Join Root Institute for this very special meditative pilgrimage to

Magnificent Ajanta & Ellora Caves
with Geshe Rabga & Annie McGhee

13 – 19 December 2018
Would you like to visit the world heritage caves of Maharashtra?  You are invited to join this very special pilgrimage led by our very own resident Geshe Ngawang Rabga and Annie McGhee!You’ll need to hurry though – there’s only a few days left to get the discounted rate on our very special pilgrimage.
Root Institute’s resident Geshe-la Rabga & experienced Buddhist pilgrimage leader Annie McGhee will lead us on the pilgrimage.
Ajanta Caves
Recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, the Ajanta Caves are considered one of the finest and most extensive surviving examples of ancient Indian art. They consist of twenty-nine immense rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments, which date from the 3rd century BC to about the 5th century CE. The Ajanta Caves consist of ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 250-foot wall of rock. The caves have exquisite wall paintings, many depicting the past lives of the Buddha – pictorial stories from the Jataka Tales. The caves also include rock cut of images of the Buddha and Buddhist deities.
World Heritage Site Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora, also a UNESCO site, and extending over 2 kilometers, is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world featuring Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments and artwork dating from 600-1,000 CE. The Ellora Caves show the integration and tolerance of these three major faiths, in peaceful co-existed at that time.Each of the 100 caves excavated at this site depicts the deities and mythology as well as monasteries, which are specific to each of these religions. Twelve of the caves are Buddhist, with one featuring a superb Maitreya statue.

World Heritage Site Ellora Caves
World Heritage Site Ellora Caves
Making the most of our journey
At each site, the group will be given important information about the site and led into different meditations and practices relevant to the place. The idea is to become a pilgrim rather than a tourist during this trip.Simply register by 11 October 2018 to get the early-bird discounted rate.  Don’t miss this chance to join us in visiting the world heritage caves of Maharashtra – truly exquisite wonders of the ancient world on a monumental scale. We hope you’ll join us!!

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