“I’m going to learn from the Buddhists. Specifically, I’m hoping that they will teach me how to be a better Christian. I am going to make connections—philosophical and theological, certainly, but even more importantly, personal and emotional. I can’t just read about them. I have to meet them. I have to go there….”
From December 2013 through March 2014, Christian pastor John Mabry went on a most amazing pilgrimage—to visit the most significant sites of the Buddha’s life, and to reflect deeply on what he saw, in conversation with his own faith. From there, his journey took him to Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, and back to India as he followed the distribution and development of Buddhism around the world. Part travelogue, part history lesson, part comparative theological reflection, this record of that adventure captures both the frailty and profundity of the human religious quest.