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

A radiant and serene atmosphere surrounds Mahabodhi Temple

Next, a visit to Sarnath, India

Pilgrims cover the Buddha with saffron cloth

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

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

Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!

Lord Buddha's cremation site

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

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

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

Buddha attains unsurpassed complete enlightenment under the Bodhi tree

B U D D H A F I E L D

Making offerings to the reclining Buddha

Rinpoche teaching on the Four Noble Truths

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

Vulture Peak Mountain

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

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

in Deer Park, Sarnath

Then, on to Kushinagar, India

Monks prostrate and pray before Mahabodhi Temple

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

Performing puja under the Bodhi tree

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

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

Mahabodhi Temple

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

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