Scheduled Dates

4/27/2019   10:00 AM  11:30 AM

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DHS451 Bodh Gaya, Field of Awakening: Ancient Past to Modern Renewal

The will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019
From 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM

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Located in : New House, Main Classroom
Instructor: Richard Kingsland

Regular Student: $12.00

The Nyingma Monlam or World Peace Ceremony held annually at the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, India has become one of the most vibrant spiritual gatherings in our world. 10,000 monks, nuns, and laypeople make the pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya, from India, Nepal and Bhutan to chant prayers for world peace for ten days.

Why is this holiest of sites so revered? In this talk, you will learn about the history of the Mahabodhi temple complex, King Ashoka, the masters who practiced there, and a long-standing history of pilgrimage. In addition, we will explore how Buddhism crossed cultures -- and the highest mountains in the world -- from India to Tibet. Some forms that were transmitted include the Mahaviharas of ancient India, such as Nalanda and the Mahabodhi temple, which passed to Tibet in the form of monasteries, as well as 1,000 Sanskrit texts. 

This event is part of Bodh Gaya Awakening, a day of talks and film. 


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