The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient and sacred Buddhist relics, will be on display in Williams Lake Aug. 14 to 16 at Thompson Rivers University.
The display features items from Buddha Shakyamuni and 44 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet and China which is currently touring the world.
The exhibit is only making two stops in B.C., one in Vancouver and the other in Williams Lake.
In all there are 3,000 relics in this collection including those offered to the tour by His Holiness the Dalai Lama which are more than 2,600 years old.
The display will be in the cafeteria with public viewing Aug. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. with the opening ceremonies; and Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 16 from 11 to 5 p.m.
“We are very excited and honoured to be hosting this relic tour in Williams Lake,” says Colleen O’Neill, Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre director.