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Nepali Buddhism

During our stay in Kathmandu, we will visit a few locations from the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha was born in Nepal in the Shakya Kingdom in 563 BCE. In Nepal, the majority of people identify as Hindu. However, Buddhist influences are pervasive in most aspects of the culture of Nepal to the extent that Buddhist and Hindu temples are shared places of worship for peoples of both faiths so that, unlike in other countries, the distinction between Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal is not always clear. 
Nestled in the Himalayas, the geographical location of Nepal provides an atmosphere of solitude and quiet thinking. Kathmandu, the national capital, is no exception. The Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu is surrounded by many monasteries, each distinct in its teachings and practices. If you want to unwind, think, relax, and view life from a different perspective, a monastery is the best place to do so. Smiling, peaceful monks, idyllic locales, charming weather, simplistic food, and the divine aura are sure to do you good.