Guru Rinpoche Buddha Statue (Padmasambhava)
Our Guru Rinpoche Buddha Statue features the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche was an Indian Buddhist master who traveled to Tibet in the 8th Century. He is also known as Padmasambhava. There is a historical Padmasambhava but unfortunately not much is known of him other than that he helped to construct Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery at Samya. Although there are little known historical facts, there is a rich spiritual history that has grown legendary over the centuries. For example:
The birth of Padmasambhava occurred in a lotus flower when he appeared as an eight year old child. This is reflected in his name Padmasambhava, which is Sanskrit for “lotus born”. The child was discovered by a king who asked him to identify his father, mother and caste. The answer of Padmasambhava was:
My father is the self arisen Samantabhadra
My mother is the sphere of reality Samantabhadri
My caste is the union of primordial reality and the Dharmadhatu (Realm of Phenomenon)
And my name is the glorious Samantabhadra
Padmasambhava Buddha Statue Features
Our Padmasambhava Buddha statue was crafted by the master artisans in Patan, Nepal. These master craftsmen have been the source of Buddha statues for the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. The lost wax sculpting method was used to craft this Guru Rinpoche Buddha statue. As a result, it displays the fine details of a world class statue. Additionally, the statue is hand painted and gold gilded.
This Padmasambhava Buddha statue also features his divine attribute called the khatvanga which is leaning against his left shoulder. Additionally, the khatvanga has the 3 severed heads of the 3 kayas (Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya). They are impaled on the khatvanga and it is capped with a trident. Also, he wears the blue robe of a mantra practitioner and his hat features the 5 petals of the lotus flower.