We are going to walk the same path that Siddharta walked to become Buddha.
What he left as experience will support our journey and our personal transformation.
In this historic moment, everything is faster, everything is amplified, it does not need years of practice and devotion but requires Presence, Will, Discipline and everything can happen in a very short time.
Leaving from Bihar (northeast India) and getting to Nepal, we will visit age-old places rich in history, culture and nature.
“Varanasi -Sarnath - Sasaram - Bodhgaya - Nalanda- Vaishali - Kushinagar Shravasti -Kapilvastu - Lumbini - Chitwan - Kathmandu - Patan - Bhaktapur”
From 27th October to 10th November 2017
Delhi (the threshold): Chandni Chowk’s market, Ashoka Columm, Jama Mashid (one of the largest mosques in India), Jantar Mantar (one of the largest observatory without optical instrument, ever built in the world), Vishwa Shanti Stupa;
Varanasi (the city of Lord Shiva, the transformation): Birla Vishwanath Temple, Golden Temple, the Durga Temple to Kali Goddess, Aarti Cerimony and sacred rituals held on Gange’s river;
Sarnathwhere Buddha preached his first sermon, the Deer’s Park in Isipathana ,the most important Stupa;
Sasaram declared UNESCO world heritage site;
Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi temple and the Bodhi Tree, under which Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha;
Rajgir: important both for Buddhists and for the Jains whose rock-out caves were the favorites Buddha’s meditation places. (The Sonbhandar Cave where an ancient legend has it that if one deciphers the line carved at the opening of the cave, the mountain will open itself allowing you to reach a treasure that it preserves);
Nalanda was the most important buddhist university of ancient India with his 40 km of cyclopean walls;
Patna, the ancient Pataliputra, capital of Bihar, house of worship for Buddhists;
Kushinagar where Buddha attained Nirvana and his body was cremated, there are temples built by Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Sri Lankan;
Shravasti: extensive ruins, Jetavana Monastery and Maheth;
Kapilvastu: capital of the Shakya kingdom, whose King Suddhodana was the father of Gautama Buddha and where the young Siddharta spent part of his childhood;
Lumbini: hometown of Lord Buddha, declared Unesco World Heritage Site, ashoka column,the Sacred Garden of Lumbini, Mayadevi Temple;
Chitwan National Park with tropical forests, grasslands, rivers and swamps house also bears, deers, monkeys, rhinos, crocodiles, snakes and the Tharu indigenous villages;
Kathmandu ( the city that changes with every viewing):Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinat Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Maju Dega, Kopan Monastery, Kumari Ghar, Pashupa- thinath on the banks of sacred river where there is the most important Hindu temple to Shiva in Nepal,the Tibetan market and the countless monasteries.
Bhaktapur: beautiful Durbar square, the royal residence and the palace of 55 windows;
Patan: (historically known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts): the oldest city of the three sister cities. Patan is the home of famous artists working in wood, stone, metal and cloth since time immemorial.
These are some of the places we will visit and travelling in relationship with the people who live there we will learn ancient traditions still alive today.
A journey in the Spirit of Inner Listening and Presence.
Thanks to the energy of the country and of those before us have walked on Buddha’s footprints, we’ll live our personal inner transformation and come back home more aware and more in harmony with who we truly are.
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