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Guide to Buddhist Holy Places of India and Nepal: Homeland of the Buddha
By: John Tosan McKinnon

Guide to Buddhist Holy Places of India and Nepal: Homeland of the Buddha <br> By: John Tosan McKinnon


 
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Author: John Tosan McKinnon
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789937623711
Publication Date: 2014/2017

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Places where the Buddha lived and taught two and a half thousand years ago are now sites of pilgrimage. A Guide to Buddhist Holy Places of India and Nepal is a book for those who have an interest in Buddhism and who aspire to visit these places. Each chapter narrates the history of that site, its significance within Buddhism, how it was discovered in modern times, and suggests how each location may be visited.

Homeland paints a picture of life on the Ganges plain during the Buddha's time. The Buddha is presented as a human being who was subject, as all humans, to the difficulties of being alive, and of dying. That he became an exceptional human being, who became enlightened, is a hope for all humankind.

John McKinnon, the author, has visited the holy Buddhist places many times since the 196os and, for more than twenty years, has been a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. As a young man, he lived in the Mount Everest region of Nepal as the first doctor at Khunde Hospital. Since then he has been continuously involved with Sir Edmund Hillary's development work in that country. A Guide to Buddhist Holy Places of India and Nepal brings this lifetime experience into focus as a practical, informative guide to the major Buddhist sites of India and Nepal.

This book is a guide for those visiting the major sites of Buddhism which lie on the great plain of the Ganges in India and Nepal. The main emphasis is the life of the Buddha; how each location was significant during his time; and how that history came to be known in the modern world. It is also useful for those who seek to know where and how the Buddha taught, two and a half thousand years ago.
Guide to Buddhist Holy Places of India and Nepal: Homeland of the Buddha, John Tosan McKinnon, Vajra Books, Paperback, 2014/2017, 214 pp, $30.00

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