Worship and Fundraising with the Relic Tour
This chapter looks at the religious phenomenon of relic veneration in Tibetan Buddhism, and how that tradition has been harnessed by FPMT’s global Relic Tour. The Relic Tour, which travelled regularly for many years, both displayed relics and promoted the MPI statue. In this chapter, there is an in-depth ethnographic account of one particular Relic Tour stop, which shows the material and expressive culture on display
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