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Sacred Island

A Buddhist Pilgrim's Guide to Sri Lanka
Sacred Island

Author(s) : Dhammika, Ven S
Publishers Price : 10.95
Wisdom Price : 10.40(save 5%)
Availability : Currently in stock
ISBN : 9552402719
EAN : 9789552402715
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 224
Size : 220 x 144mm
Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
Published : 2008
Category : Travel: Pilgrimage
Category 2 : Theravada Buddhism: Sri Lanka
Synopsis:
An inspiring pilgrimage book to the sacred Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the island, the author weaves together archaeological findings, art history and the stories and legends of the Buddhist tradition to bring to life 33 places of religious significance. Dhammika also offers practical advice on how to travel in Sri Lanka and what the visitor can do to learn more about Buddhism and meditation. Besides lively descriptions, this book also contains some maps and illustrations of the sacred sites.

The book covers: religious history, pilgrimage, meditation centres, libraries, festivals and holidays, museums, itineraries, wayfaring in Sri Lanka, sacred architecture, stupas, hints for pilgrims; temples such as Kelaniya, Magul Mahavihara, Medirigiriya, Yapahuwa, and the temple of the tooth; great images such as Avukana, Budurewagala, and Maligawila, holy mountains such as Mihintale, Sigiriya, Sri Pada, and Tiriyaya, scared cities such as Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa; cave temples and hermitages and other holy places and sites.
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