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Rinpoche entering the Bodhi Tree sanctuary, the place where Buddha was enlightened, directly behind the Mahabodhi Temple. Rinpoche, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, was our spiritual leader on this Pilgrimage. He took us to carefully selected places. His protection and blessed energy was evident to all of us with him.

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H.E Dagmo Kusho (Dagmola), Rinpoche’s wife, in front of a Tara image, adorned by katas, white scarves

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"Early in the morning, I went to the Mahabodhi Temple. The grounds were all but empty. I went to the second level past the two stone Buddha statues (see above) to the center of the stupa. There two of us meditated for one hour. We had the space all to ourselves. I couldn’t believe that I was in the center of all this stone and magic, at this hour, alone." - Claudia

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A meditation room at the Mahakala Caves monastery. Lit candles inside.

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