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Talk to VOA:Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

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.

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