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Vikramashila at a Glance

Monastery (Vikramshila) “The monastery, or residence for the Buddhist monks, is a huge square structure each side measuring 330 metres having a cruciform brick stupa in its centre. It has a majestic entrance from the North with a projection on each flank containing four chambers. The roof of the main gateway was supported on tall […]

Nalanda at a Glance

“History of Nalanda goes back to the days of Mahavira and Buddha in 6th Century B.C. It was the place of birth and Nirvana of Sariputra, one of the famous disciples of Buddha. The place rose into prominence in 5th Century A.D as a great monastic-cum-educational institution for oriental art and learning in the whole […]

Following the Footsteps from Nalanda (India) dan Muarajambi (Indonesia)

Eight days (March 15th-22nd, 2015). The trip to explore Nalanda, Vikramashila, Sera and the surrounding areas. It was a trip to experience first-hand the monastic living tradition that exists to this very day. The descriptions of the activities of the Sangha in Nanhai Ji Gui Neifa Zhuan (南 海 寄 歸 內 法傳; A Record […]