The Great Stupa has one of the largest collections of Buddhist relics in the world. The holy relics include those of Shakyamuni Buddha, Kasyapa Buddha, disciples of the Buddha, the 16 Arhants and several modern day masters. The relics have been offered from many Buddhist traditions including Chinese, Tibetan, Thai, Burmese and Mongolian.
When the stupa is complete it will house the sacred Buddhist relics in the Bumpa which is situated level 6. Until construction of level 6 is complete we display a selection of holy relics inside The Great Stupa on ground level.
We have been touring the holy relics for over ten years and in that time millions of people have viewed the relics.
“This tour touches the hearts of many and without doubt leaves positive imprints on their mind. Needless to say, the opportunity to make offerings, to pay homage to one relic is rare and let alone a collection from holy beings of many traditions. It is a great way of to promote non-sectarianism in Buddhism and bring harmony among traditions. For this, I trust you have pleased Buddhas of ten directions.” – Venerable Ngawang Jhampa
“It was truly a privilege and an honour to support the Holy Relic Tour and be part of fulfilling Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wishes. I felt very joyful that I had the opportunity to offer a personal blessing of the relics to so many people on the last day. I offer my heartfelt thanks for making this and the Great Stupa Holy Relic Tour of Perth possible” – Venerable Losang Chodron
“The Monks were so happy to see the relics, they can’t believe that there are so many at one place.” – Lan Nguyen
How to make the most of your visit to the Holy Relics Advice by Geshe Konchok Tsering.
View a poem on the holy relics by Vietnamese Master Kim Tam Thich Hanh Niem.