Lama Yeshe Statue
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice to us to complete the statues needed for our altar, was to install a 2ft statue of Lama Yeshe as the centre-piece in the right side cabinet.
A statue of Lama this size does not yet exist! So we have commissioned renowned FPMT sculptor Denise Griffin to hand-sculpt one for us, and we then would like to offer the mould to the FPMT for use by other centres.
Statue update: VIDEO of progress so far! https://youtu.be/qToXi51sWfU
To ensure the success of the statue we need to do fundraising AND merit-raising activities!
Fundraising includes one-off donations from students, funds from our Holy Object Fund, and proceeds from special sutra recitations.
Merit-raising activities include special recitations of the Sutra of Golden Light, dedicated to the health and long-life of our extra-ordinary statue sculptor Denise Griffin.
The artistic process has taken several years but is nearing completion! Then the statue needs to be checked by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (with possible revisions after that). And finally the statue needs to be painted and the eyes opened, shipped across the seas, installed and consecrated at LTC!