Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour

On September 10th I traveled to Saskatoon with a friend to view the collection of Buddhist relics on display at the public library. It was a truly amazing & spiritual experience.

'In each city they visit, the relics are inspiring communities to come together and experience an inter-faith celebration focused on our shared human qualities – love, compassion and the importance of having a 'good heart'. By meditating on loving-kindness, peace naturally arises in our hearts and in our surrounding world.'

Upon entering the room with the relics, I felt immediate peace and calmness. I could have stayed there all day just breathing it all in, people watching and taking pictures.
This is the Buddha bath where water is dipped and poured over the Buddha statue.

This is a life sized statue of Maitreya - The Teacher. 'He will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation.'
I like that idea :)

There was a wishing bowl and little bells to ring to delight your spirit guides.
These are the actual relics.  

'Most of the relics — those found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters — resemble beautiful pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe these relics are produced as a result of the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom. Since we can all develop these qualities, the relics are a reminder of our own essential nature of purity and our inner potential to manifest that.'
Just as we were leaving, we saw an expectant woman receiving blessings. Everybody in the room turned their attention to watch. It was amazing. If you ever get a chance to catch this tour, I highly suggest you go see it.
To read more about the Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour click here.

1 comment :

  1. That's amazing! How lucky for you for getting to experience it. May that sense of peace and calmness follow you wherever you go. =)