January 2nd 2013 – Jan 16th 2013
This journey is now sold out.
Join us on a journey to a country where the clock of development has stood still for many years.
Where the main city traffic is made up of thousands of bicycles. Where stilted villages float on lakes and people never leave the water; where the sound of the dharma bell rings over the peaceful farmlands. Come to the Golden Land where red robed monks and a serene smiling people will enchant you with their grace and hospitality.
Also known as Myanmar, Burma is a land where Buddhism is the way of life. Courageously, having been repressed by a military regime for many years, the people have continued the path that leads to the End of Suffering. Thankfully, change is happening and there is democratizing of the infrastructures. Now this destination has been named as one of the Top 10 in the world.
Some of the highlights: Soaking up the peaceful air at Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset.
Exploring ancient temples of Bagan in a horse and cart.
Floating on a long boat on the serene Inle Lake.
Cruising down the Irriwady River through remote villages.
Exploring limestone caves at Pindaya filled with hundreds of Buddha Images.
Savor the excellent Shan cuisine of fish from the lake,
Shopping in the bustle of crowded markets and shops in colonial Rangoon.
In keeping with the request of Nobel Peace Laureate Aung Suu Ki, we are avoiding large hotels owned by the military junta and will stay at carefully chosen properties to ensure that our visit brings benefit to locals.
We visit all the most important places: Yangoon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. We travel by road, air and by boat. All kinds of boats! From a river boat cruise on the Irrawaddy River an all-day experience with lunch on board, to sunset canoes on the lake. We walk, hike and are taken around in horse drawn buggies! Temples, markets, scenery and great food. This is not to be missed!
We are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable Engish-speaking guides
With all the eagerness of visiting a whole new culture, we practice Mindfulness on our Sacred Journey. We tread lightly as we go. A short daily meditation together will keep our focus and our energies aligned with Present Moment Awareness.
A small group of friends in a foreign land: what can be better?
The dates include flying time from Los Angeles. If you are coming in from elsewhere, know that we begin in Yangoon on January 4th. We return home to LAX on January 16th early in the morning.
Visas are required to visit this country, and so airtickets must be purchased immediately.
To book your flight: contact Laurel at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call her at 805 5853721 direct. We carefully researched the best price, shortest route and most comfortable airline!
Cost of the two week all incl journey: $ 2,895.00
All local meals, transport and entry fees. Not included drinks, tips, visa fee and international airfare.
For details and full itinerary email Maggie@easeintoyoga.com.
A photographer’s heaven, we will experience sunset and sunrise in spectacular places.
Meditate in the temples, participate in prayerful practices or simply enjoy the wonder evoked by the place.
And in the end: Seize the Day!