One of the final wishes of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, was that his sons, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche, build a monastery in Lumbini.This, he saw, would serve as a great inspiration for innumerable sentient beings and bring extraordinary benefit. Now, through the aspirations and heartfelt commitment of the sangha, this vision is about to become a reality. The monastery, which will be known as Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling, is about to be built on land granted by the Government of Nepal as a national heritage site, the architectural plans have already been drawn up and construction has started.

As a major seat for the representations of enlightened Body, Speech and Mind, the monastery will house three large statues representing the Buddhas of the past, present and future. In addition, the monastery will house 1000 exquisite, golden representations of all the Buddhas of this Fortunate Aeon. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his sons have aspired that Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling will come to serve not only as an important monastic seat of learning and practice, but also as a source of immediate and ever-lasting peace and well-being for all sentient beings.

Lumbini, where Buddha was born, is a very sacred place. It is located near the town of Kapilavastu, in southern Nepal. An atmosphere of peacefulness surrounds the area. Pilgrims travel to Lumbini, to connect to Buddha Shakyamuni and receive blessings. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche asked Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche to build a monastery at Lumbini. It will be called Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling. The Nepali government has donated enough land for a big monastery.

Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery will have a large, beautiful shrine hall. Three 25-foot high statues will represent Buddhas of the past, present and future. One thousand 18-inch high statues will represent all the Buddhas of our fortunate eon.

Images of Buddhas inspire people, allow practitioners to create merit (by bowing, making offerings, praying, etc) and generate positive energy to purify the negativity in our world. One thousand Buddha statues in Lumbini will create immense blessings.

Lumbini Buddha Statues are very finely made. The master image is sculpted in the style of historic Nalanda Monastery in India. Statues are first cast and hand-carved by a family of traditional statue-makers in Thailand, then gold-plated and hand-painted in Nepal. Each statue is 18 inches high, and weighs 13 kilos.

Click here to donate a Lumbini Buddha Statue for Pal Shedrub Ling Monastery.Each beautiful staue costs just $680.

You will receive a certificate issued in your name by the Lumbini Statue Project. Your name will be inscribed on a plaque at the monastery. Honor a friend or family member, donate a statue in their name.


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