Buddhist Relics to Tour South Western U.S.

October 24, 2002

Source: Albuquerque Journal

On October 24, 2002 the Albuquerque Journal reported that "an extremely rare and precious collection of sacred Buddhist relics is coming to New Mexico. The relics include the remains of the first Buddha who founded Buddhism about 2,500 years ago and those of a number of ancient Tibetan and Indian masters. The world tour is visiting U.S. cities to raise awareness about the Maitreya Project in India, said Paul Pulaski, a coordinator for the relic tour who lives in Albuquerque. The relics will be coming from Arizona. After stopping in New Mexico, the tour will go to California and then to Texas, said Pulaski, a Buddhist for about four years."