Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Lama Thubten and Chenrezig statue in the Nyung-Nye Shrine room. Inside the Abbot's old office in Johnstone House is a shrine under construction that will be devoted to the Nyung-nyes, a special fasting practice. The main feature of the shrine is a 1000 armed Chenrezig statue, beautifully sculpted by Lama Thubten, a master craftsman from Tibet. On the right of the Chenrezig statue is a statue of Guru Rinpoche and on its left is a statue of His Holiness The 16th Karmapa. Also forming the Shrine are two statues, Hayagriva and Naga King now skilfully being painted by Sue Bradley who lives near to Samye-Ling in Eskdalemuir.