Annual Pilgrimages to Tibet
Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava, the Greeks, Mayans, Jesus, and Mohammad have all praised the value of pilgrimage. In Buddhism, it is an excellent method of purification and illumination.
For Western Buddhists, pilgrimage is particularly important because not living in a Buddhist culture, we are in danger of developing a mere intellectual grasp of Dharma rather than absorbing it as a way of life leading to authentic illumination.
Since 2009, the Foundation has offered annual pilgrimages to the sacred sites of the Nyingma and the life story of Yeshe Tsogyal in Central Tibet. In 2016, we expanded our reach to include Eastern Tibet (Kham, Amdo & Golok).
2009 - Central Tibet
2010 - Central Tibet
2011 - Central Tibet
2013 - Central Tibet
2014 - Central Tibet
2015 - Central Tibet
2016 - Eastern Tibet
2017 - Central Tibet and Kailash
2018- Central Tibet and Eastern Tibet
For onsite ground arrangements, we are proud to partner with Woeser Phel and Road to Tibet Travel Service. www.roadtotibet.com
Pilgrimage undertaken with dedicated exertion purifies negative karma and kleshas.
Pilgrimage accompanied by offerings and prayers leads to wishes fulfilled.
Pilgrimage accompanied by tantric discipline brings the attainment of stable great bliss.
Pilgrimage accompanied by non-conceptual meditation fosters the attainment of supreme accomplishment.