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Preview of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's New Book - What to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites

published on January 1, 2010


Siddhartha's Intent and Khyentse Foundation jointly announce that a
preview of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's advice, What to do at India's
Buddhist Holy Sites, is available as a free PDF download upon formal request.

Rinpoche wrote the book in response to the questions students
frequently ask about going on pilgrimage to Buddhist holy sites. What
to do at India's Buddhist Holy Sites is not a guidebook for ordinary
tourists, but for Buddhists who wish to purify their defilements and
accumulate merit by going on pilgrimage. Focussing primarily on the
teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and the great Indian masters of the
past, Rinpoche offers pilgrims advice on every aspect of pilgrimage:
where to go, what to do, the meaning of pilgrimage  and generating the
right motivation before leaving home. He explains what Buddhists mean
when they describe a person, place or object as being 'holy'. Included
are suggestions for which prayers and practices one can do at the four
main Buddhist holy sites in India and Nepal.



"The aim of all Buddhist practice is to catch a glimpse of the awakened
state. Going on pilgrimage, soaking up the sacred atmosphere of holy
places and mingling with other pilgrims are simply different ways of
trying to achieve that glimpse." Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche