lina love (isobel_5) wrote in pdx_art,
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look relics!!

hello PDX art people!

It's I Isobel5 your friendly PDX art geek ,reminding you of some great shows that are at or coming to our beautiful city.

Rembrandt and the Golden age of Dutch Art is leaving the Portland Art Museum September 16th so if you haven't gone to the museum yet, you won't want to miss this awesome show with lots of still lives and etching from Rembrandt and his contemporaries.

for more info   http://www.pam.org

AND!

PRESS RELEASE

Maitreya Project Relic Tour

RARE BUDDHIST RELICS VISIT PORTLAND

Dates September 28, 29 & 30, 2007

Times Friday 7pm Opening Ceremony, public viewing until 9pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm each day

Venue:  Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple, 2634 SE 12th Ave, Portland

Contact Brian Hochhalter, RelicTourPortland2007@gmail.com, Tel: 503 349 4159

Entrance No entrance charge, donations welcome

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.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

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.

According to Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya will be the next Buddha to bring teachings of loving-kindness to the world. Eventually, the relics will be enshrined in a 500-ft/152-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Kushinagar, northern India.

Maitreya Project puts the teachings of loving-kindness into action by:

  • building the 500ft/152m Maitreya Buddha statue – a magnificent monument to loving-kindness intended to inspire people all across the world to think and act with kindness
  • providing, free of charge, spiritual, education and healthcare facilities in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, one of the poorest areas in northern India.
  • providing immediate and long-term employment.
  • helping to develop the area's infrastructure.
  • serving as a focus and influence for sustainable, positive development in this emerging part of India.

 "The very name 'Maitri', that's loving-kindness. Now in today's world, we really need the promotion of Maitreya, Maitri, loving-kindness. So this is a huge project, right from the beginning, I simply admire those concerned people especially the late Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche really devoted to making this huge statue, and many followers really putting in effort, I really admire and I appreciate."

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

www.maitreyaproject.org

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