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India Book Launch of "In the Shadow of the Buddha" October 28, 2011 in Bodhgaya

Pilgrimage in Tibet: In the Shadow of the Buddha
Slideshow and book talk with Matteo Pistono
October 28, 2011 8 pm

Wat Pa (Thai-Bharat Society) Buddhagaya Vanaram Temple
Bodhgaya, INDIA
hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhist

Pistono draws on his experiences as a journalist and student of Tibetan Buddhism to explore the intersection between spirituality and politics. In a slideshow talk, Pistono weaves together majestic images from the Himalayas, stories of his decade-long pilgrimage in Tibet, and his role in smuggling out evidence of the Chinese government's human rights abuses to the West.  Read More 
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Engaged Buddhism: A Different Kind Of Pilgrimage

There is a great collection of papers on Engaged Buddhism addressing the Future of Buddhism and social action. This collection is being published on the occasion of the bi-annual conference of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) that is happening in Bodhgaya, India from Oct 26-29th. Click on the INEB link to the left to find the conference papers.

Matteo Pistono sits on the Executive Council of INEB and contributed the following to the collection.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PILGRIMAGE
By Matteo Pistono

When I first journeyed to Tibet in the late 1990s, I was on a pilgrimage in the foot­steps of a nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic named Tertön Sogyal. A horse-riding bandit turned meditation master,  Read More 
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