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Brief Introduction

Buddha Shakyamuni was a historical figure, believed to have lived from about 563 BCE to 483 BCE. Born a prince of the Shakya clan, Sidhartha Gautama at the age of 29 embarked on the quest for enlightenment and liberation from the world of sufferings. He finally attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya when he was 35 years old.

Buddha urged his disciples to seek truth within their own experiences. He taught that existence is based on the Four Noble Truths, namely: life is rooted in suffering; suffering is caused by craving for worldly things; one can find release from suffering by eliminating craving; craving can be eliminated by following the Eightfold Path. The path consists of: Right Understanding; Right Motivation; Right Speech; ; Right Action; Right Livelihood; Right Effort; Right Awareness; and Right Concentration

Buddha Shakyamnuni, after attaining complete enlightenment, spent over 40 summers in the samsaric world, teaching the holy Dharma and guiding the ignorant beings on the right spiritual path. The Buddha’s teachings were eventually documented by his disciples after his Mahaparinirvana and are contained in the Three Pitakas.

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2018 Odisha Pad Yatra

A Pad Yatra is not only a physical journey, but also an inner journey of transformation. When you are mindful of the detail, you notice the light come into the sky at sunrise, and how good the first sip of tea in the morning tastes. So find your own Pad Yatra, if you can – it will be the best workout that you can give your mind.

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The 16th Eco Pad Yatra

Come and walk with His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and his spiritual entourage, in Odisha, to...


Where Are We Going

Scholars believe that Biraja (modern Jajpur) was a sacred land of Buddha Padmaprabha and the...


How To Get There

Since there will be a lot of complicated onground arrangement for the Eco Pad Yatra, interested...