Well, after 2 weekends of far too much driving and not enough fun (especially for Chris) we decide to stay home this past weekend. Actually, I told Chris we weren’t going out of town again until Labor Day weekend. He whimpered a bit but I put my foot down, spoke my peace and counted to three.* And surprisingly enough we survived – although it was touch and go for me on Saturday night when a migraine swooped down and tried to kill me in my sleep. It was big, it was bad, it was ugly. But I don’t blame Sharon one bit. Even though we had gone to a BBQ at her house earlier in the day. (Hi Sharon – great party!) I really don’t think she was trying to off me so she could have my job again. No. She would never do such a thing. I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t. Would she?! Hmm. Maybe she has also been reading about overthrowing governments and other covert actions. Good thing I didn’t drink the kool-aid.
Fortunately by noon on Sunday I was feeling semi-human again so Chris, Erin and I took a drive up to Auburn to see the Heart Shrine Relic Tour.
“A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.
This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.
The relics are clearly visible inside display cases that encircle a life-size, golden statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Visitors may participate in a Blessing Ceremony where the relics of the Buddha are gently placed on the crown of the visitor’s head as a personal blessing.”
There were gorgeous Thangkas hanging all around the hall.
For more information visit the Maitreya Project.
It’s all about the loving-kindness baby!
Om Mani Padme Hum
*Bonus blessings if you know what movie that is from.
Here’s another clue: “My hair!”