On Sunday, March 31, 2013, Bodhi Light International, Inc. (BLI) will have a preview showing of its new collection of over 10,000 relics of Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical founder of Buddhism. Please join any part of the schedule:
Chanting and Prayers to GuanYin: 8:00-9:15 a.m.
First Sharira Viewing: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Lunch Ceremony & Vegetarian Lunch: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Second Sharira Viewing: 11:45-12:30 p.m.
Vajra Sutra Lecture: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Third Sharira Viewing: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
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The showing will take place at Lu Mountain Temple, in Rosemead, CA. This is the largest collection of relics in the United States, and will be on public display for the first time ever at this showing on Sunday.
The highlight of BLI’s collection is an extremely rare tooth relic of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Buddha’s tooth is one of the most sacred relics in Buddhism; there are only a few in the world and this is the only one in the United States.
The unveiling of BLI’s new collection on Sunday coincides with a special celebration in honor of GuanYin’s birthday. GuanYin (Avalokitesvara, in Sanskrit) is a Bodhisattva, or enlightened being, known and beloved for her great compassion and for helping those in need.
The viewings and all of the day’s activities are free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to attend any part of the schedule.
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley, Lu Mountain Temple presents the traditional Chinese Buddhism to an international audience. Lu Mountain Temple is located at 7509 Mooney Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770.