Trip at Glance:
- Daily teaching and meditation with Dharma teacher Geshe Karma( Buddhist monk & Buddhist scholar)
- Escorted and led by Soulful Tours staff
- Explore the exemplary, transformative location where the Buddha lived and taught
- Limited to 21 pilgrims
As we embark on this spiritual journey, we are also beginning on an exploration of some of the sacred places where the most important stages of Buddha’s life had occurred. This is also an opportunity where we can have the chance to unearth your doubts, curiosity and questions related to Buddha. We have also arranged daily teaching and meditation in with Dharma teacher Geshe Karma (Buddhist monk and Buddhist scholar). With this journey, you will add an enriching experience in your travel satchel.
The inspiring story of Buddha first blossomed from a place called Lumbini. It is said that when the Buddha’s mother gave birth to the Buddha, he took seven steps in the four directions and as he walked, lotus flowers bloomed. This space provides you a serene spot to contemplate and to meditate.
Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree located in Bodhgya. Mahabodhi Temple stands in the east to the Bodhi Tree. It is now one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and scores of pilgrims can be spotted here in abundance. On an interesting note, it is believed that Budhha spent one week looking towards the great Bodhi tree out of gratitude, without twinkling his eyes. You will find ample of such stories there and why not discover them at the place itself?
Buddha officially first turned the wheel of Dharma, Deer Park in Sarnath. In Buddhism the wheel of Dharma is widely used to represent the Buddha’s Dharma. It is said that Buddha set the “wheel of Dharma” in motion when he delivered his first sermon on four noble truths. In Sarnath, we shall discover and discuss more on this important event of Buddha.
Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. Traveling north from Vaishali, the Buddha took what would be his final meal in Pava, roughly twenty kilometers to the southeast of Kushinagar. In his final moments, the Buddha advocated for his students to strive diligently towards liberation, remaining ardent and aware in each moment.