From loving kindness then you can achieve freedom!
By consciously having a good heart, we experience peace in ourselves and in our world.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project
A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world. These relics 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.
Dates: August 23, 24 & 25, 2007
Times: Thursday 2pm Opening Ceremony (By Special Invitation)
Thursday 3pm to 7pm
Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Location: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria (http://cot.seedwiki.com)
Cost: There is no admission charge to see the Relics. Donations to the Maitreya Project are gratefully appreciated. For more details about the Project, please visit: www.maitreyaproject.org. Please note that the Maitreya Project International is a registered charity.
Wednesday, August 22nd (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), Dr. Anne MacDonald, Assistant Professor, Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, from the University of Vienna will give a talk on Love and Compassion and on the Historical Significance of the Relics.
Sunday Service at 11 a.m.:
August 5th Maitreya Project and the Heart Shrine Relics Tour
An Informative Talk by Greg Skala
The Maitreya Peace Meditation recited by June Swadron
August 12th One Story from the Life of the Buddha
Storytelling by Margo McLoughlin
August 19th Special Sunday Program - Loving Kindness and Peace
Loving Kindness Blessing or Prayer by Venerable Ngakpa Kalzang Dorje
You will have the opportunity to share your experiences of the Buddhist relics, offer a prayer or wish for world peace, etc.
For additional information, please visit http://cot.seedwiki.com