Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sogyal Rinpoche sitting in front of Guru Rinpoche statue Since 2008 the lake in Lerab Ling has been graced with a beautiful and magnificient statue of Guru Rinpoche, a gift from Khenpo Namdrol. The statue symbolizes the miraculous birth of the great master in the lake Danakosha. The Sanskrit name Padmasambhava means the 'Lotus Born', as he took form on a lotus in the lake. Not only do the 3-Year-retreatants use the statue as an object for meditation, but also Sogyal Rinpoche frequently sits in front of it to practice. Also in this picture are the two resident ducks that are said to be a sign of auspiciousness.

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