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A small section of our garden at the side of the house…
Shakyamuni Buddha (Tibetan: sha kya tu pa, sang gye. English: the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan), the founder of Buddhism.
According to traditional dating, Shakyamuni Buddha (Shakya thub-pa), also known as Gautama Buddha (Gau-ta-ma), lived from 566 to 485 BCE in central north India.
Shakyamuni (Shakya thub-pa) was born into an aristocratic, wealthy warrior family in the state of Shakya, with its capital at Kapilavastu (Ser-skya’i gnas),
At age twenty-nine, however, Buddha renounced his family life and princely heritage and became a wandering mendicant spiritual seeker.