Author Archives: Catalina Forbes

The Dungeshwari Cave – The Birthplace of Modern Buddhism


Buddhism has become the fourth most popular religion in the world, with more than 500-million followers world-wide. Many however, tend to overlook the birthplace of Buddhism. Background During the early days of his quest for enlightenment, the Buddha believed that the path towards it involved extreme asceticism. At one point he starved himself to the point of death in hopes of overcoming suffering and achieving enlightenment, it was after this that he accepted a bowl …

The Importance of Bodhgaya – Spiritual Destinations in Bodhgaya


Many of the religious leaders of the world have emerged from Asia where civilizations have been in existence for several millennia. India alone boasts of being home to quite a few of these leaders. Maha Bodhi Complex Maha Bodhi can be translated to ‘Noble Tree. Though the original Bo Tree, where Lord Buddha attained the supreme bliss of enlightenment is believed to have not survived, it is confirmed through literature that the presently flourishing Bo …

Beliefs about The Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya – The Sacred Tree


Read this brief guide on the Beliefs about The Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya before planning your visit to this historic, sacred site. Trees are living beings that breathe, give life and help preserve the world we live in. Buddhists strongly believe that one must never cut a tree down. Buddhist Beliefs According to Buddhist’s Book of Discipline, a monk is not allowed to cut a tree as not only does it have life but it could …