The great statue of Guru Padmasmabhava, in the form known as Guru Dregpa Kündül (Guru Tamer of all Haughty Spirits), was formally consecrated by Kyabje Sakya Trizin on the auspicious fifth day of the first Lunar month, the 3rd of March 2017. This great statue of Guru Rinpoche was built with the sponsorship of Ugyen Dorje la.
Many years ago, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen had instructed the members of the Tibetan community that it would be extremely beneficial to have such a statue erected in order to dispel obstacles of warfare and disharmony.
It was indeed a most joyous and auspicious occasion for Mindrolling and members of the Dhondupling Tibetan community to see this wonderful statue of the great Guru finally completed and installed at Mindrolling Monastery in accordance Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen’s vision and command.
Kyabje Sakya Trizin blessed and consecrated the great statue, and in conjunction with the auspicious occasion, bestowed the precious Thangtong Gyalpo’s Tshewang Logyama — the long life empowerment of Thangtong Gyalpo — to over five thousand people, who gathered at Mindrolling for this momentous celebration.