His Holiness the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, and Khenpo lead monks and pilgrims in prayers under the Bodhi tree near Maya Devi Temple

In the Footsteps of Lord Buddha ~ A Pilgrimage to

Lumbini ~ Kushinagar ~ Sarnath ~ Bodhgaya

November 19 ~ 26, 2016

H.H. the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, 3o monks and 30 pilgrims make a 9-day journey to the four most sacred destinations for Buddhists


The Journey begins in Lumbini, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, Nepal

Vulture Peak Mountain

Monks prostrate and pray before Mahabodhi Temple

His Holiness the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa among the remains of Talaurokot Palace.

Performing puja at the remains of Talaurokot Palace, where the Buddha lived as a prince until the age of 29

Mahabodhi Temple

A radiant and serene atmosphere surrounds Mahabodhi Temple

The Stupa that marks the site where the Buddha gave the first teachings on the Four Noble Truths

in Deer Park, Sarnath

Next, a visit to Sarnath, India

The pilgrims go to Bodhgaya, the Vajra Seat of Buddha's enlightenment

Then, on to Kushinagar, India

H.H. the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa and H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche with monks

Buddha attains unsurpassed complete enlightenment under the Bodhi tree

H.H. the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa with offering of flowers to the Buddha

U N D E R   T H E   D I R E C T I O N   O F   H I S   E M I N E N C E   S H Y A L P A   T E N Z I N   R I N P O C H E

Pilgrims relax with H.H. the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa in Deer Park

Performing puja under the Bodhi tree

H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche gives a talk about Buddha's early life as Prince Siddhartha

Making offerings to the reclining Buddha

Lord Buddha's cremation site

A procession with offerings for the Buddha at Mahabodhi Temple

After 45 years of teaching, the Buddha past away into Pari Nirvana, at Kushinagar, India

Maya Devi Temple and Ashoka's Pillar that marks the site of Buddha's birth

Pilgrims make their final trip of the pilgrimage to Vulture Peak Mountain where the Buddha taught the Perfection of Wisdom

Rinpoche teaching on the Four Noble Truths

Pilgrims cover the Buddha with saffron cloth

B U D D H A F I E L D

Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!

His Holiness the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa before the Golden Newborn Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal