Walk With The Master
the story of the sites of The Buddha
MGPL has produced a 48 minutes documentary, Walk With The Master - the story of the sites of the Buddha. Our approach to the program is to detail each site associated with the life of the Buddha. We will be recalling incidents and stories associated with the site. This will help bring the site to life.
We believe that this approach will give the viewer and the traveler a total experience of the spiritual, historic and cultural information of the site. The sites included in the program are:
Located in Nepal, the Lumbini Gardens is the birthplace of The Buddha. We see and experience the exact spot of his birth.
The ancestral home of The Buddha while he enjoyed and lived the life Prince Siddhartha.
The kingdom of King Bimbisara, where The Buddha lived during his quest for enlightenment Subsequently, the Buddha also spent twelve rainy seasons in Venu Vana, a bamboo grove at Rajgir.
The Buddha spent six long years practising very severe austerities. It is in this site that The Buddha realized the middle path for enlightenment.
The site in the forest, where a village girl named Sujata, nursed The Buddha back to health.
The famous Mahabodhi Temple where The Buddha attained enlightenment. The site also recalls many incidents in the Buddha's thought process.
The deer park, where, The Buddha set into motion "The Dhamma Chakka Pavattana"
The legendary city from the Ramayan. The city houses Jetavana, the most important monastery of The Buddha. The Buddha spent twenty-five rainy seasons here and composed over 800 suttas or discourses.
The site of the Sariputra stupa. This stupa is located in the world famous Nalanda University built by the Gupta dynasty.
One of the monasteries of The Buddha, where he started the first monastery for women. Vaishali is also the site where The Buddha gave his last discourse.
The world's largest stupa built by the Licchavis tribe. The site marks the spot where The Buddha gave his begging bowl to the leader of the tribe.
This is the site where The Buddha attained Parinirvana. He was later cremated close to the site and his ashes were encased in eight relic stupas.