Maitreya Project “Heart Shrine Relic Tour” arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on the 6th of July. A special shrine was set up in Sanathana Dharma Temple in Nairobi. Thousands of participants including people of all faiths and nationalities congregated and viewed the sacred relic while receiving blessings.
Bhante Wimala led the opening ceremony with mediation and reflection. He blessed visitors by placing the holy relic on their heads. The objective of The Maitreya Project is to construct a 500 foot Buddha statue in Kusinagar, India. These relics will be permanently enshrined in the statue. The tour gave devotees of Buddhism and the world an opportunity to view the relic and receive blessings.
Maitreya project is the vision of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a Tibetan monk who is the Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project. Representatives came from the U.S. and Europe as the relic guardians and visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple by holding discussions with Bhante prior to the Relic shrine opening to the public.