Homeland of the Buddha A guide to the Buddhist holy places of India and Nepal

Homeland of the Buddha
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780994113108
  • mei 2015
  • 214 pagina's
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Homeland of the Buddha is a guide for those visiting the major sites of Buddhism which lie on the great plain of the Ganges in India and Nepal. The main emphasis is the life of the Buddha; how each location was significant during his time; and how that history came to be known in the modern world. The book is useful for those wish to travel, as well as those who seek to know where and how the Buddha taught, two and a half thousand years ago. Although it discusses some aspects of the Buddha's teachings, it does not seek to be a book about Buddhism. Detailed maps and numerous colour images enliven the text. A chapter is devoted to each Buddhist site. The first section of each chapter summarises the reason why that place has significance and details how the Buddha, and other individuals contributed to our knowledge of that place. The 'Today' section of each chapter details what the modern traveller can see in each location, in the sequence that they experience them. Every visitor to India is changed, no matter how much, or how little, they may be cossetted by luxury, or how little they are attuned to the realities of life which India forces on them. It is a truism that India alters the way people think about themselves and their lives. In that sense any travel to India is a pilgrimage. How much more so therefore, when your travel is directed to walking the same paths as one of the world's greatest teachers and more so, if your intent is towards self-awareness. Whether you plan to travel in person, or in the mind, 'Homeland of the Buddha' will inform your journey. So that, whatever your intention, the one who returns will be different from the one who set forth. When touring the country of the Buddha, we all carry the metaphorical staff of a pilgrim. The author has visited the holy Buddhist places numerous times since the 1960s and has travelled extensively in Asia, the Himalaya and Tibet. For more than twenty years he has been a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. As a young man, he worked for several years as a doctor in the Mount Everest region of Nepal and has been involved with Sir Edmund Hillary's development work in Nepal since that time.'Homeland of the Buddha' brings this lifetime experience of Asia into focus as a practical, informative guide to the major Buddhist sites of India and Nepal.



mei 2015
Aantal pagina's
214 pagina's


John Tosan Mckinnon
Footprints Tours Ltd



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390 g
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