Table of Contents
- Articles (6)
- Audio/Video (4)
- Booklets (3)
- Canonical Works (2)
- Essays (6)
- Monographs (8)
- Reference Shelf (1)
In contrast to the monastic emphasis at Ajanta, Aurangabad seems to have been more open to laity, emerging as a religious sanctuary serving primarily the nonordained
Faxian and the Establishment of the Pilgrimage Tradition of Qiufa (Dharma-searching) (2019) – Ji Yun 紀贇
Regardless of the historical reality, we could at least observe, on the textual level, that qiufa (the search of Dharma) represents the main objective for [these early] Chinese pilgrims.
there are at least three major orientations within Sinhalese religion: 1) Bodh Gaya, commemorating the enlightenment experience; 2) Kataragama, where access to transformative “this-worldly” sacral power is sought; and 3) Kandy, where religion legitimates a people’s cultural and political past and present through civil ceremony
Walking in the Valley of the Buddha: Buddhist Revival and Tourism Development in Bihar (2016) – David Geary
conservation by neglect and the slow rate of urbanization has been a virtue in these areas and has helped to preserve many of these ancient Buddhist sites
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A talk delivered at the Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on the importance of symbols in Buddhism.
While religious pilgrimage existed in early Buddhism, modern Buddhist pilgrimage has been heavily influenced by European ideals of tourism and exploration. In The History of Modern Tourism, you’ll gain an understanding of those values, enabling you to spot them in modern Buddhist discourse and marketing.
Reflections on religious wandering in America.
Canonical Works (2)
The canonical account of the final days of the Buddha’s life.
On every horizon there were soaring peaks.
I, too, am a bhikkhuni. The bhikkhuni sangha did not perish, but long ago spread from here to China
A reminder that our archeological and geographic knowledge about the Buddhist holy sites is still not as certain as we would normally like to assume.
Even today it has been estimated that nearly half the population of India defecate in the open, a major cause of […] water born disease.
Reference Shelf (1)
Over 15,000 photographs of Buddhist archeological sites, pilgrimage centres, and temples in SE Asia, as well as Videos, Maps, Posters, etc.