Kusinara (Kushinagar) -- Matha Kaur Shrine


Latitude & Longitude:

26 degrees 44' 15.49" N, 83 degrees 53' 16.92" E)

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Areas suitable for Meditation

The site is relatively quiet, and offers some grass that may be available for meditation, but note that the site does allow for public access, which strongly elevates chance of distraction or mischief. There is sometimes a caretaker around, in which case meditation within the shrine might be particularly suitable.


We may have come across a reference to the effect that Xuan Zang saw this shrine, but have not located it again and believe that thiere is a high chance that our memory is off in this regard.

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Other References

Wikipedia entry on Kusinara

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