Kailash with Mohanji

The journey to Kailash and back, over lifetimes and over centuries, has resonated within countless souls. Over a fifth of the world’s population finds the echo of Kailash in its deepest aspirations and purest goals. Among the thousands of the devout who ever tread this ground, this year only a small group will have an opportunity to experience something truly special and life-transforming. This July, a small group of people will open up to the profound mystery of Kailash in the presence of Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji, allowing the mighty Kailash to envelop them on the most sacred journey of the lifetime!

With love and gratitude, team Mohanji invites all participants to the Kailash with Mohanji 2017 pilgrimage, a truly rare opportunity.

HOW TO NAVIGATE


We kindly request you to go through all the material and familiarize yourself with all the details before deciding on the pilgrimage.

  1. You should start by understanding the significance of Kailash Mansarovar by reading about the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Mohanji’s words and also knowing more about the location.
  2. Understand why should you consider attending the pilgrimage.
  3. Understand Mohanji’s message to the prospective pilgrims.
  4. Get an overview of the three tracks and decide on the track that is right for you
  5. Get more detailed understanding of the track you are interested in by clicking on the appropriate link. This will also have more information on pricing, package inclusions and exclusions, preparing for the track, disclaimers, frequently asked questions, etc.
  6. Read more about experiences of pilgrims on past Kailash pilgrimages. You should also check out the Kailash with Mohanji book on Amazon Kindle
  7. If you have additional queries or comments, please contact us
  8. Finally, if you feel this is right for you, please understand the details of the registration application process and apply online

KAILASH YATRA (PILGRIMAGE) IN MOHANJI’S WORDS


Kailash! The world of Shiva! The world that encompasses all worlds! Only one thing really matters in this journey – GRACE.

Kailash stands in the middle of many mountains, like the eternal Shiva Linga. Clouds constantly perform “abhishek” (ritual bathing of the deity) on the Linga. The Shiva Linga represents the Supreme Lord, The Eternal Parabrahma. Only when Shiva calls can one touch the soil surrounding Kailash. It is the ultimate destination of every man. It is the abode of salvation, the ultimate dissolution. Kailash reflects everything that makes life on earth. Being one with Shiva! Being Shiva!

The abode becomes the Lord. In front of the “eyes” of a true devotee, Kailash attains the numerous bhaav (flavor) in accordance to the constitution of the one who witnesses it. The ever-shifting clouds form its costume. They also display the faces of celestial beings who come to worship the Mighty Shiva, as if welcoming them. The rare vermillion sky becomes the bindi between the eyebrows of Goddess Parvati (Lord Shiva’s consort). In the moonlit night, the garlands of the unpredictable winds become Shiva’s exhalations. Every stone, every cloud, every bit of air chants aloud “Om Namah: Shivaaya”! Only those who have the “eyes” to see and “ears” to hear will witness the glory of Shiva everywhere. Every breath is His grace. Only Grace Matters.

The whole earth is important. Yet, Kailash, just like our third eye, is supremely important, as the pillar or a key control point of the eternal universe. When a man touches his feet in the soil of Kailash, his journey of life becomes meaningful, fulfilled and his life becomes complete.

Happy Journey! May the Supreme Lord Shiva make your journey of life successful and fulfilling!

THE LOCATION


Up north from the vast plains of the Ganges valley in India, beyond the Kingdom of Nepal and north east of the great Himalayas lies the roof of the world, the land of snows – Tibet, the home to the holiest mountain in the world – the abode of Shiva – The Mt. Kailash.

Sacred to a fifth of the world’s population, a journey to Mount Kailash is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, Tibetan, Bon and Jains. Mystical, magical and sacred, Kailash and Manasarovar have a place in the human ethos, seldom given to any other pilgrimage destination.

Around 40 kilometers from its southern base lies the beautiful Manasarovar, the world’s highest freshwater lake. Famed for its exceptional beauty, its sacred waters change color from a clear blue around the shores to a deep emerald green in the center. It looks positively magical in the moonlight. Together with Manasarovar, this mountain is surrounded by innumerable myths, stories and legends that add to the mystique of this most inapproachable place on earth.

Mount Kailash is one of the most important energy portals of the earth as it has been consistently accepted as the Earth’s crown chakra or Sahasrarachakra in many ancient historical references. The tantric masters of India, through their correspondences of “As above, so below,” state that the Supreme Consciousness in a human being or Lord Shiva resides both upon the physical Mount Kailash, as well as upon the “Mount Kailash” within the body, that is, the human crown chakra.

The spiritual importance of Kailash dates back to the Bon and Hindu religions. Sacred to five major religions of the world, the Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and Bons, the Kailash is the physical aspect of the spiritual Mt. Meru, a tangible aspect of divinity on Earth.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT AND WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND


The focus of the Kailash with Mohanji pilgrimage is intense spiritual transformation and purification. Transformation and purification happens on all levels – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual – and on various aspects and dimensions:

  • Participating in Kailash with Mohanji pilgrimage is a rare opportunity for any spiritual seeker; while many yearn for this throughout their lifetime, only a select few are able to fulfill this desire
  • Further, to take a holy dip in the Manasarovar (the lake built by Lord Brahma for the Gods) in the presence of a Master is an enormous blessing
  • In a small group, you will be in close proximity to Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji and bask in his energy and loving grace that flows through him in abundance
  • You will get to experience the grandeur of Kailash from a different perspective, thanks to Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji’s guidance and presence
  • The emotional and spiritual cleansing from this pilgrimage will alter your approach to life, depending on your receptivity. A new perspective will help you understand how to blend spirituality into your daily material life, and appreciate that spirituality does not necessarily mean an ascetic existence
    • First level of awareness building and cleansing is through discourses with Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji. While his presence alone has a very intense purifying effect, satsang is a beautiful medium for this transfer and connection. He delivers knowledge and guidance with directness and simplicity, perfectly tuned to each individual’s requirements.
    • Pilgrimage and visits to places of sanctity and power have a lot of value in this cleansing. As we imbibe the energy of those places, especially in the presence of a powerful Master, they affect subtle transformations in us.

Throughout the pilgrimage, Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji works on diluting and burning accumulated karmic baggage, and elevating and raising our frequency. The constitutional changes are extremely potent and intense. The wisdom and clarity, which can only come from the consciousness of a true Master, goes a long way towards helping us maintain a peaceful, stable and happy internal space, regardless of which circumstances and environment we might find ourselves in, long after the pilgrimage is over.

SHRI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI’S MESSAGE TO THE PILGRIMS


Kailash is one of the major power centres on Earth. The Kailash journey is a life in itself. Kailash represents stillness. The state of Shiva is stillness. When we take an unsettled mind to a still environment, we need to empty it so much so that it can attain the state of stillness which the location represents.

Mind should be free – When I say mind should be free, it does not mean abandonment of duties and responsibilities. It means you have thought about your duties and responsibilities, recognised them and settled them properly and satisfactorily before embarking on this most sacred and transformational journey of a lifetime. Do not keep anything unfinished or unsettled and do not leave any loose ends before this ultimate journey any man can take in one lifetime.

In particular the following:

  1. If you owe anything to anybody, be it money, time, promises, etc.
  2. If you have commitments of any kind which you had ignored or overlooked
  3. If you have anger, hatred, enmity or ill feelings about something or somebody
  4. If you are supporting somebody with money, time or personal care

Keep your body, mind and intellect clean and tidy.

  • Eat healthy food – food that was exposed to the sun, non-dairy, non-animal products.
  • Avoid unnecessary emotions, judgments, criticism, jealousy, hatred and opinions. Do not indulge in alcohol or any intoxicants as well as animal products
  • Avoid the company that gives you stress and negativities. Opt for company of people who are positive in nature.
  • Do not read materials or listen to that are negative in nature. Avoid all kinds of negative impressions and inputs. Do not read or discuss materials that are negative in nature.

Before you embark on a journey such as Kailash and before you enter it’s sacred space, make yourself eligible to receive the maximum by freeing, settling and concluding physical, emotional and mental activities or commitments properly.

KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA TRACKS


Shri Mohanji suggests that the pilgrimage to Kailash is complete if one takes a dip in the Manasarovar lake and has the darshan of the holy Kailash mountain. In addition, pilgrims can perform the Outer Kora parikrama – which is a 3 day circumambulation – a strenuous 50km trek around the holy Mount Kailash. This year we have 3 tracks for the Kailash with Mohanji pilgrimage. Those who would like to undertake the Outer Kora parikrama have an option to either go via Lhasa or via Kathmandu. We have had several requests from people that want to undertake the holy pilgrimage – experience the grandeur of Mount Kailash and visit the holy lake of Manasarovar – but who cannot undergo the physical rigors of doing the Outer Kora parikrama (circumambulation). For these pilgrims, we have the Kailash Manasarovar track where the pilgrims travel to the holy Manasarovar lake and have the sight of holy Mount Kailash. A dip in Lake Manasarovar in sight of Mount Kailash is intensely purifying and this most sacred of waters cleanses a great deal of accumulated karma. Although the lake is at a high altitude which can be physically challenging, it is far less demanding than the Outer Kora circumambulation around Mount Kailash as there is minimal walking and no climbing involved.

 

Kailash Outer Kora via Lhasa

This is a mesmerizing tour including two most worth seeing places of Tibet. On day 1, you arrive at Kathmandu, meet and greet fellow pilgrims, get oriented about the pilgrimage and the significance of this journey. On day 2, you visit Pasupathinath temple and Budhanikantha temple, called the sleeping Vishnu. This is an open air Hindu temple and the main statue is a black stone structure carved from single block of black basalt. Pasupathinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (called Pasupathinath). It is not known for certain when this Temple was built. But according to legends, the Temple’s existence dates back to 400 B.C.

The following day, you fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and rest in the evening. The next day, explore Lhasa by visiting Potala palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Market. Potala palace was built as the center of Tibetan government by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This amazing palace has the honor of being the highest ancient palace in the world, with its highest point reaching 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above sea level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) above the city of Lhasa. This 13-stories-high palace has over 1,000 rooms, and covers over 13 hectares (32 acres). The stone walls measure 3 meters (10 feet) thick on average. Jokhang temple is a Buddhist temple in Barkhor Square. The oldest part of the temple was built in 652. In the next 900 years the temple was enlarged several times with the last renovation done in 1610 by the Fifth Dalai Lama.

Day 5, you drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. Shigatse is the second biggest city of Tibet. Visit Tashi Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six big monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) which was built in 1447 and is the seat of Panchen Lamas. The next day, you drive from Shigatse to Saga passing high plateau lakes, town and herder’s tents. On the way, you can see diverse forms of mountains overlooking the valley. On Day 7, you drive to Manasarovar via Dongba, Prayang and Mayum La Pass and Har Quo. Today is the day of lifetime as you will have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar. After dips in the Holy lake, Havan (pooja) will be performed. Then, you drive to Darchen, the base camp of Kailash and prepare for the parikrama the following 3 days. After parikrama, you drive back the same route to Lhasa and from there fly back to Kathmandu. This is the ultimate journey to The Centre of the Universe.

 

 

Kailash Outer Kora via Kathmandu

This is an ultimate journey to Mt. Kailash famed as the ‘Center of the Universe’. On day 1, you arrive at Kathmandu, meet and greet fellow pilgrims, get oriented about the pilgrimage and the significance of this journey. On day 2, you vist Pasupathinath temple and Budhanikantha temple, called the sleeping Vishnu. This is an open air Hindu temple and the main statue is a black stone structure carved from single block of black basalt. Pasupathinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (called Pasupathinath). It is not known for certain when this Temple was built. But according to legends, the Temple’s existence dates back to 400 B.C.

The following day, you fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and rest in the evening. The next day, fly to Simikot. After Simikot, you take a charter helicopter flight to Hilsa. Hilsa is the Nepal/ China border. Once you land at Hilsa, you cross the Karnali River through a suspension bridge and enter into China. You finish the immigration formalities in Customs office, before you drive to Taklakot (Purang). You get a full day rest at Purang the next day and it is a day when one can do shopping at Purang market for Kailash parikrama. Day 7 is the ultimate day when you get to drive towards Lake Rakshastal and Lake Manasarovar. This day will also be the day of the lifetime where you get to see the Holy Mount Kailash. After dips in the Holy lake, Havan (pooja) will be performed. Then, you drive to Darchen, the base camp of Kailash and prepare for the parikrama the following 3 days. After parikrama, you fly back the same route to Kathmandu. This is the truly trip of a lifetime with a divine experience and stunning scenery.

 

 

Kailash Manasarovar via Kathmandu

This is an ultimate journey to Mt. Kailash famed as the ‘Center of the Universe’. On day 1, you arrive at Kathmandu, meet and greet fellow pilgrims, get oriented about the pilgrimage and the significance of this journey. On day 2, you vist Pasupathinath temple and Budhanikantha temple, called the sleeping Vishnu. This is an open air Hindu temple and the main statue is a black stone structure carved from single block of black basalt. Pasupathinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (called Pasupathinath). It is not known for certain when this Temple was built. But according to legends, the Temple’s existence dates back to 400 B.C.

The following day, you fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and rest in the evening. The next day, fly to Simikot. After Simikot, you take a charter helicopter flight to Hilsa. Hilsa is the Nepal/ China border. Once you land at Hilsa, you cross the Karnali River through a suspension bridge and enter into China. You finish the immigration formalities in Customs office, before you drive to Taklakot (Purang). You get a full day rest at Purang the next day and it is a day when one can do shopping at Purang market. Day 7 is the ultimate day when you get to drive towards Lake Rakshastal and Lake Manasarovar. This day will also be the day of the lifetime where you get to see the Holy Mount Kailash. After dips in the Holy lake, Havan (pooja) will be performed. Then, you drive to Darchen.

When the Outer Kora pilgrims proceed for parikrama, this group will travel till Yama Dwar (literally The Gates of the Lord of Death) – the starting point of the Outer Kora parikrama and then heads back to the holy Manasarovar lake and completes the Manasarovar parikarma (circumambulation) by road driving through the scenic panoramic routes of Tibet. You will spend time at Darchen doing local sightseeing in addition to visiting the Manasarovar lake (pending requisite permissions from the Chinese government). You will rejoin with the Outer Kora via Kathmandu group and fly back the same route to Kathmandu. This is the truly trip of a lifetime with a divine experience and stunning scenery.

 

NOTE: Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji will be with the participants on 10th & 11th of July at Kathmandu. He will subsequently travel via Lhasa. And He will meet all the participants again at Manasarovar on 16th & 17th July where he will conduct a satsang (discourse with Q&A) and a Havan (fire ceremony).

RISK & LIABILITY


We will do our best to make the tour safe and smooth. Our tour operator conducts all the tour programs strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). However, Mohanji Foundation will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover, we will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCESS


The Kailash Manasarovar yatra is a very sacred pilgrimage. People who have gone to past Kailash trips with Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji can attest to the spiritual transformation that it has brought about in their lives. It is important that people with the right attitude and bhaav (devotion) join the trip so that the group energy is conducive to everyone’s spiritual upliftment. Also, the Kailash experience is tough both physically and emotionally which further outlines the need to have the right group synergy. In particular, it is our endeavour to create a encouraging spiritual space in the spirit of sangha (spiritual family) where the participants support each other in their transformations to derive the maximum benefit from this pilgrimage.

Hence, we would prefer to avoid tourists (spiritual or otherwise) since there are several avenues available outside that cater to that segment. People deeply connected to Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji through his various activities conducted globally or people deeply connected to Shri Sai Baba, Shiva or other masters who, repeating again for emphasis, are focused on their spiritual growth.

In keeping with that objective, the registration process for Kailash with Mohanji 2017 will be as under:

  • We request the applicant to fill up & submit the application form online
  • The Kailash Team will go through the application and evaluate it for selection. In case of queries or doubts, they may request the applicant for additional information to supplement the application
  • Based on the answers given in the application, the Kailash Team will decide on the suitability of the applicant to join the group and inform the applicant accordingly.

Once the applicant has been approved, the registration process can proceed towards payment and registration completion.


CONTACT


Please contact kailash@mohanji.org for further details. Due to high global demand, we have a limited spaces for the Kailash with Mohanji 2017 pilgrimage. Places will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis.