Day 01 - A Path to Purification
A Virtual Spiritual Journey is a path that goes deeper than a wellness journey, it’s a spiritual pilgrimage towards yourself with a conscious mind and a mindful step. By embarking on a spiritual journey you will walk towards a path of purification with a conscious understanding of yourself, life, and nature. . Day 01 of your journey begins at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, a holy ground steeped in history where pilgrims believe the temple to have been hallowed during the third and final visit to the land by Lord Buddha. After partaking in Sacred Buddhist Rituals and receiving blessings from the Monk, a moment to sit on the temple grounds to meditate under the Bodhi Tree where you will feel a deep spiritual connection to yourself and the energies around you.
Day 02 - A Visit to the tallest stupa in Sri Lanka
Day 02 of the Purification Journey begins with a visit to the tallest stupa in Sri Lanka. According to historians, Jetavanaramaya was built by King Mahasena, the ruler of the island similar to the structure of the pyramids in Ancient Egypt to make it a stupa protecting sacred relics of Lord Buddha & retain the focal energy. Experience Buddhist Rituals & Offerings and during this path to purification, allow yourself to reflect deeper with a guided meditation where you can pause and focus solely on listening and breathing.
Day 03 - Guided Meditation next to the Sri Maha Bodhi
Day 03 of your path to purification begins with guided meditation next to the Sacred Sri Maha bodhi which is said to be the southern branch from the Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddhagaya under which it is believed that Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. Take this moment to reflect deep within yourself and allow the path of purification to flow through you. Heal, Purify your mind & heart & Discover.
Day 04 - A Close Encounter with Nature
On Day 04 your Virtual Spiritual Journey, we will be taking a hike to Sela Cetiya, one of the oldest stupas on the island and one of the 16 places of worship in the sacred city of Anuradhapura. You will comb through a dense and untamed forest by taking an untouched footpath with a Naturalist. The close encounter with nature is a beautiful serenade that is overpowering with peacefulness and restfulness.
Day 05 - The caves where the monks used to meditate
The story goes on that these are the caves where the Monks used to meditate for years and years. Thus making this hallowed ground a sacred place of worship. On Day 05 of your journey, allow your mind, body, and heart to be purified and be closely connected with higher universal energy. The monastery visit will deepen your connection to the vast universe with you, and meditating on these hallowed grounds will take you a step closer to an elevated lifestyle.
Day 06 - To the Sacred City of Kandy
A visit to the Sacred City of Kandy is in itself holds a peaceful contemplation within oneself. On Day 06 of your purification journey, you will visit a local meditation monastery where you will be guided through the path of meditation by the Buddhist Monks who move in the stillness and peacefulness. The guided meditaiton will allow you to notice the stillness that is within you, and the energy around you.
Day 07 - Deep into the history
Legend has it that the war of Rama and Rawana took place in Badulla and it was the capital when Emperor Rawana was ruling the island. Muthiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the center of this town surrounded by the extremity of the hills. It is believed that Lord Buddha visited the grounds of Badulla on the invitation of King Indaka and he then built this stupa to enshrine the sacred moment.
Day 08 - An Elevating Moment of Stillness & Peace
On Day 08 of your journey, you will visit an ancient Buddhist temple complex in Sri Lanka which consists of seven statues that insist on a sense of stillness in you and the atmosphere. To explore this beautiful temple complex and explore the connections within you is one elevating journey.
Day 09 - A Connection with Katharagama
The brightest colors, sense of peace & stillness, and acts of piety are what make Kataragama the most important pilgrimage site on the island. On Day 09 of your virtual spiritual journey, you encounter the deepened connection between many individuals of different beliefs who seek spirituality within themselves. It is believed that King Dutugemunu built a shrine to Kataragama Deviyo and many from around South Asia visit the temple complex.
Day 10 - A Visit to the Kiri Vehara
During Day 10 of your Path to Purification, Spiritual cleansing begins at one of the most sacred stupas on the island. Kiri Vehera is believed to built by King Mahasena and legend has it that Lord Buddha visited this hallowed ground during his third visit to the island. Take a moment in these hallowed grounds to center your thoughts and to meditate in stillness. #virtualpilgrimage #spiritualjourney
Day 11 - A Ritual of Cleansing
Before you enter the holy grounds of Kataragama, there is a practice by the locals to cleanse themselves from Manik Gaga (The River of Gems) which is said to have medicinal properties of the roots of many trees. It is believed by many that it does not only cleanse your body but it cleanses you spiritually as well.
Day 12 - A shrine dedicated to Hindu War Murugan
A journey of purification and spiritual cleansing is a journey that brings about spiritual growth to oneself. A shrine dedicated to Hindu War Murugan is visited by pilgrims from all around the world dressed in the brightest colors fluttering like the flags caught to the wind, worship their Gods, and partake in rituals that have withstood the test of time.
Day 13 - Peace Pagoda in Sri Lanka
On Day 13 of your Spiritual Journey, visit a sacred ground that is said to have the lowest gravitational pull in the world. The Peace Pagoda built in the middle of the jungle, closer to the vast ocean acts as a beacon of peace. Built with the help of a Japanese Monk, Peace Pagoda on the Rumasalla Hill will ground you and you can sit in complete stillness and meditate and go deeper in your prayers
Day 14 - Path to Purification is just beginning
The journey concludes with a visit to the Kelaniya Temple where you can meditate and reflect back on your journey with deep gratitude as your path to purification and discovery is just beginning. A journey where you discovered the sacred practices that stood the test of time will allow you to go deeper into your practice. Ayurva Traveller is dedicated to bringing you the spiritual encounters that go beyond a wellness journey.
A journey where you can climb the most sacred and blessed peaks, where you will be guided to explore the ceremonial rituals and where you can encounter the elevated grounds of Sri Lanka.