Guru Rinpoche said, “For anyone, man or woman, who has faith in me, I, the Lotus Born, have never departed — I sleep on their threshold.” His commitment to appear to the mind of devoted practitioners is something we never forget and always yearn to experience. Guru Rinpoche’s presence is also palpalable in representations of his body, speech and mind. We are tremendously fortunate to have purchased an eleven foot tall, majestic representation, which arrived from Nepal about a week ago at the Temple. The day after the statue was assembled, Kongtrul Rinpoche returned from traveling, and unveiled the face of Guru Rinpoche. The mass and dimension of this representation are a perfect fit for the size of the shrine room and scale of the Temple. It feels as if the heart of the Temple has arrived.
Take a closer look
Accompanying Guru Rinpoche on his travels from Nepal were the 8 Bodhisattvas that surround the Avalokiteshvara statue on the Temple’s second floor. And a beautiful aura that surrounds the Amitayus statue on the third floor.
Setting them up
The esteemed and revered guests have arrived at the Temple. Thank you for your support in making this happen.
Tara Temple Retreatplex Spring Fund Drive
As the Temple project culminates, construction has begun on the nearby Tara Temple Retreatplex. Our spring fundraiser is in full swing, and we have received an amazing $20,000 in donations as a start toward our $100,000 matching grant. Please consider a siginifcant gift today toward the grant. When we fulfill the matching grant, we will be only $50,000 from our total, $250,000 goal this spring. These funds will allow us to close in the Retreatplex before Winter.
All donations are fully tax-deductible. All funds are used entirely in the construction of the building.