The Loving Kindness Relic Tour offers a beautiful display of relics from holy beings, left to inspire, nurture and bless all who come into contact with them. When their physical bodies die and are cremated, these holy beings choose to use the force of their wish to help all beings to manifest their holy energies and bodhisattva intentions into relics for us.
This rare and extensive display of relics will be the first in the city of Washington, DC, in a decade. The Church of the Holy City, committed to harmony, faith, and kindness, will serve as a perfect location. About twelve blocks north of the White House on 16th Street, the church is at 1611 16th St., directly on a bus line and just a few blocks from the Dupont Metro station‘s north exit.
The full display of relics will be presented, including those from Ananda, Milarepa, Marpa, Serkong Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, the 16th Karmapa, Shakaymuni Buddha,and many others. Eight of the ten relics from Shakyamuni Buddha were personally donated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. To enjoy images of the full collection, please go to http://www.maitreyarelictour.com/relic-collection/
4, 5 & 6 October 2013
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 12pm
3pm to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Church of the Holy City (limited accessibility)
1611 16th St NW Washington
The tour is sponsored by BuddhaFest and Allies for Compassion. Details including images and a video on their website.
Free and open to all! Children and pets welcome.
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Please let others know about this rare opportunity to be bless with the Buddhas’ relics.