Statue Project

How to Achieve the Golden Age of Shambhala

A precious opportunity to help the Kalachakra teachings flourish by building a permanent home for the new Kalachakra statue or by hosting the statue in your city to raise awareness.

After more than three years of preparation and two years of intensive effort by Khentrul Rinpoché in collaboration with the Jonang monasteries in Tibet, his international students and a small group of dedicated artisans, we rejoice in the successful completion of the sublime statue of Kalachakra and Vishvamata in union.

This significant achievement is however only the first step in a much larger vision for how to cultivate the Kalachakra teachings in this world. Rinpoché now invites you to participate in this inspirational project by requesting your proposals for the construction of an International Kalachakra Retreat Centre that could provide a permanent home for this magnificent statue. With your help, the statue’s profound blessings will become a focal point for the spread of genuine peace and harmony.

Phase 1: Build a Kalachakra Statue to Inspire Awareness

For any meaningful transformation to occur, there needs to be a symbol for focusing our attention and catalysing our aspirations. It is for this reason that Rinpoché invested an enormous degree of energy to build the physical manifestation of Kalachakra.

This one-of-a-kind holy object was designed in strict adherence to the descriptions of the Kalachakra Tantra and is arguably the most authentic representation of Kalachakra’s enlightened body presently available in the world. It is an extraordinary manifestation that liberates the mind through merely seeing its symbolic shape.

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While the statue’s outer form is indeed an inspiring sight to behold, inside, it is filled with thousands of holy relics gathered from diverse monasteries from each of the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. These holy objects include mystical relics formed spontaneously by the power of great masters; those made from the blood, bone and flesh of holy beings; sacred scrolls and manuscripts; ritual objects and holy substances; holy object made by great masters; and those collected from holy sites. Within this one statue are stored the combined blessings of more than two thousand years of spiritual accomplishment.

In addition, the statue is filled with over seven billion mantras, that were consecrated by approximately thirty monks who completed extensive ritual practices with the focus of cultivating genuine peace and harmony in the world. This combination of intensive practice and profound connections to the lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism, make the statue a powerful force for the spiritual transformation of all who encounter it.

To learn more about the specific relics contained within this statue, please visit this page.

Phase 2: Create a Home for the Kalachakra Statue

It was always Rinpoché’s intention that this statue would form the centerpiece of an international retreat centre for the study and practice of the complete Kalachakra Path. Such a centre would provide a focal point for the formation and training of a new generation of Kalachakra practitioners, specifically dedicated towards cultivating peace and harmony in our personal experience and our relationships with family and communities at the local and global levels.

To this end, Rinpoché would like to announce an open call for proposals for potential sites around the globe where this centre could be built. We are looking for a dedicated individual or group of individuals who understand the Kalachakra Tantra’s capacity for overcoming our conflicts and wish to actively participate in creating the causes for its unified essence of wisdom and compassion to flourish in this world.

The following are just a few ways that you can get involved in this effort:

Build a Kalachakra Retreat Centre
Host Kalachakra in your temple
Pledge your financial support for the project

If you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact us.

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute – Holder of the Jonang Kalachakra Lineage