Pilgrimage through Bihar, India

Guided by monks from a monastery near my hometown, my family and I spent two weeks in Bihar, a province in north India. Many new, and deep-going experiences... seeing all these people, being happier than most North-American people in spite of their poverty, makes you question again if you really need the newest IPhone to smile in everyday life! 
It was a mainly religious trip to renowned places like Varanasi, famous for its spot at the Ganges River, a floating cemetery as well as a place for meditation and prayer, and Bodhgaya, where the Dalai Lama held a conference at that time of the year.
Overall, I wouldn't have missed this trip for anything. Enjoy.