Friday, December 08, 2006

Vacating to India

Tomorrow I fly...

To India...

On Indian Airlines...

With a first class ticket...

Pray for me...

A bowl, two robes (outer robe left behind) and belt, a monk bag, a sitting cloth, pocket chanting book, toiletries and a water canteen. Now I feel like a real dhutanga monk... except, of course for the business class air ticket :-*

So, no email until the 18th. I'll try to post from Bodh Gaya or Sarnath, but don't expect pictures as I'm leaving the PDA here (sorry, mom). Instead, please feel welcome to look over the old set of pictures from when I was last in India, here:

IBC's Trip to India




Buddha Relic Shows
Here's one that especially stands out for me. In Buddhist countries they believe the remains of the Buddha contain some share of power from the Enlightenment, and show it through bright light. In this place (Sarnath) we were shown a Buddha relic and given a chance to take a group photo on the stage above where it is kept.