Statue Filling Workshop

Friday, 8 September until Sunday, 10 September iCal | Google Calendar

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
About the Workshop

Statues of Buddhas are a source of profound blessings for the people of this world. Even for non-Buddhists simply looking at a statue of Buddha will bless their mind and sow the seeds of virtue and future happiness. For Buddhists, one of the commitments of going for refuge is to regard any image of a Buddha as an actual Buddha. It is therefore important that statues ​are properly prepared and filled correctly.

Filling statues in this special way is a very beautiful spiritual activity that creates the cause to become ‘filled with realizations’. If we fill a statue correctly we accumulate merit for as long as the statue exists. During this weekend workshop, you will learn the entire process of how to fill a statue in a qualified way according to the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition.​


– hammer
– Flathead screwdriver (long enough to get into the crown of the statue)
– A flashlight, or better yet a headlamp
*Optional items: dust mask, protective eye wear, work gloves
– You are welcome to bring your own statue to fill, or the center also will provide statues to be filled (if your statue is over 13 inches, or not a traditional Nepali or Indian statue, please send us pictures of it inside and out, so that we can be sure we can work with this statue).


7:30-9:00pm Intro, cleaning, dremeling, & fitting base-plates

9-10:30am Water testing, patching holes, & base-rims
11a-12:30pm Aqua Resin, treasures & saffron
2-3:30pm Auspicious symbols, measuring & rolling mantras
4-5:30pm Help & any necessary make-up demonstrations

9-10:30am Work session
11-12:30pm Lavender w/ camphor & filling
1:30-3pm Finish filling, sealing, felt & blessing.

Cost – $95
Early Registration Before August 8th – $85

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About the teacher

Gen Norbu

Gen Kelsang Norbu was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and has been guiding students along the spiritual path since that time. We are delighted that Gen Norbu will be sharing his knowledge with us during this special weekend event.

  • Friday, 8 September until Sunday, 10 September
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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