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 2014

23, 24 & 25 May 2014
Grass Valley, California, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
St Josephs Cultural Center
410 Church Street
Grass Valley
CA 95945
USA
Contact: Steve Solinsky
Email: srsolinsky@gmail.com
Telephone: (+1) 530 265 5977

13, 14 & 15 June 2014
Ventura, California, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
An Lac Mission
901 S.Saticoy Avenue
Ventura
California 93004
USA
Contact: Venerable Sutadhara
Email: missionanlac@yahoo.com
Telephone: (+1) 805 758 2028

18, 19 & 20 July 2014
Seattle, Washington, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Seattle Unity Church
200 8th Ave N
Seattle
Washington 98109
USA
Contact: James Tierney
Email: jamesti44@gmail.com
Tel: (+1) 425 241 1968

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.

Kalachakra Symbol