Maitreya Project North American Relic Tour

 

Maitreya Project

Relic Tour

Sacred Relics of the Buddha

A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.

This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters.

Maitreya in Tushita
Maitreya in Tushita

They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

The relics are clearly visible inside display cases that encircle a life-size, golden statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Visitors may participate in a Blessing Ceremony where the relics of the Buddha are gently placed on the crown of the visitor’s head as a personal blessing.

 According to Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya will be the next Buddha to bring teachings of loving-kindness to the world. Eventually, the relics will be enshrined in a 500-ft/152-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Kushinagar, northern India.

“The very name ‘Maitri’, that’s loving-kindness. Now in today's world, we really need the promotion of Maitreya, Maitri, loving-kindness. So this is a huge project, right from the beginning, I simply admire those concerned people especially the late Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche really devoted to making this huge statue, and many followers really putting in effort, I really admire and I appreciate.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Maitrreya Relics

Americas Tour 2013

 

Riverside, California, USA

12, 13 & 14 July 2013
Friday: 5pm to 7pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Orange Terrace Community Center
Orange Terrace Park
20010 Orange Terrace Parkway
Riverside, California 92508
Contact: Vanessa Beltran
Email: vane_beltran_5@yahoo.com
Telephone: (+1) 951 318 0338

26, 27 & 28 July 2013
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute
477 E. 40TH Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 7405
www.saraha.org
Contact: Michael Maretich
Email: michael.maretich@saraha.org
Telephone: (+1) 541 221 8558

6, 7 & 8 September 2013
Davenport, Iowa, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Figge Art Museum
225 West Second Street
Davenport
Iowa 52801
USA
www.figgeartmuseum.org/
Contact: Rochel Ritters
Email: infinitihealing@gmail.com
Telephone: (+1) 309-269-6989

13, 14 & 15 September 2013
London, Ontario, Canada
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
The Auditorium
Brescia University College
1285 Western Road
London
Ontario
Canada
Contact:
The Circle
Email: circle@uwo.ca
Telephone: (+1) 519-432-8353 ext. 28288
Diane Yeo
Email: diane@dianeyeo.com
Telephone: (+1) 519-495-2634

20, 21 & 22 September 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Kurukulla Center
68 Magoun Ave
Medford (Boston)
Massachusetts 02155
USA
www.kurukulla.org
Contact: Sean Gonzalez
Email: sean@kurukulla.org
Telephone: +1 617 624 0177

4, 5 & 6 October 2013
Washington DC, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Church of the Holy City
1611 16th St NW  Washington
DC 20009
USA
Contacts:
Eric Forbis
Email: ericforbis@hotmail.com
and
Ani Tenzin Lhamo
Email: anitenmo@yahoo.com
Tel: (+1) 202-518-1221 or 719-256-5778

11 to 20 October 2013
Haymarket, Virginia, USA
Friday 11th Oct: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday 12th to 19th Oct: 10am to 7pm
Sunday 20th Oct: 10am to 5pm
Auspicious Cloud Monastery – Tu Viện Tường Vân
2101 James Madisons Highway
Haymarket
Virginia 20169
USA
http://tuongvantuvien.org
Contact: Venerable Thanh Lieu
Telephone: (+1) 571 261 2408
Email: sisterthanhlieu@yahoo.com

1, 2 & 3 November 2013
Gainsville, Florida, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Chua A Nan
2120 SE 15th Street Gainesville
Florida 32641-8729
USA
Contact: Khanh Dinh
Email: KDINH@aol.com
Cellphone: (+1) 352 246 5449

Dhammapada - 208. Therefore, follow the Noble One, who is steadfast, wise, learned, dutiful and devout. One should follow only such a man, who is truly good and discerning, even as the moon follows the path of the stars.

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