Friday, November 29, 2013

Four Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage

Do you know the four most important  Buddhist pilgrimage sites? Here's s a great slideshare about each of the sites.  And here's a summary from the Victoria  and Albert Museum.
  • Lumbini - the Buddha's birthplace 
  • Bodhgaya - where the Buddha sat in deep meditation beneath a pipal (bodhi) tree until he achieved enlightenment 
  • Sarnath - a deer park where the Buddha gave his first sermon and set the wheel of law into motion
  • Kusinagara - where the Buddha passed away (parinirvana)  

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