Glimpses from the recent tour 🙂 The Nirvana Trail – ‘Vihara’ (‘experiential’ walking) across a lesser known ancient chapter in the story of Delhi!
The Nirvana Trail – ‘Vihara’ (‘experiential’ walking) across a lesser known ancient chapter in the story of Delhi!
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In this unique tour we’ll walk in the spiritually charged neighborhood of Yoginipura, the modern day Mehrauli. We’ll experience the serene surroundings and the associated stories and amazing art work around. We’ll explore some lesser known places related to the Jain and Buddhist faiths and understand how these schools of thought brought about a ‘renaissance’ and “the first Indian rebellion” in early medieval times.
We’ll also discuss about the ‘Jain’ aspects of Delhi’s history that run across the times as a common binding thread as Delhi flipped pages from the ancient through the Sultanate, Mughal and even the British and contemporary chapters of its life!
Together, we’ll visit a blessed sanctum of peace and harmony; take a tranquil trek among the greens and up a hillock to witness grand idols of an enlightened masters; listen to stories and historical trivia; and take a dip into our own Creativity and Zen with a healing and liberating activity under the sky 🙂
More Info related to the tour:
– Places covered: Dadabadi Temple + Asoka Mission (if open) + Ahinsa Sthal
– Walk leader: Aditya Pathak
– Date & Day: 14th July 2019, Sunday
– Walk Timings : 7:15 am to 10:00 am
– Language: English & Hindi
– Meeting Time and location: Let’s gather at the Main gate near Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking, between 7:15am-7:25am
– Meeting Point Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/deFcqCorj9r
– Parking is available at the Qutub Minar Metro Station Parking Lot
– Charges : ₹500 per head. To be paid after the event, on the spot.
– Payment Modes: Cash/Paytm/UPI
– Total Walking Distance: around 2.5 km (moderate terrain)
– For further queries reach out to Asif at 9818278665
Things to Note:
1. Footwear is required to be deposited at the gates before entering Dadabadi temple and Ahinsa Sthal
2: Leather goods, e.g. purse, wallet, belt, shoes, bags etc. are prohibited inside the Dadabadi temple and Ahinsa Sthal
3. Wear comfortable footwear and please carry ample drinking water and something to munch along, since its a slightly longish trail
A premier Buddhist institution of Delhi, Asoka Mission was founded by the eminent Cambodian monk Ven. Dharmavara Mahathera in 1948 with invaluable support from Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and other public men and scholars.
Asoka Mission is a registered society. Its objective is “to promote friendly relations, understanding and peace amongst men through education, health care, social and religious services and economic upliftment”. It endeavours to promote friendly relations between nations and communities.
Asoka Mission has the privilege of receiving high ranking dignitaries like HH the Dalai Lama, HH the Panchhen Lama, Prince Norodom Sinhanouk of Cambodia, HH Sangharaja of Laos, Fuji Guruji of Japan, HH Gamboja Hambo Lama of Mongolia, former President KR Narayanan of India and many others. Former Prime Minister of Myanmar, U Nu had planted the bodhi tree on the mission premises in 1953.
Ven. Dharmavara Mahathera left for USA in 1975. Asoka Mission was formally reorganized with Ven. Lama Lobzang as President. New Activities were started to revitalize it.
Asoka Mission campus is spread over 12.5 acres in the heart of capital city of India. One of the old structures is used as the shrine. It has been regularly celebrating the bUddha Purnima and other functions and religious rituals. It has been organizing meditation camps and retreats, (including those by foreign monks) from time to time.
Asoka Mission apart from running a meditation center and its other activities is presently concentrating on providing a firm foundation to its research wing, Centre for Studies in Transnational Buddhism & Civilizations. It is engaged in research on Education in Ancient Asia of which the Global Buddhist Congregation, the current conference is an offshoot. Before this conference, The Meaning of SriNalanda, held in April 28th to 30th, 2003 was the first international conference the Mission conducted. The Mission is also engaged in two other projects, viz., the Himalayan Research Centre for High Altitude Diseases, and the Asoka Mission Health Care Centre, New Delhi- A lifeline for Ladakh.
Note: Text sourced from: https://www.indiamart.com/asoka-mission-delhi/aboutus.html
Crooning a personal favorite by Jagjit SIngh ji 🙂 Great composition and Philosophical poetry!
Original Song Credits: Lyrics: Rajesh Reddy | Composition & Vocals: Jagjit Singh | Album: Saher (2000)
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