This Padmasambhava sculpture is handcrafted by the metal artisans in Nepal. The sculpture pictured is the only sculpture Lotus Sculpture has like this in our store. When you order this piece you will receive this exact sculpture. It is truly one of a kind as there is only one made exactly like this!
This piece is the main form of Padmasambhava. Seated on a lotus throne, his right hand holding a vajra (dorje), his left hand on his lap holding a kapala (patra). He carries a tantric staff (khatvanga) surmounted with a trident in the fold of his arm. He is wearing monastic robes, large circular rosette earrings, and crown with upturned lappets surmounted by a feather. His face has an animated expression with a piercing gaze, bulging round eyes, incised arched eyebrows, and small bow shaped mouth. There are colored stones inlaid in the sculpture.
About Padmasambhava: Also known as Guru Rinpoche, Lopon Rinpoche, Pema Jungme, Padmasambhava was the most powerful apostle of Tantricism and is a very
eminent saint in the spiritual lineage of the Nyingmapa order of
Tibetan Buddhism of which he was the founder. He was born out of a
lotus flower, in Lake Dhankasha in Udiayana, an ancient city of
India. He received great notoriety as a powerful exorcist and was
invited by King Trisong Detsen in ca. 715 to come to Tibet to subdue
the local spirits obstructing the introduction of Buddhism. Using
phur-pa (ceremonial "tent-stake") rituals, Padmasambhava convinced the
local spirits to become protectors of the Dharma (Dharmapalas). He
lived in Tibet for 50 years.
Copper statues from Nepali do not need much maintenance. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. They are meant solely for indoor use.
"If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the copper statue. Pay special attention to not go over any painted area of the sculpture."
If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue. Please pay special attention to not
use any oil on any painted surface of the sculpture, such as the face. This will damage the paint and possibly recolor the painted area. Simply use a cotton cloth to dust the face if the face requires attention. Make sure the surface that touches the face does not have any oils present on it. If there are natural stones on the sculpture use caution while going over the stones as they can become dislodged while handling the sculpture.
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or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.