|A Maha Stupa housing ancient relics, Ruwanwelimahaseya, Sri Lanka (wiki commons)|
The Buddha's tooth and a collection of 10,000 sacred relics (the remnants of the cremation of enlightened individuals) will be shown on August 18, 2013 from 9:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm in Rosemead, California (San Gabriel Valley).
Lu Mountain Temple, a "monument to Mahayana Buddhism," in suburban Los Angeles, east of downtown, is putting these precious artifacts on display for the benefit of all. The showing is FREE, and vegetarian food will be available.
- Lu Mountain Temple
- 7509 Mooney Dr.
- Rosemead, CA 91770
- (626) 280-8801
- Amethysts and Gemstones of the Dharma
- Cremating the Buddha's body (sutra)
And the urn was given to the Brahmin Dona. [This could very well be the urn uncovered in PBS's National Geographic documentary "Bones of the Buddha" assuming they were recovered in what was once ancient Vethadipa...
- The mystery surrounding the bones [cremation relics] of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in northern India.
|Bodhi lights (Dylan Daniels/flickr.com)|
|Relics encased in ornate crystal containers|