Our Tibetan Guru Rinpoche statue depicts the founder of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche came to Tibet in the 8th century to assist with the construction of the first monastery at Samye. However, his skills were metaphysical in nature. Indeed, he was summoned for being a person of powerful spiritual persuasion. After his arrival, he used the Vajrakilaya dance to remove the evil mountain spirits that were haunting the construction site. As a result, the location was made safe and construction could be completed.
While Guru Rinpoche was at Samye, he made a good impression on the Tibetan King. As a result, his form of Tantric Buddhism was chosen as the national religion of Tibet. Additionally, Guru Rinpoche foresaw the rise of a future Tibetan king who would become an adversary of Buddhism. Therefore, he wrote down the Tantric teachings in the secret language of the dakinis and stashed it away in secret locations. After the demise of the adversarial Tibetan king, the teachings were rediscovered and Tibetan Buddhism was revived.
Special Features of Tibetan Guru Rinpoche Statue
Our Tibetan Guru Rinpoche statue has a vulture feather on the tip of his hat which symbolizes his realization of the highest view. At the request of the buyer we will embellish the hat and jewelry of Guru Rinpoche with turquoise and red coral stones. The statue will wear the special stones well and inspire all those who see it.
Furthermore, this Tibetan Guru Rinpoche statue depicts him holding the khatvanga. The khatvanga is a mystical weapon, on the tip of the khatvanga are three impaled skulls representing the three bodies (kayas). These three skulls represent the three realms of desire, form and formlessness which Guru Rinpoche has transcended.
In his right hand he holds the vajra which is a symbol for “diamond or thunderbolt”. It is also symbolically a representation of the masculine attribute of compassion and skillful means. Additionally, his left hand is in Dhyana mudra and in the palm is the kapala “skull cup” with the immortality vessel inside. Click here to learn more about Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.