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Discovery Talk Series – The Two Great Renunciations of Siddhartha and Maha Prajapati with Deepak Anand.



8.00 pm – 9.30 pm* MY
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm* IST


Two great renunciations shape the Buddhist World.

The first was the renunciation of Bodhisattva Siddhartha Gotama at the age of 29 years old when he set forth from his palace in search for the Liberating Truth.

The second was undertaken by Maha Prajapati Gotami who sought ordination as a nun under the Buddha after the death of King Suddhodana.

Using the accounts of the pilgrim monk Xuan Zang, Deepak Anand has managed to track down the routes that was taken during the two great renunciations.

Hear about the two journeys that traverse Nepal and India in a Discovery Talk by Deepak.


About Deepak Anand

Deepak Anand is a Buddhist pilgrimage explorer and writer who is passionate about the revival of ancient Buddhist pilgrimage in India. He has been working on Buddhist heritage since 2005 and has published books and articles on the Buddhist heritage, including Xuanzang’s journey that could revitalize the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage in India.

Walking on foot since Feb 2020, Deepak has already covered 2,200km to retrace Xuanzang’s route in India. His journey on foot at the grass-root level, enriched by Xuanzang’s eyewitness accounts of the sites connected with the Buddha, would be documented in videos and publications. His travels are documented in his blog https://nalanda-insatiableinoffering.blogspot.com/


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18 Oct 2021


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 18 Oct 2021
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am


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