Advisory Team

Retracing Bodhisattva Xuanzang
A Foot Journey to Explore the Sublime Wanderings of the Buddha

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We are fortunate to have a host of learned Venerable Monks, experts and erudite scholars guiding our efforts for making of this project of great socio-cultural importance.

“The learned Advisory team is headed by Prof Lokesh Chandra, an erudite Indian scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts, who has written 576 books and 286 articles. ”

He was conferred with Padma Bhushan in 2006, the third highest Civilian Award in India. He remained the President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (2014-2017), served as a Member of Parliament (Upper House) and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research.

Other members of this important team are:

Ven. Thomas Dhammadipa, Ven. Tsering-Tenzin Ananda, Ven. Dr. Bannyalin Kara, Ven. Phramaha Phan Phaekraphoke, Ven. Saddha Yongjum, Ven. Tathaloka Bhikkhuni, Ven Bodhicitta

Late Acharya S S Taparia, Mohan Deshmukh, Durgesh Shah, Dhanesh Shah, Acharya Shantum Seth, Dr Yojana Bhagat, Bikram Pandey Kaji Nuwakott, Dr. Swati Chemburkar, Justin Kelly, Dr Arun Kumar, Shatrughana Singh Shakya

Religious Personalities and Dignitaries from China & India offering prayers during the Inauguration of the Xuanzang Memorial, Nalanda on Feb. 12, 2007
“Efforts are also on to form a Steering Committee for monitoring the quality of the project as it develops; providing advice about changes to the project as it develops. The Steering Committee will also provide support, guidance and oversight of progress. It will have important members from China, Malaysia, USA and India

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