Pilgrimages

Revised Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash 2014

The road to Mount Kailash in western Tibet is officially closed during the period of our regularly scheduled Jonang Foundation pilgrimage for the Saga Dawa Horse Year Festival. jf_prayerflags.jpg The two scheduled programs to Tibet during May and June will continue, but were re-routed to new pilgrimage sites in central and southeastern Tibet. This pilgrimage will be led by our director, Tibetologist Dr. Michael Sheehy . To join these programs, please contact us at info@jonangfoundation.org by May 10. A new program was...

2014 Horse Year Festival at Mt. Kailash

We are happy to announce that the Jonang Foundation 2014 pilgrimage to Tibet will be for the Wood Horse Year Festival at Mount Kailash, June 3rd to 24th.

The year 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. This is the year during the 12-yearlong astrological cycle that is understood to magnify the beneficial effects of pilgrimage. In Tibetan pilgrimage practice, it is said that circumambulating Mount Kailash once during the Year of the Horse is karmically equivalent to completing twelve circumambulations. The Horse Year Festival will occur on Saga Dawa, June 13, 2014.

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Kalachakra Pilgrimage to Mongolia with Vesna Wallace

We are delighted to offer this educational program to Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Mongolia with Professor Vesna Wallace, a leading scholar on Mongolian Buddhism and the Kalachakra tradition. July 15 - July 27, 2014 (13 Days) $5,200 per person jf_shambhala land_mongolia.jpg This program immerses participants in Mongolian Buddhist life and practice with a special emphasis on the Kalachakra tradition. We a t Jonang Foundation are particularly excited to bring you this program because of the historical connection of the Jonangpa with Mongolia from the time...

Kalachakra on Tibet Pilgrimage

jf_kalachakra_buton.jpg Buton's Kalachakra Statue, Zhalu

At Jonang Foundation, we host pilgrimages to power places in Tibet. These pilgrimages are fundraisers for our educational and preservation initiatives. The summer 2011 journey was the second of its kind and included stops at several of the most significant sites for the practice of the Kalachakra in Tibet. During the 2009 pilgrimage, Tulku Zangpo Rinpoche performed a Jonang Kalachakra empowerment at the base of the Jonang Stupa. The summer 2013 pilgrimage will continue along route...

Pilgrimage 2013: Mt. Kailash

Kailash_south_side.jpg Mount Kailash Pilgrimage to Tibet

Summer 2013: Dates to be Announced

A Cultural & Educational Expedition Hosted by Jonang Foundation

After an incredible heart-filling pilgrimage this summer through central Tibet with 19 pilgrims, we are happy to announce that our biannual pilgrimage to power places in Tibet will resume in 2013. Different from our previous pilgrimages, the 2013 expedition will have Tibet's most sacred mountain, Mount Kailash, as the apex of the journey.

This journey will take you through the ages and across the boundaries...

Tibet Trip Testimonial

“Thank you Michael and Amitabha Travel for the opportunity to go on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! If anyone wanted to experience the power places of Tibet, there could be no better itinerary. Riding into Lhasa on the bus from the airport and seeing the Potala on the start of the journey just set the tone for what was to follow –- a taste of things to come. The highlight of the trip for me was the Great Stupa of Jonang, because it encapsulated for me what Tibetan Buddhism was actually all about –- forgetfulness of the world, devotion to the teacher and the teachings and overcoming the obstacles on the way....

Pilgrimage to Tibet

Pilgrimage to Tibet 2011

jf_mountains_01.jpg Mountain Prayer Flags

August 13 - August 29, 2011

A Cultural & Educational Expedition Hosted by Jonang Foundation

In Collaboration with Amitabha Travel Agency

Join us this summer on a pilgrimage to power places in Tibet.

Traversing through the vast terrain of the mountainous landscapes of south and central Tibet (U-Tsang; Tibetan Autonomous Region) ― this journey will take you through the ages and across the boundaries of cultural imagination to encounter the...

Pilgrimage to Tibet

Discovering the Jonang: A Pilgrimage Through Central Tibet

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July 10-26

Join us this summer on a pilgrimage to the power places of the Jonangpa in Central Tibet.

Pilgrims will have the unusual opportunity to visit the most significant historical sites of the Jonangpa heritage in the extraordinary Land of Snow. Among other sites, we will visit the mountain retreat of Dolpopa at the Great Stupa of Jonang and Taranatha's fortress monastery Takten Phuntsok Ling as well as Sakya, Gyantse Stupa,...