Dharma on Wheels: A Youth’s Bicycling Pilgrimage around the Globe

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Zilong Wang

Abstract

For millennia, going on a prayerful pilgrimage has been an essential part of spiritual
cultivation. Buddha himself might have been the best example, leaving behind the palace
of comfort in search for the ultimate truth and to end suffering for all. The 7th Century
monk Xuan Zang is perhaps the most recognized for his 17-year overland journey from
China to India and back, bringing authentic sutras to China and preserving a comprehensive
written record of South Asia. Master Xu Yun (Empty Cloud), one of the most respected Chan
patriarchs in recent Chinese history, made a three-steps-one-bow pilgrimage for two years to
repay the debt of gratitude for his parents. The aim of this paper is to express Dhamma on
the wheel through exploring a youth’s bicycling pilgrimage around the Globe.

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Wang, Z. (2018). Dharma on Wheels: A Youth’s Bicycling Pilgrimage around the Globe. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 11(3), 415–431. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/Jiabu/article/view/219847
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