Of his next broadcast, host Phillip LeVasseur writes, “The town of Kushinagar, India, is where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana after his death. It is also the intended home for a 500-foot bronze statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Inside the statue will be a shrine that will hold a collection of more than 1,000 Buddhist sacred relics. Before coming to rest in the Maitreya Buddha, the artifacts — ‘pearl-like crystals that were found among the cremation ashes of the Buddhist masters,’ according to the website maiteryaproject.org — is traveling the world. The tour made a stop in Santa Barbara.”

Join Philip LeVasseur as he  interviews with the Relic Tour proctor’s as well as their venue host, The Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara California. Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

“Art of Peace” airs on Wednesdays in the summer from 7-8pm.