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My Month as a Monk

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Program Overview

Spend the most transformative month of your life in spiritual India! Live amongst the traditional monks, practicing the art and spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism, visiting a local NGO, and engaging in a silent retreat!

This journey is truly a sojourn for the soul, and you will finish the month with an entirely new outlook on life. This program is designed to give you the most immersive and authentic look into the life of a traditional monk. You will spend 30 days transforming your soul through a monastery stay, meeting and staying with the locals, and getting an in-depth look into the rich culture and history of India like never before!

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

Monastery Living

NGO Visit

Education on Buddhism

Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

Daily excursions

Full day exploration of Manali Town and the nearby villages

Spend 2 days practicing Nuangnay (traditional fasting & silence retreat)

Get an insight into the age-old tradition and science of Tibetan Medicine

Why This Program Is Unique

Live amongst the traditional monks, practicing the art and spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism, visiting a local NGO, and engaging in a silent retreat

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Social project immersions.

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Services Included

· Accommodation for 29 Nights on Twin Share / Single basis at the hotels mentioned above or similar. · Daily buffet breakfast & dinner at the hotels/homestays/monastery · Lunch will be at the local restaurant. · Assistance on arrival & departure at Delhi Airport · Services of an Accompanying English-speaking guide from Delhi (Day 2) till Dharamshala Airport (Day 30) · Reading Material, Talks & Session with the Monks, Amchi · Monastery Fees in Spiti and Inner line permit · Workshop at Norbulingka · Astrological oral consultation in Dharamshala · All transfers & sightseeing using an Air-conditioned Innova Crysta (4 Pax in 1 Innova). Please note that due to the road condition only small vehicles like Innova will be ideal. Hence in case of more than 4 people we will include multiple Innova’s. · All road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes. · Learning Journeys Certification · Water Bottles & Wet Tissues throughout the tour · All applicable taxes on hotel & transport · Govt. service tax of 5% Accommodations: -Standard tourist class / public & private transportation -Upgraded Superior class -Luxury

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