Buddha Dordenma Project Uniqueness
The Buddha Dordenma Project is the construction of a gigantic 42-meter-tall gilded bronze Shakyamuni Buddha statue (inclusive of lotus) seated on a 20-meter-tall throne in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Fulfilling the mission of Buddhas, Buddha Dordenma (meaning Vajra-throned Buddha) symbolizes peerless virility to bestow blessings, peace, and happiness on the world.
As many as 100,000 units of 8-inch-tall Buddha Dordenma will fill up the gigantic 42-meter-tall Buddha's body and lotus; whereas as many as 25,000 units of 12-inch-tall Buddha Dordenma will reside along the walls of meditation halls inside His 20-meter-tall throne. Numerous more Buddhas and Bodhisattvas statues are also installed in the interior.
Hover over the picture above to view the Buddha Dordenma site.
This Buddha Dordenma activity was prophesied in a terma of Guru Padmasambhava and found by Terton Dorje Lingpa. Terma is a sacred treasure kept by Guru which has been destined to be revealed in the future time by tertons for the benefits of future generations. When the time has come, tertons who are the reincarnations of holy beings will appear, carry out, and support the activity.