Sacred areas of the Himalayas

Each year I take a small group of people to the sacred places in the Himalaya Mountains for a retreat. This year the trip will be from October 26th to November 9th. If you would like to join us you can read more details on the trip here: http://innerouteryou.com/travel-india-2013-p-56.html
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The Himalayan mountains. Picture taken by Terry Hodgkinson in Darjeeling, India.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

The Himalayan mountains. Picture taken by Terry Hodgkinson in Darjeeling, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Walking up to Tashiding Monastery to spend some time in meditation in the Himalayas.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Walking up to Tashiding Monastery to spend some time in meditation in the Himalayas. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Sunrise over Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.  See the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od3Vv4Qx4Cg

Sunrise over Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala. See the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od3Vv4Qx4Cg

Lady from near by village close to Pelling in Sikkim, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Lady from near by village close to Pelling in Sikkim, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

The Dock and Prayer Wheels at Holly Lake Khecheopalri near Pelling in Sikkim, India.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

The Dock and Prayer Wheels at Holly Lake Khecheopalri near Pelling in Sikkim, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Terry with Holy Man Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Terry with Holy Man Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Tenzin and Terry Hodgkinson at Tibetan Refugee Centre in Darjeeling, India.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Tenzin and Terry Hodgkinson at Tibetan Refugee Centre in Darjeeling, India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim, India. Terry Hodgkinson with Young Monk concluding ceremony. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim, India. Terry Hodgkinson with Young Monk concluding ceremony. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Mount Khanchendzonga from Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim, India.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

The Beatles Meet the Poet Rumi in Sikkim

Monks Preparing for Next Day Ceremony at Tashiding Monastery near Pelling in Sikkim India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Monks Preparing for Next Day Ceremony at Tashiding Monastery near Pelling in Sikkim India. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Passed a temple driving through Sikkim that was both Hindu and Buddhist. Here you see a statue of Hunuman, the Hindu Monkey God. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Passed a temple driving through Sikkim that was both Hindu and Buddhist. Here you see a statue of Hunuman, the Hindu Monkey God. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Buddhist Stone Artwork at Tashiding Monastery near Pelling, Sikkim.  http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Buddhist Stone Artwork at Tashiding Monastery near Pelling, Sikkim. http://www.TaoJourneys.com

Bhagsu Waterfall close to Mcleod Ganj. Picture taken from a distance to see the surrounding area.  Video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvXwqlrffz8

Bhagsu Waterfall close to Mcleod Ganj. Picture taken from a distance to see the surrounding area. Video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvXwqlrffz8

The entrance to ancient Jakhoo Temple (monkey-God temple or Hanuman temple) in the Himalayan hill station known as Shimla.  See some video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=game3SFwxUg

The entrance to ancient Jakhoo Temple (monkey-God temple or Hanuman temple) in the Himalayan hill station known as Shimla. See some video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=game3SFwxUg

Meditating in front of the Bodhi tree at Bodhguya, India. This is the place where Buddha meditated and achieved enlightenment. You can see Terry's videos of Bodh Gaya here:  Part one: http://youtu.be/QWOfFFQqHic Part two: http://youtu.be/A6-k5eO7Tpk

Meditating in front of the Bodhi tree at Bodhguya, India. This is the place where Buddha meditated and achieved enlightenment. You can see Terry's videos of Bodh Gaya here: Part one: http://youtu.be/QWOfFFQqHic Part two: http://youtu.be/A6-k5eO7Tpk

Visiting my friend Sufi Sam Okonski in India. 12 years ago he introduced me to Sufi whirling. You can watch the Wise Talks interview I did with him here:  http://youtu.be/IJqImw8F7BA

Visiting my friend Sufi Sam Okonski in India. 12 years ago he introduced me to Sufi whirling. You can watch the Wise Talks interview I did with him here: http://youtu.be/IJqImw8F7BA

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