A number of former pilgrims and journalists have written articles on their journeys with Buddhapath.
Below are some of them:
Field Notes From Author Perry Garfinkel: An article in National Geographic
I never join tour groups, but "In the Footsteps of the Buddha" turned out to be the best introduction to the Buddha's life, to India's sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and to group leader Shantum Seth. Born to a prominent Hindu family, Shantum was disenchanted with his family religion. Ironically, to discover Buddhism he had to go West to California, where he met Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn, who is still his teacher. Read more >>
'Easing the Inward Journey, With Modern Amenities' by Perry Garfinkel
An article in The New York Times (December 24, 2006)
... Shantum Seth, who leads a journey in India called “In the Footsteps of the Buddha,” said that three people signed up for his first 15-day tour in 1988. Now 20 to 25 people sign up for each of three tours he leads a year...
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"Friends, We Have Arrived: An Inter-faith Journey Through India"
By Richard 'Aryeh' Nanas, LCSW
(Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy)
Its still unclear to me whether the group of people that traveled throughout India with Shantum Seth were the most passive individuals that could be assembled to travel together, or whether we were near-Boddhisatvas living in the minute and continually feeling filled by the present moment and the constant visual, auditory and tactile stimulation of the journey. In any case, this was a group that could sit for hours on buses in strange, unfamiliar areas rarely asking where we were or where we were going. This happened, day in and day out, throughout the interfaith journey organized by Shantum. When the bus stopped, after hours of travel, the travelers rarely got up until Shantum announced, "Friends, we have arrived!" It truly was a magical mystical journey.