Step into an ancient Himalayan kingdom: explore sacred Buddhist sights of the Indus Valley, live with Ladakhi families, engage with community elders, and delve into lessons on ecopsychology, shamanic practices, pilgrimage, and Buddhism.
SET IN THE CROSSROADS OF ANCIENT HIMALAYAN TRADE ROUTES AND PERCHED IN A REMOTE NOOK OF NORTH INDIA
The land of Ladakh is home to the confluence of a myriad of spiritual systems. The landscape, stark and awe-inspiring, reflects the profundity of these Buddhist and earth-based traditions. From the towering peak of Stok Kangri to the fertile upper reaches of the Indus River, Ladakhi culture and worldview is one that continues to honor outer and inner worlds. In this journey across the Tibetan Plateau, we contemplate these rich Himalayan traditions and traverse the convergence of landscape, human experience, and that which is sacred.
Our sojourn takes us to monasteries, cave hermitages, remote villages, and storied geographical sites. We engage with Buddhist teachers, village elders, and shamanic oracles who carry the traditions that have captivated Western Psychology in recent decades. We explore Tibetan Buddhism and examine how this 2,000 year old ancient wisdom informs modern psychological ideologies. Through teachings, discussions, and experiential practices, we live universally human questions and examine the innate desire of our own psyches to connect with a form greater than self.Sample Itinerary
"There is a wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice; and it fosters humility."Santayana
"Dragons was a great way for me to gain a new perspective in a transitional time of my new "adult" life. The experience was unique and expansive, unlike any travel experience I could have provided on my own. You are fully emerged and sharing the experience with a great group of people."Maggie Harwood Past Participant