2004 Pilgrimage: Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia
- The Cultural Restoration Tourism Project (CRTP) is a unique nonprofit organization established to provide communities around the world a chance to restore cultural artifacts that are in danger of extinction.
CRTP, in partnership with Venerable Tenzin Yignyen from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's private monastery, is offering a two-week trip to Mongolia scheduled for June 15-29 of 2004. We are currently looking for participants. This special Buddhist pilgrimage across Mongolia will allow participants to explore Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia through pilgrimage and teachings, study and exploration, and private audience with the abbot of Ganden Monastery, and other former colleagues and friends of the trip leader, Venerable Tenzin Yignyen.
Comforted by the pristine beauty of the Mongolian countryside, participants will learn about the historical and present day connections between Mongolia and Tibet, practice Buddhist meditation, study Buddhist written text, and give to a local community by joining them to rebuild the Baldan Baraivan Monastery destroyed during the communist era. At its height the Baldan Baraivan Monastery housed nearly 6,000 monks. The Tibet-style temple was constructed in the 1700's and was one of the leading centers of learning and culture in all of Mongolia. In the 1930's almost all of the iconography and building materials were destroyed or removed from the temple. Participants will work alongside local Mongolian staff and craftsmen to rebuild this sacred site.
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For more information about CRTP and the Baldan Baraivan restoration project visit our website: www.crtp.net
Please be aware our reservation deadlines are approaching quickly.
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