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Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

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Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby puppha » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:03 am

Dear All,

I would like to do a pilgrimage in Sri Lanka, probably in March 2013 for 2 weeks. I don't have a fixed itinerary yet, except that I want to go to Anuradhapura and probably Kandy too.

I read that monasteries in Sri Lanka are generally welcoming and that the monks often accept pilgrims spending the night in the monastery. Is that true?

All suggestions, travel tips, things a westerner should be aware of, good places to visit, etc. are most welcome! :anjali:

Also, if anyone is interested in joining me, please PM me! The dates are not fixed yet.

Metta

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:53 am

Very interested but financially restrained.
kind regards,

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby James the Giant » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:40 am

I'm going too, but towards the end of 2013, for three months.
Here's a good booklet showing good places for laypeople to visit. It was updated in 2006, but it should give an idea of some good monasteries and their contact details.
When I go, I'm going to climb Sri Pada, Image

and go to Sigiriya,
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And of course visit the tooth relic in Kandy. If you go at the end of July you can catch the Tooth Relic festival, from what I have been told they have more than a hundred decorated elephants in the parade... some of them carrying their own generator to power the lights strung on their harnesses!
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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:23 pm

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby James the Giant » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:06 am

Then,
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you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby James the Giant » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:21 pm

Then,
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you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka - Anyone interested?

Postby Viscid » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:39 pm

Highly recommend Sigiriya and Sri Pada.
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