Lama Yeshe teaching at Tushita Retreat Centre, Dharamsala, India, 1983. Photo: Ueli Minder.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Lavour, France

Whatever place in the external world we think is holy is, in reality, within this precious human body.

Topics: Holy Objects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Royal Holloway College, England, 1975. Photo: Dennis Heslop.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Tibet

Advice on how to make pilgrimage to the holy places as meaningful and beneficial as possible

Topics: Holy Objects
By Jeremy Russell

A description of the eight places of significance in the Buddha's life

Topics: Holy Objects
The Eight Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage •
Introduction •
Lumbini—birthplace of the Buddha •
Bodhgaya—site of Buddha's enlightenment •
Sarnath—first turning of the Wheel of Dharma •
Rajgir—second turning of the Wheel of Dharma •
Shravasti—teachings in the Jetavana Grove •
Sankashya—where Lord Buddha descended from Tushita Heaven •
Nalanda—site of the great monastic university •
Kushinagar—where Buddha entered mahaparinirvana •
Conclusion and Books Consulted •