Guru Rinpoche, also Padmasambhava, is a Lotus-Born Deity, Gold Statue.
Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Rinpoche, is a key figure in Tibetan Buddhism and a prominent figure in Vajrayana Buddhism. In this gold statue, the lotus born is perfectly depicted, sitting on a moon disc on a lotus in a royal stance with slight anger on his face. He wears a tantric hat with three eagle wings on top and a beautifully designed rich patterned robe. He has a Vajra in his right hand and a skull cup loaded with immortality nectar in his left. He holds the Khatvang trident designed with three Skullhead and trishool on top in the curve of his left hand. He is adorned with precious ornaments.
Size: 47cm/18.6" (Height) x 29cm/11.41" (Base)
Weight: 8.132 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
For most Himalayan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is the second Buddha, the Buddha of all enlightenment forms and teachings, with a focus on the tantras. Tantra teaches us first to see our teachers as Guru Rinpoche, just as the Great Way leads us to see and name our enlightened nature as Buddha-nature. Then we see everything through the eyes of Guru Rinpoche, right down to our atoms, all beings equally, and every scrap of every blade of grass, every grain of sand. Finally, when we recognize our natural, timeless awareness, we recognize Guru Rinpoche.