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

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August 15 - 24, 2014 at Hoyt Sherman Place,

1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Friday, August 15:
   6 pm - Opening Ceremony
   View Relics Following the Ceremony
Saturday, August 16:       10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, August 17:          10 am to 5 pm
Monday, August 18:         12 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, August 19:        12 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday, August 20:  12 pm to 7 pm
Thursday, August 21:      12 pm to 7 pm
Friday, August 22:            12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, August 23:       10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, August 24:          10 am to 5 pm
 
No matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs are: 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