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Heart Shrine Relic Tour and a BBQ

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.

I know it’s out of focus – I was trying to not use the flash.

We circumambulated. We got blessed. And my head felt better. That is until I had to coordinate the Kyle transfer with the ex. He was harshin’ my blessing buzz hard man.

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!”

3 thoughts on “Heart Shrine Relic Tour and a BBQ

  1. Ok, so you say you have no comments. Well mine is, yes I am trying to off you for your job!! I like Phil’s bald head!! LOL But I am really hurt that you haven’t put my webpage back on your site
    🙁 Maybe you can redeem yourself and I won’t try any more dirty deeds with the sour cream in your avacado dip!!!!!!

  2. Oooh, I respond well to threats of sour cream in my guacamole! Send me your link again. And please, I don’t want to hear anything more about your fascination with Phil’s head.

  3. Ok, this is too funny. I had a dream last night and in it Phil had this hair that was really BIG! Not good. Thought you’d laugh at that one. Don’t remember much about the dream, only it had lots of “junk” you were going through at the office. Lamps, pictures, etc. I drank one drink before bed. That’s all!

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