“Thank you Michael and Amitabha Travel for the opportunity to go on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! If anyone wanted to experience the power places of Tibet, there could be no better itinerary. Riding into Lhasa on the bus from the airport and seeing the Potala on the start of the journey just set the tone for what was to follow –- a taste of things to come. The highlight of the trip for me was the Great Stupa of Jonang, because it encapsulated for me what Tibetan Buddhism was actually all about –- forgetfulness of the world, devotion to the teacher and the teachings and overcoming the obstacles on the way. It was not an easy journey because of the altitude and the cultural differences, but in a way those only enhanced the meaning of the trip
. I embraced the culture and the sites, and it is an experience which is to this day indelibly imprinted on my mind. I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had the chance! While the stops at Tashi Lhunpo, Sakya and Samye were must-sees, the experience of the lesser-known power places such as Old Lhatse, Bodong and Zhalu were a treasure in and of themselves. If you want to experience the true Tibet, you have to see these places!”
From Malvin Artley, Australia
A JF 2009 Pilgrimage Member
For details about the upcoming 2011 Tibet trip, see Pilgrimage.