Pictures from Czech Republic

Prague and the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center

A Pilgrimage to Eastern Europe

Led by:

Sara Thompson
Unity Church of the Bay Area
Seabrook, Texas

August 4 – 15, 2010

Trip map

DAY 1, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - We will depart from the Houston International Airport on Lufthansa German Airlines for our trans-Atlantic flight to Frankfurt, Germany where we will connect for our flight into Prague Dinner on board. D

DAY 2: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - Upon arrival at the international airport in Prague, Czech Republic, we will meet our guide and driver and transfer to the waiting motor coach.  Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic.  Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1100 years.  For many decades during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.  Today, the city proper is home to about 1.3 million people while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.  Since 1992, the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.  We will check into our centrally located hotel in Prague and have dinner and overnight.  Meals on aircraft and dinner. BSD

DAY 3: Friday, August 6 2010 - After breakfast in our hotel, we will begin a full day guided sightseeing tour of Prague.  We will visit the Old Royal Palace which grew and gradually gained its present appearance from the time of its founding in the late 9th century.  The original wooden building with a stone foundation wall was converted into a stone Romanesque palace by Prince Sobeslav in the early 12th century.  Remainders of it have been preserved below ground level to the present.  The palace was adjoined on its eastern side by All Saint's Chapel, which was consecrated in 1185.  Prague history is full of legends and there is also one about this late-Gothic part of the fortifications of Prague.  We will see Golden Lane, a street lined by 11 historic houses, which exhibit medieval armoury and textiles and also sells tourist souvenirs.  We will see St. George's Basilica, the oldest church building within the Prague Castle complex.  It is also the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague.  We will visit the Church of our Lady of Victory before our dinner and overnight in Prague. BD

DAY 4: Saturday, August 7, 010 - Breakfast in the hotel and then a full day free to explore on your own.  Dinner and overnight Prague. BD

DAY 5: Sunday, August 8 2010 - Breakfast in the hotel and then a full day free to explore on your own.  Dinner and overnight Prague. BD

DAY 6: Monday, August 9 2010 - Breakfast in our Prague Hotel and then transfer to the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic.
(All arrangements for the Meditation Center will be made by the group leader.)
The Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center is located in the village of Tupadly near the town of Melnik.  Away from all the distractions and noise of the big city and noisy highways, the Center sits on a little hill overlooking the village of Tupadly.  The 30 acre site is ideally located in the vast forest reserve called Kocorine.  The atmosphere of the Center is perfect for anyone to relax, rest, meditate and experience peace. BD

DAY 7: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic. BD

DAY 8: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic. BD

DAY 9: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic. BD

DAY 10: Friday, August 13, 010 - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic. BD

Day 11: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center, Tupadly 82, 277 21, Czech Republic. BD

DAY 12: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - A very early departure to the Prague Airport for the return flight to the United States arriving back into Houston this afternoon.  Meals on the Aircraft. BL

Price: $1,999.00.  Price is based on double occupancy with airline taxes and fuel surcharges currently $430.00 per person included and these may change.  Roundtrip air from Houston International Airport.  Air transportation available from other cities.  Price does not include arrangements or payments to the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center

Deposit of $200.00 per person due April 1, 2010

Final Payment due June 1, 2010

Cancellation Penalties
◊ April 1 - May 31, 2010:  $200 penalty per person plus any unrecoverable fees..
◊ After June 1, 2010:  NO REFUND

An application for travel insurance will be included with the receipt for your deposit.  We strongly recommend that you seriously consider this coverage.

Pricing is based on the exchange rate of the Euro to the dollar of 1.34 Euro = $1.00.  If the rate fluctuates your price may change.

Meals: B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, S Snack

The itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions or at the discretion and direction of the leader or guide.