Thursday, 25 September 2014

Donald Stadtner - Sacred Sites of Burma




Donald Stadtner's groundbreaking recent book, Sacred Sites of Burma, does a phenomenal job in getting under the many myths and legends surrounding the Golden Land's holiest pagodas, and in tracing back and connecting how these tales were influenced by contemporary views and politics. In this lecture, he reviews the salient points from his book and gives an overview of the important pilgrimage sites of Burma.

While this is a scholar's view of the pilgrimage, one can also learn about how a meditator experienced three weeks of holy sites in Burma. And for those wishing to go on a 2015 pilgrimage, see here.

A Swedish pilgrim on tour in February 2014