Restore Guru Rinpoche’s Gold Face
$1,326 of $1,200 raised
Restore Guru Rinpoche’s Gold Face.
This 4-foot bronze statue of Guru Rinpoche is the centerpiece of the shrine in Chöying Dzong. It was donated by Khenpo Namdrol and was filled and consecrated by Gangteng Rinpoche during the Vajrakilaya Drubchen in 2007.
The face was later painted by Lopon Phurba Dorje, former resident Lama of Choying Dzong, with gold obtained while he was in Tibet. This gold had been melted down from statues in the Portola palace shrines in Lhasa.