Why do we fill our statues?
Buddhist statues that are used as an object during meditation, function as a mirror of the same qualities of our minds.
While the outer shape of the statue representing Buddha’s enlightened body should be perfectly formed, the filling of the interior with mantra rolls, precious stones and blessed relics, is representing Buddha’s speech.
Together, these are “eye opening” and by the final blessing of the teacher, the statue becomes a real blessing-carrier and can thus unfold its effect fully.
What should I do before the statue can be filled?
- If you have a statue to be filled, there is some preparatory work required from you before it can be filled:
- The statue should be cleaned inside.
- The dimensions must be measured and the Buddha-aspect determined, in order to prepare for the amount, size, as well as the type of mantra rolls
- In particular, mantra rolls have to be prepared and rolled, and there are many mantra rolls needed …
You are very welcome, even if you do not have a statue, to accumulate some good karma by mantra-rolling 🙂
There will be instructions for both mantra-rolling and statue-cleaning and, of course, we will also meditate together.
Please register your statue by email to email@example.com
In this mail, please, let us know:
- With how many statues you are coming
- Which Buddha-aspect/s
- The measurements of statue/s
- If possible, you can also attach a picture
Please send this email, at the latest, by the beginning of January