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KRIYA YOGA PILGRIMAGE TO THE HIMALAYAS

September 27 – October 14, 2013

with M. G. Satchidananda and Durga Ahlund

Due to the overwhelming interest in the September 2011 Himalayan pilgrimage, M. G. Satchidananda and Durga Ahlund will lead another group of Kriya Yoga students on a pilgrimage to Badrinath, which is associated with Babaji's life and realization. The focus this year is on building the energy for our Kriya Yoga Ashram in Badrinath. It will be an unforgettable experience in the homeland of Yoga, which will inspire and enable you to appreciate the rich cultural tapestry, which has given birth to Babaji's Kriya Yoga.

On a pilgrimage, one seeks to come close to the Divine by meditating in sacred places that provide a terrestrial "doorway" to the Infinite and the Absolute. One may easily experience the "Divine Presence" in such a place as Badrinath, which has been sanctified by the spiritual practices of many yogis and saints. There will be group practice of Kriya Yoga and satsang at least twice daily to deepen your experience. There will be outings to various places of interest, including Vasudhara Falls, Vyasa Gufa, Neelakantan Peak, Badrinath Temple and the hot springs bathing ghat. The main focus on this pilgrimage will be on our practice, on doing our sadhana in Badrinath and in the area of Mana, which is the doorway to Babaji’s Etheric Ashram at Santopanth Tal. There will also be the opportunity for us to physically assist the labors in building Babaji’s ashram.

We have scheduled this pilgrimage to coincide with the time of year when the weather is the most pleasant in the Himalayas: after the monsoon period, cool, with perhaps a few cold evenings. The hotels have also been carefully selected, as much as possible for their Western style comfort and facilities. Ground transportation will be in a comfortable bus. We will slowly meander to Badrinath, spending several days in Rishikesh/Hardwar to acclimate. It will take several, comfortable day drives to reach Badri. The hotel in Badrinath is first class, with central heat and hot water and a wonderful hearty breakfast!

 

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HIMALAYAS PILGRIMAGE TRAVEL SCHEDULE

Thursday SEPT 26:: Depart Montreal and fly to Frankfurt, Lufthansa Airlines, to New Delhi. If leaving from Europe, depart Friday September 27, 2013.

Friday SEPT 27: Arrive to New Delhi at 11:00 PM, stay the night on south side of Delhi in a western style hotel, the Hotel Grand Sartaj.

Saturday Septmber 28: Depart at 10:00 AM for Rishikesh. Stay at Resort Hotel on Ganges, at Lakshaman Jula.

Sunday September 29: Spend the day visiting ashrams in Rishikesh, and take a bath in Ganges..

Monday September 30: Spend the day visiting Rishikesh, attend the evening Ganges puja at Ram Jula

Tuesday October 1: Visit the caves and ashrams in the Rishikesh area.

Wednesday October 2: Leave Rishikesh for Rudraprayag, 150 km journey, 6 hours travel time. Night halt. Stay at the Monal Resort Hotel.

Thursday October 3: Rudraprayag to Joshimath, 110 km journey, 4 hours travel time. Night halt. Visit Shankaracharya Monastery and cave where Adi Shankaracharya meditated for four years in 9th Century. Stay in a western style hotel.

Friday October 4: Joshimath to Badrinath. 50 km by bus. Stay at the Sarovar Hotel, the only 4 star, centrally heated hotel in Badrinath

Saturday October 5: Visit Badrinath. Morning visit Badrinarayan Temple and Tapt Kund. Sacred bath. Visit Mana. First Mantra Yagna at the confluence of the Saraswati and Alakananda Rivers.

Sunday October 6: Hike to Vasudhara Falls via Mana. Visit Vyasa Gufa cave, naming ceremony.

Monday October 7: Leisure day. Hike to base of Mt. Neelakantan for meditation. Optional: work at the Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Ashram.

Tuesday October 8: Morning Sadhana. Bath at the Temple. Sadhana and Karma Yoga at new ashram.

Wednesday October 9: Day of Sadhana and Karma Yoga.

Thursday October 10: Day of Sadhana and Karma Yoga. Second Mantra Yagna at our Babaji Ashram and mantra diksha.

Friday October 11: Leave for Srinagar, 200 km, 9 hours drive. Stay one night at Riverside Hotel.

Saturday October 12: leave for Haridwar, 130 km, 7 hours. Stay at new western hotel near Ganges. Visit ashram of Anandamoya Ma for evening puja.

Sunday October 13: Drive from Haridwar to New Delhi. 240 km, 6 hours travel time.

Monday October 14: Early morning sadhana. Shopping in New Delhi, stay at Hotel Metropolitan-Nikko, nearby to good shopping at Connaught Circle. Night departure for flights home, either late October 14 or October 15 morning.

Sadhana in the mountains

Kriya Yoga Pilgrimage

Beautiful scenary in India

 

 

Riding an Elephant

Group Photo with Satchidananda and Durga

Himalayas

COST, INDIA ASHRAM DONATION AND VISAS:

The total cost of the proposed pilgrimage from September 26–October 14, 2013 will be US$2,300 or CAD$2,400 or 1800 € plus airfare. You can make own flight reservations and purchase your tickets yourself, or we will do so for you, upon request. The cost of roundtrip airfare is generally between $1 500 and $2 000 from North America, and 1 000€ or 700€ from Europe. Our travel agent Nick De Mello in Toronto can usually get you cheaper fares. He is at 905-567-0880, email: Nick Demello or cell 416 705 3920. www.aerosafaris.com

As we have found that most persons vary in their meal preferences, it does not include most of your meals, which will probably average less than $15 per day. It does not include the fees for obtaining a visa for India. Participants must apply for a visa at the High Commissioner in the capital of respective country.

Those persons who desire to stay longer than October 15, please let us know and we will have your ticket issued open-ended, unless you specify the date you wish to leave Delhi, in which case we will make your reservations.

RESERVATIONS

To reserve your place send a letter, fax or email to M. G. Satchidananda at 196 Mountain Rd, PO Box 90, Eastman, Quebec, Canada J0E 1P0, telephone 450-297-0258 fax 450-297-3957, email Satchidananda, and as soon as possible a deposit of $450 or 350€ which you can also pay with your VISA or Master or AMEX card. All checks should be payable to "Babaji's Kriya Yoga", and sent to our Montreal address by check or VISA or Master card. In Europe, you may make your payment to "Marshall Govindan" in a transfer to Deutsche Bank, International, BLZ 50070024, account no. 0723106, re. IBAN DE09500700240072310600, BIC/Swift code DEUTDEDBFRA. We must receive the balance of the cost by August 26, 2013. If you require flight insurance, and you are Canadian, you may contact Nick at 905 567 0880 or cell 416 705 392

 

   
 

 

Meditating

Wonderful view

Pilgramage Group photo

Durga and Satchidananda

Beautiful photo of the moutains on Kriya Yoga Pilgrimage

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