Pilgrimage Programs 2014
Jonang Foundation pilgrimages are customized educational travel programs designed to explore sacred spaces and pilgrimage sites throughout Buddhist Vajrayana culture. Each pilgrimage program is an immersion into Buddhist life with lectures and discussions conducted onsite by specialists in small groups. Special attention is given to the study of Buddhist art, philosophy and history, and time in contemplative practice settings. In collaboration with the Buddhist Onsite Studies Collective (BOSC).
A Pilgrim's Journey to the Heart of Tibet
The program is divided into two distinct trips, overlapping to allow participants to join either or both:
Trip 01: Lhasa & Surrounding Yogin Caves
Trip 01 will be centered in Lhasa with excursions to surrounding meditation caves. We will explore the city of Lhasa, and many of the important sites of the founding yogins and yoginis of Tibet including Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal, Atisha and early Kadam masters. See details below.
Trip 02: Great Horse Year Festival at Mount Kailash
Trip 02 visits places of importance to the Kagyu and Jonang traditions, the ancient Tholing Monastery of Guge, as well as special visits to the primary historical seats of the Karma Kagyu, Shangpa Kagyu, and Bon. The trip culminates at one of the most celebrated events for pilgrims in Tibet, The Great Horse Year Festival during the Buddhist celebration of Saga Dawa at Mount Kailash — an event that happens only every 12 years.
Read the JF Pilgrimage FAQ Sheet.
See the program itinerary and details, Pilgrimage to Tibet 2014.