Lumbini is located in Nepal.

Latitude & Longitude: 27 degrees 28'07.88" N, 83 degrees 16'33.78" E

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Areas suitable for Meditation

The main building at Lumbini is surrounded by paths and grassy areas. These grassy areas enjoy a bit of relief and can be suitable for meditation.

There are also a set of seats on the front side of the building that can make suitable meditation spots (particularly because they are away from most of the commotion of the Bodhi Tree and Bathing Tank.


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Sites at locations visited by the Buddha

Boldface entries indicate specific locations used intensively or mmost strongly associated with the Buddha

  • Asokan Pillar
  • Bathing Tank
  • Bodhi Tree, Bathing Tank and Building Housing Birthplace
  • Historic Accounts

    Faxian: Faxian offers minimal description -- See p75 (chapter 22) of "Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hien, as Translated by James Legge.

    Xuanzang: See p24 of Vol 2 Buddhist Records of the Western World.

    Other References

    Wikipedia entry on Lumbini

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