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Dharamsala Insight Tour 2014 - Blog

Monday, 27 October 2014


Update Tuesday 4 November: 

Two days of travel across India tires you out and yet opens your eyes at the same time. There's so much to see, smell and take in. It was great to finally arrive in Dharamsala on Monday at dusk. This bustling hill station in Himachel Pradesh always feels like home. We enjoyed a lovely welcome dinner and a good nights sleep ready to set out and immerse ourselves in the Tibetan culture the following day.
An early morning walk through the streets as Dharamsala is waking up is a must. It is then down to the kora around the Dalai Lama's temple ('kora' is a Tibetan word meaning a circumambulation in a clockwise direction around a sacred site). Walking with the older Tibetans is just about the right pace for me.
We're spending time with the amazing women at the Tibetan Women's Association this afternoon. They'll offer us tea and cakes and astound us with all the remarkable work they do. - Paul Bourke, Australia Tibet Coucil [Images: J. Herrick]




The Dharamsala Insight Tour has been specially designed to provide a unique opportunity to experience the rich Buddhist culture of Tibet with a group of like-minded people. Spending 10-days based in the village of McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala), home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, ATC supporters will immerse themselves in all facets of Tibetan culture as they learn firsthand about the current plight of the Tibetan people and their inspiring resilience. 

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