Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya, India

Travel Blogs from Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya Travel Blogs (55)
Vipassana and the Eightfold Path, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India travel blog

Vipassana and the Eightfold Path

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... more aware of my body. Now I can concentrate my mind better. Now I can react better to the sometimes difficult street scenes of India. Now I can gain more insight into the human body and environment. It's not easy. As I write this ten days later, my ...

Enlightenment Under the Pippala Tree, Bodhgaya, India travel blog

Enlightenment Under the Pippala Tree

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Around the Mahabodhi Temple, a few ancient Pippala, known now as Bodhi trees, provide shade for those performing prostrations, meditating, circumambulating the Mahabodhi Temple, or creating mandalas. Their branches extend outwards in all directions, ...

Travels with Two Buddhas: Enlightenment, Walking in Buddha

Travels with Two Buddhas: Enlightenment

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... New construction continues as more temples, guest houses, and the world's largest Buddha are being built. In the center of Bodhgaya is the Mahabodhi Temple, erected on the site of enlightenment. After years of disrepair and a decline in Buddhism, ...

I didn

I didn't become Enlightened but ...

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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It was acutally a very stressful journey to Bodhgaya where Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment. The trip from Samistipur to Bodh Gaya was intense.  In fact, we got "stranded" in an area that was not so safe after a bridge collapsed.  We had to ...