Reno Nevada- January 25-26-27, 2013
RBC and the Dharmakaya Study Group are co-sponsoring this auspicious event in Reno. RBC will be venue for the Holy Relics tour where you can see actual relics of Gotama Buddha and his disciples A invocation ceremony will begin this event and free blessings will be available through the weekend.
Sacred Relics of the Buddha will be on display on the weekend of January 25, 26 & 27, 2013 at
Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509 at these times:
Friday: 6pm to 8pm Opening Ceremony,
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm, 3-5pm Blessing of the Animals
FREE ENTRANCE! This is a rare chance to be blessed by the Relics of the Buddha.
What is the relic tour?
A collection of more than 1,000 sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist Masters is now touring the world. These relics will be permanently enshrined inside the heart of a magnificent Maitreya Buddha statue being built in Kushinagar, India.
What are Relics?
When we think of Relics we tend to think of something dead, inanimate and maybe not very appealing, such as clothing, bones or tooth fragments.
That is not what these Relics are. When the bodies of spiritual masters are cremated, beautiful, pearl-like crystals are found among their ashes. Tibetans call these Ringsel. These Ringsel are special because they hold the essence of the qualities of the spiritual master. His inner purity appears in the form of relics. True spiritual teachers do not generally discuss their own attainments. The relics are physical evidence that the teacher attained qualities of compassion and wisdom before death.
The relics provide a unique opportunity to make a personal spiritual connection with enlightened beings. These Masters deliberately chose to leave Relics behind so that we can create the causes for our own happiness. Again and again, people have connected directly with the powerful loving energy emanating from the relics. Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike tell us that they feel inspired, healed and at peace simply by being in the presence of the relics. Each visitor touches the divine within themselves.
Blessings of the Animals
A special Blessing of Animals will be held on the 27th from 3 to 5pm. Animals are regarded in Buddhist belief as sentient beings. In this religion all life forms are sacred. Animals may have very different minds from humans but they are just as capable of suffering and many other feelings. Animals and pets are also looked upon slightly differently than in many other religions because of the doctrine of rebirth. The belief is that a person could be reborn as an animal, and an animal could be reborn as a person. For safety reasons - We do ask that only well behaved animals be brought to the blessing.
Local Buddhists can help -
This will be a big event on January 25-26-27, 2013. Save the date and participate or volunteer to help this three day event. Dominique is our volunteer coordinator. Offer to help if you can...
Join the volunteer list here Click HERE to join as a volunteer
You can even print some posters on your computer and put them at up at a local supermarket!