maitreya maitreya

Definition(s):

  • (n) the Bodhisattva who is to appear as a Buddha 5000 years after the death of Gautama

News

  • Revered relics

      Nearly two years has passed since Rochel Rittgers drove to Cedar Rapids to see the Maitreya HeartShrine Relic Tour at Unity Center of Cedar Rapids. It was the first time the collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist masters from Tibet, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma and other countries appeared in Iowa. [...]
    on August 30, 2013     Source: The Gazette

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  1. "In China there'sa long history of the smile," Mr. Yue said. "There is the Maitreya Buddha who can tell the future and whose facial expression is a laugh. Normally there's an inscription saying that you should be optimistic and laugh in the...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Yue Minjun Source: New York Times

  2. According to the predictions, "Maitreya will neither confirm, or will fail to confirm, he is Maitreya," said Cher Gilmore, a spokeswoman for Share International.
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Cher Source: New York Times

  3. Benjamin Creme, leader of the group, said of Mr. Patel, "I don't mind if he believes, or other people believe, that he is Maitreya."
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Benjamin Creme Source: New York Times (blog)

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