This group plans to organize regular trips to places and countries of Buddhist importance, such as:
The first four of the Eight Great Places identical to the places mentioned by the Buddha:
The last four places where a certain miraculous event is reported to have occurred:
Sravasti: Place of the Twin Miracle, showing his supernatural abilities in performance of miracles. Sravasti is also the place where Buddha spent the largest amount of time, being a major city in ancient India.
Rajgir: Place of the subduing of Nalagiri, the angry elephant, through friendliness. Rajgir was another major city of ancient India.
Sankassa: Place of the descending to earth from Tusita heaven (after a stay of 3 months teaching his mother the Abhidhamma).
Vaishali: Place of receiving an offering of honey from a monkey. Vaishali was the capital of the Vajjian Republic of ancient India.
Other Buddhist Countries/Destinations, such as:
• Afghanistan: the Bamiyan Buddhas.
• Cambodia: Angkor Thom, Silver Pagoda.
• China: Yungang Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes. The Four Sacred Mountains namely Wǔtái Shān(五台山), Éméi Shān(峨嵋山), Jiǔhuá Shān(九华山), Pǔtuó Shān(普陀山), Potala Palace, Mount Kailash, Lake Nam-tso.
• India: Sanchi, Ellora, Ajanta.
• Indonesia: Borobudur, Mendut, Sewu.
• Japan: Kyoto, Nara, Shikoku Pilgrimage, Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage
• Laos: Luang Prabang.
• Myanmar: Bagan, Sagaing Hill, Mandalay Hill, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda.
• Nepal: Boudnanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kapilavastu.
• Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura (the Atamasthana or 'eight places'), Mihintale, Polonnaruwa, the Temple of the Tooth (Kandy), Sri Pada.
• South Korea: Bulguksa, Three Jewel Temples
• Thailand: Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Doi Suthep, Phra Pathom Chedi, Phra Buddha Chinnarat.
• United States of America: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas - Largest Monastery-Nunnery in USA in terms of numbers of ordained monastic Bhikshus and Bhikshunis. First full ordination on American soil.
Created: Oct 10, 2012
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