Sacred Pilgrimage Sites
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Wat Florida Dhammaram

Buddhalila ~ Walking Buddha

Wat Florida Dhammaram has constructed replicas of the sacred places of pilgrimage in honor Lord Buddha as they are found in India:

 
Vihara Maha Mayadevi, built in commemoration of the Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini Nepal.

 

 
Mahabodhi Temple of Bodgaya India

 

 
Dhamekha Stupa of Sarnath India

 

 
The Parinibbana Temple of Kusinara India

 

The shrines are situated in a lovely walking park shaded by large southern oaks. Because of the increasing interest throughout the West in the teachings of the Buddha, these replicas are offered as places of pilgrimage for meditation, reflection, education and study.

Lord Buddha mentioned these four sites as follows in the Digha Nikaya 16:

"There are four places, Ananda, that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence What are the four? "'Here the Tathagata was born!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. "'Here the Tathagata became fully enlightened in unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. "'Here the Tathagata set rolling the unexcelled Wheel of the Dhamma!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. "'Here the Tathagata passed away into the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. "These, Ananda, are the four places that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. And truly there will come to these places, Ananda, pious bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, laymen and laywomen, reflecting: 'Here the Tathagata was born! Here the Tathagata became fully enlightened in unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment! Here the Tathagata set rolling the unexcelled Wheel of the Dhamma! Here the Tathagata passed away into the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains!"

Lord Buddha enters Parinibbana.


Wat Florida Dhammaram
2421 Old Vineland Rd. Kissimmee Florida 34746
Telephone (407) 397-9552
Fax (407) 397-2577

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