye of Dragon (western and central) - 2nd-13th November
East Bhutan - 11th-19th November

 
         
     

Borobudur, Indonesia
Amanjiwo's Inner Journey
23rd - 29th September 2011
Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java,

Amanjiwo’s second annual meditative retreat returns this September with a
comprehensive programme offering guided meditation classes, private yoga
instruction and in-depth archaeological tours of Borobudur and other prominent
Buddhist monuments. For both novice and experienced practitioners, this 3- or
6-night retreat is an opportunity to delve into one’s personal spiritual journey at the
foothills of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument.

Amanjiwo welcomes back meditation teacher Khandro Thrinlay Chodon

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Ladakh

 

Discover the Heart of Ladakh
13th August - 2nd September 2011

 
         
  Bhutan   Bhutan 2010
"Into the Heart of the Dragon"
20th October - 3rd November, 2010

 

 
         
  tsomorriri woman   Ladakh and its Nomads
HH Dalai Lama's teachings in Nubra and Lake Tsomoriri (incl. eye camp)
24th July - 9th August 2010
 
         
  borobudur  

Indonesia 2010
"Inward Journey to Borobudur"
PIlgrimage and retreat - Amanjiwo
14th - 20th May 2010

 
         
  Return to the Heart   "Return to the Heart"
Pilgrimage to the Heart of Australia - Uluru to Alice Springs
1st - 14th June 2009
 
         
  Khandro-la  

Nepal Pilgrimage - Maratika Cave
December 2008 - January 2009


 
         
  South India  

South India Pilgrimage and Healing Tour
December 2007 -
January 2008

1) New Year Renewal & Rejuvenation Retreat for Mind and Body
(Ayurvedic Treatment and meditation) with Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
29th December 2007 - 12th January 2008.

 
         
  Ajanta   2) Pilgrimage to Ajanta and Ellora Buddhist Caves
15th - 20th January 2008
 
         
  Amchi   Pilgrimage and Herb Collecting in Ladakh
July 4th - 25th 2007

 

 
         
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  Bhutan   Bhutan
8th - 18th October, 2006

 

 
         
  Zanskar  

Zanskar (Ladakh)
Pilgrimage and visiting nuns
15th July - 4th August, 2006

 

 
         
  Kalimpong  

Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Western Sikkim
Pilgrimage
28th March - 11th April, 2006

 

 
         
  Zanskar  

Zanskar Pilgrimage
An Intimate spiritual Journey to far North India and Zanskar

August 6th - 29th 2005

 

 
         
         
         
 
 
       
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