This unique GLOBAL SPIRIT program explores and follows the actual experience of Pilgrimage, with host Phil Cousineau, journeying with the Global Spirit team, to India and the ancient pilgrimage sites of Varanasi – the ancient Hindu city of light, Allahabad – where three sacred rivers, the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati all converge, and to Bodh Gaya – the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site on earth, site of the Bodhi Tree, under which the Buddha sat for 49 days and attained enlightenment.
Back in the studio, Phil brings acclaimed travel writer and essayist Pico Iyer together with Peruvian anthropologist Zoila Mendoza, who herself brings unique film footage and insights from a fascinating indigenous Christian pilgrimage in the Peruvian Andes. Join this most personal and exciting multi-faith journey and discussion of this ancient spiritual phenomenon.
Listen to Pico Iyer interview on The Transformed Traveler
Listen to Stephen Olsson, interview series producer/director on The Transformed Traveler