UPDATED: Two-week Mongolian monastery retreat program offered to foreigners

Pethub Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Pethub Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

A dharma adventure for foreigners is on offer in Mongolian monasteries just prior to the Dalai Lama’s conferral of the Kalachakra initiation in the capital Ulaanbaatar, beginning August 1 [UPDATE: the Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia has been postponed until 2015]. From July 14-30, retreat participants will stay in Mongolian Buddhist monasteries in both Ulaanbaatar and the ancient capital of Genghis Khan, Kharkhorin. They will meditate and take meals with the resident monks, and receive teachings from some of the most learned of the elder Mongolian lamas, focused on Mongolian commentaries to Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva. There will also be plenty of free time for guided exploration of traditional Mongolian culture. For further information, visit here and click on the PDF link at the bottom.