This Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour is a public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and other great Buddhist masters from India,Tibet, Korea and China.
Venue: Than Hsiang Temple
Add: 132, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Sat, 3 May: 10am to 11am – Opening Ceremony followed by relic viewing
Sat, 3 May: 11am to 7pm
Sun & Mon, 4 & 5 May: 10am to 7pm
Tues, 6 May: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Chokyi Gyaltsen Center
Add: 37Y Lorong Zoo 1, Air Itam, 10500 Penang.
Fri, 9 May: 6pm to 8pm – Opening Ceremony followed by relic viewing
Sat, Sun, Mon, 10 – 12 May: 10am to 7pm
Tue, 13 May: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Losang Drakpa Centre
Add: 1, Jalan 17/21F, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Fri, 16 May: 6pm to 8pm – Opening Ceremony followed by relic viewing
Sat,17 May: 10am to 7pm
Sun, 18 May: 10am to 5pm
All non-Muslims are welcome. For further information and contact details, log on to: http://www.maitreyarelictour.com/
This is a rare opportunity to view these sacred relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of these Buddhist masters. They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals that in Tibetan are called ‘ringsel’.
Buddhists believe relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously offered 8 relics of the historical Buddha that are over 2,500 years old to the collection.
The tour also features relics from 44 other Buddhist masters from different parts of the world – in all there are over 4,000 relics in this collection. This Tour is the largest touring relic collection of its kind.
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.
Visitors may also 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.
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