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Buddhist Pilgrimage Series: The Diversity of Bodhgaya

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Bodhgaya is considered by nearly all Buddhists to be the most sacred pilgrimage site in India. In this way, pilgrimage to Bodhgaya provides an unparalleled glimpse into the diversity of lineages and traditions found within Buddhism worldwide as each country has constructed a temple in their own native architecture and style. The exchange that occurs due to so many types of Buddhism being in close proximity fosters re-consideration and, at times, modification of one’s own views and practices. Some say that this results in a watering down of traditions, or an amalgamation of practices that lose their essence or potency. Others say it is the natural evolution of religious or spiritual practices, regardless of where in the world you are,…

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