Maitreya, the World Teacher, has been based in the Asian community of London since July 1977, gradually emerging into full public view.
Artist, author and lecturer Benjamin Creme has for over 35 years been preparing the way for this extraordinary event.
In December 2008 Benjamin Creme announced that in the very near future a large, bright star would appear in the sky visible throughout the world, night and day, heralding the imminent appearance of Maitreya in His first interview on a major US television programme.
Within weeks reports from all over the world of an unusually bright star, often moving and changing colour, began to appear in the media and on YouTube
On 14 January 2010 Benjamin Creme announced that Maitreya had given His first interview, on American television, and that millions had heard Him speak both on television and the internet.
Benjamin Creme explained: “He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He ‘ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status’. He spoke earnestly of the need for peace, achievable only through the creation of justice and the sharing of the world’s resources.”
Maitreya has now given a series of 70 television interviews [as of 8 August 2012], and more are expected to take place in the Americas, Japan, Europe and the rest of the world. Maitreya’s open mission has begun.
from: www.shate-international.org; accessed Oct. 19th, 2012, 11:30 a.m.