Rare relics of the Buddha in San Miguel de Allende
By Alejandro Negrete
A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.
Maitreya Project Relic Tour. Fri, Feb 10, 6pm. Sat, Feb 11, 10am-7pm. Sun, Feb 12, 10am-5pm. El Sindicato, Recreo 4. 0415 120 2185. Free
This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. 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.
For more information, a press pack and downloadable images of the relics, please visit:- www.maitreyaproject.org