We invite you to come and fill a miniature Buddha, creating a beautiful and meaningful gift for someone, or for yourself!
Friday, December 6 and
Saturday, December 7
11:00am – 2:00pm
4900 Tchoupitoulas Street
Fee: cost of the Buddha statue, $17, $30 & $39 and a donation if you feel so inclined.
Pre-registration is required.
For Buddhist practitioners, a Buddha statue is filled with sacred and blessed objects and prayers, and then consecrated, to bring life to the Buddha statue. To fill the hollow part of a Buddha statue is an offering to the buddha represented, and the consecration is an invitation for the Buddha to abide in the statue.
Unless a Lama or Rinpoche is visiting, we are not able to do that for you when you purchase a statue from us. However, we do have blessed sand from the Sacred Sand Mandalas that we have hosted here in New Orleans. We also have seeds blessed by His Holiness Dalai Lama that were given to us by our dear friend Ngakpa Karma Lhundup Rinpoche. And, Karma la gave us permission to fill our small Buddhas with the sand, and seal them.
For more detailed information on this tradition, please visit these sites: