A Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime
The Four Holy Sites
Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha. The Mayadevi Temple marks the spot where Buddha was born under a sala tree. When we visit Buddha’s birthplace, we create the karma to gain control over our own rebirth, and the causes to be reborn in pleasant places where we have the right conditions and opportunities to practise Dharma.
Bodhgaya is the place where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became Buddha — the Awakened One. The Mahabodhi Temple houses the most sacred image of Buddha. It is also the site of the famous Bodhi tree under which Buddha meditated. When we visit the place where Buddha gained enlightenment, seeds are planted in our mindstream for us to attain enlightenment, and to go towards the path of enlightenment in all future lifetimes. Even if we fail to attain enlightenment within Buddha Shakyamuni’s age, we create the causes to be among the foremost disciples of Maitreya, the future Buddha, when he manifests.
Varanasi — more specifically Sarnath — is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. It is also one of the oldest living cities in the world. When we visit the place where Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma, we create the causes for the teachings to penetrate our mind. We are able to transform when we receive the teachings; we are able to sponsor, propagate and put our energy towards the growth of Dharma; we are able to effectively share Dharma with others and transform their lives.
Kushinagar is the town where Buddha manifested parinirvana and was cremated. The Mahaparinirvana Temple houses a reclining Buddha that was built in honour of the great significance of the place. When we visit the place where Buddha passed away, we create the causes to increase our lifespan so that we have more opportunities to engage in spiritual practice and gain enlightenment; we will not die ordinary deaths with fear or anxiety; we create the causes to have control over our death and rebirth.
10D9N Pilgrimage to Buddha’s Power Places
Join us for a spiritual journey of a lifetime with our inaugural 10D9N Pilgrimage to Buddha’s Power Places. You’ll gain the experience of an authentic Buddhist pilgrimage but with all modern comforts and conveniences.
Our Sangha members/pastors will guide you through motivation setting, pilgrimage prayers, offerings at selected locations, and share insights about each holy site based on the teachings of our founder, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. It is an pilgrimage experience unlike any ordinary tour.
Even more, taking Buddha’s advice into consideration, if you can only go on one pilgrimage during your lifetime, this should be the one.
- November 16 – 25, 2023
- RM8,600/pax (trip donation)
- Registration closes August 12, 2023
- Day 1: KL – Delhi
- Day 2: Delhi – Bodhgaya
Mahabodhi Temple & surrounding temples
- Day 3: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Nalanda University, Vulture’s Peak, Venuvan
- Day 4: Bodhgaya
Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Dungeshwari (Fasting Buddha)
- Day 5: Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Ashoka Pillar, Kesariya Stupa, ruins of the stupa that enshrined the relics of Lord Buddha
- Day 6: Kushinagar – Lumbini
Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa
- Day 7: Lumbini – Sravasti
- Day 8: Sravasti – Varanasi
Jetvan Mahavihar, Angulimal Cave
- Day 9: Varanasi
Dhamek stupa, Chaukhandi stupa, Sarnath museum
- Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi – Kuala Lumpur
Free & easy in Delhi
The itinerary may change on the day itself, depending on local weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
- International and domestic airfare
- 9 nights accommodation (twin sharing basis)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) starting from dinner on 16 Nov till dinner on 25 Nov
- Air-conditioned transport throughout the whole trip
- Monument entrance fees (single entry)
- One-time boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi
- Bottled water during the journey
- Robe offering to Buddha at Mahabodhi Temple (1 robe per pax)
Excludes India/Nepal visa, personal travel insurance, local rickshaw, horse or pony ride charges, other personal expenses. Other terms and conditions apply.