Travel Blogs from Sarnath India, India

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Travels with Two Buddhas: Turning the Dharma Wheel, Walking in Buddha's Footsteps in Sarnath, India travel blog

Travels with Two Buddhas: Turning the Dharma Wheel

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... University lies, newly built. At this Tibetan University, the Dalai Lama gave a several-day lecture to the most learned scholars in India: this was not your ordinary dharma talk. As it was open to the public, I was able to attend. The main text of ...

Following Buddha's footsteps, Sarnath, India travel blog

Following Buddha's footsteps

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... of an Ashokan pillar is the most famous and has become the national standard (crest?  though it's not actually a crest...) of India.  It's even on the money.  But it looks really cool in stone.  We wandered through the ruins to ...

Sarnath, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath

A travel blog entry by jagadish

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 I'm still in Varanasi and had some time to kill before I catch the train. I just returned from Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. There was a musem and garden there. The musem had ...

The end to our 1st week, Sarnath, Varanasi, India travel blog

The end to our 1st week

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

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... I think as he seemed to be under the impression I would only be an hour and was 10mins from leaving. Although I did compensate him for his time, despite his instance that I didn’t need to pay that much. A rare occurrence indeed in India I ...

The back of beyond..., Sarnath, Varanasi, India travel blog

The back of beyond...

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

... , the Tibetan University in Sarnath. Despite all the advice and reading before-hand I don't think anything can quite prepare you for India! I’ve experienced a lot of countries and seen a lot of poverty on my travels but I still found the area a ...

mudanca de humor e templos budistas, sarnath, India travel blog

mudanca de humor e templos budistas

A travel blog entry by betuca

... o Budismo. Seculos depois do Buda ter caminhado por aquelas bandas, Ashok, um dos conquistadores mais venerados da historia da India, construiu um templo e uma Stupa (algo comparavel a uma catedral para os catolicos, so que budista). Apesar de hoje so ...

BUDDHA VERSUS KINGFISHER BEER, SARNATH, India travel blog

BUDDHA VERSUS KINGFISHER BEER

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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Before catching the train back to home base in New Delhi, I took a trip to the holy city of Sarnath--famous for being the place where Buddha gave his first sermon.  It was mildly interesting and it helped me pass the time before my evening ...

Buddha's First Teachings, Sarnath, India travel blog

Buddha's First Teachings

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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... to Sarnath… Maybe because I plan on going to Lumbini (in Nepal) one day? Well, Lumbini/Lumpini is where Buddha was born, and Sarnath is where Buddha preached for the first time. But the place was not very nice, and I was not feeling well, sooo, not ...

Sarnath - Varanasi English, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath - Varanasi English

A travel blog entry by raquel_chiel

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... came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Sarnath is located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Isipatana is mentioned by the Buddha as one of the four places of pilgrimage which his devout followers should ...

Méditation et tour du monde du Bouddisme à Sarnath, Sarnath, India travel blog

Méditation et tour du monde du Bouddisme à Sarnath

A travel blog entry by z00b

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Après l'agitation de Varanasi, je suis allé à Sarnath, à environ 10km de Varanasi, pour suivre un cours de méditation Vipassana.  Vipassana signifie voir les choses telles qu'elles sont réellement. C'est une des plus anciennes techniques ...

Buddha's First Teaching, Sarnath, India travel blog

Buddha's First Teaching

A travel blog entry by rvalenzi

... , give them a pen (not really sure what the value is here for them but I am making it my mission over the next 2 weeks in India to find out), or buy them some chocolates.  But if you do this---as I've found out being the sucker that I am---word ...

Starting to explore, Sarnath, Varanasi, India travel blog

Starting to explore

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

... was spent mostly helping the students prep for their first day in class on the Tuesday. We headed out for a bite to eat and Sarnath was heaving with the holiday celebrations, including the Tuk Tuk that picked us up on the way in to town which had two ...

Sarnath, birthplace of Buddhism, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath, birthplace of Buddhism

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... sind, das hat sich definitiv zum schlechten gewandelt hier in Indien). Habe dann am Nachmittag einen Ausflug nach Sarnath gemacht, eine der vier heiligsten buddhistischen Staedte, da hier Buddhismus als Religion begruendet wurde. Buddha hat hier seine ...

buddha, Sarnath, India travel blog

buddha

A travel blog entry by kulyash.sharma

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... of the Vinaya, received ordination in Bodhgaya. As elsewhere, neglect and desolation followed the muslim invasion of northern India. However, extensive repairs and restoration of the temple and environs in the fourteenth century by the Burmese and ...

In to the school we go, Sarnath, Varanasi, India travel blog

In to the school we go

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

... barrier. After our school day we managed to do some sight-seeing in the local area with a bit of a temple tour around Sarnath. Our local Tibetan guide (Thupten) showed us the DhamekhStupa, where Buddha supposedly gave his first sermon, as well as the ...

Sarnath & the Alice Project, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath & the Alice Project

A travel blog entry by schnitz

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... .  I sorted them out with all sorts of software they needed, things they wished they had but didn't know how to get in india.  Also did some video editing for some of their promotional vids.  We met up with Gisele back at the guesthouse for ...

Oh the Noise, Sarnath, India travel blog

Oh the Noise

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... and the place of the first 'teachings’. Sarnath had become as a place of mass pilgrimage, both for Buddhists from India and abroad.  A number of countries in which Buddhism is a major (or the dominant) religion, among them Thailand, ...

To add miles, Sarnath India, India travel blog

To add miles

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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Commentary on the Awakening Mind, Sarnath, India travel blog

Commentary on the Awakening Mind

A travel blog entry by ksunderhill

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... so much compassion for all. The next few days we spent at the teachings, wandering the stupas, temples, and monasteries around Sarnath and getting to know two Tibetan monks we had befriended. Walking the streets of Sarnath washed away all the chaos ...

Buddha's first sermon!, Sarnath, India travel blog

Buddha's first sermon!

A travel blog entry by alonandjenny

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... old to peddle our weight! For Buddhists, Sarnath is one of four sites of pilgrimage. Three sites are in the Ganges Valley of India and one is in Lumbini, Nepal. You could also call Sarnath a temple city because there are many modern temples built here. ...

Amazing Day in one of the Holiest Buddhist Sites, Sarnath, India travel blog

Amazing Day in one of the Holiest Buddhist Sites

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Amazing ride out to one of the most important sites in the Buddhist Religion ...

More on Indian Railways, Sarnath, India travel blog

More on Indian Railways

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

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... late.  So much for that theory. Other trains come and go in the meantime and I am anxious since the announcements at the Sarnath junction are purely in Hindi and I'm not sure which one is mine.  A nice gentleman volunteers to help me in broken ...

Buddha was here, Sarnath, India travel blog

Buddha was here

A travel blog entry by soulcollector

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Teachings, Sarnath, India travel blog

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Teachings

A travel blog entry by schnitz

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Sarnath Stuff, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath Stuff

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

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... of the Buddha along with the four-lion capital that was on top of the Ashoka pillar and which is used as one of India's principle national symbols. And there's a giant standing Buddha that the Thais built. All very impressive...and I can't wait to move ...

Day 4 - Varanasi &Sarnath, Varanasi & Sarnath, India travel blog

Day 4 - Varanasi &Sarnath

A travel blog entry by luongdd

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... Tibetan University nearby.  Here there are ruins dating back to the 4th and 5th century.  The largest surviving monument in Sarnath is the Dhamakh Stupa. This is 143 ft high and 748 ft in diameter at the base and built around 500 A.D. It ...

The First Sermon, Sarnath, India travel blog

The First Sermon

A travel blog entry by brettpaton

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Today I took a day trip to Sarnath, only 15 Km outside of Varanasi, because it plays an important role in Buddhist history.  It was here that the newly enlightened Buddha came to give is first lessons. This however was around 600 B.C. and somewhere ...

Death, Disease and Mortality, Sarnath, India travel blog

Death, Disease and Mortality

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... of a god. That statement itself demands so much respect for anyone who regards buddhism as a philosophy and not a religion. Sarnath was a school where a great teacher once taught his ideals and principles to the world. Happy Belly [Travel ...

It's all dharma, Sarnath, India travel blog

It's all dharma

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

This is my second pilgrimage and as such, I decided to learn from my previous experience.  While I didn't give myself much time to prepare, I was determined to nail this one.  One of the problems I experienced last time was overweight bag fees. ...

Missed my train, Sarnath, India travel blog

Missed my train

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

There are two types of stations (or junctions) in India.  Big ones where the trains stop for a while and little ones where the trains stop for a couple minutes.  Sarnath is the later. I know this.  I'm ready.  I quickly find my car. ...

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