“I believe that there are days in our lives when we feel defeated in our efforts but not in our intention.
I believe that there can be no bigger God than the One within Us.
I believe there can be no bigger Buddha than that of Universal Peace.
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Sunday, February 3, 2008
DALAI LAMA TOUR...
" In the remoteness of the Himalayas,In the days of yore, The land of Tibet Observed a ban on hunting , on fishing.
On a certain day, month and year,One should observe the ceremony of tree planting.
Thus one fulfills one's universal responsibilities,Serves one's fellow beings, and benefits all ! "
H H The XIVth Dalai Lama.
Start your day at Dawn...!
Our guest from Virginia-USA , Mindy Frost visiting us the second time for a month long vacation in May 2007 with her 13 year old son, Nathaniel was very interested in the Dalai Lama Tour..a Green Day ! While we were familiar with the trek upto the Indru-Nag Snake Temple we had heard from our old mason about the hidden Tea Gardens right on top of the Hill and just above our Mountain retreat..'Vidya Niwas.' We decided we would go up the Temple and return via the Tea garden.
As it was going to be a long day, we got up early dawn and started for the trek with a light breakfast. Apart from our Digi-cameras, we took our organic coffee and lunch packs.We were a party of six, with our 13 year old daughter Naintara and our trek guide Sanjay...Many tourists follow this trail of Indru-Nag Temple and it is very popular !
The beautiful nature walk up the Temple on top of the hill (1200 metres) was a like a natural energizing health guide to us.
On the way we met some Tibetan monks starting their day with morning prayers and debate. There was an air of spirituality in the fresh morning environment of the Himalaya mountains and our Dalai Lama Tour for the day seemed to be truely blessed in Dharamsala !
We reached the hilltop where the Ancient old Snake Temple, Indru-Nag stood magnificiently overlooking the Kangra Valley to the south side and the Mighty Moon Peak on the north side. This ancient snake temple in Chola Village dedicated to the Rain God INDRA, stands witness for centuries for provoking the rains in the Valley - The Kurla and Kurli (The parents of the rain children) are the revered Gods of the 'Gaddi' tribe, descendant of Alexander the Great. This nomadic tribe come to seek the blessings for a good harvest along with many other locals. A Dalai Lama Tour can have many meanings for each one of us. My way of discovering it was in this 'Green Himalaya Trek.'
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