Exhibition of the Buddha’s Ancient & Sacred Relics Comes to Portland July 24-26, 2015

(Portland) Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free to attend public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and 44 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet & China is currently touring the world.

People are deeply moved when they come in contact with the relics…there are so many stories. This is definitely one method for bringing people to enlightenment. The relics have incredible benefit to the world…people want them very much…and there is greater and greater benefit now….”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director, Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

In all there are 3,000 relics in this collection including those offered to the tour by His Holiness the Dalai Lama which are more than 2,600 years old, a collection from the Sakya Reliquary in Tibet and also from Meiktila Museum in Burma. Most of the relics in this collection resemble multi colored pearl-like crystals that in Tibetan are called ‘ringsel’ and in Sanskrit they are known as ‘Sarira.’ It is believed that relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death. The crystal relics were found among the cremation ashes of these masters.

The tour was founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2001. The Tour has visited 68 countries and 2.5 million people have viewed the relics to date.

Venue: Buddhist Henjyoji Temple
2634 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202

When:
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Friday, July 24: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony, followed by viewing of the relics
Saturday, July 25: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, July 26: 10am to 5pm

Exhibition of the Buddha’s Ancient & Sacred Relics Comes to Portland July 24-26, 2015

(Portland) Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free to attend public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and 44 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet & China is currently touring the world.

People are deeply moved when they come in contact with the relics…there are so many stories. This is definitely one method for bringing people to enlightenment. The relics have incredible benefit to the world…people want them very much…and there is greater and greater benefit now….”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director, Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

In all there are 3,000 relics in this collection including those offered to the tour by His Holiness the Dalai Lama which are more than 2,600 years old, a collection from the Sakya Reliquary in Tibet and also from Meiktila Museum in Burma. Most of the relics in this collection resemble multi colored pearl-like crystals that in Tibetan are called ‘ringsel’ and in Sanskrit they are known as ‘Sarira.’ It is believed that relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death. The crystal relics were found among the cremation ashes of these masters.

The tour was founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2001. The Tour has visited 68 countries and 2.5 million people have viewed the relics to date.

Venue: Buddhist Henjyoji Temple
2634 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202

When:
July 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Friday, July 24: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony, followed by viewing of the relics
Saturday, July 25: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, July 26: 10am to 5pm