Examples of some of the ancient Buddhist relics that will be on display at TRU tonight

Examples of some of the ancient Buddhist relics that will be on display at TRU tonight

Buddhist exhibit here this weekend

The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour of ancient and sacred Buddhist relics will be on display tonight, Saturday and Sunday in the cafeteria.

The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour of ancient and sacred Buddhist relics will be on display tonight, Saturday and Sunday in the cafeteria at Thompson Rivers University.

Mayor Walt Cobb will be joining representatives from the tour, as well as First Nations leaders and representatives from TRU and School District 27 in opening the exhibit tonight starting at 6 p.m. with viewing continuing until 8 p.m.

Saturday the exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday it will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are a total of 3,000 relics in the collection including those offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama which are more than 2,600 years old; a collection from the Sakya Reliquary in Tibet and also from Meiktila Museum in Burma; as well as some sacred relics from China.

The purpose of the tour is to share the sacred relics to create community gatherings focused on loving kindness and openness with the goal of fostering local and global harmony.

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