• Rare Relics of Buddha to be Unveiled


    SGV - A new collection of more than 10,000 relics of Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical founder of Buddhism, will be unveiled Sunday, March 31 at Lu Mountain Temple, 7509 Mooney Drive.

    Three viewings are open to the public: 9:15-10:15 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 2:30-4 p.m. The viewings and other activities, including lunch, are free. Visitors may also attend prayers and lectures throughout the day.

    This is the largest collection of relics in the United States, which includes thousands of gem-like relics of the Buddha, as well as some from his closest disciples. These small crystals are found in the ashes of enlightened sages after they are cremated, and are formed out of crystallized bones and other parts of the body. The collection features a rare tooth relic of the Buddha, one of the most sacred relics in Buddhism.

    Lu Mountain Temple presents traditional Chinese Buddhism to an international audience and is home to Bodhi Light International, Inc. (BLI)

    The relics were donated to BLI by a Vietnamese Buddhist, who had been collecting them for the past several years.  Most of these relics were acquired in Vietnam, and originated from temples located in Myanmar and Thailand.

    “According to Buddhist beliefs, being in the presence of the Buddha’s relics is no different from being in the presence of the Buddha himself,” said Master YongHua, founder of the temple.

    In keeping with the intention that the collection will benefit all, Bodhi Light International plans to enshrine these sacred religious artifacts.  The collection will be a site of pilgrimage for public worship, and a major monument to Mahayana Buddhism in America.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • You Only Live Once! It’s back with a winter time swing, so come down and join some of the Arcadia Recreation Department’s staff for an evening of fun at the Dana Middle School Gym, 1401 S. First Avenue in Arcadia, from 5-10pm....
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    AND AWAY THEY GO… The Valentine Derby steering committee is looking forward to a wonderful fundraiser party at the Santa Anita Race Track this Saturday, April 12. The event will feature a silent auction during the cocktail hour, a seated dinner a...
    With an all-time high of 875 in attendance, Methodist Hospital’s 19th annual Mardi Gras also raised a record-breaking $144,000 to benefit the hospital’s important cancer program....
    The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has pledged a $3 million endowment to fund the Pasadena Guild Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin