One of the many exciting developments since we became an International Kadampa Retreat Centre is the shrine project in the meditation hall. We were kindly given an eight foot Buddha Shakyamuni when another Centre moved premises. The Buddha requires repairs and gold leafing. Under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen Losang has designed the other Buddha statues for the new shrine. They are Avalokiteshvara, Green Tara, Je Tsongkhapa and sons, Venerable Geshe-la, Heruka, Vajrayogini and Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara.
These statues will be 3D printed using the latest technology. After being shipped from Asia, in order to transform them into qualified statues they will be filled and painted according to Buddhist Ritual. This process requires a number of items such as gold leaf, specialist paints and precious substances to fill. These items are of the highest quality.