Bhatkal has denied any hand in the Bodhgaya
blast in Bihar this year.
At the Bodhgaya
bhikkhun ordination, the candidates received Theravada robes and bowls; they did not take the bodhisattva vows.
I was in Bodhgaya
(Bihar) where I spent the New Year at the Kalachakra with the Dalai Lama.
They had plans to target Delhi during the festival season and a temple in Bodhgaya
, had a limereen colour scheme, funky antiques, nd a calming view of the small park utside.
The Tibetans told police and immigration authorities that they initially traveled from Tibet to India via Nepal to attend Kalachakra, a Tibetan religious ceremony held at Bodhgaya
, a religious site in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, from Jan.
Their work bears signs of familiarity with Bodhgaya
, which indicates that they may have been there:
I also travelled to India to support the revival of the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha in Maharashtra, gave International Bhikkhuni Parisad in Aurangabad and administered Buddha Vision Bhikkhuni Training in Bodhgaya
There are irregular flights to Gaya, so your better bet is to take the train, Bodhgaya
is 13 km away.
Several years ago while I was in the site museum at Bodhgaya
, a group of Indians came in and worshiped the images, including placing flowers on them.
Those set to benefit from the money raised are Mercy Corps International Aid Agency, based in Edinburgh, the Greyhound Awareness League Scotland, a Children's Polio Clinic in Bodhgaya
, India and The Everest Marathon Fund in Nepal.
Lena Herzog's collection of photographs seeks to present two Buddhist pilgrimages, one to and around Tibet's Mount Kailash ('the spiritual and physical centre of the universe'), the other to Bodhgaya
in Bihar, India, to take part in the Kalachakra Initiation, during which a sand is constructed around a symbol of Mount Kailash.