Spiritual programme

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2022 Root Institute Pilgrimage to Buddha’s Sacred Sites
From Friday, 2. December 2022
To Thursday, 15. December 2022

Photos from the 2018 Root Institute Pilgrimage also organised by Ekno Tours

This is a very special pilgrimage for anyone who wishes to receive blessings and inspiration from a wonderful array of holy places in the company of warm-hearted, like-minded people.


Ekno Tours As in 2018 – 20, this special tour will be run by Ekno Travels, Australia.

It will be led by Tibetan Scholar, Translator & Tour Leader, Filip Majkowski.

To learn more about their experience and expertise, visit their page, Why Choose Ekno?


  • 2 – 15 December, 2022


  • 14 days, 13 nights


  • Experience the wonders of Delhi, including prominent Buddhist relics
  • Visit Varanasi, the ‘spiritual gateway of India'
  • Journey to the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India, including Sarnath, Sravasti and Kushinagar
  • Spent three days in Bodhgaya – the most important Buddhist site
  • Visit Nalanda Monastery, ancient Buddhist ruins and the Kesariya Stupa
  • Attend teachings at the Buddhist Root Institute in Bodhgaya

Tour Route

Delhi – Sarnath – Sravasti – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Rajgir – Bodhgaya

Route Map

2022 fundraising pilgrimage route map
General information about the spiritual programme

The span of our spiritual programme is approximately six months – the last few months of one year and the early months of the next – during the cooler season in Bodhgaya.

On the appropriate dates in the Tibetan calendar year-round, however, we observe the standard pujas of the Gelug tradition and these are drop-in sessions which anyone can attend. If you are in Bodhgaya and would like to come along, please feel welcome to join us for:

  • Tara Puja
  • Medicine Buddha Puja
  • Guru Puja with Tsog
  • Protector Puja.

Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for all events except:

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