Crystal Castle waives entry fees for Buddhist relic exhibit
A RARE collection of Buddhist relics will be displayed at Mullumbimby's Crystal Castle for three days next month.
The castle is waiving entry fees for the display's opening ceremony on Friday, March 7, between 6pm and 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, between 10am and 5pm.
The relics are part of the Buddha Relics Tour and include, among others, a eight relics of Shakyamuni Buddha offered to the tour by the Dalai Lama.
"Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics," the Crystal Castle has said in a statement about the display.
"The relics are clearly visible inside display cases that encircle a 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."
The relics resembled "beautiful, pearl-like crystals".
"This is a rare opportunity to view these relics," the Crystal Castle's statement says.
"Buddhists believe relics embody the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death."