US$14,000 offered to build one 11-foot (3-meter) and two life-sized statues of Padmasambhava in Lawudo, Nepal. Lawudo is the site of particular significance for FPMT as the meditation cave of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe, is located there.
US$60,000 donated to build large Padmasambhava statue for a monastery in Asia.
Over US$1.6 million offered to build and house 21 statues including:
•A 70-foot (21-meter) statue of Padmasambhava with two consorts, each 25 feet (7.5 meters) high;
•Eighteen life-sized statues including the Eight Aspects of Padmasambhava over 6 feet (2 meters) high
A temple to house the statues utilizing art inspired by Padmasambhava’s experience of the pure land Zangdok Palri (Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain)
US$3,000 donated to build a Padmasambhava statue at Milarepa Center in Vermont, USA between 2 and 3 feet (about 1 meter)-- Thanks to a 2009 International Merit Box grant!
US$100,000 offered to build a very large Wish-fulfilling Padmasambhava statue at a Sakya Monastery
Initial planning to build a 120-foot (36.5-meter) Padmasambhava statue in Khakhorin, Mongolia. This project is being undertaken by FPMT Mongolia.