The Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in Richmond, California, is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's living cultural and spiritual heritage. The Foundation supports activities dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture and through teaching, hosting local University students, interfaith dialogues and cultural programs.
The Foundation also supports charity programs for the Himalayan children's education and healthcare funds, Tibetan seniors living in the Bay Area and new immigrants.
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Buddhist pilgrimage to India, Nepal, and Bhutan in November 2014
Buddhist pilgrimage to India and Nepal November 1st - 15th, 2014. We are also organizing a first time Bhutan & Sikkim tour right after the pilgrimage November 15th - 23rd, 2014. Please note that the Bhutan & Sikkim tour is not part of the pilgrimage. A short video (WALK WITH THE MASTERS) - the story of the sites of the Buddha.
Venerable Thupten Donyo, Director of the Gyuto Foundation, is organizing a Buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal and India taking place in November 2014. Ven. Thupten Donyo will be leading the pilgrimage with prayers and this will be his fifth trip with Gyuto members and friends.
A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place as an act of devotion and faith. Many enlightened beings have advised to visit the place where the Buddha was born, the place where the Buddha attained Enlightenment, the place where he preached the first teaching, and where he passed away into Mahaparinirvana.
During the pilgrimage we will visit the major holy sites of the Buddha such as: Lumbini - birthplace of Buddha, Kushinagar - where Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana, Rajgir - where Buddha gave teachings on the Heart Sutra, Varanasi - where Buddha preached his first discourse, and finally Bodh Gaya - where Buddha attained enlightenment. We’ll also visit the Taj-Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Please see below for the complete list of sites and the corresponding itinerary.
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