Category Archives: Buddhism

Nepal : From Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace

For the world’s one billion buddhists, Lumbini ( now a small village in southern Nepal) is where it all began. The Buddha’s birthplace is arguably the single most important historical site in Nepal – not only the source of one … Continue reading

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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … Continue reading

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Thaïland : the indian influence

Located in a swampy area, the Wat Phra Ram, one of the oldest monument at Ayutthaya, has started to be constructed around 1369 by the king Ramesuan on the cremation site of his father, Ramathibodi I, the first king of the Ayutthaya … Continue reading

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Buddha : How Gautama became a catholic saint.

Among the many saints of the Catholic Church, one is perhaps the greatest saints of all times : Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, the “awakened one”. In the christian scriptures, he is hidden under the name of saint Josaphat whose life … Continue reading

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