New edition with 57 colour photos of pilgrimage sites. From the popular Crystal Mirror series of publications from Dharma Publishing. This excellent volume is a rich and extensive description of the historical lands of the Buddha, tracing the expansion of Buddhism across India, through Afghanistan to Central Asia. Tarthang Tulku`s Dharma Publishing group have compiled this excellent survey and pilgrimage guide to the traditional eight great places of Buddhist Pilgrimage including Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kusinagara; and also covering Nalanda, Rajagrha, Kapilavastu, Vikramasila, Kashmir, Mathura, Ajanta, Ellora, Gandhara, Uddiyana and the Swat valley, Afghanistan, Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, e.t.c.
The book also includes information on the practice of pilgrimage itself and an explanatory introduction by Tarthang Tulku.