By Kory Goldberg, Michelle Décary

ISBN-10: 1938754034

ISBN-13: 9781938754036

This special guidebook presents functional and encouraging details for meditators who plan to go to the sacred websites the place the Buddha lived and taught in India and Nepal. The ebook deals a wealthy anthology of news in terms of all the pilgrimage websites hooked up to the Buddha's lifestyles and instructing, in addition to useful maps, artistic paintings, and non secular narratives from skilled tourists. every one web site access comprises insider info and suggestions with particular descriptions of transportation, lodging, and native food; steered tours and actions within the area; and highlights of confirmed Vipassana mediation facilities most suitable to deal with traveling meditators.

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Women Travellers India is a safe country for women, even when travelling alone. Of course, there will be times when you feel that your freedom is restricted compared to that of your male friends. ” Forcefully asserting your independence may be perceived as a lack of respect for local customs and could very well turn out to be counterproductive. This does not mean that you cannot have enlightening discussions with locals about gender equality. Unfortunately, sensationalist media have created a narrow and somewhat distorted perception of Western women.

May we all come to fully understand the Buddha’s ennobling message and awaken to ultimate reality! May all beings be happy, peaceful and liberated! May we be free! A Note on Names, Language & References In a train: — Where going? — Vārāṇasī. — Ah! Kasi! — No, Vārāṇasī. — Han! Benares! — No, no! Vā-rā-ṇa-sī! — Han-ji. ’ Those travelling in India cannot help but notice that any given place may be spelled in many different ways and may even be known by many different names. Many city names have been ‘decolonialized,’ including Bombay (to Mumbai), Calcutta (to Kolkata), and Madras (to Chennai).

Also, some men are eager to shake hands with foreign women; but in India a respectable “Namaste” with folded hands is more common and quite acceptable. Although it may seem rude not to acquiesce, remember that in India women rarely shake hands with, or have their photo taken by, unknown men, let alone have any informal conversations with them. Although the normal precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night, are advisable, being in India is generally not physically threatening. What can be draining, however, is male gawking.

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