Pilgrimage to Anywhere

Pilgrimage to Anywhere

by Rijumati Wallis

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Pilgrimage to Anywhere by Rijumati Wallis

Hoping to rediscover his deeper purpose, Rijumati, an English Buddhist teacher and businessman, embarked on a journey into the unknown: a round-the-world trip by land and sea that became a kind of pilgrimage. Months - and many crises - later he returned with new reverence for ordinary people and places, a sense of veneration for nature’s wonders and a profound gratitude for being human. Part travel diary and part record of a spiritual journey, these pages evoke the sacred, remote places encountered in the outer world alongside the ‘inner terrain’ that unfolded along the way. If you have ever felt the call of the open road, longed to travel as a form of self-discovery, or just wanted to know how to stay sane whilst getting a visa stamp in Kazakhstan, then Pilgrimage to Anywhere is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780995281
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Taking up Buddhist meditation in 1986, I was ordained in 1993. I have many years experience teaching meditation and Buddhism. In 2007 I undertook a 15-month pilgrimage around the world.

Table of Contents

1 Prologue: Why I set out 1

2 Life On Board 5

3 Heaven and Hell in Anuradhapura 14

4 Dawn on Sripada 19

5 Fawlty Keys 25

6 A visit to the Cave 30

7 From Bhaja to Bodhgaya 39

8 Sublime Sikkim 49

9 Tibetan Tectonics 60

10 Almighty Almaty 68

11 Lake Issyk-Kul 74

12 Falling Apart in the Ala Archa 78

13 Searching for the Soviet Soul 84

14 Alone in the Tian Shan 88

15 The Peddling Provodnitsa 96

16 A day at the banya 103

17 Ulan Ude Idylls 110

18 The Journey to the Far East 122

19 Japanese Dewdrops 133

20 Searching for Saints 147

21 A Case of Zen-digestion 163

22 In the footsteps of Kobo Daishi 168

23 Hiroshima 195

24 Pacific Passage 199

25 New World Blues 208

26 On the Road 220

27 Canyons and Cowboys 232

28 A Tale of Two Buses 238

29 A Clash of Cultures 250

30 Mayan meanderings 258

31 Cuban cameos 268

32 The Return Journey 281

33 Epilogue: Lessons from the Road 287

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