Paolo Coluzzi is Associate Professor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he teaches Italian and sociolinguistics.
He first became interested in Buddhism at the age of seventeen when he happened upon a book tucked away in the corner of his school’s small library. It is a fascination which has deepened over the years, thanks to contact with the many monks, Dharma experts and fellow-travellers he has encountered on his journeys.
Throughout his life, and especially in the past fifteen years, he has taken every opportunity to travel extensively, particularly in South, East and Southeast Asia, making notes and gathering reflections along the way.
Buddhism and Pilgrimage is a personal account of his expedition to Buddhism’s four most important pilgrimage sites.
A selection of Paolo’s photographs is viewable at: