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Hiking in super-scenic Sapa
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Marvelling at the wonders of Angkor Wat
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Chanting with monks and novices
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Meditating at beautiful temples and pagodas
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Learning about Zen and Theravada practices

Northern Vietnam & Angkor Wat: A Mindful Journey

A pilgrimage is different from a vacation even though it looks like one. On a vacation we are likely to “take in” the scenery, the people, and the culture. We take pictures of each interesting and amazing thing. More is better when you are “taking in.” After a while though, we become full. And when we are full, we can miss the beauty we have gone half way around the world to see.

On a Pilgrimage the focus is different. Instead of looking outside, we are also noticing what is happening inside ourselves. How does the beauty we see affect us? How do different customs and morals make us question our values? How can we allow the difference in human culture to teach us? Even history can remind us life is precious and temporary, no matter how grand or beautiful it may appear. A Pilgrimage includes two journeys, the one we visit and the one inside our hearts and minds.

On this trip we immerse ourselves in the scenery, history, and traditions of northern Vietnam and Cambodia. We visit monasteries to meditate at an eclectic collection of temples, learn about Zen and Theravada practices from monks and novices, hike in the outstanding natural environment of the Sapa highlands, and marvel at the ethereal beauty of Halong Bay. And at Angkor Wat, we spend time at the abode of ancient gods. If you have a little more time available, consider extending your stay in Luang Prabang replete with timeless architecture, gilded temples, and saffron-clad monks.
Mindful Journeys Cultural Explorations

Cambodia | 13 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
Mar 15-27, 2019
Cost:
US$4245 (Incl. US$250 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
12 - 18 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; internal flight: Hanoi to Siem Reap; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar; breakfast daily; lunch or dinner daily; transportation by air conditioned coach; bottled water on the coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English speaking guides; fully escorted by Joan and Wayne Walder. Taxes and gratuities of US$250 are included. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Hanoi
Day 2: Visit pagodas and temples, join Zen masters for meditation
Day 3: Markets, a lakeside walk, and the Temple of Literature
Day 4: The scenic beauty of Ba Vi National Park
Day 5: Overnight train to the green highlands of Sapa
Day 6: Walk through the rice terraces, meet Hmong communities
Day 7: Visit practitioners of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism
Day 8: Light treks and village visits. Return to Hanoi
Day 9: Overnight cruise on spectacular Halong Bay
Day 10: Fly to Siem Reap, visit Cambodian communities
Day 11: Sunrise over Angkor Thom and visit epic Angkor Wat
Day 12: Remote jungle temples
Day 13: Depart Siem Reap
Optional 4-day extension: Tranquil Luang Prabang, Laos
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Your Tour Leader

For more than 30 years Wayne has practiced meditation from a number of spiritual traditions. He has chanted Dzikr with Sufi Pir's (saints), sung spiritual songs with Hindu priests, and sat in meditation with Buddhist monks. Wayne is a practicing Unitarian Universalist minister in Toronto.

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Mindful Journeys Cultural Explorations

Cambodia | 13 days
Mindful Journeys

Dates:
Mar 15-27, 2019
Cost:
US$4245 (Incl. US$250 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
12 - 18 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; internal flight: Hanoi to Siem Reap; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar; breakfast daily; lunch or dinner daily; transportation by air conditioned coach; bottled water on the coach; all activities and entrance fees; services of specialized English speaking guides; fully escorted by Joan and Wayne Walder. Taxes and gratuities of US$250 are included. 

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Wayne led the spiritual elements of this trip very well."

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