Buddhists from around the state are expected in Charlottesville this weekend, where an unusual traveling exhibit opens – promising peace and medical miracles.
The source -- mysterious bead-like objects that remain when spiritual leaders are cremated.
A video posted online tells the tale of the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour featuring relics taken from the cremated remains of Buddhist masters. Leena Rose Miller, who organized the event here, says these pearl-like objects promote peace, healing and inspiration.
What does it take to be happy in life? A book on the subject is catching on, on campus. A project that began as a women’s book group has morphed into a discussion series on a single book. It’s called, “The How of Happiness.”
Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14) to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.
The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.
Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community.
Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.