Now revised and updated, this unique guidebook provides practical and inspiring information for meditators who plan to visit India and Nepal and the sacred sites where the Buddha lived and taught. The book offers a rich anthology of deeply inspiring stories relating to each of the pilgrimage sites connected to the Buddha’s life and teaching. It also includes helpful maps, creative artwork, and spirited narratives from experienced travelers.
This book is a good introduction to understanding the parts, structure, and meanings of the Tipiṭaka. Tipiṭaka is the Pāli word meaning « Three Baskets » used to describe the body of discourses and teachings (in three categories) credited to Siddhartha Gotama, or the historical Buddha. It is also called the Pāli Canon.