Buddhism and Pilgrimage - Buddhism and Pilgrimage

Buddhism and Pilgrimage

A Journey to the Four Sites

For fifteen years Paolo Coluzzi has taken every opportunity to travel extensively, particularly in South, East and Southeast Asia, making notes and gathering reflections along the way.

In this delightful book he escorts us on a journey to Buddhism’s four most sacred pilgrimage sites: Lumbini (where the Buddha was born), Bodhgaya (where the Buddha reached enlightenment), Sarnath (where the Buddha began to teach) and Kushinagar (where the Buddha passed away).

Interspersed with comments from his travel journals and reflections on the many adventurers he encounters on the way, this book will appeal to everyone on the Buddhist path – pilgrims, travel enthusiasts and backpackers alike.


Prologue: First Steps

  1. Lumbini
  2. Bodhgaya
  3. Sarnath
  4. Kushinagar

Epilogue: Next Steps

‘I’m not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.’
Mary Anne Radmacher