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July 3, 2007 > Buddhist Relics return to Fremont

Buddhist Relics return to Fremont

Fremont is once again the chosen site for an exhibition of sacred relics of Buddhist masters. The remains, which look like pearls or crystals, are part of a collection, unprecedented in size, available for public viewing. It is believed that these remnants are deliberately produced by the master at his death. All over the world, these relics found in the slow-burning funeral pyres of Buddhist monks have been enshrined in temples, cathedrals and monasteries. They are thought to embody the masters' spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom.

The essence of Buddha is at the core of the Heart Shrine Relic Tour. His teachings of peace, love and kindness have profoundly affected millions of people. This exhibition of pearl-like objects includes those of Gautama or Shakyamuni Buddha who became enlightened under a tree at Bodhgaya in India. It opens in Fremont on Friday, July 6 for free access to view these remarkable relics within their glass cases.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project, has gathered this unique collection of holy relics beautifully displayed around a life-size golden statue of Buddha, creating a powerful atmosphere of loving kindness. Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing in the presence of the relics. Some are inspired to pray for world peace while others are overcome by emotion. Viewers can have the objects placed on the crown of their head for a special blessing.

Buddhist Relics
Friday, July 6 (Opening ceremony at 7 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Willits Center
3755 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(925) 755-1136
(510) 979-5600- Willits Center
Blessings all day.

For more information visit www.maitreyaproject.org.

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