Relics of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha who lived 2,500 years ago
Processional of Monks with the Relics
Processional of Monks with the Relics to the Opening Ceremonies at Lien Hoa Temple in Los Angeles, CA
Relics of Venerable Sariputra
Relics of Venerable Sariputra, one of the Buddha's well known disciples
Display of the Shakyamuni Buddha relics
Display of the Shakyamuni Buddha relics
Altar display of the Relics in Portland, OR
Altar display of the Relics in Portland, OR

Videos

1: Buddha Relics Custodians on Great Day
2: Buddha Relics in Des Moines (4:10)
3: The Relics are Coming to Des Moines (5:43)
4: Heart Shrine Relic Tour Edited Edition 2012 (15:51)
5: Brief Maitreya Project Relic Tour Video (3:57)
6: Maitreya Project Relic Tour Press Coverage (6:23)

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August 15 - 24, 2014 at Hoyt Sherman Place,
1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Friday, August 15:
Opening Ceremony: 6pm
View Relics Following the Ceremony

Saturday, August 16:
Viewing 10 am to 7 pm
Pet Blessing 10:30 am to 12 pm

Sunday, August 17:
Viewing 10 am to 5 pm
Children's Blessing 10:30 am to 12 pm

Monday, August 18 through
Friday, August 22:
Viewing 12 pm to 7 pm

Saturday, August 23:
Viewing 10 am to 7 pm
Pet Blessing 10:30 am to 12 pm

Sunday, August 24:
Viewing 10 am to 5 pm
Children's Blessing 10:30 am to 12 pm

Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs: If you believe in world peace and harmony, then this event is for you. This event is all about the loving kindness that naturally emanates from all of our hearts and souls.

Viewing these holy relics inspires us:
  • To develop our own hearts and minds
  • To develop love, kindness, and compassion
  • To understand spiritual teachings
“This is a rare opportunity in our history to create the ripples of love that the relics represent and to share that love and compassion.”  Kevin Thoren