Bodhgaya, a small town in the northern Indian state of Bihar, is where Siddhartha sat under a tree 2,600 years ago and reached enlightenment.
On a pilgrimage to India, Andrea Miller connects with the flesh-and-blood Buddha, who lived, reached enlightenment, and taught in these very places.
In Strava’s heat maps, the devotional movements of tired pilgrims become blazing symbols of sacred geography.
Two active members of a banned terror group were arrested by the Kolkata Police’s special task force in connection to a recent bomb plot.
The Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodhgaya. Photo by Bo Jayatilaka. On January 19, a low-intensity bomb exploded near Bodhgaya, a revered Buddhist site in India, hours after the Dalai Lama had finished teaching and retired for the day. A small explosion alerted security, which they initially believed was a firecracker. They found a burst thermos flask […]
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The winner of Samsung’s new “Catch Up Grant” will spend 100 days binge-watching television in a remote Buddhist monastery — and get paid to do it.
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