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Footsteps of the Himalayan Yogi Nepal Tour 2023

FOOTSTEPS OF THE HIMALAYAN YOGI NEPAL TOUR
THE SACRED YATRA EXPERIENCE

with Jason Gregory

MAY 2023

The Sacred Yatra Experience is the ultimate pilgrimage of the spiritual traditions of Asia. The Footsteps of the Himalayan Yogi Nepal Tour is one of the most unique travel experiences in the world. You can travel with author, philosopher, and teacher Jason Gregory on a mystical tour of Nepal to explore and trace the footsteps of the Himalayan Yogi. Get unique insights into Jason’s knowledge of the East and the memory of the masters and scared places you will visit. Jason wishes to take people to the most sacred places in the sacred Kathmandu valley to show that the ancient Hindu and Buddhist cultures are thriving. But this can only be experienced by those willing to join him on this pilgrimage of the heart.

 1. About our tour to Nepal:

Our 10-day itinerary includes visits to the most breathtakingly beautiful and mystical places in Nepal. We will travel through Nepal to visit the most important sacred places in Nepalese history. Most people never get the chance to experience face-to-face the archaic origins and sacred sites of Nepal’s spiritual culture. But on this journey, you will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually feel the ancient living spiritual culture that is still thriving in the sacred places you will visit. You will also get the chance to meet real-life mystics and mingle with the beautiful people of Nepal.  

What is more, during the tour you will take part in private discourses given by Jason Gregory. He will show you the significance of how the great Eastern spiritual traditions can help you live more harmoniously in the modern world. You will begin to understand the deep wisdom the mystics of the East expounded for you to find true happiness and fulfilment in this life. And this is the reason for joining Jason Gregory on his tour of Nepal to follow in the Footsteps of the Himalayan Yogi. This is a once-in-a-life-time experience!

2. ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival to Kathmandu (May 1, 2023)

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A representative of the tour team will welcome guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transport them to the hotel. After the check-in process at the hotel, guests will have time to rest and recuperate while all guests arrive at the hotel.

Day 2 – Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple (May 2, 2023)

On day 2, we will explore two of the most sacred sites for Buddhists and Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley. In the morning, we will visit Boudhanath, one of the largest spherical stupas in the world because of its massive mandala. The Boudhanath Stupa is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. We will circumambulate the stupa many times in meditation. Later, we will enjoy all the wonderful shops and culture that are thriving in Boudhanath.

In the late afternoon, we will visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple located along the Bagmati River. This is a very sacred temple for Hindus and is considered the most sacred place in Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Pashupati, who is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva. We will explore the temple complex, visiting the ritual cremation ghats and the many sadhus along the banks of the Bagmati River. In the early evening, we will attend the Pashupatinath Bagmati Aarti, a sacred Hindu ritual performed along the banks of the Bagmati River.

Day 3 – Bhaktapur Durbar Square (May 3, 2023)

On day 3, we will travel to the ancient city of Bhaktapur and visit the famous Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is the largest of the three Newar kingdoms; the other two kingdoms are Kathmandu and Patan. All three are home to a Durbar Square (royal palace), but Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is the most impressive. It actually consists of four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square). It has Hindu and Buddhist iconography scattered all throughout the complex. We will explore this ancient complex all throughout the day.

Day 4 – Kopan Monastery & Pullahari Monastery (May 4, 2023)

In the morning, we will travel to the Kopan Monastery. This monastery is a famous place for retreat for Tibetan Buddhists and is very popular with the locals. We will explore the monastery grounds, meditate, and attend a Dharma talk in the morning.

After lunch at Kopan Monastery, we will walk up to Pullahari Monastery. This monastery is one of the most peaceful places in the Kathmandu Valley. It’s not as well known as Kopan Monastery, which makes it a lot more quiet and conducive for meditation. It is a hidden gem in the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 5 – Swayambunath & Budhanilkantha Temple (May 5, 2023)

On day 5, early in the morning, we will go to the Swayambunath Stupa. This stupa is picturesque as it sits atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. Swayambunath is second only to Boudhanath for Tibetan Buddhists, though it is one of Jason’s favorite stupas in the world. On top of this hill, you get a wonderful view of the Kathmandu Valley. We will also circumambulate the foot of the hill, which is lined with prayer wheels for meditation. Along our circumambulation, we will arrive at the Buddhist trinity statues of Amitabha Buddha, Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), and Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), where we will meditate.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in Budhanilkantha, Budhanilkantha Temple is a Hindu open-air temple dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is also known as Narayanthan Temple and is famous for a large reclining statue of Lord Mahavishnu.

Day 6 – Kailashnath Mahadev and Travel to Dhulikhel (May 6, 2023)

Dhulikhel is one of the most picturesque areas located in the Kathmandu Valley. It is high up on the eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, where for the next two days you will enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Early in the morning on day 6, we will travel to Dhulikhel, where we will stay for two nights. On the way to Dhulikhel, we will stop at the Kailashnath Mahadev, the world’s tallest Shiva statue. After this, we will continue our journey to Dhulikhel and eventually explore this small mountain town in the afternoon.

Day 7 – Dhulikhel trek to Shanti Ban and Kali Temple (May 7, 2023)

On day 7, we will breathe in the Himalayan mountain air. We will go on a small trek through the Peace Forest to visit Shanti Ban, a massive golden statue of the Buddha, and then onto the famous Kali Temple. The rest of the day we will explore the surrounding area and absorb the culture and mountain views.

Day 8 – Dhulikhel trek to Namo Buddha and Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery (May 8, 2023)

On day 8, we will trek to Namo Buddha, a small community home to the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. Namo Buddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. This is one of the most serene places within the Kathmandu Valley for meditation and contemplation. We will spend the morning there in meditation and enjoy the breathtaking views of the area before we trek back to our hotel to relax.

Day 9 – Travel from Dhulikhel back to Kathmandu (May 9, 2023)

In the morning on day 9, we will wake up to the beautiful Himalayas and reflect on our journey. We will enjoy a little peace and quiet before we head back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we will travel to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we will spend a little time exploring Kathmandu while enjoying our last day together.

Day 10 – Depart Kathmandu (May 10, 2023)

After an epic and sacred adventure together, it is time to say goodbye to Nepal. After breakfast, we will be flying back to our homes.

The order of places that we are going to visit might be modified.

3. Terms & Conditions

* Price per person: $3300 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for one room.

* Early bird single ticket: $3100 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for one room. Available until February 28, 2023

* Couple Special: $6000 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for 2 people to share double room.

* Couple Early Bird: $5800 (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for 2 people to share double room.

After March 15, 2023 deposit or full payment are nonrefundable. This refund policy is in place because from March 15, 2023 all accommodation and traveling schedule will be booked. There will be no refund after March 15, 2023 as a result. 

 Price Includes:

* Jason Gregory as your tour host

* 9 nights accommodation at good hotels in Nepal

* Transfers in air-conditioned private transport

* Entrance tickets to all sites

 Not Included:

* International flight to Kathmandu and return flight back to your country

* Visas and insurance. The onus is on the traveler to ensure that passports, visas and other travel documentation are valid and in order.

* Meals during the tour

4. Payment Schedule: 

* Only $1500 USD deposit during booking for a single ticket (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD).

* Only $3000 USD deposit during booking for a couple ticket (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD).

* Full payment must be received by March 15, 2023.

After March 15, 2023 deposit or full payment are nonrefundable. This refund policy is in place because from March 15, 2023 all accommodation and traveling schedule will be booked. There will be no refund after March 15, 2023 as a result. 

During booking you should prepare personal details, date of birth, address, phone number, Email address, passport number, Passport Expiration Date (example mm/dd/yyyy). These details you should send to our Email: jasongregory@hotmail.com.au

To secure your spot, email jasongregory@hotmail.com.au for payment details

5. Covid Travel requirements

Both unvaccinated and vaccinated are allowed to travel to Nepal from most countries.

The requirements for traveling to Nepal for all travelers include:

a. Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online CCMC portal (https://ccmc.gov.np/arms/person_add_en.php) before the scheduled travel, including last 30 days travel details.

b. Submit details of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey) or Submit details of full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.

These travel requirements may change in the future. We will update the information as soon as it happens.

We encourage you to book this tour as soon as possible, because the number of places is limited!

Please contact us for more information and for details – jasongregory@hotmail.com.au

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Footsteps of Shiva South India Tour 2023

FOOTSTEPS OF SHIVA SOUTH INDIA TOUR
THE SACRED YATRA EXPERIENCE

with Jason Gregory

January 2023

The Sacred Yatra Experience is the ultimate pilgrimage of the spiritual traditions of Asia. The Footsteps of Shiva South India Tour is one of the most unique travel experiences in the world. You can travel with author, philosopher, and teacher Jason Gregory on a mystical tour of South India to explore and trace the footsteps of the great spiritual masters. Get unique insights into Jason’s knowledge of the East and the memory of the masters and sacred places you will visit. Jason wishes to take people to the most sacred places of South India to show that the ancient Eastern spiritual cultures are thriving but can only be experienced by those willing to join him on this pilgrimage of the heart.

 1. About our tour to India:

Our 10-day itinerary includes visits to the most breathtakingly beautiful and mystical places in South India. We will travel through South India to visit the most important sacred places in Indian history. Most people never get the chance to experience face-to-face the archaic origins and sacred sites of India’s spiritual culture. But on this journey, you will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually feel the ancient living spiritual culture that is still thriving in the sacred places you will visit. You will also get the chance to meet real-life mystics and mingle with the beautiful people of India.  

What is more, during the tour you will take part in private discourses given by Jason Gregory. He will show you the significance of how the great Eastern spiritual traditions can help you live more harmoniously in the modern world. You will begin to understand the deep wisdom the mystics of the East expounded for you to find true happiness and fulfilment in this life. And this is the reason for joining Jason Gregory on his tour of South India to follow in the Footsteps of Shiva. This is a once-in-a-life-time experience!

2.  ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival to Chennai (January 24, 2023)

Arrival at Chennai International Airport. A representative of the tour team will welcome guests at the Chennai Airport and transport them to the hotel. After the check-in process at the hotel, guests will have time to rest and recuperate before a day of exploring Chennai the following day. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.

Day 2 – Chennai (January 25, 2023)

Exploring Chennai. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is one of the most famous cities in India for the arts and spirituality. Chennai was an essential part of the evolution and revitalization of Vedanta into global consciousness. The great Swami Vivekananda realized this city’s importance within India and, as a consequence, established one of the most famous Ramakrishna Math Temples in the world. Alongside the revitalization of Vedanta in Chennai, in the late 1800’s, Madame Blavatsky and others established the Theosophical Society on the banks of the Adyar River in the south of Chennai. To this day, Adyar is still the headquarters of the Theosophical Society worldwide. Chennai is also famous for some of the most breathtaking temples in India, with unique Dravidian architecture. One such temple is the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a temple dedicated to Shiva.

On Day 2, we will visit the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the Ramakrishna Math Temple, the Theosophical Society headquarters, and also mingle with the locals in the afternoon at the Marina Beach markets so that you can get a taste of the strong community within India.

Day 3 – Tiruvannamalai (January 26, 2023)

Ramana MaharshiTravelling to Tiruvannamalai. Tiruvannmalai is considered one of the most sacred places on Earth. It has the ability to transform one’s life. It is known as the City of Enlightenment for that very reason. It has been the home of sages, sadhus, and yogis for thousands of years. Tiruvannamalai is home to the holy mountain Arunachala, which is thought to be an incarnation of Shiva. Arunachala is what drew the 20th century sage Ramana Maharshi to this little Indian town, where he remained silent for 7 years up on the holy mountain in meditation. During his life on the slopes and at the foot of Arunachala, disciples were attracted to his immense presence, and an ashram was built around him, the famous Sri Ramana Asramam. It was here that Paul Brunton had his famous encounter with the Maharshi and which consequently led to his international bestseller In Search of Secret India. This Hindu culture has never left this place, where you find sadhus descend on Tiruvannamalai every day, renouncing the world to be at the foot of Arunachala and to also spend time in meditation at the Arunachaleswarar Temple (Temple of Shiva).

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On Day 3, we will visit the Sri Ramana Ashram after lunch, and then we will visit the famous Girivalam Path to visit temples and be in the presence of sadhus.

Day 4 – Tiruvannamalai (January 27, 2023)

Sri Ramana Ashram

Early in the morning on day 4, we will go to Sri Ramana Ashram to observe Puja (Hindu ritual worship) and also meditate in the silence of this sacred space. We will then walk up to Skanda Ashram and Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala, where Sri Ramana Maharshi spent many years in silence. We will practice meditation in both places. In the afternoon, we will visit Arunachaleswarar Temple (Temple of Shiva) and explore its magnificent architecture and mythology. We will tour the city of Tiruvannamalai to get acquainted with the City of Enlightenment. Later in the day, we will again visit the famous Girivalam Path to visit temples and be in the presence of sadhus.

Day 5 – Tiruvannamalai (January 28, 2023)

Skanda Ashram

We will rise early again on day 5 to walk up Arunachala and watch the sunrise over the Arunachaleswarar Temple and visit Skanda Ashram one last time to meditate before we embark on our day. On our last day in Tiruvannamalai, we will visit the Sri Ramana Ashram library to explore numerous sacred books before saying goodbye to our sadhu friends at Girivalam Path.

Day 6 – Pondicherry (January 29, 2023)

Sri AurobindoPondicherry is an old French state in India. It is a beautiful contrast where East meets West. This unique mix of French and Indian thought has led to one of the most culturally diverse states in India, which is visible through its architecture and the unification of European ecology with Indian spirituality. This state was home to the 20th century sage Sri Aurobindo. Pondicherry is where he met Mirra Alfassa (also known as the Mother), a French woman who was significant in helping Aurobindo’s vision of the unification of spirituality in harmony with the planet. This vision of the Mother and Aurobindo manifested as the first universal city known as Auroville, just outside Pondicherry. This is where the principles they envisioned for humanity can be recognized. Auroville was founded by the Mother in 1968.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

When we arrive on our first day in Pondicherry, we will visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and share a meditation together beside the tomb of Sri Aurobindo. After that, we will explore the French district of Pondicherry.

Day 7 – Auroville (January 30, 2023)

Auroville

On day 7 in Pondicherry, we will rise early and make our way to the universal city of Auroville. We will visit the farms and taste the local organic food in Auroville. After that, we will visit the Auroville Community Center to learn more about the principles and practices that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother envisioned for humanity. At the end of the day, we will visit the Matrimandir, a golden metallic sphere in the center of Auroville that symbolizes the birth of a new consciousness.

Day 8 – Mahabalipurum (January 31, 2023)

Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport at the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Mahabalipuram is one of the most archaeologically significant places in India. It is the home of ancient Dravidian architecture, where Buddhist elements of design are also prominent. In the ancient architecture and art of these sites, we see depicted the holy trinity of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, along with epic stories that emulate the Bhagavad Gita. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arjuna's Penance

On our first day, we will visit the ancient group of monuments at Mahabalipuram, where we will discuss the significance of this ancient South Indian architecture.

Day 9 – Mahabalipurum (February 1, 2023)

Mahabalipuram

In the morning on our second day in Mahabalipuram, we will watch the sunrise over the famous Shore Temple. We will explore the Shore Temple before visiting the Five Rathas Temple. In the afternoon, we will spend time at the beautiful Mahabalipuram beach and also explore this beautiful seaside town.

Day 10 – Mahabalipuram (February 2, 2023)

On our last day in Mahabalipuram, we will spend the day relaxing together in this small town. This will give you the opportunity to digest all of the experiences you have had and fully absorb the journey you embarked upon. On top of this, we will visit local art dealers, shops, and cafes to just enjoy each other’s company without the constraint of the next task to be completed. Late in the afternoon, we will travel back to Chennai.

Day 11 – Chennai (February 3, 2023)

It is time to say goodbye to India. After breakfast, we will be flying back to our homes.

The order of places that we are going to visit might be modified.

3. Terms & Conditions

* Price per person: $3300 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for one room.

* Early bird single ticket: $3100 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for one room. Available until November 1, 2022

* Couple Special: $6000 USD (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for 2 people to share double room.

* Couple Early Bird: $5800 (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD) for 2 people to share double room.

After November 15, 2022 deposit or full payment are nonrefundable. This refund policy is in place because from November 15, 2022 all accommodation and traveling schedule will be booked. There will be no refund after November 15, 2022 as a result. 

 Price Includes:

* Jason Gregory as your tour host

* 10 nights accommodation at good hotels in India

* Transfers in air-conditioned private transport

* Entrance tickets to all sites

 Not Included:

* International flight to India and return flight back to your country

* Visas and insurance. The onus is on the traveler to ensure that passports, visas and other travel documentation are valid and in order.

* Meals during the tour

4. Payment Schedule: 

* Only $1500 USD deposit during booking for a single ticket (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD).

* Only $3000 USD deposit during booking for a couple ticket (or equivalent in GBP/EUR/AUD).

* Full payment must be received by November 15, 2022.

After November 15, 2022 deposit or full payment are nonrefundable. This refund policy is in place because from November 15, 2022 all accommodation and traveling schedule will be booked. There will be no refund after November 15, 2022 as a result. 

During booking you should prepare personal details, date of birth, address, phone number, Email address, passport number, Passport Expiration Date (example mm/dd/yyyy). These details you should send to our Email: jasongregory@hotmail.com.au

To secure your spot, email jasongregory@hotmail.com.au for payment details

5. Covid Travel requirements

Both unvaccinated and vaccinated are allowed to travel to India from most countries. To check your country hit the following link https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ListofCountriesinrespectofwhichprimaryvaccinationschedulecompletioncertificateisallowedtobeconsideredason11thOctober2022.pdf

The requirements for traveling to India for all travelers include:

a. Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.

b. Submit details of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey) or Submit details of full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.

These travel requirements may change in the future. We will update the information as soon as it happens.

To check Indian Government’s guidelines, hit the following link
https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesforInternationalarrivalsupdatedon02September2022.pdf

We encourage you to book this tour as soon as possible, because the number of places is limited!

Please contact us for more information and for details – jasongregory@hotmail.com.au

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The Science and Practice of Humility Audiobook Out Now!

I’m excited to announce that on September 6, The Science and Practice of Humility audiobook was released. It was published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. You can purchase the The Science and Practice of Humility audiobook for free with an Amazon Audible trial (that’s right, FREE).

Secure your free The Science and Practice of Humility audiobook at this link HERE

Unfortunately, I couldn’t record the audiobook myself this time. I am way too busy with writing and creating a lot of YouTube content. Professional narrator, Michael Ellick is the voice of my book. I think he’s done a great job. I hope you all enjoy.

NOTE: This site directs people to Amazon and is an Amazon Associate member. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. The pages on this website may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of maintaining this site.

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NEW DOCUMENTARY OUT NOW – The Art of Synchronicity (Taoist Documentary)

I’m excited to announce my new documentary, The Art of Synchronicity, is out now and available for all of my wonderful newsletter subscribers.

Watch The Art of Synchronicity HERE

Synopsis
Synchronicity cannot be experienced unless one is faithful to the processes of the unconscious. What we assume to be unconscious contains the greatest potential within its incomprehensibility. The unconscious is never considered to be a reality of our existence, so it is cast off as a useless preoccupation of the spiritually confused. But that “useless” unconscious conspires with fate in bringing to life the miracle of synchronicity and a relationship with Tao. In The Art of Synchronicity, I will dive deep into the heart of this unconscious conspiracy to reveal the origin of synchronicity itself.

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Fasting the Mind Audiobook Out Now!

I’m excited to announce that on July 12, Fasting the Mind audiobook was released. It was published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. You can purchase the Fasting the Mind audiobook for free with an Amazon Audible trial (that’s right, FREE).

Secure your free Fasting the Mind audiobook at this link HERE

Unfortunately, I couldn’t record the audiobook myself this time. I am way too busy with writing and creating a lot of YouTube content. Professional narrator, Ross Douglas is the voice of my book. I think he’s done a great job. I hope you all enjoy.

NOTE: This site directs people to Amazon and is an Amazon Associate member. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. The pages on this website may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of maintaining this site.

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The Sacred Yatra Experience

The Sacred Yatra Experience is an ultimate pilgrimage of the spiritual traditions of Asia. In Sanskrit, Yatra means a journey to sacred places that are especially important for one’s spiritual evolution. My goal is to take as many people to these amazing locations to facilitate a deeper exploration of oneself. The Sacred Yatra Experience traverses some of the most important regions and holy sites of Asia so that one can have an intimate experience with the cultures that gave rise to the evolution of spirituality in Asia. Tracing the footsteps of the ancient sages is important for a spiritual seeker to understand the culture and land such spirituality came from, to ultimately change your own mind on a fundamental level. The Sacred Yatra Experience will initially have 5 tours for each spiritual seeker to complete, with an additional 3 in the future. The initial 5 Yatras are to be completed at one’s own speed over several years. Each tour will depend on the time of year for the best weather in each location. There might be several tours a year to one location or a few, depending on demand. Each tour would likely be capped at 10 people, possibly more. The 5 initial tours are:

South India – Footsteps of Shiva Tour
North India – Footsteps of the Buddha Tour
Sri Lanka – Footsteps of Arhat Tour
Northern Thailand – Footsteps of the Hermit Sage Tour
Kathmandu, Nepal – Footsteps of the Himalayan Yogi Tour

There is no order in which these tours will happen or are to be completed. As I said, they will happen depending on the best weather in each location. Tour one will hopefully begin at the end of 2022 or at the latest early 2023. Completing each tour is one step closer to completing The Sacred Yatra of Asia. With every step on a pilgrimage, we go deeper within on the spiritual path. This is the science behind the purpose of Yatra.

Please contact me personally via the contact page to express your interest and the tour you would like to attend first. Whichever tour gains the most interest will be the first tour. The people who contact me privately will be put on a priority list and you will be contacted about the first tour before it becomes advertised publicly.

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NEW BOOK OUT NOW – Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age

I’m excited to announce my new book Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age is out now! At the moment, both the paperback and Kindle are super cheap for all of my loyal newsletter subscribers. I want to send my heartfelt gratitude to my publisher O Books for all of their hard work on this book. The first week of sales is extremely important for any author, so I hope you all get a copy today, tomorrow or sometime in the future and please leave a review. Early reviews and endorsements from media outlets and peers believe this is one of the most important books of our time and is an opportunity to pivot from the insanity of our current world onto a path of peace and sanity for all. Hit the following links to get your copy today:

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Praise for Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age

“Jason Gregory’s latest book Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age is a vibrant call to return to the essentials of life and to bring the value back into the art of being. Gregory, a lover of the human organism, tells us it is time to invest in ourselves. We are being desensitized by our addictions to an encroaching digital culture that can create anxiety and disconnection to the precious moments in life. This book reminds us to concentrate on cultivating focus and attention and to be truly present in our human relations. We must thank Gregory for this timely reminder to reevaluate our relationship to technology, and to understand the true value of human technology—the human being.”
Kingsley L. Dennis, author of The Sacred Revival: Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age

“Those interested in self-development and spiritual growth have a new set of hurdles to overcome. Hurdles previously unknown to the past masters; these are the hurdles of digital technology and the mind-numbingly addictive levels of distraction that they bring. I hope that people reading this book will actually take on board just how important the warnings and solutions given by Jason Gregory are if you really want the most out of life. What Jason has expertly written here is a book which echoes my own grave fears about the direction modern life is taking us.”
Damo Mitchell, author of A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong

“In Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age, a writer who understands the true nature of the human mind and the way it manifests consciousness tell us how modern cyber-technology is rapidly degrading the quality of human consciousness and driving a huge wedge between human nature and Mother Nature. Jason Gregory, the author of several excellent books on spiritual awareness and the key role it plays in understanding reality and realising our full potential in life, also has a working knowledge of the human brain and the way it assembles its view of the world on the inner screen of consciousness.  In this book he explains how digital screens are replacing our inner screens as the primary source of consciousness in daily life, filling the mind with useless trivia scripted by media and distracting time and attention away from the important things in life, such as health and human relations. Many “tech-addicts” spend so much time plugged into the internet that they now treat their own bodies like a piece of furniture or hardware—a chair to sit on, a garbage disposal for junk food, and a receptacle for vicarious pleasure on demand. So-called “social media” has become a hideaway for millions of asocial, and some very antisocial, people who have no social skills at all in real life, and yet this has become the norm today.

Gregory’s book is a timely wake-up call for a world that is dosing off in The Big Sleep of cyber-space, a sleep so deep and far removed from human nature that it’s turning much of the world into a beehive of automatons devoid of basic human values. But this is not a doomsday diatribe, like so many other books on the subject. It’s a cogent appeal for caution and a “user’s manual” with concrete suggestions for how people can use this technology in a way that does not disconnect their links with nature.”
Daniel Reid, author of author of The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity and The Tao of Detox

“This book addresses a critically important issue: how to transform into the “new human” in what lies beyond the Information Age, using more than just our tech-addicted brain. To access our full potential, we must include heart, feelings, and body as equally enlightened parts of our total makeup. We are human for a reason! We don’t transform by avoiding the physical world but by merging with it all the way. Pay attention to what Jason is saying here—it will wake you up!”
Penney Peirce, author of Transparency, Leap of Perception, and Frequency

“While commenting on the possible dangers of Artificial Intelligence, few pandits today are considering how our addiction to social media is transmuting our own intelligence into what is also literally artificial, that is “made by the human hand” rather than by nature.  Jason Gregory shines a bright and thoughtful light on this blind spot in the present discourse, giving wise advice on how we might avoid becoming little more than windup toys made of meat.”
Dana Sawyer, professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and the author of Aldous Huxley: Biography

“In the genuinely thought-provoking Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age: How to Remain Healthy and Sane in a World Gone Mad, author Jason Gregory (a man who has lived in Asia studying the spiritual traditional and meditative practices of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism; so he must know a thing or two about calming the mind, body and soul), offers up the viewpoint that, albeit one I think we of a certain age are almost certainly starkly aware of, that electronics are the foremost contribution to our diminishing mental and physical health.

But, and as is pondered here by Gregory, if you ask a global demographic about whether or not digital technology is good or bad (overall) for the psychological and spiritual growth within us, it is most likely you would receive a substantial agreement that the positives of digital life will continue to outweigh the negatives.

However, as in all great technological revolutions, digital life has and will continue to have a dark side, as is also very much subscribed to here, of course.

But, and in what is a veritable page turner, Gregory also purports that roughly a third of those who use digital media in any small to large way on a daily basis, predicts that harms to well-being will most definitely outweigh the positives in the next decade.

In addition, even among those who say they are hopeful that digital life will be more helpful than harmful and among those who say there will not be much change, there are also those who also express deep concerns about people’s well-being in the future.

And therein lies the rub, my friends, for as Gregory admirably, diligently plays Devil’s Advocate for both sides of the argument, the massive and undeniable benefits of digital life – access to knowledge and culture – have already been mostly realized.

The side effect to that, however, is the harms have begun to come into view also, and perhaps more so in just over the past few years, and the trend line is moving consistently in a negative direction.”
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Over the years I’ve had numerous requests for personally signed copies of my books, especially as gifts for the upcoming holiday season. I have ran personally signed book promotions in the past, but the the problem has always been the expenses considering people live all over the world, which means postage can be expensive. That past promotion I charged $50 US which I made a lose. Many costs go into sending signed copies of my books, first I need to order the books from my publishers in the US and UK if I personally don’t have any on me, which costs a lot. Then there is the postage attached to sending to my audience. So for this reason, personally signed copies of my books will be $60 US. I know that is expensive, but that is the only way it is possible. This promotion will be ongoing for all those interested. Contact me HERE and tell me the book you want signed and to whom, plus your address. Below are the options. Hope you all enjoy.

 

The Science and Practice of Humility $60US BUY NOW

Enlightenment Now $60US BUY NOW

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NEW BOOK 2022 | Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age

I’m excited to announce that my new book Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age: How to Remain Healthy and Sane in a World Gone Mad will be published on March 25, 2022. It will be published by O Books in the UK, who are one of the leadings publishers in spirituality and personal development. This book has been a long-time coming, stemming from articles and a general outline for a book back in 2013. But, due to all of the work on my other books, this one was put on the backburner. Nevertheless, the timing has worked out perfectly considering the current digital climate of the world and its destructive influence on the mind (I thought it couldn’t get worse back in 2013). As with any book, pre-orders are extremely important for an author and publisher. So please don’t hesitate to take advantage of all the great deals on Amazon, where you won’t pay a cent until it is published. Also, below there are other book shops where you can pre-order my book at a great price. Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age is upon us.

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Synopsis

Jason Gregory reveals the psychological and spiritual damage digital technology and social media are having on the human mind, and gifts you a digital free lifestyle to reclaim your health and sanity for a better world. Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age demonstrates that even though we are more connected than ever before, we are subtly going insane and also diminishing our health. Even though we are more connected; the constant conflict in the digital world proves that we are more divided than ever. Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age is an antidote to the digital problem.

Endorsements

In Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age, a writer who understands the true nature of the human mind and the way it manifests consciousness tell us how modern cyber-technology is rapidly degrading the quality of human consciousness and driving a huge wedge between human nature and Mother Nature. Jason Gregory, the author of several excellent books on spiritual awareness and the key role it plays in understanding reality and realising our full potential in life, also has a working knowledge of the human brain and the way it assembles its view of the world on the inner screen of consciousness. In this book he explains how digital screens are replacing our inner screens as the primary source of consciousness in daily life, filling the mind with useless trivia scripted by media and distracting time and attention away from the important things in life, such as health and human relations. Many “tech-addicts” spend so much time plugged into the internet that they now treat their own bodies like a piece of furniture or hardware–a chair to sit on, a garbage disposal for junk food, and a receptacle for vicarious pleasure on demand. So-called “social media” has become a hideaway for millions of asocial, and some very antisocial, people who have no social skills at all in real life, and yet this has become the norm today. Gregory’s book is a timely wake-up call for a world that is dosing off in The Big Sleep of cyber-space, a sleep so deep and far removed from human nature that it’s turning much of the world into a beehive of automatons devoid of basic human values. But this is not a doomsday diatribe, like so many other books on the subject. It’s a cogent appeal for caution and a “user’s manual” with concrete suggestions for how people can use this technology in a way that does not disconnect their links with nature.
Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity

Those interested in self-development and spiritual growth have a new set of hurdles to overcome. Hurdles previously unknown to the past masters; these are the hurdles of digital technology and the mind-numbingly addictive levels of distraction that they bring. I hope that people reading this book will actually take on board just how important the warnings and solutions given by Jason Gregory are if you really want the most out of life. What Jason has expertly written here is a book which echoes my own grave fears about the direction modern life is taking us.
Damo Mitchell, author of A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong

Jason Gregory’s latest book Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age is a vibrant call to return to the essentials of life and to bring the value back into the art of being. Gregory, a lover of the human organism, tells us it is time to invest in ourselves. We are being desensitized by our addictions to an encroaching digital culture that can create anxiety and disconnection to the precious moments in life. This book reminds us to concentrate on cultivating focus and attention and to be truly present in our human relations. We must thank Gregory for this timely reminder to reevaluate our relationship to technology, and to understand the true value of human technology – the human being.
Kingsley L. Dennis, author of The Sacred Revival: Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age

This book addresses a critically important issue: how to transform into the “new human” in what lies beyond the Information Age, using more than just our tech-addicted brain. To access our full potential, we must include heart, feelings, and body as equally enlightened parts of our total makeup. We are human for a reason! We don’t transform by avoiding the physical world but by merging with it all the way. Pay attention to what Jason is saying here—it will wake you up!
Penney Peirce, author of Transparency, Leap of Perception, and Frequency

While commenting on the possible dangers of Artificial Intelligence, few pandits today are considering how our addiction to social media is transmuting our own intelligence into what is also literally artificial, that is “made by the human hand” rather than by nature. Jason Gregory shines a bright and thoughtful light on this blind spot in the present discourse, giving wise advice on how we might avoid becoming little more than windup toys made of meat.
Dana Sawyer, professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and the author of Aldous Huxley: A Biography

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New Merchandise at 10% off for You

I’ve been asked by many of you about merchandise. Many have expressed that there are no quality spiritual designs about the great traditions. Well, I agree and thought I’d try my hand at designing some merchandise for all of the community. This first design I created is dedicated to the great Taoist sage Zhuangzi and it highlights his deepest wisdom. The Zhuangzi design is available in a few styles and several colors for both men and women and there are two styles of hoodies available as well. This is only the first design and I will work on some more in the future when I have time between creating YouTube content and writing. To celebrate this first design, I have a special discount of 10% off for all of the community and I will run this from now up until Christmas.

Hit the following link and add the promo code TAO33 to get 10% discount on any item https://teespring.com/stores/jason-gregory

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NOTE: This site directs people to Amazon and is an Amazon Associate member. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. The pages on this website may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of maintaining this site.