Life of the Buddha Part I, Part II, Part III.  A primal journey of the human spirit. Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha  ( foran audio version) is a fictionalized version of the story that captures the transforming power of pilgrimage. Pilgrimages can be to a fixed shrine or location, and they can be driven by our desire for personal spiritual transformation. It is important to remember the words of  Ursla K. LeGuin:

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”