Tag Archives: Buddhism

Sarnath near Varanasi

By | 28th February 2018

At the Kautilya Society Guest House in Varanasi, we met two young Indian students who were doing some work at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). We chatted with them over breakfast and lunch and were delighted we could finally have a conversation with some locals who didn’t have ‘making a sale’ as their main agenda for… Read More »

Mahabodhi Temple

By | 22nd February 2018

Some time between the sixth and the fourth century BCE, Gautama Buddha, a young prince from a family with minor royal lineage, made it his goal in life to find answers to the problem of ending universal suffering. Leaving the security of his family home and adopting the life of an ascetic, he headed to… Read More »