Friday, August 24, 2007


What is the Maitreya Project?

The historical collection of more than 1,000 Relics will be enshrined in the heart of a statue of Maitreya Buddha being built in Kushinagar, India.

The purpose of the Maitreya Project is to bring as much benefit to as many people as possible for as long as possible. This is achieved through the practise of loving-kindness towards oneself and others.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama explains:-

“When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighbouring communities and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others it not only makes others feel loved and cared for but also helps us to develop inner happiness and peace.”

“This Project is really wonderful and is the result of great courage and determination, and from the depth of my heart I appreciate and applaud this wonderful project and all those people connected with this project-the benefactors and all the others who have contributed and are contributing to it.

You should realize that this is a very holy and sacred Project”.

Who is Maitreya Buddha?

Maitreya is known as the Buddha of living-kindness. He will appear in this world after the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and teach the dharma.

It is just about building a huge statue?

No. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said:”The statue itself is not the goal, it is the method for achieving the goal.”

The Project's ultimate goal is to create peace and harmony throughout the world. To achieve this, we offer a way of life based on the attitude of loving-kindness. The central, focal point embodying this loving-kindness is the beautiful, golden Mitreya statue with the sacred relics inside.

What is the Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour?

A collection of more than 1,000 sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist Masters is now touring the world. These relics will be permanently enshrined inside the heart of a magnificent Maitreya Buddha statue being built in Kushinagar, India due for completion in 2010.

How does the Project promote loving-kindness and peace?

*By providing immediate, direct, muche needed support for the local Indian people including schools, a network of local clinics offering free medical treatment, local jobs and resulting economic growth. There is already a school in Bodhgaya offerinf free education and health care to local children.

*By giving visitors the tools to develop their loving-kindness within a center for spiritual development and academic excellence-including monastery, nunnery, sacred art, meditation/lecture halls, peaceful pavilions and spiritual sanctuaries with information on the study and practice of metta or loving kindness.

*By being a dynamic example of loving kindness in action to the world. People can find a source of inspiration by watching the growth of the Project via the world media.

Whwrw can I find out more about the Relics and Maitreya Project?

Visit www. or email


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