Sacred Relics Tour, Toronto, Sept 19-21

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A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world. The collection will be coming to Toronto in September and the Toronto Canadian Cultural Centre (TCCC) will host the relic tour here from September 19-21, 2014. The Centre is located at 40 Titan Road in Etobicoke.

This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. These relics embody the compassion and wisdom of the master and are deliberately produced by the master at his death. Relics like these are usually enshrined in temples, where they’re off-limits to the public. But revered Buddhist leader Lama Zopa Rinpoche decided to put his collection on tour. Others contributed, as well, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. 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 150-ft/45-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Bodhgaya, 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

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We request your help in publicizing this event among your friends, work colleagues, neighbours so that we have stream of people to view the holy relics and get blessings on September 19-21, 2014 at TCCC.

More details will be sent closer to the scheduled dates.

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