Guru Dewa Chenpo (Guru of Great Bliss) is a form of Guru Rinpoche. These statues are filled with the required mantras and holy earth from inside Boudhanath stupa by an experienced lama. Offered in both three-inch and five-inch variants, these statues are made by craftsmen who previously worked under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. The statue is made of oxidized copper.
Statues, thangkas, texts, and stupas are understood to be the physical representations of the Buddha's body, speech, and mind. They help us gather the beneficial conditions to gain stability and insight in our meditation practice. Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima states:
Start out by placing a painting or statue before you, using one made by a skilled artisan and with all the appropriate characteristics. Next, arrange offerings before it and begin with the preliminaries.
The Shakya family, one of the great artisan lineages of Kathmandu Valley, have expertly crafts our statues. Under the direct guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the Shakyas shaped several molds in accordance with the Chokling Tersar tradition. These same molds are still used to this day, ensuring that every detail of our statues are in accordance with tradition. Our statues are filled with the necessary mantras and substances.
Guru Dewa Chenpo Statue Dimensions
Large: 5 inches by 3 inches (width), weight 350 grams
Small: height 2 inches by 1.2 inches, weight 55 grams