Benefits of Sponsoring Statues
Simply beholding the Buddha’s image for a moment brings peace to our mind and awakens the cause for our spiritual potential, our buddha nature, to shine forth. Each statue will be filled with precious relics and consecrated as the Buddha’s physical manifestation, illuminating darkness and benefiting sentient beings in difficult times. By providing the opportunity for countless beings to forge a genuine spiritual connection, the merit of sponsoring a Buddha statue is inexhaustible.
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A statue of the Future Buddha Maitreya, standing thirty-two feet tall, graces the main hall of the Maitreya Center and provides a spiritual link to the Maitreya statues at Palpung Sherab Ling Monastery in India (pictured left) and at Palpung Monastery in Tibet.
You may donate any amount to sponsor the Maitreya statue. If you donate $1,000 or more, you will be honored with a plaque, with a name of your choice, in the Maitreya Center.
The Maitreya statue was filled with mantra prayer scrolls (called zungs in Tibetan) as part of its consecration. These mantra scrolls contain the sacred words of the Buddha and lineage masters, such as Maitreya's mantra, the dependent-origination dharani, and the 15th Gyalwang Karmapa's aspiration prayer to be reborn in Maitreya's time. They number in the thousands and their printing was costly.
You may donate to sponsor these mantra scrolls.
$25 for one large mantra scroll
$100 for five large mantra scrolls
$10 for one small mantra scroll
$50 for six small mantra scrolls
Donate online by entering your amount below and pay with any major credit card. PayPal membership not required. Or use our prayer scroll donation form.
One-thousand Buddha statues, representing the one-thousand Buddhas of our fortunate eon, grace the Maitreya Hall in shrine cabinets next to the central statue of Maitreya. A $1,000 donation will sponsor one of these statues. A name of your choice will be displayed on a plaque in the Maitreya Center.
"A ten-foot statue of White Tara is being made in Nepal. Although it may take a year to complete, it will eventually grace the Maitreya Center. This White Tara statue and the ten-foot Guru Padmasambhava statue, which currently resides in the KTC Stupa, will flank the main statue of Bodhisattva Maitreya. It is most auspicious that we will have a White Tara statue, as she is the protector of long life." ~ Lama Norlha Rinpoche
The image on the left is the model Tara statue from the artisans in Nepal!
Join us to help sponsor this precious statue of White Tara. For each $1,000 donation, you may submit one name of your choice (living or deceased) to appear on a plaque displayed in the Maitreya Center. For donations of $2,000 or more, you may submit more than one name for a plaque. You may donate online below via PayPal with any major credit card or by mail-in form (see page two of the PDF).
The Mahayana shrine hall is on the main level of the Maitreya Center, adjoining the Maitreya hall. It includes the Amitabha Buddha Shrine, the Medicine Buddha Shrine, and the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha Shrine. Each shrine represents an aspect of the Mahayana path. Amitabha Buddha, whose name means Limitless Light, vowed that he would not achieve enlightenment unless those who recite his name could be reborn in his pure land known as Ultimate Bliss. The Medicine Buddha made twelve great aspirations, such as to heal the ill, help the destitute, and free the oppressed from suffering. His pure land is known as Lapis Lazuli Light. Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha vowed not to enter nirvana until all the hell realms were emptied. Ksitigarbha holds a medicant staff and brilliant wish-fulfilling jewel to guide beings out of suffering. He also vowed to teach beings between the death of Buddha Shakyamuni and the appearance of the future buddha Maitreya.
For sponsors of $1,000 or more, you will be honored with a plaque in your name in this hall, or you may submit the name of a friend or loved one for the plaque.
On the upper level of the Maitreya Center will be a shrine dedicated to the Bodhisattva Tara, a female deity who embodies the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Tara vowed to achievement enlightenment as a female. Prayers to her are recited every morning at Tibetan monasteries. She manifests in twenty-one principal forms to alleviate obstacles of sentient beings.
We have commissioned twenty-one Tara statues for this shrine. These include a central Green Tara statue and twenty smaller statues, each being eight inches. You may donate any amount to sponsor the cost. A donation of $3,000 will fully sponsor one of the eight-inch statues and you will be honored with a plaque. Read more about the Tara Shrine Room.