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Posts for Pilgrimage

"Sarnath" by Shantum Seth

2010 April 08

Shantum Seth, an experienced guide to Buddhist holy sites, describes a visit to the place where the Buddha first spoke about his enlightenment experience.

"Lumbini" by Shantum Seth

2010 April 01

Shantum Seth, who leads many pilgrimages in South Asia, offers a description of Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace.

"Bodh Gaya" by Shantum Seth

2010 March 18

A visit to Bodh Gaya, the holiest of all Buddhist pilgrimage sites, where the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree until he attained enlightenment, affords time for peaceful contemplation.

"The Buddha's Coming: A Trip to Lumbini" by Joseph Bengivenni

2010 March 10

A visit to the Nepali village of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

"Kushinagar" by Shantum Seth

2010 March 10

A visit to Kushinagar, where the Buddha is said to have died at the age of 80.

"Journey to Mt. Kailash" by Maia Duerr

2010 March 01

Twenty people, five weeks, dozens of yaks, and a sacred Tibetan mountain make for one unforgettable pilgrimage.

 

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