The precious silver statue of Drubchen Tashi Päljor (1st Sangye Nyenpa) made by the Eighth Karmapa




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The precious silver statue of Drubchen Tashi Päljor (1st Sangye Nyenpa), which is known as “The Silver Statue that Floated in Mid air.” This precious statue was made by his heart-son and spiritual heir, the Eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje, and is said to have floated in the air for seven days after the Karmapa had consecrated it. During the destruction of Tsurphu, where the statue was kept, it was saved and buried on the mountain behind the monastery by one of the Tsurphu monks. Decades later, after Tsurphu Monastery was rebuilt, the same monk searched and found the statue again. It is now enshrined in the large silver reliquary in Tsurphu as one of the most precious relics of the Karma Kagyü Lineage.

( Shared from Benchen Karma Kamtshang Ling )



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