MINDFULLY TOURING VIÊT NAM
Upcoming retreats: Dec. 22, 2013 – Jan. 04, 2014 & March 15, 2014 – March 29, 2014
Building on the success of our first Mindful and Mobile Retreat in Viet Nam (March 2013), a small group of friends will have TWO opportunities in the coming months to have a uniquely beautiful experience. “Going like a river,” we will travel as a Sangha throughout the land of the spiritual ancestors of the Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest) sect of Buddhism.
Whether sitting or standing, walking or riding, floating on Ha Long Bay or climbing Yen Tu Mt to the birthplace of this lineage, our breath will be our anchor throughout each day.
Joyfully Together in Viêt Nam, travel with Dharma Teacher Chân Huy.
Dates: December 22, 2013 – January 04, 2014 For Details & to Register, Contact:
Chan Huy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyfully Together in Viêt Nam, travel with Dharma Teacher Chân An Đinh (Trish Thompson) & Zen Chaplain/Order of Interbeing member Chân Niêm Quang (Michael Melancon – True Recollection of Light).
Dates: March 15,2014 – March 29,2014
For Details & to Register, Contact:
Chan An Đinh at email@example.com (Underscore between words)
Each trip will include a Day of Mindfulness in the Root Temple (Tu Hieu Monastery) in Hue, as well as Days of Mindfulness in Truc Lam Tri Duc Monastery in the South.
ITINERARY ( MARCH TRIP ONLY ):
DAY 1 SAT 15 MARCH–ARRIVE SAIGON, CHECK IN RUBY RIVER HOTEL – DINNER & ORIENTATION, AT “HUM” RESTAURANT – DHARMA SHARING
DAY 2 SUN 16 MARCH–DAY OF MINDFULNESS AT TRUC LAM TRI DUC MONASTERY, GROUP DINNER IN SAIGON
DAY 3 MON 17 MARCH–SAIGON: FREE MORNING; GROUP LUNCH – VISIT QUANG DUC MEMORIAL & HUMANITARIAN PROJECT; GROUP DINNER; DHARMA SHARING
DAY 4 TUES 18 MARCH–FLT TO DANANG; VISIT MARBLE MT.; LUNCH AT WATER WHEEL IN TRA QUE VILLAGE; CHECK IN TO AN HA HOTEL, HOI AN; FREE TIME TO EXPLORE; 7 PM GROUP DINNER IN OLD TOWN
DAY 5 WED 19 MARCH–FREE DAY TO EXPLORE HOI AN; SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR OF CAM THANH ISLAND OR TO BEACH; GROUP LUNCH AT RED BRIDGE; DINNER ON YOUR OWN
DAY 6 THU 20 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION; 10 AM BUS TO HUE; LUNCH AND REST AT HOTEL; THIEN MU PAGODA FOR MEDITATION & TEACHING; GROUP DINNER IN HUE CITY
DAY 7 FRI 21 MARCH—-EARLY MORNING MEDITATION; PERFUME RIVER CRUISE; PICNIC & DHARMA SHARING AT KINGS’ TOMBS; LAZY AFTERNOON (OPTIONAL VISIT TO HUMANITARIAN PROJECT or CITADEL); GROUP DINNER
DAY 8 SAT 22 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION; BUS TO QUANG TRI PROVINCE: LUNCH AT PROJECT RENEW (INDIVIDUAL DONATION) VISIT VINH MOC TUNNELS; DINNER AT HOTEL IN HUE
DAY 9 SUN 23 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION AND DAY OF MINDFULNESS AT TU HIEU MONASTERY (LUNCH BY INDIVIDUAL DONATION); LATE AFTERNOON FREE; GROUP DINNER (HUE SPECIALITIES)
DAY 10 MON 24 MARCH–BUS TO DA NANG; LUNCH AT DA NANG ASSOCIATION FOR VICTIMS OF AGENT ORANGE, VISIT CENTER FOR DISABLED (INDIVIDUAL DONATION); AFTERNOON FLT TO HAI PHONG; DHARMA SHARING; GROUP DINNER
DAY 11 TUES 25 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION; BUS TO HA LONG BAY: CRUISE THE BAY ON DRAGON PEARL JUNK, LUNCH & DINNER ABOARD, DHARMA SHARING UNDER THE STARS, OVERNIGHT ABOARD
DAY 12 WED 26 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION ON DECK; BREAKFAST ABOARD; BUS TO YEN TU MT, CLIMB TO TOP (BIRTHPLACE OF BAMBOO FOREST LINEAGE OF BUDDHISM); GROUP LUNCH; TO HANOI VIA BUS. GROUP DINNER; WATER PUPPET SHOW.
DAY 13 THU 27 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION BY HOAN KIEM LAKE; FREE MORNING; GROUP LUNCH; VISIT WOMEN’S MUSEUM & VAN MIEU TEMPLE; EARLY EVENING & DINNER WITH LADY BORTON & FRIENDS
DAY 14 FRI 28 MARCH– EARLY MORNING BY THE LAKE; BUS TO THAY & TAY PHUONG PAGODAS; PICNIC AND FINAL DHARMA SHARING; FREE AFTERNOON IN HANOI, FAREWELL DINNER AT ART VIETNAM SALON GALLERY (HOME OF DEAR FRIEND, SUZANNE LECHT)
DAY 15 SAT 29 MARCH–EARLY MORNING MEDITATION BY LAKE; BREAKFAST; TOUR ENDS.
COST OF THE MARCH 2014 TOUR:
15 DAYS, 14 NIGHTS – MARCH 15 – 29, 2014
Cost per person (based on 12 paying persons):
2,094, USD Per Person (double occupancy)
Single supplement surcharge (for private room): 430 USD
_ All transfers and bus transportation by a private AC Coaster 30 seats with driver;
_ Boat trips, as described in program;
_ Guides: Professional Vietnamese guide;
_ Entrance fees;
_ Air tickets: Saigon – Danang/ Danang – Haiphong (Economy class);
_ All Vegetarian Meals as in program: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Tea + Mineral Water;
_ Hotel Accommodations, with Breakfast (3 & 4 star);
_ 2 days/ 1 night Charter Dragon Pearl Boat in Ha Long Bay;.
_ Cable car at Yen Tu Mountain
_ 1 Dinner in Hoi An; Lunches at PROJECT RENEW, 2 Days of Mindfulness at Monasteries, & Agent Orange Assn. (by Personal Donations);
_ Customary Dana (Personal) to Tu Hieu & Truc Lam Monasteries, Thay & Thien Mu pagodas;
__Customary Dana for Dharma Teacher & Order of Interbeing Facilitator (no fees are included in cost of tour);
_ Personal Expenses (Shopping, Drinks other than above);
_ Tips for Guide & Drivers (Approx. 150 USD TOTAL);
_ Cost of Visa (45. USD);
_Cost of Hanoi – Saigon domestic flight (if Saigon is final departure point), Approximately 110USD.