Origin: China. Circa: 19th Century or earlier
H 10.5 in.(27cm), W 8.75 in.(22cm), D 6 in.(15cm)
well cast heavy bronze with chiseled in hand traced details of a very spirited
Padmasambhava. He is known as the Guru Rinpoche, powerful spiritual warrior against
demonic forces, realized Buddha and catalyst for change, founder
of the Nyingma-pa school in Tibetan Buddhism, and an amalgamation of many qualities.
Historically he lived in the northwest India the 8th century CE. He was invited
to Tibet by the Emperor Trisong Denten. Padmasambhava created the first monastery
Samye Gompa in the country, initiated the first monks, and introduced the people
to the practice of Tantric Buddhism. Padmasambhava had several key female consorts,
notably Mandarava and Yeshe Tsyogal who were both recognized as enlightened Buddhas.