Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem - 2014 BlogBlast 4 Peace

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."

For the BlogBlast 4 Peace, Mom wants to share with you what she and Pop did over the weekend - a traveling tour of relics of Buddha Masters was in Asheville for three days.  Here is the link for the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour.  (All photos below from this web site except the on of the Buddha statue which is mine).

Minneapolis, MN - Table with the relics

Small and I mean tiny remnants of many Buddha Masters were on display - most were almost like tiny pearls that had been  found in their ashes.  These pieces are believed to embody the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and to have been deliberately  produced at his death to be recovered in the ashes.

Relics of the Buddha - offered by HH Dalai Lama

The relics are displayed on a huge table and the visitors walk slowly around the table to view and pray over the relics.  When I walked up to the table initially, I saw the Dalai Lama's photo (he donated many relics) and my eyes filled with tears - not sad but just extremely emotional, yet feeling incredible peace too.  I cried for the whole time I was there in the room. 

A blessing from Australia

After I viewed the relics I went for a blessing. The relics are in a container called a stupa, which was placed on my head while a prayer is said for  me and for all people in the world to be released from all suffering  and to find true happiness.  When the stupa was place on my bowed head as I knelt in front of the monk, I felt a warmth in my crown that spread down to my whole body.  It was wonderful.

Pet blessing in Portugal

The Dalai Lama wanted these relics to tour the world to give  everyone a chance to see and experience their blessings - and to connect with real peace and love.

Before we left, each person was given a bottle of blessed water to take home to drink..  If we never completely empty it, but add more water to it, it will remain blessed for as long as we do that.

One of my Buddha statues

It was a very moving experience to have been able to go to this.  If any of you have the opportunity to view the relics in your city - do go. It is a profound experience.  Wishing you all Peace.

Prayer of Lovingkindness

May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to
the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.
 - Metta Prayer



Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human is sad the tour is not coming anywhere near her in the next year or so.

The Swiss Cats said...

Thanks for sharing these moments with us ! Have a peaceful day. Purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, I'm beyond words! What an experience. I have some ego-based envy over your opportunity, as I can pretty much guarantee that this will never come to our little city!

Thanks so much for sharing this and peace to you all.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Thanks for sharing these moments with us !
Must have been very special to see the relics of Buddha Masters !



Beautiful just beautiful.
peace filled purrs

Jans Funny Farm said...

Getting a variety of pets into one graphic is challenging, isn't it! :)

Thanks for the info on the relics.

meowmeowmans said...

What an amazing and special experience! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Peace to you, dear ones, today and always.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was such an amazing time!!! We sure hope that Peace starts popping up everywhere!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That sounds like an amazing experience!
That is a lovely peace globe. I am purring for peace.

Cathy Keisha said...

Wonderful image; wonderful message. This is my fave day of the year to be a blogger. OMC! That must have been incredible. TW loves the Dalai Lama and she has her own prayer wheel but we’d love to see the rest.

The Florida Furkids said...

What an amazing experience!! Dona Nobis Pacem! We're purring for peace too. Great Peace Globe.

The Florida Furkids

Mariodacat said...

What a truly wonderful experience that must have been, and it ties in with peace too. Great post. Thanks for sharing all this with us.

The Island Cats said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing with us. Peace to you.

Clooney said...

Thank you for sharing the experience you had, such a special post. Love your peace globe. Dona Nobis Pacem.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

exquisite post! Thank you!

pilch92 said...

What a great post, I love the graphic, quotes and photos.



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