Journey to the birthplace of Lord Buddha

2600 years ago, in Lumbini garden, Prince Siddhartha was born in great delight and happiness of all Devas and human beings. His birth was such a great and rare phenomenon.

Gautama Buddha was not a mythical figure but an actual, historical personality who introduced the religion known as Buddhism today. His teaching illuminates the way for mankind to cross from a world of darkness, hatred and suffering to a new world of light, love and happiness.

The Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda walking meditation through the area near the Main Stupa in Piprahwa.
The Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda walking meditation through the area near the Main Stupa in Piprahwa.
General view of the architecture of the Stupa.
General view of the architecture of the Stupa.

On the pilgrimage to India – Nepal, the homeland of Shakyamuni Buddha, the Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda visited the birth place of Lord Buddha- Lumbini garden, to commemorate the birth of the Blessed One. The Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda also visited Bodh Gaya – the place where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment; Sarnath – the place where he first taught the way to Enlightenment; and Kushinagar – the place where Gautama Buddha attained parinirvana.

Mahabodhi Temple, one of the holiest sites of Buddhism, marking the spot of the Buddha's enlightenment
Mahabodhi Temple, one of the holiest sites of Buddhism, marking the spot of the Buddha’s enlightenment
The Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple, where Gautama Buddha meditated for 49 days.
The Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple, where Gautama Buddha meditated for 49 days.
Mayadevi Temple and Puskarni Pond at night.
Mayadevi Temple and Puskarni Pond at night.
The Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda practising walking meditation near the Ganges.
The Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda practising walking meditation near the Ganges.

During this pilgrimage, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh also gave some compelling Dharma talks about the life of the Buddha. These talks truly taught the Sangha of Ba Vang Pagoda meaningful lessons related to each historical site they visited.

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave some compelling Dharma talks at Bodhgaya.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave some compelling Dharma talks at Bodh Gaya.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave some compelling Dharma talks at the Ganges.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave some compelling Dharma talks at the Ganges.

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1 Comment

  • David Paul
    Posted September 5, 2019 9:13 am 0Likes

    Such a special occasion!

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