Lu Mountain Temple will hold a public display of the 10,000 Buddha Relics Collection, including the newly acquired relics of all 54 great disciples of the Buddha. The exhibit will be open from 10am – 7pm, Friday Aug 15 to Sunday Aug 18, and will be held at Lu Mountain Temple, located at 7509 Mooney Drive in Rosemead, CA. To avoid standing in line, visitors are recommended to RSVP at www.MahaStupa.org/rsvp. The exhibit is free to the public.
In February 2014, more than 1,000 visitors viewed the 10,000 Relics Collection, including very sacred teeth and finger-bone relics of Shakyamuni Buddha, which will again be on display at the upcoming exhibit. These are the only known teeth and finger relics of the Buddha in the United States and are sacred religious artifacts highly revered throughout the world.
In addition, the collection has recently acquired relics from the 54 great disciples of the Buddha, which will be on display this August for the first time ever. This very rare, complete set of relics of Buddha’s disciples includes 13 great nuns who have been documented in the Buddhist scriptures as having reached significant levels of wisdom under the guidance of the Buddha himself.
The 10,000 Buddha Relics Collection also includes thousands of gemlike relics of the Buddha, as well as his family members. These small crystals are found in the ashes of enlightened sages after they are cremated, and are formed out of crystallized bones and other parts of the body.