For Help with Indian Visas

Here is some useful information when applying for Indian Visas, please use these two names, addresses and telephone numbers when completing the visa application.

Mr. Prashant Varma    +91 98 18 434424
Address: Deer Park Institute
Bir, District Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh 176 077 India

Mr. Suresh Bauddha  +91-05672234054, 9937393526
Address: Vivek Vihar Colony 
District Mainpuri, 
Uttar Pradesh 205001 India

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Lodging for Speakers and Resource Persons

Lodging for Speakers and Workshop Resource Persons is provided on the temple grounds which have shared rooms with beds, private bathrooms with Western style toilets. Room assignments will be made when the speakers and resource persons go through registration.

RESERVATIONS: Please make your lodging arrangements as soon as possible because many other persons will be making a pilgrimage to Bodhgaya during the same time that the conference is taking place.

FOOD: The conference registration fee includes food for all four days.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Some lodging is within walking distance of the conference site, otherwise local transportation will be available.

OTHER: Internet cafes are located in the area where the conference is taking place, but will not be available at the conference site.

For Help with Lodging and Special Rates  Please contact Pema Wangchuk –  sidswish@vsnl.com – if you need help with accommodations to get a special price for getting reduced lodging rates.


Coordinating Travel plans and Meeting Conference Participants

INEB partners are coordinating meeting participants as they arrive in Calcutta and Gaya.   Remember to look for INEB signs.

Please include your travel dates and times on the registration form

or send to the conference e-mail address conference@inebnetwork.org.

Contact persons shown in the transportation section for help coordinating your travel plans.

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Transportation Information & Contacts

From Delhi ? Gaya

TRAIN ? Some trains travel from Delhi to Gaya, however, persons who want to take these trains need to book their tickets 60 days before the journey because October is tourist session in India and seats may not be available.

  1. Some good trains are: 1. Rajdhani Express, 2. Mahabodhi Express, and 3. Purosottam Express. All of these are overnight trains.
  2. Please reserve your seat 60 days in advance.
  3. You can book your ticket directly by going to this website – www.irctc.co.in.
  4. Trains are running from Delhi to the Gaya junction. Ground transportation from the Gaya junction to Buddha Gaya will take 30-45 minutes by taxi, bus or auto. Adequate ground transportation is available to accommodate conference participants.

AIR ? There are also some flights from Delhi to Buddha Gaya, as well as a daily flight from Delhi to Patna. The drive from Patna to Buddha Gaya takes between 2.5 -3 hours by taxi. There is also a train and a bus from Patna to Gaya.

TRAVEL TIME IN KOLKATA/CALCUTTA – Please allow for one to one and one half hours (1 – 1 1/2) travel time from the Calcutta airport to the train station.

CONTACT PERSON? if you want to arrange train or air tickets, local travel in Delhi, or a hotel, etc., contact:

Mr. Pema Wangchuk – cell no +9810497441, E-mail: sidswish@vsnl.com

From Kolkata ? Gaya
Train ? There are some over night fast trains from Kolkatta to Delhi via Gaya like Rajdhani.

Contact persons:

  1. Mr. Brajesh Kumar – cell no +9934611463, Email:bbodhgaya@yahoo.co.in
  2. Mr. Vikram Kumar   – cell no +9939008622, Email:lotostours@hotmail.com

Please note: Using the website – www.cleartrip.com – is very helpful for trip planning, especially for domestic travel in India rather than the Indian Railway site which seems to be problematic.


Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.


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 Vol.33 No.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)
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