For hundreds of years, only a few Buddhists from Tibet and other countries were able to embark on pilgrimages to Buddhism’s most sacred sites located mostly in modern-day India and Nepal. Yet modern transportation and information technology is making such journeys more possible than ever before.
Pilgrims re-live history first hand at the places where the Buddha said to have achieved enlightenment, gave his first teachings, practiced asceticism and passed away.
This week's Tibetan call-in show will consider other reasons why so many Buddhists are now making such pilgrimages today. The show will include two filmmakers -- one layman and one monk -- whose documentaries on Buddhist pilgrimage sites have been widely circulated among Tibetans both inside and outside Tibet. They will also discuss their impact on ordinary Tibetan’s understanding of Buddhist history.Call us during the show with your questions or comments. Join host Tseten Chodon and her guests Discussion the latest news and current events
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