Maitreya Project North American Relic Tour

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Maitreya Project

North American

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

25, 26 & 27 January 2013
Reno, Nevada, USA

Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Reno Buddhist Center
820 Plumas Street
Reno, Nevada 89509
www.renobuddhistcenter.org
Contact: Trey Ligon
Email: trey@dharmakayacenter.com
Telephone: (+1) 775 232 8067

16, 17 & 18 February 2013
Cozumel,  México

Saturday: 10am Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 7pm
Monday: 10am to 5pm
Cozumel Museum
Rafael E. Melgar, between Calles 4 and 6 Norte
Cozumel, México
Contact: Paula Velasco
Email: paurabsel@eninfinitum.com
Telephone: +52 987 872 5346

1, 2 & 3 March 2013
Monterrey, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de Historia Mexicana
Dr. Coss 445 Sur. Zona Centro
Monterrey N.L., C.P. 64000
Monterrey, Mexico
Tel. (81) 2033.9898
http://www.museohistoriamexicana.org.mx/
Contact: Mariela Alvarez Schiano, Casa Tibet Monterrey
Email: mariela@casatibetmty.org
Telephone: (+52) 81-8123 2670

15, 16 & 17 March 2013
Durango, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de Historia y Arte Contemporáneo
“El Palacio de los Gurza”
Negrete 903 Pte. esq. Zaragoza
Zona Centro, CP 34000
Durango, Mexico
Contact: Leonel Favila
Email: budismo.dgo@gmail.com
Telephone: (+52) 618 1 82 82 73

22, 23 & 24 March 2013
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Centro de Difusión Cultural Raúl Gamboa
Calle Universidad esquina Negrete
Zona Centro,C.P. 78000
Tel. +52 444 812 43 33
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Contact: Alejandro Chavez-Segura
Email: acs.karuna@gmail.com
Tel: (+52) 444 203 27 15

12, 13 & 14 April, 2013
León, Guanajuato, México
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Museo de la Ciudad
Pedro Moreno No. 227
37000 Zona Centro,León
Guanajuato, México
Contact: Dolores Barrera Hernández
Email: leon@casatibet.org.mx
Telephone: +52 477 779 7310

12, 13 & 14 July 2013
Riverside, California, USA

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
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Deer Park Buddhist Center
4548 Schneider Drive
Oregon (near Madison), WI 53575
www.deerparkcenter.org/
Contact: Linnette De La Texera
Email: mahakarunikaya33@yahoo.com
Telephone: (+1) 608 658 5898

 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.