Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche, Lotus-Born Statue
Nepali artisans hand-carved this magnificent Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche statue in copper and gilded in 24K gold in Kathmandu. His hat is crowned with an eagle feather, and the Lotus-Born wears exquisitely molded garments with lovely patterns. He holds a vajra specter in his right hand, and in his left, a skullcup with a vase of immortality. He holds the Khatvanga trident, his celestial companion of bliss and emptiness, in the curve of his left hand. He has extended earlobes and wears precious ornaments.
Size: 20"/51cm (Height) x 11.8"/30cm (Base)
Weight: 8.974 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
For most Himalayan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is the second Buddha, the Buddha of all forms and teachings of enlightenment, focusing on the tantras. Tantra teaches us to initially see our instructors as Guru Rinpoche, just as the Great Way leads us to see our enlightened nature and name it buddha-nature. Then we view everything as Guru Rinpoche, down to the atoms of our bodies, all beings equally, and every scrap of every blade of grass, every grain of sand. Finally, it is Guru Rinpoche who we realize when we recognize our natural, timeless awareness.