Thematic tour is one of the best option to explore your interest in Tibet. Are you interested to explore and learn the culture and the spiritual traditions and their features in Tibet? So, are you looking for a classical and specific thematic cultural and religious tour to Tibet? Tibet Universal Tours and Travel are here for you to fulfill such needs by offering you an authentic and thematic focused Tibetan culture and religious tour. We also offer customized thematic program according to your interests.
The objective of this particular tour is fulfilled by “Following in the Footsteps of the Great Tibetan Bon and Buddhist spiritual masters and scholars”. Along with this thematic journey, you will be visiting the holy places. These places connected to the origins of the Tibetan Bon and Buddhism traditions. Moreover, it will familiarize yourself with the biographies of the renowned Tibetan Bon and Buddhist spiritual masters and scholars. Furthermore, you also observe the unique landscapes and the complexes representing Bon and Buddhist architectures.
The thematic Tibetan culture and religious tour programme will be guided by a team of specialist. They are particularly specialized in Tibetan culture and religious studies. If you wish to make such tour to Tibet, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team of thematic professionals will help you to create the programme that suits your dreams best.
Following the Footsteps of the Bon Masters Tour
You will start this 9-day tours with spending a few days in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The purpose of stay is for acclimatization to the high altitude of Tibet. During your stay in Lhasa you will be exploring some of the major best-loved sights of religious and historic significance in the city. These are including the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple.
As part of the key focus of your thematic tour in “Following the Footsteps of the Bon Masters”. During the tour, we will be visiting the following important and sacred seats of Tibetan Bonpo monasteries. Moreover, we will also visit temples in central and west parts of Tibet areas.
The Footsteps of the Nyingma Masters Tour
Your key focus of this authentic private group tour programme aims to trace back in time and. Therefore, visit some of the must-see sights of Tibetan Nyingma monasteries, temples and hermitage caves. The objectives of the tour are to explore and learn the mythic and inspirational stories of the great Nyingmapa masters.
You will begin this 10-day tour starting from Kongpo (Nyangtri Bayi prefecture). The arrangement made mainly because your furthest tour site destination is going to be Kongpo and if you land Kongpo on your arrival can save both time and costs. Other than this, the land is situated in the lower reach of the Yarlung Tsangbo River.
Following the Footsteps of the Kagyu Masters Tour
The Kagyu (“oral transmission”) school of Tibetan Buddhism traces its origins to Tilopa (968-1069), a tantric master of India. Tilopa is credited with developing a meditation method called Mahamudra that would become a foundational practice of Kagyu. One of Tilopa’s disciples was named Naropa (956-1041). By this time Buddhism had become firmly established in Tibet, and Tibetans were traveling to India to seek out teachers.
Among those who studied with Naropa was a lay student named Marpa Lotsawa (1012-1097), sometimes called Marpa the Great Translator. The intrepid Marpa made three trips to India and eventually received all of Naropa’s teachings, becoming one of his Dharma heirs. He spent the rest of his life in Tibet, giving teachings and transmissions and translating Buddhist scriptures into Tibetan.
Following the Footsteps of the Sakya Masters Tour
The Sakya order traces its origins to India, particularly to the great adept Virupa. Furthermore, he was the first human to disseminate the most distinctive of its teachings, the practices of “Path and Result” (Lamdri).
The Sakya tradition is one of the four major religious traditions that existed in Tibet. It rose to play a significant role in the development and spread of the new Tantras. It came to Tibet in the 11th century. During the 13th and 14th centuries, the holders of the Sakya tradition were also the principal political powers. It ruled over Tibet. Although its political stature gradually declined over the centuries. However, emphasis on its unique religious traditions continued to be nurtured and sustained.
A Glimpse of Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism:
Your key focus of this authentic private group tour programme aims to trace back in time. As a result, visit some of the major important Tibetan Gelupa monasteries, temples, and meditation sites. The purpose is to explore and learn the mythic and inspirational stories of The Great Gelugpa Masters.
As part of the key focus of your thematic tour in “Following the Footsteps of the Gelupa Masters”. The tour covers the following key sacred seats of Gelupa Buddhist tradition. They reflect rich history in teachings from past and present of Gelupa masters of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet.