Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche has authorized us to build a statue of a standing Padmasambhava that when completed, will stand 9 meters tall (29 feet). Constructing the statue is a monumental endeavor for all of us here in the Nyingma community.
The initial stages of the project have started. Scaled up 14 times from the original, the internal welded steel armature and wood sub-structure are already in place to support 14 tons (28,000 lbs.) of clay. Afterward, our own foundry will turn the statue into bronze. The lead sculptor is Andis Egle.
We extend an invitation for interns to help complete the sculpting.
We kindly ask for your assistance. With your involvement, in the process, you become a part of Padmasambhava.
“For those to come who still not have met me,
my image will light up the night of ignorance.”
“Whoever loves and reveres the statue will have his desires fulfilled as if by a pile of riches and will be happy without fluctuation or change.”
- From the Life and Liberations of Padmasambhava – Canto 100
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