Buddhism 101: Pilgrims + Pilgrimages – Ep. 114

In this dialog with Don George Professor Thurman discusses the psychological & spiritual value of performing pilgrimages both in the modern day as well as in the life of Prince Siddhartha and his original group of followers.

This podcast is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings from Robert Thurman to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.

Excerpted from the GeoEx talk “Every Journey Is a Pilgrimage” given at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, CA, on November 10, 2013.

Don George is Editor in Chief of Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler. He has been Travel Editor for Salon.com and the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, as well as Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications. Don is the author of “The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George” and of “Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing.” He has also edited eleven anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, and An Innocent Abroad.

To learn more about Geo Ex Trips with Robert Thurman please visit: www.geoex.com

Norbulingka Museum photo by Nevil Zaveri via Flickr.com

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