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Alexandra David Neel

ALEXANDRA DAVID NEAL & HER ENLIGHTENMENT IN SIKKIM

Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights
Season: Mid March to May - October to December
 

 

Alexandra David Neal was a French Lady who visited Sikkim in the year 1912. During the next 2 years she met with the Gomchen of Lachen ( Rimpoche) and learnt the art of telepathy from him. She also attempted “tumo” breathing, the Tibetan art of generating body heat to keep warm in freezing conditions.

We have prepared an itinerary in which we take you to the very Cave where Alexandra David Neal went in Meditation for months. We can even have an audience with the present Gomchen of Lachen ( Rimpoche)

 

ABOUT ALEXANDRA DAVID NEAL
Alexandra David Neel was born in Paris on 24th  October 1868. In the year 1891 she traveled for more than a year in Ceylon and India. In 1911 she undertook her second voyage to India and arrived in Pondicherry. By 1912 she was living in Calcutta.

When she arrived in the small Himalayan state of
Sikkim in 1912, she immediately felt at home, and increased her knowledge of Buddhism by visiting all important monasteries there and she also met thePrince Sidkeong of Sikkim. She made great progress inTibetan language and met the Gomchen (great hermit) of Lachen monastery in North Sikkim. He was an impressive figure wearing the five sided crown, rosary necklace of 108 pieces of human skull, an apron carved of human bone, and a magic dagger. During the next 2 years she met with the Gomchen of Lachen and learnt the art of telepathy from him. She also attempted “tumo” breathing, the Tibetan art of generating body heat to keep warm in freezing conditions.
 

 
 
             
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I T I N E R A R I E S


 ITINERARY

 

 
Day 01 : Bagdogra-Gangtok
Day 02 : Gangtok- Lachen ( N.Sikkim)
Day 03 : Lachen-Diuthang. Overnight at hut /Tent
Day 04 : Diuthang-Cave- Overnight Meditation Programme in the Cave

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Day 05 : Cave to Phalung. Night halt at Phalung
Day 06 : Phalung-Thangu-Lachen
Day 07 : Lachen – Gangtok
 

Two years later she met a young man called Aphur Yongden, and a friendship which was to last a life time, he eventually became her adopted son. They both moved to cave hermitage in Northern Sikkim, close to the border with Tibet, which it was forbidden to cross into. Tibet was rarely visited by Europeans at that time, let alone European woman. Nevertheless Alexandra and Yongden did so twice, the result being expulsion from Sikkim in 1916.

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