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Recently, O.Sel.Ling Centro de Retiros, located near Granada, Spain, received a life-sized Medicine Buddha statue from Nepal, where it was made. At the end of November, the O.Sel.Ling community filled the statue, which weighed about 500 kilograms (1100 pounds), with mantras and carefully placed it inside a glass and iron house.
“It was a very special evening,” wrote center director Anne Wenaas. “When everything was ready, the temperature was below 0° C (32° F) and the sun was setting as the moon rose, shinning brightly.
“The statue is very beautiful, situated just above the stupa on the ‘pilgrimage-tour’ to the Tara statue, so many, many visitors will pass by and see it.”
On behalf of O.Sel.Ling, Wenaas shared a message for Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
This statue is dedicated to Rinpoche’s quick recovery, good health and long life! Please stay with us for a very long time. Life after life, guide all of us. And may we be able to always please your mind!
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