Salem Relic Event Flyer 2014

Relics of Buddha offered by HH Dalai Lama

Relics of Buddha offered by HH Dalai Lama

It is maybe the greatest birthday present of all time.  A year ago I asked the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour to come to Salem, Oregon.  The Loving Kindness Tour is an International Tour of the Relics of the historical Buddha and many other great spiritual Saints from Tibet, India, Korea and China.  The mission statement of the Loving Kindness Tour is: To bring the blessings of the Relics and the experience of loving kindness to as many people around the world as possible by creating inspiring events, encouraging respect and genuine openness resulting in widespread happiness and the conditions for world peace.  They have graciously agreed to come to Salem, Oregon and will be here July 11th, 12th and 13th- this coming week!  They will be on display at the Masonic Temple in West Salem with the Opening Ceremony starting Friday July 11th from 6pm to 8pm and then will be on display Saturday from 10am until 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.


Maximiliano Nealon

The opening night ceremony is going to be a really good time.  Dan Zeit, 37th level Masonic Master will be opening our ceremony with a talk on loving kindness.  This will be followed by one of my closest friends and a great musician Maximiliano Nealon. He will be singing songs for a golden age. Here are some words from his bio:  “My songs are the most sincere way I know of sharing what is important to me. They reflect what I feel and what I’d like to believe.   Nothing touches as many hearts and minds as music does. Music is magic. It truly heals the soul.”  If all goes well I may even get to open for Max, reading one of my poems with the musical accompaniment of Mark Babson. The Ceremonies will close with a teaching given by Venerable Karma  Rinpoche who is the main teacher for the Drukpa Mila Center in Salem, Oregon.  I hope to see you all there.

We will also be having pet blessings and there will be places to practice with the relics.  It will be such a great time.  You can follow the tour on Facebook for more details.  I am looking forward to see you all there to receive the blessing of the Buddha.  I certainly will be there.

Kangaroo blessed, Alice Springs, Australia, 2012Sacred ingredients…Enlightened taste.