|Sri Lanka Peace Pad Yatra|
|Walking with Mother Nature|
Yatra is a Sanskrit term, meaning "journey" or "procession". And Pad Yatra generally refers to a walking pilgrimage to sacred sites.
In March 2013, this will be the first time His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa undertakes a pad yatra outside of his motherland, India - Sri Lanka.
Join the walking pilgrimage and visit the holy sites in Sri Lanka, blessed by the holy saints of the past, with His Holiness and his spiritual entourage, wiith historical meditation caves and archaic frescoes of meditational deities as backdrop. Just like the ancient times when the Buddha walked with his disciples and taught them through his physical actions and verbal expressions, His Holiness and his spiritual sons and daughters will help us relive the ancient traditions of spirituality as well as connect this ancient wisdom with our modern life.
Our YATRA will begin on 6th March 2013 and HOPEFULLY end on 6th April 2013. It will cover a total journey of approximately 400-500km, from South to North of Sri Lanka.
4 OPTIONS FOR PAD YATRA & 1 OPTION FOR YATRA ON WHEELS are available, offer one with shorter duration, so that as many people as possible could join us in this blessed journey. And a Jeep Yatra option is also available now. When you submit the registration form, please remember to attach 2 copies of "Assumption of Risks, Release & Guarantee".
Option A: 6th March-6th April 2013
Option B: 6th-19th March 2013
Option C: 23rd March-6th April 2013
Option D: 16th-23rd March 2013
Yatra On Wheels: 29th March-6th April 2013
Please submit the registration form first before making any payment. Your registration will be under consideration upon receipt and we will send an email to confirm acceptance/non-acceptance. We reserve the right to refuse any registration at our sole discretion. The registration team will submit your registration to the screening committee for acceptance of your registration. However if registration is not permitted due to past records of misbehavior and/or other reasons that can be disturbing to the walking pilgrimage in part or in whole, we shall refund the registration fee if you have already paid. Therefore we advise that payment should not be made until your registration is accepted.
NO REFUND is possible after registration is complete with payment. As soon as we receive your registration, the travel agency as well as the monastics will start purchasing and preparing for all the necessary materials for the pilgrimage. A portion of the registration fee will go to support the teachers, monks and nuns going on the pilgrimage. Registration is also not refundable should you discontinue the journey at any one point or should you change your mind before the journey begins.
All pilgrims participating in this walking pilgrimage are expected to strictly adhere to the etiquettes of those in retreat. There will be a disciplinary team that will guard the situation at their best ability. Should there be misbehavior or offensive actions not adhering to the etiquettes, pilgrims will be requested to leave the group immediately so that others can continue their walking retreat without further delay.
Family members will be divided and assigned into different groups, a child under the age of 15 will be permitted to follow one of his/her parents joining the Pad Yatra. All pilgrims in each group are expected to practice harmony, tolerance and understanding. A request of change to another group will not be entertained.