Along the Path. The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's by Kory Goldberg, Michelle Décary

By Kory Goldberg, Michelle Décary

This precise guidebook presents useful and encouraging info for meditators who plan to go to the sacred websites the place the Buddha lived and taught in India and Nepal. The booklet deals a wealthy anthology of reports on the subject of all the pilgrimage websites attached to the Buddha's lifestyles and instructing, in addition to beneficial maps, artistic paintings, and religious narratives from skilled tourists. every one web site access contains insider details and counsel with distinctive descriptions of transportation, lodging, and native delicacies; recommended tours and actions within the region; and highlights of validated Vipassana mediation facilities most fitted to house vacationing meditators.

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