C.G. Jung in South India

January 5 – 19, 2007

Co-sponsored by
The National Association for the
Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)
The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York

Guest Lecturer: Ashok Bedi, M.D.,
Jungian Psychoanalyst

The C.G. Jung Foundation of New York is proud to co-sponsor, with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), a second educational tour of India in January 2007. This educational program is intended both for the general public and for professionals. This trip is an opportunity to see the South of India through the lens of analytical psychology, tracing the steps of C.G. Jung on his journey in the 1930’s. It will allow tour members to perceive the archetypal depths of life and psyche that Indians knew and expressed in their myth and art, and to understand how the experience and expression of these archetypal dimensions greatly influenced culture and civilization. We are honored to have once again as our guest lecturer Dr. Ashok Bedi.

Ashok Bedi, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Educated and trained in India, Great Britain, and the United States, he is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin; a senior member of the Milwaukee Psychiatric Physicians and a faculty member at the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is presently helping several psychiatric groups in India establish the "India Jung Center" in affiliation with the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Trained in Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in India, Great Britain and the United States, he is interested in the emerging frontiers of Spirituality and Healing and the synapes of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. He is author of the book, Path to the Soul, (Weiser Books, 2000), and the coauthor of Retire Your Family Karma, (Nicholas-Hays, Inc. 2003). These and his other upcoming publications can be previewed at his website: www.pathtothesoul.com

The focus of this educational tour will be a further exploration of the role of myth in psychology as a living experience, and the mythology, psychology, art and architecture of India. Throughout the trip there will be group meetings with Dr. Bedi and scheduled times to discuss and assimilate these experiences. The itinerary is rich and varied, including, among the many sites, the city of Chennai (formerly Madras), the home of the ancient Dravidian civilization, the city of Madurai, the cultural “Athens of the East,” and the town of Thekkady, where magnificent wildlife bring to life its archetypal roots. The itinerary has been planned to close your journey either in the historic city of Cochin or to extend your journey to Bangalore, where you can explore at your leisure one of Asia’s fastest growing cities.

This program is being co-sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

20 continuing education credits are offered for the 12 days of instruction.
The program is subject to change without notice.

For further credit information and related administrative processing fee, please call
the C.G. Jung Foundation offices at 212-697-6430.

This trip is being coordinated through Mindful Journeys, Inc. Contact information for Mindful Journeys is listed following the itinerary. If you wish to visit the Mindful Journeys website, it is: www.mindfuljourneys.com. Please note that the size of the group will be limited, so please register early in order to secure space for yourself and your friends.

To download a .pdf version of the Itinerary, Click Here.

January 5-6, 2007
U.S. – Chennai

Depart USA.
Arrive Chennai (Madras) around midnight on the second day. You will be met by our representative at the Chennai International Airport and transferred to your hotel, located on the Bay of Bengal in Covelong Beach, 37 km south of the city.

Tal Fisherman's Cove Hotel: www.tajhotels.com

January 7, 2007
Covelong – Mahabalipuram – Covelong

A leisurely, late breakfast, followed by an initial meeting with Dr. Bedi who will provide an introduction to our Jungian Journey. Afternoon excursion to Mahabalipuram, located 20 km from the hotel. Return early evening to your hotel for dinner.

Famous for its 7th century Shore Temple that is a World Heritage Site, the city was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram, located 58 km from Madras on the Bay of Bengal. Tourists are drawn to this place by its miles of unspoiled beach and rock-cut art. The sculpture of this place is particularly interesting, because it shows scenes of day-to-day life, in contrast to the rest of the state of Tamil Nadu, where carvings generally depict gods and goddesses.

January 8, 2007

After breakfast and meeting with Dr. Bedi, visit the newly excavated Buddhist site, 20 km from the city. Continue your visit of the sights of Chennai: St. Thome Cathedral, originally built in 1504 and rebuilt in 1893 is said to house the remainder of St. Thomas the Apostle, Fort St. George and the Government Museum, with its fine collection of Chola bronzes. Return to the Taj Fisherman’s Cove hotel for dinner.

Chennai Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu is also its principal harbor and has one of the finest beaches in Asia. It was founded at Fort St. George in 1640 AD by Francis Day of the East India Company. It is the centre of the Hindu tradition of Bharata Natyam (classical dancing), the art of temple sculpture also comes from this part of the country, and gives expression to both the devoutness and the artistic skills of the Tamil people. Madras is the home of the ancient Dravidian civilization, one of the oldest articulate cultures in the world.

January 9, 2007
Covelong – Chennai – Madurai

After breakfast and morning meeting drive to Chennai Airport to fly to Madurai where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Taj Garden Retreat. Afternoon visit of the Meenakshi Temple. Dinner at Taj Garden Retreat.

Madurai lies on the banks of the river Vaigai. This 2600 year old city is often referred to as the Athens of the East, and is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu, both historically and mythologically. The most famous of the temple towns of the south is known for the Meenakshi Temple. Famed for the many carved and painted halls, this magnificent temple of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundaram (Shiva) has the tallest Gopuram (temple gateway) in the world. It also houses a Temple Art Museum and a 1000 Pillared Hall.

January 10, 2007
Madurai – Thekkady

After breakfast meeting with Dr. Bedi, followed by city visit of Madurai A four hour afternoon drive through the southern countryside of Tamil Nadu takes you to Thekkady. Dinner at your hotel Shalimar Spice Resort.

The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the Park. This is the only sanctuary in India, where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.

January 11, 2007

After morning lecture, time at leisure to enjoy an ayurvedic massage and a swim in the lovely pool. Late afternoon private boat ride on Lake Periyar. Return for dinner to Shalimar Spice Garden.

January 12, 2007

Morning lecture with Dr. Bedi. Late afternoon visit to a spice and tea plantation. Dinner at Shalimar Spice Garden.

January 13, 2007
Thekkady – Kumarakom

After breakfast and meeting, drive to Kumarakom. On the way lunch at a Plantation Bungalow where you enjoy a delicious Kerala home cooked feast and meet the owners of the plantation. After lunch view a rubber plant extraction demonstration, then continue the drive to Kumarakom. Check-in at your hotel, the Coconut Lagoon for a three night stay. (www.cghearth.com).

An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you’ll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes that will take you into the heart of the scenic lake.

January 14, 2007

Morning lecture. Rest of the morning at leisure to enjoy a yoga class, an ayurvedic massage and a swim in the beautiful pool overlooking lake Vembanad. Late afternoon visit to the Old Mosque and Church outside Kottayam by auto-rickshaws. Evening boat cruise to watch a glorious sunset over Lake Vembanad with a sitar and tabla player.

January 15, 2007

After breakfast and morning meeting, drive to Philipkutty’s Farm, a traditional Syrian Christian home located in the backwaters for an exquisite home cooked lunch. After lunch enjoy a backwater cruise on a traditional rice barge that takes you through the colorful canals and across Lake Vembanad. Return to your hotel early evening.

January 16, 2007
Kumarakom – Cochin

After breakfast and the morning meeting, leave to drive to Cochin and check into your hotel, Taj Malabar Hotel. (www.tajhotels.com) In the evening witness the make-up session that is demonstrated before a Kathakali dance performance, the popular art form of Kerala, referred to as the first theatre imagination of the world, owing to its elaborate costumes, ornaments and facial make-up.

A leisurely walk through the city is the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village that became the first European township in India, Kochi or Cochin has an eventful and colorful history. The city epitomizes the diversity of Southern India, with Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, Middle Eastern, Jewish and British influences, contributing to the town’s vibrant culture. The result of these cultural influences is seen in the many examples of Indo European architecture that still exists here.

January 17, 2007

After breakfast and the morning meeting, visit the Dutch Palace Museum, St. Francis Church and walk through the Jewish Town visiting the Synagogue. Bargain in the lovely antique shops in the old part of the town. At sunset, enjoy a cruise on Cochin Harbor, passing through Wellington Island, Bolgatty Islands, and fishing boats and ending up at the Chinese Fishing Nets. These huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast. Erected here between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles.

Farewell Dinner.

January 18, 2007
Cochin – Bangalore

(Meals: Breakfast)

Breakfast and concluding morning meeting. Afternoon transfer to Cochin Airport for your flight to Bangalore where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the International Terminal for your flight home.

January 19, 2007
Bangalore – U.S.

Depart shortly after midnight for your flight home. Arrive in the U.S. the same day in the afternoon.

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Tour Costs

Charitable Donation to the Jung Foundation New York $200
Land Cost per person double occupancy: $4,495

Single Room Supplement: $1,300
International Airfare New York/Chennai – Bangalore/New York with
British Airways or Lufthansa $1,600 (approximate cost)


  • Double occupancy accommodations in hotels mentioned in itinerary or similar inclusive of taxes
  • Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner each day as listed i nthe itinerary (2 mieals per day)
  • All air and ground transportation within India
  • All sightseeing, entertainment and cultural activities listed
  • All group transfers within India and airport taxes on domestic flights
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Gratuities

Not Included:

  • International airfare from the U.s. to India roundtrip
  • Visa processing and travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages and meals not listed in the itinerary

Air Information

For those interested in special international airfares, please call
Pisa Brothers Travel, Inc. Travel Services in New York
At 1-800-729-7472 extension 205 for specific details
Airfare is subject to the cancellation policies of the airline in effect at time of booking.

For more information, or to reserve your space, please e-mail: contact@mindfuljourneys.com or call: 212-203-1239

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Travel Scope (India) Private LTD, The Jung Foundation of New York and Mindful Journeys are responsible only for assisting in making arrangements with respect to all transportation, hotels and other matters of reservations and tour operations and they do not represent or act as agents for transportation carriers, hotels or other suppliers of services connected with this tour. The tour sponsor assumes no responsibility for loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or other irregularity, expenses or liability caused by the defect of any vehicle or negligence or default or any independent contractors, their employees, agents, or representatives engaged in providing services in connection with the tour or for losses, expenses or delays arising from sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, war, acts of terrorism, weather conditions or such other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the tour participant. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. It is understood that air tickets when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the carrier concerned. All services are subject to the laws of the country in which they are rendered.

As a condition to acceptance of each participant, each participant represents that he/she has read the schedule of activities for this tour and recognizes and accepts any risks thereof and thereby agrees for and on behalf of himself or herself and his or her heirs, executors and administrators to abide be the conditions set forth above, and to release or hold harmless the tour sponsor from any liability, claims and demands, however caused, for delays, damage, loss, injury or death, occurring in relation to the tour, and for loss of or damage to his or her property, however occurring, during any portion of, or in relation to the tour.

Prices and Dr. Ashok Bedi's participation are based on a minimum of 15 participants.

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