Fortunately by noon on Sunday I was feeling semi-human again so Chris, Erin and I took a drive up to Auburn to see the Heart Shrine Relic Tour.
"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.
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."
There were gorgeous Thangkas hanging all around the hall.
I know it's out of focus - I was trying to not use the flash.
We circumambulated. We got blessed. And my head felt better. That is until I had to coordinate the Kyle transfer with the ex. He was harshin' my blessing buzz hard man.
For more information visit the Maitreya Project.
It's all about the loving-kindness baby!
Om Mani Padme Hum
*Bonus blessings if you know what movie that is from.
Here's another clue: "My hair!"