Hand carved in elegant detail, this Guru Milarepa statue will make a fine addition to your altar. Our Nepali artisans are experts in using the lost wax sculpting method. As such, the fine details of the robe and other features of the statue are second to none. Many centuries ago, this fine craftsmanship attracted the attention of the Tibetan monasteries. Ever since, the artisans of Patan, Nepal have been the preferred source of Tibetan art and sculpture. As a result, when you purchase this Guru Milarepa statue you can rest assured that you have procured a monastic quality traditional Tibetan sculpture.
This Guru Milarepa statue is depicted just as he was found practicing meditation in the Tibetan mountain caves. Additionally, he has his hand raised to his ear because he used poetry and songs for teaching tools. He also holds the traditional kapala skull cup in the palm of his left hand and he sits on a deer skin in Indian ascetic tradition.
Before he became a venerable master of the Kagyu school he was a student of the venerable master Guru Marpa. Local legend tells the story of the three towers that Milarepa had to build to gain the respect of Guru Marpa. Indeed, one of the towers he built in the 11th century still stands today. As a result of Guru Marpa’s guidance Milarepa was able to overcome his past when he used sorcery to seek revenge on his adversaries. Click here to learn more about the origins of Tibetan Buddhism.