Himalayas Calling: Mystical Travels with a Yogi
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Yogi Amandeep invites you to travel with him to the most Sacred and Mystical part of the Himalayas known as Sikkim – the Land of Guru Padmasambhava, where Guru Nanak meditated and traveled throughout Sikkim, spreading Teachings of Non-duality. During this unique and sacred journey you will experience profound cultural heritage and spiritual awakening. In the stunning surroundings of the Himalayas, allow renowned scholar and teacher Yogi Amandeep to guide you into the deep inner realms of Consciousness.
Previous Yatra to the Himalayas – Get a taste of what your experience will be like!
9 Reasons To Join Us On This Sacred Pilgrimage
1) Receive the Wisdom of the Stars
Where the first star dust fell on Earth – that location became the Himalayas.
In this very location we took our first incarnation as minerals. Then we became crystals. And now, in the human body, I am writing and you are reading. We have become two. The wisdom of stars will unite all into oneness, and again we shall experience the lightness of being in the presence of this ever-flowing star dust at the lotus.
2) Experience the Only Living Mountains – The Himalayas
The Himalayas are the only living mountains on Earth, growing an inch every year.
The word Hima means high and Laya means to merge. To merge into the highest consciousness, this is what the Himalayas represent. They represent the highest consciousness an individual can attain while in the human body.
It is said that whenever an individual had the longing to touch their higher self, they have found their way to the highest land – the Himalayas.
The Prana is high, life is high and experiences are high. This is the highest land where the highest teachings are available.
3) Visit the Original Land of White Tantra
According to the ancient legends, as Adi Shakti (the primal power) distributed herself into the living mother Earth, her thymus gland fell in this location.
The path of Tantra was revealed to the Himalayan sages right here.
Tantra is the wisdom of using body movements, including yogic postures and Mudras to access the hidden Mantra: the unmanifested mind.
This path became the source of many Yogic paths including the Vajrayana, the diamond path of the Buddha, and the 12 Schools of the Nath Panthis founded by Guru Gorakh Nath.
With time, these teachings took many forms and my beloved master, Yogi Bhajan, revived these teachings in the modern times for the sake of humanity. He called it White Tantra.
The exact location of the thymus gland, is called Khecheopalri Lake.
Sitting in the cave situated above the lake (now known as Dupukney Cave), Shiva saw the sacrifice of the Shakti, and shed tears that became the sacred healing waters.
This is the place where Shiva and Shakti, the two dualities, the push and pull of life, become one. The mind, representing Shakti, distributes itself; and the spirit, Shiva, sheds the tears of joy.
4) Receive Esoteric teachings with Yogi Amandeep
Empowerment of the 64 Yoginis – hidden wisdom of the Himalayas.
Yogi Amandeep will be transmitting a very rare teaching in this Yatra. We would be visiting the Buddhafield of the 64 female Bodhisattvas, who are the guiding sages of the Esoteric Yogic Wisdom.
These 64 Yoginis are the primordial guiding female Bodhisattvas that took birth from the awakened mind of Adi Shakti during the battlefield of life and death.
After the victory over the battle of life and death, they decided to stay behind in the realm of time and space to bestow the wisdom to humanity that would help them go through the Bardo; the intermediate space between birth and death.
They are the holders of the Siddhis: wisdom, wealth, health, prosperity, arts, opportunity, intelligence, purity, guidance etc. For those upon whom they are graced, these gifts of life flow to them.
5) Enter the Womb of the Goddess: Dark Retreat
99.9% of the Universe is dark matter. The ancient sages call it the primordial womb of the Goddess.
An ancient practice born in the caves of the Himalayas empowers us to break free from all that is holding us from breaking the patterns of the mind.
Darkness repairs the body, while light breaks the body. During the day the body is torn, tired and bombarded with information and outer movements.
At night we all long for a beautiful dark space, which renews us, repairs us and rejuvenates us.
Life is born out of darkness; the darkness of the womb gives birth to life. The seed has to be kept in darkness, in the womb of the earth, before it can break to sprout itself and start a new life.
Imagine the freshness and liveliness when one is immersed in total darkness for days. Unplugging from all external hindrances and only embracing what is inside, to tap into the unknown you.
6. Qualify for Nirvana
The glories of the mighty highest Yogi – the Himalayas are sung again and again in both the male Tantra and female Tantra texts.
They went to such an extent to state that one can only qualify for Nirvana if one has, in one of their lifetimes, meditated in the Himalayas.
7) Meditate in the Land of Guru Padmasambhava
This landscape is also known as a land of hidden treasures blessed by Guru Padmasambhava.
There are two types of treasures: the Earth treasures, and the sky treasures.
The earth treasures are in the form of physical relics, while the sky treasures are visions and spiritual formulas revealed to individuals who have reached a certain state of consciousness.
Yogi Amandeep will share the “teachings of seeing”, an ancient technique of Guru Padmasambhava.
8) Commemorate the 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak
2019 marks the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak. In reverence, we will visit one of the most remote Gurdwaras, dedicated to Guru Nanak in the Northeast Himalayas.
Who is Guru Nanak?
Adi Guru, Siri Guru Nanak Dev, is the founder of this tradition; the very personification of totality.
For 22 years, he flowed throughout the known and the unknown worlds, breaking the false walls of division and separateness like a mighty river of Oneness, IkOngkaar
During his visit to the roof of the world, in Tibet, the land of Lamas, they saw him as the reincarnation of Guru Padmasambhava, referring to him as “Lama Nanak” and “Badra Guru”, the precious master. The Sufis of the Persian desert addressed him as “Pir Nanak” and “Wali Nanak”.
The Vedic masters saw the flow of the Vedas in his words and declared him as “Avtari Nanak” and “Baba Nanak”. In the Land of Lau Tzu, China, where he sat and shared the teachings of Oneness, they named the city “Nanking” in his honor. The Taoist Sages bowed at his feet and proclaimed him as “Bhusa Nanak”.
When he climbed the Himalayan Mountains to meditate with the Yogis and Siddhas, they recognized him as the incarnation of the Great Spirit, a man of Oneness, whom their ancient Puranas had predicted would take birth to unite humanity. In gratitude for his wisdom, they called him “Yogi Nanak” and “Avdoot Nanak”, the immaculate master.
Gurdwara Nanak Lama
In his travels, Guru Nanak visited this sacred land in order to unite the Karmapa Nyingmapa sects with the Gelugpa sect.
Many from the Karmapa Nyingmapa sect were the devotees of Guru Nanak, as their head Lamas became Guru Nanak’s devout at Mount Kailash and recognized him as a reincarnation of Guru Padmasambhava.
Guru Nanak’s footprints, a robe and a water-carrying utensil are preserved at Lachen Gompha. Here the locals refer to Guru Nanak as “Rimpoche Nanak Guru”.
At this location, Guru Nanak planted his walking stick which, with time, became alive as the awakened one infused Prana into it. Today it stands as a tree, bearing witness. Taking shelter under the guiding hand of the awakened one, can awaken you.
We will bow our heads in reverence at the location where the Guru of the world sat in meditation and unity; everyone under the Umbrella of Ik ongkaar, we are all one.
9) Visit Energetic Wormholes
In the esoteric tradition of the Himalayas, rivers, lakes and caves play an important role in the transmission of the unmanifested wisdom.
One is Vidya; the manifested wisdom which is for everyone. The other is Mahavidya; the unmanifested wisdom which is a gift to those who have earned it.
Whenever an evolved being leaves the earth, it’s their responsibility to transmit what they has found into someone who can keep sharing it.
If they don’t find someone to hold that wisdom, it is deposited into a lake, mountain or a cave. Many such activated places hold this infused wisdom that can automatically be received if someone comes to receive it.
We will be visiting one such lake which is seen as an energetic wormhole.
These wormholes are also seen as inter-dimensional Stargates that were deliberately closed in the beginning of the iron age. They would be open again to those who come, and bow, and be open.
Visit These Sacred Sites
Khecheopalri Lake, accessing the wisdom of the 64 Yoginis
The Secret Cave of the Dakinis, one of the four holiest caves in Sikkim, for an esoteric transmission
Singshore Bridge, the second highest suspension bridge in the Asian conteinent, with spectacular views
Dubai Monastery – the oldest monstery in Sikkim
The remote Gurdwara Nanak Lama, to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Here the locals refer to Guru Nanak as “Rinpoche Nanak Guru”. This is where Guru Nanak’s footprints, a robe and a water-carrying utensil are preserved at Lachen Gompha.
Buddhist Monastery caves of the Himalayas for a three-day dark retreat: repairing and rejuvenating to emerge renewed and full.
Three meals a day – delicious, locally sourced and vegetarian – vegan and gluten-free options available *organic as much as possible
Luxury accommodations at the Chumbi Resort – shared or single rooms as selected
All activities and transportation to sacred sites
What’s NOT included is your airfare and transfer to and from the airport (scroll to bottom for travel details).
The Chumbi Mountain Retreat: Resort & Spa
Our luxurious base camp during this spiritual immersion in the unspoiled wilderness of Sikkim ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for Pelling and #6 in the top 20 places to visit in India!
Enjoy all the comforts of home while immersed in this fascinating culture and country.
Vast views of the Himalayas while relaxing on the terrace
Traditional Sikkimese welcome
Authentic, organic and local cuisine in the traditions of the royal palace
Traditional monastic design and motifs
Contemporary rooms blended with traditional heritage ambiance
Relax in our traditional herbal stone bath, called Dottho, which is native to Sikkim. The herbs used, tangtsi and phuzhu, are local to the region, grown in our own garden and known for their ancient healing powers.* *Spa services are not included in the retreat, but available to book separately.
More panoramic views from the dining area
The Himalayan Yogi
Yogi Amandeep comes from a deep lineage dating back to the origin of the Solar Dynasty — the Mother of all Yogic traditions.
Inspired by his beloved master Yogi Bhajan, Yogi Amandeep travels the world sharing these ancient teachings from the Himalayan traditions.
Enriched with a background in Psychotherapy and Pyschology, his workshops are highly effective in transforming mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and emotional traumas.
Collaborates as a Lead Teacher at World Renowned Yoga Events including Wanderlust, Inspired Living Summit LA, Annual Vedanta Seminars in India, Sat Nam Fest, Summer Solstice New Mexico, International Yoga Festival and the European Yoga Festival.
Appointed as a Spiritual Leader and Angel Adviser to a European Union Project on Wellbeing Tourism. In addition
Adviser to a Team of Neurologists and Neuroscientists in Rome working on Pain Management for Oncology Patients.
Yogi Amandeep is a Graduate of Science (Honours) from Oxford Brookes University, UK and has a double Masters Degree in Psychotherapy/Psychology and Comparative religious studies. Earlier in his life, Yogi Amandeep was exposed to ancient Yogic teachings from the Himalayan lineages. At a young age, he not only spent time with, but also received hidden teachings of oral traditions from great Himalayan sages.
After completing his studies, Yogi Amandeep spent two years working as a Professional Counsellor and successfully running a de-addiction program in Singapore. By this time, Yogi Amandeep had acquired a wealth of knowledge and prestigious academic qualifications, however his inner thirst for deeper wisdom wasn’t satisfied. His Inner Journey began as his strong association with Himalayan Yogic Tradition brought him back in India. Yogi Amandeep spent several years learning Advaita (non-duality teachings), Vedanta, the ancient yogic science of Metaphysics, all forms of Yoga and ancient scriptures. He was fortunate to receive rare and hidden teachings from oral Himalayan Yogic traditions.
Yogi Amandeep’s lineage is continuing from thousands of years tracing back to the origin of the Solar Dynasty (Mother of all Yogic traditions. Yogi Amandeep is an authority on all Yogic and eastern spiritual traditions (Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Vedic traditions, Vaishnav, Tantric Traditions). He holds a special place in the lineage of the Udasi Sikh tradition started by Baba Sri Chand and the Nirmala tradition of Guru Gobind Singh.
Inspired by his beloved master Yogi Bhajan, Yogi Amandeep has travelled to more than 20 countries and close to 100 cities across the globe, sharing the ancient teachings from the Himalayan traditions. He combines time tested psycho-spiritual techniques from many ancient traditions with modern developments in emotional and psychological transformation. His workshops are very unique and highly effective in dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and emotional traumas. Yogi Amandeep Singh’s sessions and classes guide participants through an experience of physical and psychological release. He brings great depth, accuracy, joy and spontaneity to his teaching of Kundalini Yoga.
Sikkim in Northeast India
At the convergence of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and India, we find the beautiful land of Sikkim, India’s least populous and second smallest state.
Close to the stars, on the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is host to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth.
Sikkim has ample biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, with almost 35 per cent of the state covered by national park.
It is among India’s most environmentally conscious states, having banned plastic water bottles (in any government functions and meetings) and polystyrene products throughout the state. Its agriculture was converted to fully organic from 2003 to 2016, the first state in India to achieve this.
Arrival on October 6th to Chumbi Mountain Retreat in Pelling by 6pm (means arriving to Bagdogra no later than 1pm if possible)
Departure on October 17th at 12pm (recommended to book flight to leave Bagdogra after 6pm)
The closest airport to Pelling is Bagdogra, India (IBX) and is approximately a 5 hour drive from Chumbi Mountain Retreat. #Airfare and airport transfer costs are NOT included. You are responisible for booking and paying for these costs and airport transfer can be arranged with the hotel starting at $25 for a shared shuttle and $80 for a private shuttle each way.
An Indian Visa is required for entry and costs about $100. Once you register we will send instructions on where to apply and other details you will need for preparing & packing etc.
If you wish to arrive earlier or stay later, you will need to arrange with the hotel and pay for the additional stay.