Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

The Buddha said there are four sites that every committed dharma practitioner should visit: Lumbini, where he was born; Bodhgaya, where he attained enlightenment; Sarnath, where he gave his first sermon, and Kushinagar, where he passed into parinirvana.

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to visit these sacred sites across Northern India and Nepal. On this special triple-carbon-offset pilgrimage, coming up December 3-18, you’ll visit some of Buddhism’s most holy places with an intimate group of like-minded seekers and practitioners.

With the expert guidance of Buddhist scholar Andrew Olendzki, Tricycle’s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, RetreaTours owners BJ Graf and Lauren Rathvon, and an expert local guide, Tricycle pilgrims will retrace the steps of the Buddha, exploring the iconic locations where he lived and taught.

Sustainability is our priority. RetreaTours is officially a Carbonfree® Partner with Their “carbon negative” commitment means that throughout every step of the pilgrimage, RetreaTours offsets more carbon than is produced, making this trip as sustainable as it will be memorable.

Space is limited! Learn more here.

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  • Date: December 03–18, 2022
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  • Format: Pilgrimage
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