Considering a Pilgrimage

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erniefernandez
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Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by erniefernandez » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:07 pm

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Buddhist pilgrimage circuits in India?

I am considering making plans for such a tour through India.

There's a number of companies running on good, historical circuits, many of which try to include the Dalai Lama's yearly 5 day teaching or something else. I would be most interested in a mostly walking tour, conservative accommodations and price, and that's about all.

Any suggestions? I really can't evaluate any of the companies I've found online and know nothing about this.

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Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by Individual » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:32 am

You could try couch-surfing:
http://wiki.couchsurfing.org/en/Main_Page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by Sobeh » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:55 am

Perhaps this site.

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Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by pilgrim » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 am

This book gives a pretty good DIY guide. There is an updated hard copy published recently though
http://www.justbegood.net/Downloads/e-b ... rimage.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by alan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:00 am

Good questions to ask yourself: Why am I considering this?
What do I expect to gain from it?

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Re: Considering a Pilgrimage

Post by Ben » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:47 am

You might find the following website useful:

http://pilgrimage.pariyatti.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Its intended as pilgrimage info for students of SN Goenka for India and Burma but others might also find it of benefit.
I found the information on Myanmar particularly useful for my needs.
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