Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dhamma Pilgrimage in and around Nalanda for Vipassana meditationers

Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM) is a research institute that specialises in the field of Pali and Buddhist studies. It integrates and unfolds knowledge in threefold manner as per the Buddhist tradition namely: Pariyatti (Theoretical Knowledge), Patipatti (Practice) and Pativeda (Experience). 
NNM has started 10-day courses of Vipassana at Nalanda. The objective is to facilitate opportunity to the Vipassana meditationers worldwide to practice at Nalanda, the place where the Buddha made his sublime wandering and gave important discourses. 
Many Vipassana meditators visiting Nalanda centre have expressed their desire to visit and meditate at the places associated with the Buddha’s sublime wandering in and around Nalanda. NNM has developed a small itinerary to most sacred places associated with the Buddha in vicinity of Nalanda for the interested participants on the 12th and 13th Day of the 10-day course.

Dhamma Pilgrimage on 12th Day
1. Parwati (ancient Indraśailaguhā)- Ancient cave where the Buddha had discourse with Lord Indra.
Aerial view of Parwati hill and the Buddha cave.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sharing the legacy of Xuanzang with Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited Bodhgaya to participate in the ‘Global Hindu-Buddhism Initiative’ on 5th September, 2015. The event was organized by International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), International Vivekananda Foundation and The Tokyo Foundation. The Prime Minister also inaugurated an Exhibition ‘Cetiya Carika- The Dhamma Pilgrimage’ prepared by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (Deemed University).  The focus of the exhibition was the pilgrimage legacy of 7th CE Chinese monk-scholar, Xuanzang.
Hon'ble PM and Dr. R Panth, Director, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara untieing the Knot and inaugurating the Exhibition.