Sadhguru and 158 meditators from around the world successfully complete a trek to Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in the Himalayan Ranges
29 June, 2006
To see the grandeur of a mountain one must keep one's distance; to understand its form one must move around it; to experience its mood one must see it at sunrise and at sunset. But to truly know it one must journey the mountain with a master, an Enlightened being.
158 Isha meditators from across India and around the world have joined Sadhguru over the last 20 days on a trek to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
Regarded as the spiritual centre of the universe, Mt Kailash is revered by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos alike. For Hindus it is on top of this wondrous peak that Lord Shiva resides, in an eternal state of meditation, creating the sustaining force that holds the universe together. Tibetans have aptly named this mighty rock as "The Precious Jewel of The Snow". It is here that the great Tibetan mystic, saint and poet Milerapa wrote a hundred thousand poems on Buddhism. For Jains, Mt Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment and for the ancient religion of Bon, it is where their founder descended from the heavens.
Legend according to Tibetan tradition has it, that whenever a certain number of realized beings gather in this location Gauthama Buddha physically manifests himself.
Trekking with Sadhguru as pilgrims, the group had the rare privilege to discover with him the beauty and sacredness of Mt Kailash. Guided and enveloped by intense meditation processes and satsangs, the seekers experienced the explosive power of these sacred mountains and the countless beings who graced them.
Twenty kilometers away from Mt Kailash lies Manasarovar, one of the most beautiful and sacred lakes in the world. It is named by Tibetans as 'The Unconquerable Lake' and sits at a height of 15,015 ft, with a circumference of 90km (56 miles). Being the highest source of fresh water in the world, this blue and emerald green lake is attributed with many miraculous and healing qualities.
The path to Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar took the group through Kathmandu and Tibet's holy capital, Lhasa, where they have explored and enjoyed an array of temples and stupas, ancient architecture and colorful bazaars.
On the last leg of their journey, the tired but elated group is expected to complete the trek by July 26th 2006.
After a series of engagements in Katmandu and Delhi Sadhguru will return to Isha Yoga Center on August 1st 2006.