Rare Budhist relics exhibition at SSD this weekend

I have always been fascinated Budhism and it has nothing to do with my favourite rock band-Nirvana!

My sister Shahin used to always teach me Budhist principles whenever she could and i recall having numerous books and Budha statues in our house not because they were fashionable but because she truly believed in this great religion.

So imagine my surprise when i found this out:

A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.

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.

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 500-ft/152-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Kushinagar, northern India.

How amazing an experience is this??

It will be held on:

Dates               8, 9 &10 July 2011

Times              Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony

                        Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 7pm each day 

Venue             SSD Temple, Lower Kabete Rd, Nairobi, Kenya


 

on Entry is free.

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