2001 — India Pilgrimage
May 7 – June 2
Serene photographs dominate this intimate exhibit in the Archives Gallery on the 3rd floor. A taste of India is portrayed with photographs and artifacts from the Winter post-session trip to India. Photographs are grouped into three categories: architecture, scenery, and human interest. Artifacts displayed include clothing and stone carved boxes.
“On December 8, 2000 ,22 students from WOU and 12 other pilgrims joined together for a pilgrimage no one would ever forget. Dr. Jerry Braza and his wife, Karen facilitated the opportunity to experience India, Nepal and Thailand. The pilgrimage Included learning about culture and history and the study of Buddhism.
Shantum Seth was not only our guide along the way, but also a teacher and a friend. There is a picture displayed of Shatum and his family, who welcomed our group with hospitality and warmth.
A few sights we were fortunate to see included the Taj Mahal, The Ganges River and an overwhelming amount of smiling children.
Our display will hopefully give you a sense of the beautiful experience and interesting artifacts we encountered along the footsteps of Buddha.
There is another pilgrimage planned for winter 2003, which I recommend everyone consider, as it is definitely a life-changing experience.”
— Jason Luttrell, WOU Student pilgrim
Location: Archives 3rd floor
Curator: Tanya Lee