September 1, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- A collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist masters visited in Reno.
The relics were on display at the Reno Buddhist Center on Plumas Street. The collection has toured the world and this was the first time the sacred object were in Reno.
The relics were displayed among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters and resemble precious stones. The belief is they embody the Master's spiritual qualities.
Visitors took part in a blessing ceremony. It was free and open to people of all faiths.
Cristian Cowan, Relic Tour Manager, said, "We travel around the world with a message of loving kindness and universal wisdom so people of all faiths can come view the relics and receive blessings... and there's space where they can sit and meditate and contemplate the importance of these fundamental values of humanity."